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.
Our latest JACS paper, on the impact of a mechanical bond on the activation of a mechanophore, is now free to read, thanks to the support of the UoM library. #openaccess
We bid farewell to Evelyn who just submitted her MSc thesis. We wish her all the best in her new job!
We have a 3-year PhD position available in the group. Starting date flexible.
More information can be found here.
Min won the Fluorochem prize at the ECR MASC meeting for his poster on the 'Impact of a mechanical bond on the activation of a mechanophore'. The prize was awarded by Fluorochem representative Ian Wrigley. Well done Min!