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.
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!
The CCIC group after their March 2012 meeting. From left to right – Front row: Christine Stokes, Klaudia Urbaniak, Geoff Dent, Afifuddin Mohamed Roslan, Ghazala Sadiq, Adrian Gainar, Peter Ivanov, Amani Musharah, Devon Indar. Second row: Luanga Nchari, Monika Walczak, Sarah Gilks, Roger Davey, Roisin Montague, Sin-Yuen Chang, Joshua Goldberg. Third row: James Black, Sven Schroeder, Vanessa Suinggi, Loris Doyle. To be completed…
Not present: Chris Maher (PhD student), Yogita Sen (academic visitor), Qiuying Su (MSc student), Simon Black (visiting Professor)
We have got a fixed term Postdoctoral Research Associate position in a research council-funded Smart Laboratory Automation pilot project available.
An excellent first degree in a relevant science or engineering discipline (e.g. Analytical Science, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics) is required. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dr Sven Schroeder on the implementation of automated laboratory workflows, as part of a smart chemical laboratory concept with electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) that is piloted within the EPSRC Dial-a-Molecule Grand Challenges network.
The successful candidate must have experience in computer programming and the installation of operating systems and applications software for scientific instruments, data acquisition hardware and associated software drivers. You will also be a self motivated individual with strong problem-solving ability and willingness to work both independently and in collaboration.
The successful candidate will work closely together with other Research Associates in our laboratory. The project requires liaison through project meetings with partner groups at the University of Southampton. At the end of the project the candidate will write an academic publication for a high impact journal. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the safe management of the laboratory environment.
Informal enquiries can be made to Dr SLM Schroeder:
Closing date: 17/01/2012 Reference: E&PS-00546 Faculty / Organisational unit : Engineering & Physical Sciences Salary : £29,099 to £35,788 Employment type : Fixed Term Duration: Fixed term until 30 June 2012 Hours per week : Full time Location : Sackville Street
Our group member Vicky Fawcett successfully defended her PhD today and passed subject to minor corrections. The title of her thesis is Polymorphism from a Solution Perspective: Rationalisation at the Molecular Level. Congratulations Dr Fawcett!
Congratulations to our research group member Luanga Nchari, who has now fulfilled all requirements for the award of his PhD degree on mechanistic studies of chiral amplification reactions with dialkylzinc reagents.
A warm welcome to Dr Monika Walczak, who will join us in May as a postdoctoral research associate to work with X-ray spectroscopies on the surface chemistry of large organic molecules used as corrosion inhibitors. Monika joins us coming from her current appointment at the Polish Academy of Sciences and she will work both with our team and Rob Lindsay’s in the School of Materials.