School of Chemistry July 21st showcase – opportunities for collaboration!

UoB academics have been invited to attend a showcase day at the School of Chemistry on Monday July 21st.

The event will showcase some of the exciting preliminary results and highlight the use of new instruments in the areas of magnetic resonance, X-ray diffraction and mass spectrometry and their application in high impact, high-priority science, including next generation fuel cell materials.

The launch event is part of a national showcase of the impact of the multi-million pound investment in Chemistry. This is an ideal opportunity for colleagues to connect with members of the School of Chemistry and explore potential for collaborative activity using the new facilities. So come along and see how you might be able to link up!

The invitation & programme is below:

Dear colleagues,

I would like to invite you to attend a launch event hosted at the University of Birmingham’s School of Chemistry on the afternoon of Monday 21 July. The event will showcase new equipment and research initiatives being delivered as part of recent significant national investment in Chemistry.

The School of Chemistry was successful in winning £1 million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) as part of a £20 million national competition to provide ‘Core Capability’ equipment. This type of investment is crucial in order to underpin and grow our research capabilities in important areas such as healthcare and energy, and our new equipment is already generating significant benefits for researchers in the School of Chemistry, and for our collaborators – including those in aligned industries.

The event will showcase some of the exciting preliminary results and highlight the use of new instruments in the areas of magnetic resonance, X-ray diffraction and mass spectrometry and their application in high impact, high-priority science, including next generation fuel cell materials.

The launch event is part of a national showcase of the impact of the multi-million pound investment in Chemistry. This is an ideal opportunity for colleagues to connect with members of the School of Chemistry and explore potential for collaborative activity using the new facilities.

The programme is as follows:

 

13.30 Arrival 
14.00 Welcome and introduction to Core CapabilityProfessor Nigel Simpkins, Haworth Chair of Chemistry, School of Chemistry

 

14.05 Through the chemical looking glass – What magnetic resonance imaging can reveal about chemical processesDr. Melanie Britton, Senior Lecturer in Physical Chemistry, School of Chemistry

 

14.30 Development of next generation solid oxide fuel cell materialsProfessor Peter Slater, Professor of Materials Chemistry, in School of Chemistry

 

14.55 Next generation energy storage technology R&D at SHARPDr. Emma Kendrick, energy storage specialist, Sharp Laboratories of Europe

 

15.20 Refreshments
15.45  Single crystal X-ray diffraction using the Agilent SuperNova

Dr. Louise Male, X-ray Diffraction Facility Officer, School of Chemistry

 

16.10 Playing with fire: in situ investigations of high-temperature materials synthesisDr. Zoe Schnepp, Birmingham Fellow, School of Chemistry

 

16.35 Shape and mass: New capabilities in mass spectrometryProfessor Helen Cooper, Professor of Mass Spectrometry, School of Biosciences

 

17.05  Closing remarks and drinks reception

To attend, please register onlineFor any additional enquiries, please contactepscommunications@contacts.bham.ac.uk

I would be delighted to welcome you to the School of Chemistry for you to see for yourself the shared benefits these new facilities can bring.

Kind regards,

Professor Nigel Simpkins

Haworth Chair of Chemistry

School of Chemistry

University of Birmingham

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