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A Hong Kong Engagement

Professor David Parker FRS, of the Department of Chemistry at Durham University and a former pupil at Durham Johnston School, is to take up the Kennedy Wong Visiting Professorship at Hong Kong Baptist University from January 1 2019. He is distinguished for his innovative and far-reaching work on the design, synthesis and application of tailored molecules, metal complexes and conjugates that are used in diagnostics, imaging and therapy.

(18 Sep 2018) » More about A Hong Kong Engagement


Large European Grant awarded to Basile Curchod

Congratulations to Dr Basile Curchod on the award of a large grant from the European Research Council (ERC). The project SINDAM (Sunlight-Induced Nonadiabatic Dynamics of Atmospheric Molecules) will focus on the role played by sunlight on the chemical composition of our atmosphere. Using theoretical chemistry, the SINDAM team will investigate how the chemistry of volatile organic compounds (molecules contributing substantially to both global warming and air pollution) is altered when they absorb light from the sun. This ERC project will start in January 2019 and allow for the recruitment of two postgraduate students as well as two postdoctoral research associates.

(14 Aug 2018)