Congratulations, Dr Chang!

Our group member Sin-Yuen Chang has passed her PhD viva subject to very minor corrections, and has already submitted the revised thesis, titled “Studies of Metal Speciation and Nucleation in Complex Functional Liquid Systems“. Sin-Yuen has already taken up a position at Diamond Light Source, and a visiting appointment at the University of Leeds, through which she will continue to collaborate with our team. Congratulations , Dr Chang!

Congratulations Dr Indar!

Our team member Devon Indar has just received official notification that he has been awarded a PhD for his diessertation on the “Oxidation of Alcohols Using Heterogeneous Au/TiO2 Catalysts”. Congratulations Devon!

Congratulations, Josh!

News came through today that our team member Josh Goldberg has been awarded a PhD degree for his research on the “Detection and Removal of Degradation Products from Liquid Systems”. Congratulations, Josh!

Sin-Yuen wins poster prize

At the recent Postgraduate Research conference of the School our group member Sin-Yuen Chang has won the First Year PhD poster prize for her poster entitled “The quest for a golden age in wastewater treatment”. Congratulations, Sin-Yuen!

Matt Thomason passed PhD viva

On Friday, 22 March 2013 our group member Matt Thomason passed his PhD examination subject to minor corrections in his PhD thesis, Soft X-ray Spectroscopy of Molecular Species in Solution: Studies of Imidazole and Imidazole/Water Systems.

Congratulations Matt!

Matt Hudson Shortlisted by IChemE for “Young Chemical Engineer of the Year”

Dr Matthew Hudson, an alumnus of our group who completed his PhD in 2010, has been shortlisted for the ‘IChemE Young Chemical Engineer of the Year’ award. After completing his PhD Matt joined Shell, with whom he currently works in Houston, Texas.

Congratulations Matt!

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Sin-Yuen shortlisted for SET award 2012

It has been announced today that our group member Sin-Yuen Chang is one of the three finalists for the 2012 Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) Student of the Year Awards in Chemical Engineering. The SET Awards are Europe’s most important awards for science and technology undergraduates. There were nearly five hundred entries for the Chemical Engineering award this year, so it is already a considerable achievement to have been shortlisted.

The full list of all 2012 SET award finalists is available here.

James and Sin-Yuen Join Us as PhD Students

Two MEng graduates who have pursued their final year dissertation research with us this academic year have been awarded PhD studentships to re-join us in September.

James Black, who has just completed his MEng dissertation on laser-ablation ICP-MS analysis of prehistoric pottery, will work in a project funded by GSK and EPSRC, investigating the effect of impurities on polymorphic forms. His main supervisor will be Roger Davey and he will be co-supervised by Sven Schroeder.

Sin-Yuen Chang will return on a President’s Doctoral Scholar award to investigate low-energy alternative technologies for wastewater treatment by in situ generation of hydrogen peroxide with novel catalysts. This project is a continuation of Sin-Yuen’s MEng dissertation project. Sven Schroeder will be her main supervisor and Ted Roberts her co-supervisor.

Congratulations to both! We are all looking foward to seeing James and Sin-Yuen again in September.

Sin-Yuen Wins Chemical Engineering Course Prize

Congratulations are in order to our team member Sin-Yuen Chang, who has just been awarded the Course Prize for being the highest performing student on the MEng Chemical Engineering degree programme of the School. Sin-Yuen has just completed her MEng final year dissertation research with us, carrying out mechanistic studies of Au-catalysed aerobic oxidations of halogenated organic wastewater components. She has recently also been awarded a President’s Scholarship to continue her work with us as a PhD student from September 2012. Congratulations Sin-Yuen!

Vanessa is Undergraduate Student of the Year

Congratulations to our group member Vanessa Suinggi, who has received the award ‘Undergraduate Student of the Year 2012’ of our Faculty. This is a tremendous achievement!

Vanessa recently completed her final year research project on the surface analysis of acrylic paint films, working alongside Beth Willneff.

Read here for the full list of 2012 Distinguished Achievement awards

Read here for the full citation associated with Vanessa’s award (impressive reading!).

We wish Vanessa all the best for her future at Shell in Malaysia.