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December 2018

Wed 12 Dec 1813:00 - 18:00MeRrI ChristmasMRI Christmas Symposium
You are invited to the MRI Christmas Symposium 2018, which will take place on Wednesday 12th December, 1pm to 6pm, in People's Palace, Room PP2. This year we have prizes for the best and second best...

November 2018

Thu 29 Nov 1817:00 - 18:00Giovanni CiccottiSeminar: Further Perspectives for Holonomic Constraints in Molecular Dynamics, with Professor Giovanni Ciccotti, University of Rome
For more than sixty years Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulation (with its cousin Metropolis MonteCarlo) has provided a major tool to progress our knowledge of all non-trivial condensed matter systems ...
Tue 27 Nov 1811:00 - 12:00The NanoFrazor ScholarSeminar: NanoFrazor – a versatile technology for 2D and 3D nano structuring, Philip Paul (SwissLitho AG)
The NanoFrazor is a versatile lithography method for creating nanostructures to a resolution down to 10 nm. The core principle utilises an ultra-sharp, heatable AFM tip, which locally evaporates a...
Wed 21 Nov 1815:00 - 16:00Mischa ZelzerSeminar: Surface-mediated self assembly of supramolecular structures - Teaching an old dog new tricks, with Mischa Zelzer, Assistant Professor in Biointerface and Materials Engineering at the University of Nottingham
The elegance of biological systems that exploit self-assembly of molecules into larger, functional structures continues to capture our imagination to develop new materials and technologies in...
Fri 9 Nov 1812:30 - 13:30Professor Chris Hardacre Seminar: Developing in-situ methodologies to understand heterogeneous catalysis and CO2 capture and utilisation using ionic liquids
You are welcome to attend this seminar by Professor Chris Hardacre from The University of Manchester. Prof. Hardacre is the Head of School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science Department...
Wed 7 Nov 1815:00 - 16:00Dr Jonathan BreezeSeminar: Solid-state room-temperature masers - with Dr Jonathan Breeze, Imperial College
Abstract and speaker bio below (Tea, coffee, & biscuits provided). Abstract: The solid-state masers, invented in the 1950s, had a much less impressive career than its younger sibling the laser,...

October 2018

Mon 22 Oct 1811:00 - 12:00Professor Uli SchubertSeminar: From printable thin film batteries to stationary redox flow batteries based on organic and polymer active materials
Prof. Uli Schubert will be visiting Queen Mary and delivering a lecture on 22nd of October 2019. He is very well known in the field of materials for life sciences, self-healing materials, polymer...
Thu 4 Oct 1811:30 - 13:00SN Applied SciencesLaunch of the new Springer Nature journal SN Applied Sciences (SNAS)
This short talk addresses the launching of the new Springer Nature journal SN Applied Sciences (SNAS). SNAS is a broad-based interdisciplinary journal for the disciplines of Chemistry, Earth and...

September 2018

Thu 6 Sep 1811:00 - 12:00Dr Dan CredgingtonOrganic LEDs with a Twist, with Dr Dan Credgington (Cambridge)
Abstract: The greatest challenge for modern OLEDs is achieving rapid emission from triplet states. I will describe a new approach to achieving sub-microsecond triplet harvesting using materials with...
Wed 5 - Fri 7 Sep 1809:00 - 17:00NECEM Summer SchoolNECEM Summer School: X-rays for Energy Materials
There are still places available at NECEM’s Summer School on X-rays for Energy Materials. This will be dedicated to tutorials on the use of X-rays in understanding and developing novel energy...

June 2018

Thu 28 Jun 1817:00 - 21:00L. Noirez, A. ZacconeSeminar: Thomas Young Centre Soiree with Dr Laurence Noirez & Dr Alessio Zaccone
The Thomas Young Centre Soiree begins with a first talk at 17:00 'Recent experimental and theoretical advances in soft matter: new understanding of viscoelasticity of liquids and polymers' with Dr...
Thu 14 Jun 1817:00 - 19:30Dr Basile F. E. CurchodThomas Young Centre Soiree: 'Excited states dynamics' and the speakers Basile Curchod (University of Durham) and Tod Penfold (Newcastle University)
First Speaker: Basile F. E. Curchod, Assistant Professor in Theoretical Chemistry, Durham University Towards in Silico Photochemistry using Ab Initio Nonadiabatic Molecular Dynamics Abstract: ...
Mon 11 - Fri 15 Jun 1809:45 - 16:00Summer School and Workshop on Energy NanomaterialsConference: Queen Mary University of London and Northwestern Polytechnical University Summer School and Workshop on Energy Nanomaterials
We are pleased to announce that the 2nd QMUL-NPU Summer School and Workshop - Energy Nanomaterials will take place from 11th to 15th June 2018. This event will host 15 PhD students and 9 academic...
Tue 5 Jun 1811:00 - 12:00Seminar: Low-Dimensional Nano-Carbons: Form Doped Carbon Nanotubes and Doped Graphene to 3-D Hybrids and Biological Applications, with Professor Mauricio Terrones, Pennsylvania State University, USA
We will describe the synthesis of carbon nanotubes and nanotube networks using different dopants during chemical vapor deposition. In particular, the effects of sulphur, boron and nitrogen will be...

April 2018

Fri 27 Apr 1816:00 - 18:00Professor Gustavo E. ScuseriaSeminar: Thomas Young Centre Highlight Seminar, Professor Gustavo E. Scuseria, at University College London
Professor Gustavo E. Scuseria, Winner of the 2017 Royal Society Chemistry S F Boys -A Rahman Award, will present his Highlight Seminar entitled ‘Symmetry, degeneracy, and strong correlation’ ...
Wed 25 Apr 1815:00 - 16:00Professor Erwin ReisnerSeminar: Prof Erwin Reisner - (University of Cambridge) Solar-driven Fuel Synthesis with Hybrid Photocatalysts
The synthesis of solar fuels and chemicals through artificial photosynthesis does not only require the coupling of solar light absorption and charge separation, but also the direct pairing with...
Wed 11 Apr 1815:00 - 16:00Professor Andrew HectorSeminar: Prof Andrew Hector - (University of Southampton) Charge storage applications of metal nitrides
Metal nitrides have been examined fairly extensively as charge storage electrode materials. In supercapacitors their high electronic conductivity results in high charge/ discharge rate capability...
Sun 8 - Thu 12 Apr 18Conference 2018Conference: ESR Spectroscopy Group Conference 2018
We look forward to welcoming you to the 51st Annual International Meeting of the ESR Society of the Royal Society of Chemistry at Queen Mary, University of London in April 2018. We are proud to have...

March 2018

Wed 21 Mar 1815:00 - 16:00Dr Gerard TobiasSeminar: Nanoengineering of carbon and inorganic materials: from biomedical applications to the template assisted growth of rolled-up 2D systems with Dr Gerard Tobias (Instituto de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona)
In this talk we will review recent progress on nanoengineering of inorganic and carbon nanomaterials for tailored applications. Special emphasis is paid in the group to exploit the synergies of both...
Fri 9 Mar 1811:00 - 12:00Dr Dimitra G. GeorgiadouSeminar: Plastic nanoscale electronics via novel fabrication paradigms, with Dr Dimitra G. Georgiadou, Imperial College London
Adhesion lithography (a-Lith) is a novel nanopatterning technique that allows deposition of two metal electrodes in a coplanar geometry separated by a sub 15 nm nanogap. The attractiveness of this...
Wed 7 Mar 1810:00 - 16:30Industrial Liaison ForumIndustrial Liaison Forum
This is the spring Industrial Liaison Forum for staff and students in the School of Engineering and Materials Science (SEMS) and the Materials Research Institute (MRI) during the 2017/18 academic year...
Fri 2 Mar 1816:00 - 17:00Prof Helmuth MoehwaldSeminar: SEMINAR CANCELLED - 'Optically Induced Interactions in Nanocontainers and Nanostructured Surface' with Professor Helmuth Moehwald
OUR APOLOGIES - THIS SEMINAR WAS CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES - WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE THE SEMINAR LATER IN THE YEAR The Layer-by-Layer technique of forming ultrathin films with high...

February 2018

Tue 27 Feb 1814:00 - 15:00 Prof. A. Daniel BoeseSeminar: INTERMOLECULAR INTERACTIONS: SURFACES, MOLECULES AND MOLECULAR SOLIDS, with Prof. A. Daniel Boese, University of Graz
Last century, the nature of strong interactions between atoms, being responsible for configuration and conformation of molecules, were in the focus of chemical research activities. Nowadays, in modern...
Thu 22 Feb 1810:00 - 11:00Professor Mark AllendorfSeminar: Designing Metal-Organic Frameworks with Emergent Properties for Electronic Device Applications
'Designing Metal-Organic Frameworks with Emergent Properties for Electronic Device Applications' with Professor Mark Allendorf, of the Sandia National Laboratories. Mark is one of the best known...
Fri 16 Feb 1812:30 - 13:30Pre steady-state kinetics of redox metalloenzymesSeminar: 'Pre steady-state kinetics of redox metalloenzymes using ultrafast mixing techniques' with Dr Peter-Leon Hagedoorn from the University of Delft
'Pre steady-state kinetics of redox metalloenzymes using ultrafast mixing techniques' Peter Leon Hagedoorn, Batoul Srour, Marc J.F. Strampraad, and Wilfred R. Hagen Delft University of Technology,...
Fri 2 Feb 1816:00 - 17:00Prof Stanislav YurchenkoSeminar: Special Seminar - 'Tunable many-body interactions and Particle-Resolved Phase Identification', with Prof. Stanislav Yurchenko'
We recently proposed a method [1] for phase identification in two-dimensional (2D) condensable systems on the basis of the analysis of the Voronoi cells’ characteristics. A simple algorithm is...

January 2018

Wed 31 Jan 1815:00 - 16:00Dr Dariusz HreniakSeminar: 'Synthesis and optical properties of long lasting red and infrared persistent nanophosphors', The first of today's Double Seminar with Dr Dariusz Hreniak, Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences
The aim of the work is to develop a method of synthesis and nanosized so-called persistent phosphors, a special type of optical nanomaterials exhibiting emission of light after the removal of the...
Wed 31 Jan 1816:00 - 17:00Prof. Stanislav Yurchenko Seminar: Materials Research Institute Seminar: '2D colloids in rotating electric fields: Tunable interactions and particle-resolved studies of fundamental phenomena', Prof. Stanislav Yurchenko
Presenting Prof. Stanislav Yurchenko from Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Moscow Tunable interparticle interactions in colloidal suspensions are of great interest because of their...
Wed 17 Jan 1815:00 - 16:00Dr Jacob GavartinSeminar: Materials Research Institute Seminar: Atomic-scale Simulation for the Analysis, Optimization and Accelerated Materials Development with Schrödinger Materials Science Suite, Dr Jacob Gavartin
The first Materials Research Institute Seminar of 2018 welcomes Schrödinger's Dr Jacob Gavartin. Rapid advancements in quantum theory, computer science and computational power brought about...

December 2017

Fri 15 Dec 1712:00 - 13:00Prof Régis GautierSeminar: First-Principles Studies of Thermoelectric Inorganic Materials, by Prof Régis Gautier
Seminar: 'First-Principles Studies of Thermoelectric Inorganic Materials' by Prof Régis Gautier, Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes UMR 6226, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes. ...
Fri 8 Dec 1713:00 - 17:30MRI Christmas SymposiumMRI Christmas Symposium
You are invited to the MRI Christmas Symposium 2017, taking place this year on Friday 8th December, from 1:00pm. We have an astounding range of presentations this year: 1.00-1.15pm: Michael...
Thu 7 Dec 1717:00 - 19:00Alessandro StroppaSeminar: Electric-Magneto-Optical Kerr Effect in a hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite, Dr Alessandro Stroppa; AND Designing Earth Abundant Transparent Oxides for Energy Generation, Dr David Scanlon
This is a special event taking place on Thursday at the People’s Palace. Two leading experts in Computational Materials Science, Dr Alessandro STROPPA (CNR, Italy) and Dr David SCANLON (UCL),...
Fri 1 Dec 1712:30 - 13:30Dr Mathieu SurinSeminar: Exploiting induced chirality in DNA-templated supramolecular assemblies
Mathieu Surin obtained a PhD from the University of Mons-Hainaut in 2005, working in the field of self-assembly and physical chemistry of conjugated polymers with Prof. Roberto Lazzaroni. In 2005, he...

November 2017

Wed 29 Nov 1715:00 - 16:00Dr Patricia HorcajadaSeminar: MRI SEMINAR Dr Patricia Horcajada, IMDEA Energy - Bioapplications of Metal Organic Frameworks
Dr Patricia Horcajada is the Head of the Advanced Porous Materials Unit at IMDEA Energy. Patricia has been involved in the materials field, more precisely in porous solids, for more than 15 years....
Thu 23 Nov 1716:00 - 17:00Professor Thomas James MarrowSeminar: In situ 3D observation of mechanical damage within SiC-SiC ceramic matrix composites for nuclear fuel clad
The seminar, entitled "In situ 3D observation of mechanical damage within SiC-SiC ceramic matrix composites for nuclear fuel clad," will be given by Professor Thomas James Marrow, from Oxford...
Wed 22 Nov 1710:00 - 16:30 Industrial Liaison ForumIndustrial Liaison Forum
This Wednesday is the first of two Industrial Liaison Forums scheduled for staff and students in the School of Engineering and Materials Science (SEMS) and the Materials Research Institute (MRI)...
Fri 17 Nov 1711:00 - 12:00Seminar: Engineering Conducting Polymers for Bioelectronics
You are invited to a special MRI seminar on Friday, November 17th, by Professor Sahika Inal from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. She will be giving a...
Wed 15 Nov 1715:00 - 16:00Seminar: MRI SEMINAR Dr. Ana Isabel Borras, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Sevilla - Synthesis and applications of 1D and 3D supported nanostructures developed by plasma assisted vacuum deposition methods
One dimensional (1D) materials are pillars in nanoscience with applications in microelectronics, optoelectronics and photonics, energy storage and scavenge, catalysis, biomedicine and fluid...
Wed 1 Nov 1715:00 - 16:00Seminar: MRI SEMINAR Dr Laure Biniek, CNRS, Strasbourg - Highly oriented and crystalline semi-conducting and conducting polymer films prepared by high-temperature rubbing
This presentation focuses on recent advances in growth control and oriented crystallization of semi-conducting and conducting polymers for plastic electronic applications. The performance and...

October 2017

Wed 18 Oct 1715:00 - 16:00Seminar: MRI SEMINAR -Dr. Tom S Miller, University College London - Nanosheets Formed by Spontaneous Dissolution: Single Crystal, Luminescent Carbon Nitrides and more
Graphitic carbon nitrides have been under intense investigation during the last decade due to their unique semiconducting, optoelectronic and catalytic properties. This has led to their development...
Wed 4 Oct 1715:00 - 16:00Seminar: MRI SEMINAR Prof. Prof. Laura Herz, University of Oxford - Hybrid Metal Halide Perovskites for Photovoltaics: Optoelectronic Properties and Stability
Hybrid metal halide perovskites (stoichiometry AMX3) have recently emerged as low-cost active materials in PV cells with power conversion efficiencies in excess of 21%. We discuss how optoelectronic...

September 2017

Wed 20 Sep 1715:00 - 16:00Seminar: MRI SEMINAR Prof. Laurence Hardwick, University of Liverpool - SHINing Light on Electrode Interfaces
The performance and safety of batteries are affected by the side reactions and passivation layer at the electrode/electrolyte interface. Therefore, it is essential a better understanding of the...

May 2017

Wed 31 May 1713:00 - 19:00MRI Spring SymposiumConference: MRI Spring Symposium and Poster Presentation
After the very successful MRI Christmas Symposium last December, we are organising the MRI Spring Symposium to provide PhD students and PDRAs the opportunity to give 12 minutes research talks (+3 min...
Wed 3 May 1715:00 - 16:00Professor Laura HerzSeminar: CANCELLED - Prof Laura Herz (Oxford University): Hybrid Metal Halide Perovskites for Photovoltaics: Optoelectronic Properties and Stability

April 2017

Tue 4 Apr 1714:00 - 15:00Savvas GeorgiadesSeminar: Dr. Savvas Georgiades: Synthetic, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry
Guanine (G) nucleobases have an intrinsic propensity to form square planar arrangements in high concentrations or in the presence of cations in their environment. These formations are stabilized by a...

March 2017

Wed 29 Mar 1715:00 - 16:00Deepak VentakeshvaranSeminar: Dr Deepak Venkateshvaran: Organic Thermoelectrics
Wed 15 Mar 1715:00 - 16:00Matthew CarnieSeminar: Dr Matthew Carnie - I’m not a Physicist, get me out of here! Weird behaviour of perovskite solar cells under low-temperatutere, time- and frequency- resolved optoelectronic measurements.
Time resolved techniques such as transient photovoltage decay (TPV) [1], and frequency resolved measurements such as impedance spectroscopy (EIS) [2] and intensity-modulated photovoltage spectroscopy ...
Wed 1 Mar 1715:00 - 16:00Jose Lopez-SanchezSeminar: “Unconventional routes for Biomass upgrade using light, catalysis, and microwaves”
Prof Jose Antonio Lopez-Sanchez “Unconventional routes for Biomass upgrade using light, catalysis, and microwaves” Abstract: The chemistry and processes involved in transforming biomass offer...

February 2017

Wed 15 Feb 1715:00 - 16:00Seminar: Prof Colin Lambert (Lancaster University) - Quantum-interference-enhanced thermoelectricity in single-molecule junctions
Although the dream of manipulating quantum interference in single molecules has been discussed for many years, experimental evidence of the effect of quantum interference on the room-temperature...
Wed 1 Feb 1715:00 - 16:00Seminar: Prof. Kevin Sivula, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne- Solution-processed Semiconductor Thin Film Photoelectrodes for Solar Fuel Production
Prof. Kevin Sivula Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne Title: Solution-processed Semiconductor Thin Film Photoelectrodes for Solar Fuel Production Abstract High-efficiency direct solar-to...

January 2017

Wed 18 Jan 1715:00 - 16:00Seminar: Dr Filipe Vilela - Conjugated microporous polymers for photocatalysis
Conjugated Porous Polymers as Heterogeneous (Photo)Catalysts Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK In recent years, Conjugated Porous Polymers (CPPs) have been identified as a new class of...

December 2016

Fri 9 Dec 1614:00 - 17:30MRI Christmas SymposiumConference: Materials Research Institute Christmas Symposium
After holding the very successful recent “flash-talk” networking event Collabnet, the MRI have decided to involve affiliated PhD students and Postdocs in inter-group networking. To further...

November 2016

Wed 23 Nov 1615:00 - 16:00Peter BuddSeminar: Prof. Peter Budd (Manchester University) - "Polymers of intrinsic microporosity (PIMs): High free volume polymers for energy-efficient separations"
Polymers of intrinsic microporosity (PIMs) are glassy polymers which possess high free volume and high internal surface area as a consequence of their relatively rigid, contorted macromolecular...
Wed 9 Nov 1615:00 - 16:00Martin GrellSeminar: Dr Martin Grell, Sheffield: Electrolyte-gated Thin Film Transistors
The thin film transistor (TFT) is a cornerstone of electronic engineering, allowing current- free modulation of channel conductivity via field effect from a gate electrode. Gate is separated from the...
Wed 2 Nov 1618:30 - 20:00James BusfieldThe Inaugural Lecture: Remarkable rubber – An insight into the magical world of rubber physics, Professor James Busfield, Professor of Materials
Since its discovery more than 4000 years ago, rubber has contributed widely to human development. Rubber is ubiquitous in products like gloves, tyres, hoses and for soft biomedical devices. James will...

October 2016

Wed 26 Oct 1615:00 - 16:00Elvira FortunatoSeminar: Prof. Elvira Fortunato Lisbon: Green electronics for a sustainable future
E. Fortunato and R. Martins i3N/CENIMAT, Department of Materials Science from Faculty of Science and Technology, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa and CEMOP/UNINOVA, Campus de Caparica, 2829-516 Caparica...
Thu 20 Oct 1618:30 - 19:30Professor Martin DoveSeminar: Public Lecture: Negative materials: nature’s surprises
Common experience, together with a bit of knowledge about how atoms work together, tells us that materials expand when heated, and get stiffer when squashed. We expect no exceptions, yet in recent...
Wed 12 Oct 1615:00 - 16:00David CareySeminar: Prof. David Carey, Surrey: 'Next Generation 2D Materials beyond Graphene'
Abstract: The study of two dimensional van der Waals materials is at the forefront of current functional materials science and condensed matter physics. Graphene is the most well-known and developed...

September 2016

Wed 28 Sep 1615:00 - 16:00Michael BojdysSeminar: 2D OR NOT 2D? LAYERED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS “BEYOND GRAPHENE” Dr Michael Bojdys, Prague University
As of 2016, the number of mobile phone subscriptions outstrips Earth’s human population. Critical raw materials (CRMs) and silicon, won in energy intensive refinement make up the electronics in all...
Wed 21 Sep 1615:00 - 16:00Seminar: Dr Tadanori Kurosawa (Stanford University) - "Impact of polystyrene side chains on semiconducting polymer properties"
Since the first development of an industrial production around 1925, polystyrene (PS) has been one of the most quantitatively important chemicals which annual consumption worldwide nowadays has exceed...

July 2016

Wed 20 Jul 1614:30 - 17:00Seminar: From Organic Electronics to Bioelectronics & Engineering Organic Semiconductors
From Organic Electronics to Bioelectronics Christian Nielsen Semiconducting materials have long played a pivotal role in the development and advancement of organic electronic applications such as...

April 2016

Wed 13 Apr 1615:00 - 17:00Jan MolSeminar: MRI Seminar Series: Dr Jan Mol, Oxford University
Graphene Single Molecule Electronic Devices
Wed 13 Apr 1617:00 - 19:30BioMin Launch InvitationBioMinF Flouride Bioactive Glass Toothpaste Launch
The launch will consist of a series of presentations about 50 mins followed by drinks and nibbles. Plus of course there will some free samples for people to evaluate!

March 2016

Wed 23 - Thu 24 Mar 1609:00 - 17:00Conference: RAMM2016
The Recent Appointees in Materials Modelling (RAMM) conference will take place on March 23rd and 24th 2016 at Queen Mary, University of London, and will provide the opportunity to build national...
Wed 23 Mar 1615:00 - 17:00Kasper Moth-PoulsenSeminar: Prof Kasper Moth-Poulsen, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Wed 16 Mar 1615:00 - 16:00Ana SobridoSeminar: Carbon Nitrides as New Electroactive Materials for Energy Applications
Graphitic carbon nitride materials have received significant interest in recent years for catalysis applications. This is due to their extraordinary compositional and structural flexibility along...
Wed 9 Mar 1615:00 - 17:00Steve EichhornSeminar: Prof Steve Eichhorn, University of Exeter
Title of talk: Assembling Cellulose in Water and Other Solvents Abstract: The talk will discuss the way in which nature “processes” cellulose and the opportunities for using water as means to...

February 2016

Fri 26 Feb 1616:30 - 19:30Conference: London Super-Resolution Meeting
Three talks scheduled so far: one on software development, one on bio-applications (at cellular level) and one on an imaging method utilising nanostructures.
Wed 24 Feb 1615:00 - 16:30Ivan ParkinSeminar: The role of microstructure and chemistry on functional properties by Prof Ivan Parkin, Materials and Inorganic Chemistry
The role of microstructure and chemistry on functional properties This talk will cover a wide range of topics; gas-sensing; superhydrophobic surfaces; antimicrobial surfaces; photocatalysts and...
Mon 22 Feb 1609:00 - 18:00NanoforceConference: Electron Microscopy Characterisation of Organic-Inorganic Interfaces
This brand new one-day meeting will be held at Queen Mary University of London, People's Palace, Mile End Campus on the 22nd of February and aims to stimulate collaboration between life science and...
Wed 10 Feb 1615:00 - 16:30Andrei KhlobystovSeminar: Chemistry of individual molecules through a lens of transmission electron microscope-Prof. Andrei N. Khlobystov-RSC Award lecture- Corday-Morgan Prize 2015-Nottingham Nanoscale & Microscale Research Centre, University of Nottingham
Fast electrons employed for TEM imaging transfer some of their kinetic energy to the specimen, which is traditionally viewed as detrimental to the analysis. However, if atomistic mechanisms of...
Wed 3 Feb 1612:30 - 13:30Seminar: An Elementary Quest for Functional Materials, Prof Aron Walsh, University of Bath
The design and discovery of functional materials, tailored for applications including energy generation, conversion and storage, is now possible by combining theoretical chemistry with high...
Wed 3 Feb 1618:30 - 20:00Seminar: Why size matters: from antibodies to nanomaterials - Inaugural Lecture
Professor Marina Resmini, Professor of Materials Chemistry, will be holding her Inaugural Lecture on Wednesday 3rd February 2016 at 6.30pm. The lecture will be followed by a free drink reception. The...
Mon 1 Feb 1611:00 - 12:00Seminar: Ultra-dispersed Diamonds and Related Materials for Catalytic Applications, Dangsheng Su, Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science
Ultra-dispersed diamonds, also called nanodiamond (ND), are produced by detonation of explosives under oxygen-deficient conditions and commercially available. The structure of these particles is a...

January 2016

Wed 27 Jan 1615:00 - 16:30Anthony KucernakSeminar: Mass transport and electrocatalysts - how can we optimise electrochemical energy devices using fundamental experimental principles by Professor Anthony Kucernak, Physical Chemistry, Imperial College
Electrochemical energy devices such as metal-air or redox-flow batteries, fuel cells and electrolysers rely on the efficient transport of reactants/products to/from the catalytic centre. So-called ...

December 2015

Wed 9 Dec 1515:00 - 16:30Hans-Jurgen FederselSeminar: Prof Hans-Jurgen Federsel, Organic Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Pharmacology, AstraZenaca, Stockholm
The Quest for Novel Medicines – Chemistry as an Enabling Science in Challenging Times for the Pharmaceutical Industry Discovering and developing a medicine is a complex, tedious, and a long...
Mon 7 Dec 1514:00 - 15:30Seminar: A Possible, Partial Solution to the Mystery of the Great Pyramids of Egypt, Michel W. Barsoum, Department of Materials Science and Engineering Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19104
For about 4500 years, the mystery of how the Great Pyramids of Giza were built has endured. How did the Ancient Egyptians pull 70 ton granite slabs up an earthen ramp —without the benefit of wheels...
Thu 3 Dec 1517:00 - 19:00Seminar: TYC Soiree: New understanding of liquids and supercritical fluids
New understanding of liquids and supercritical fluids: their flow, statistical-mechanical, dynamical and thermodynamic properties A never ending journey. Singularities, Slip, Substrates and...
Wed 2 Dec 1512:00 - 14:00X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy - MRI Graduate Training
MRI training afternoons are designed specifically for PhD students and post-docs, but more generally for anyone interested in learning about the topics. This event will be about Characterisation...
Wed 2 Dec 1514:00 - 15:30Seminar: From MAX to MXene - From 3D to 2D
By now it is well-established that the layered, hexagonal carbides and nitrides with the general formula, Mn+1AXn, (MAX) where n = 1 to 3, M is an early transition metal, A is an A-group (mostly IIIA...

November 2015

Wed 25 Nov 1515:00 - 16:30Paul O'BrienSeminar: Prof Paul O'Brien, Inorganic Materials, Manchester University
Developing and Depositing Materials
Wed 11 Nov 1515:00 - 16:30Francois BeguinSeminar: Versatility of storage mechanisms in supercapacitors by Professor Francois Beguin, Power Sources Group, Poznan University of Technology https://powersourcesgroup.wordpress.com/
ABSTRACT: The quick increase in electric energy consumption requires efficient energy storage (ES) to ensure electric grid quality and to reduce greenhouse gases emissions. Electrochemical devices...

October 2015

Wed 28 Oct 1515:00 - 16:30Karen WilsonSeminar: Designing heterogeneous catalysts for biorefining, Professor Karen Wilson, European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI), Aston University
Catalytic technologies play a critical role in the economic development of both the chemicals industry and modern society, underpinning 90 % of chemical manufacturing processes and contributing to...
Tue 6 Oct 1515:00 - 17:00Seminar: PhD Induction for new Materials Research Institute students

September 2015

Wed 30 Sep 1515:00 - 16:30Dr Inna SorokaSeminar: Dr Inna Soroka, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
Metastable copper compounds as possible products of copper canister degradation during long term nuclear waste repository. Inna L. Soroka, Department of Applied Physical Chemistry, KTH Royal...

April 2015

Wed 22 Apr 1515:00 - 16:00Seminar: Prof. Richard Winpenny, University of Manchester
Wed 8 Apr 1515:00 - 16:00Seminar: Engineering Polymeric Materials for Biomedical Applications by Dr. Theoni Georgiou, Imperial College London
Theoni's research activities that will be summarised during the seminar involve the fabrication of novel well-defined polymer and polymer based materials that find use in biomedical applications. For...

March 2015

Wed 25 Mar 1515:00 - 16:00Seminar: Prof. Robert Mokaya, University of Nottingham
The design and synthesis of structurally well-ordered nanostructured materials is currently attracting a great deal of interest in nanomaterials chemistry. Of particular importance are nanostructured...
Wed 11 Mar 1515:00 - 16:00Seminar: Prof. Jonathan Coleman, Trinity College Dublin, Liquid exfoliation of 2D materials: From scaleup to applications
ABSTRACT In this talk I will describe liquid exfoliation of 2D materials. The simplest way to do this is to sonicate graphite in certain, stabilising solvents. When the solvent surface energy...

February 2015

Wed 25 Feb 1515:00 - 16:00Seminar: Prof. Stephen Skinner, Imperial College London: “Ionic conduction in strontium silicates: what’s the charge carrier?”
“Electrochemical energy conversion devices such as fuel cells and electrolysers are viewed as a solution to the growing need for low carbon routes to energy production. These devices can operate...
Wed 11 Feb 1515:00 - 16:00Seminar: Prof. Andy Monkman, Durham University, Effect of molecular geometry in intramolecular charge transfer systems on thermally activated delayed fluorescence.
In state of the art Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs), 100% conversion efficiency of charge to light is possible. Because charge recombination produces 25% singlet excitons and 75% triplet...

October 2014

Wed 8 Oct 1415:00 - 16:00Seminar: Prof. Lennart Bergstrom - Assembly of nanoparticles and nanocellulose‐based hybrids
Nanocellulose is a renewable nanomaterial with outstanding properties that is attracting a rapidly growing scientific and technological interest with applications such as composites, barrier films,...

September 2014

Wed 24 Sep 1415:00 - 16:00Dr Russell Binions - Electric Field Assisted Chemical Vapour Deposition of Nanostructured Metal Oxide Thin Films
Nanostructured thin films of titanium dioxide, tungsten trioxide and vanadium dioxide have been deposited using a novel electric field assisted chemical vapour deposition methodology onto glass and...

June 2014

Thu 12 Jun 1414:00 - 17:00MRI Postgraduate Training Afternoon on Materials Characterisation
MRI training afternoons are designed specifically for PhD students and post-docs, but more generally for anyone interested in learning about the topics. This event will be about Materials...

May 2014

Thu 29 May 1414:00 - 17:00MRI Postgraduate Training Afternoon on Spectroscopy
MRI training afternoons are designed specifically for PhD students and post-docs, but more generally for anyone interested in learning about the topics. This event will be about Spectroscopy....
Thu 15 May 1414:00 - 17:00MRI Postgraduate Training Afternoon on Crystallography
MRI training afternoons are designed specifically for PhD students and post-docs, but more generally for anyone interested in learning about the topics. This event will be about Crystallography....
Thu 1 May 1414:00 - 17:00MRI Postgraduate Training Afternoon on Atomistic Modelling
MRI training afternoons are designed specifically for PhD students and post-docs, but more generally for anyone interested in learning about the topics. This event will be about Atomistic Modelling....

April 2014

Thu 17 Apr 1414:00 - 17:00MRI Postgraduate Training Afternoon on Imaging
MRI training afternoons are designed specifically for PhD students and post-docs, but more generally for anyone interested in learning about the topics. This event will be about Imaging. Refreshments...

January 2014

Wed 15 Jan 1415:00 - 16:00Prof. Beppe BattagliaSeminar: Prof. Beppe Battaglia (University College London) - Joint seminar of MRI and IoB
How to makes things as simple as possible but not simpler in Biomaterial design Biological systems, including our body, are intrinsically complex and comprise a hierarchy of chemical and physical...
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