Serena was delighted to give an invited talk at this years iWish event, Inspiring Women in STEM. Two days of inspirational talks from leading women in careers across science, technology, engineering and maths took place in at the Royal Dublin Society, where iWish was host to thousands of Irish female students.
Serena joined hundreds of KS5 students in Salford for the Chemistry in Action event to share some thoughts on energy storage for a sustainable future. Also presenting were Dr Belle Taylor on personalised cancer treatments, Dr Kirsty Turner and Dr Jamie Gallagher on the chemistry of smells. Such a great event and an honour to… Continue reading Chemistry in Action event in Salford
The first of a series of events at the Royal Institution sponsored by the Faraday Institution, Serena presented a brief history of batteries and how they work at The Battery- Inside Out on March 12. This was followed by presentations on what materials go into the latest batteries, the geopolitical issues around sourcing materials from… Continue reading Serena presents at the Royal Institution: The Battery – inside out
In celebration of International Women's day, Serena joined colleagues at the University of Manchester for a day of celebration and discussion. Serena presented some recent research her group have been part of that has been enabled by close collaboration with diverse teams of researchers: a Leverhulme funded project between Serena, Rachel O'Reilly at the University… Continue reading Happy International Women’s day!
Congratulations to PhD student Lianne Jordan who was awarded Best Poster Prize at the 2018 Synchrotron Radiation and Neutrons in Art and Archaeology Conference, for her work on cellulise-SrCO3 nanoparticle trestments for the Mary Rose in collaboration with Professor Eleanor Schofield and the Mary Rose Museum. Well done Lianne!
Congratulations to PhD student Beth Johnston who won a 3 minute thesis presentation prize at the recent Carnegie PhD Scholars Gathering 2018. Beth presented some of her latest results on nickel-containing cathodes for Li-ion batteries. Well done Beth!
Serena has been selected as the eighth winner of the Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship. She will her work as part of this award at the 2018 Spring MRS in Phoenix Arizona, April 2018. Thank you to all group members, past and present, whose work has made the award of this lectureship possible!
Congratulations to Dr Thomas Ashton and Dr Josefa Vidal Laveda who graduated with their PhDs at the June ceremony at the University of Glasgow! #ProudSupervisor
Serena traveled to the Mary Rose to give a public lecture on our groups conservation efforts using magnetic nanoparticles to treat waterlogged wood samples. Our work is funded by the Leverhulme Trust, in collaboration with researchers at Warwick University and the Mary Rose. This meeting was a great opportunity to hear about the various conservation strategies… Continue reading Serena presents at the Mary Rose
Our first paper of 2017 has appeared! Congratulations to Hany, whose work on a new synthetic route to Al-doped garnets has been published as open access in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A: Low-temperature densification of Al-doped Li7La3Zr2O12: a reliable and controllable synthesis of fast-ion conducting garnets