The group has been awarded a Research Grant from the Leverhulme Trust that will fund 2 PhD studentships starting in October 2020. Apply here.
Guillaume is the recipient of a Thieme Chemistry Journals Award. The award is delivered each year to promising young academics at the beginning of their independent career.
We are very grateful to the Thieme editorial boards for this award. It’s a great recognition for the work done in the group since we've started stretching molecules in 2016!
Xmas celebrations started early this year! We had a great time bowling and ping-ponging after a nice dinner at Duke92.
The time has come for another periodic table group picture!
We welcome 5 new members in the group: Dr Paramita Das (PDRA), Lei Chen (PhD), Kamil Suwada (PhD), Jacob Kenyon (iCat CDT rotation), Sarah Kaye (MChem), and Elliott Nunn (MChem). Welcome all!
One absent in the picture: Richard Stevenson. Rich, who was the first PhD student in the group, has submitted his thesis! Congratulations Rich.
Guillaume attended MechanoChemBio 2019 held in Montreal and presented the group latest advances on the mechanochemistry of the rotaxane. It was an excellent meeting with a lot of cool mechano(bio)chemistry on show! Great time catching up with the mechano(bio)chemistry community. Congrats to Matt Harrington, Kerstin Blank and all the @mcb2019 team for this successful meeting. Looking forward to #mcb2021 !
Rich and Rob presented a talk, and Tom a poster at the annual Postgrad conference in the School of Chemistry. Rich came back with a presentation prize, well done!
It was a great pleasure to welcome Prof. Martin Beyer in Manchester. Martin is a pioneer in mechanochemistry, he is the inventor of CoGEF calculation method.
Guillaume went back to his hometown to deliver a Keynote Lecture at the "Building and Probing Small" Symposium. The symposium was organised by Anne-Sophie Duwez (http://www.nanochem.ulg.ac.be) and took place at the Academy Palace at the heart of Brussels. It was a perfect mix of molecular machines and mechanochemistry, with an impressive line up of speakers.
We had the great pleasure to host Jeff Moore in Manchester at the occasion of his RSC Stephanie Kwolek award.