Professor Michael Greaney has been awarded the GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, Syngenta and Pfizer Prize for Process Chemistry Research for 2011 for his work on new catalytic methodology and developments in the chemistry of benzynes.
- an overview of the BIONEXGEN project
- an update of BIONEXGEN research and early success in facilitating a new process for production of a nutraceutical
- an article on technology platforms
- an introduction to researchers from three of the project partners, including the University of Manchester
- Dr Martin Attfield and Professor Robert Dryfe: Nanowire fabrication templated by metal organic frameworks
- Dr Peter Quayle, Professor Stephen Yeates, Dr Cinzia Casiraghi and Dr Joseph McDouall: New approaches to unsaturated nanostructures
- Dr Andrew Horn, Dr Cinzia Casiraghi and Dr Sven Koehler: Femtosecond broadband vibrational sum-frequency spectroscopy of graphene and graphane dynamics
- Professor David Procter and Dr Louise Natrajan: Superselectivity with samarium(II): Structural and synthetic studies
- Professor Paul Popelier: An accurate pKa predictor from ab initio bond length (an industrial CASE study with Syngenta
Professor David A Leigh FRS (currently Forbes Professor of Organic Chemistry & EPSRC Senior Research Fellow) and the Leigh Group will be joining the School of Chemistry in 2012.
The Dalton Nuclear Institute has been announced as a winner of the Queen's Anniversary Prizes for Further and Higher Education.
Prof John R Helliwell delivered the 2011 Prof Dame Kathleen Lonsdale FRS Lecture at the British Crystallographic Association Annual Conference held at Keele University (11-14 April 2011).
Dr Michael Ingleson (Royal Society University Research Fellow) has been awarded the Young International Boron Chemist (for under 35 years of age independent researchers). Michael received the award at the triennial IMEBoron conference, Niagara Falls, 15 September 2011.
BIONEXGEN (Developing the Next Generation of Biocatalysts for Industrial Chemical Synthesis) is an ambitious European research programme that will develop the next generation of biocatalysts to be used for eco-efficient manufacturing processes in the chemical industry.
Professor Gareth Morris awarded the Russell Varian Prize for 2011: (August 2011) This prize is awarded to a researcher based on a single innovative contribution that has had a high and broad impact on the state-of-the-art NMR technology.
University of Manchester Chemistry researchers have been provided with state-of-the-art equipment thanks to a donation from a leading industrial manufacturer.
The University of Manchester will today launch a huge network of chemistry and biology academics, working closely with industry to advance the field of chemical biology which underpins the development of many pharmaceutical, biotechnology and agrochemical products.
A unique collaborative scheme involving University of Manchester academics is taking its Research and Development Incentive Scheme nationwide – offering companies the equivalent of up to £10,000 towards materials chemistry collaborative research projects.
The Dalton Nuclear Institute’s £20m investment in a new research facility in West Cumbria will aim to answer some of the pressing questions in the field of radiation science and nuclear waste management.
The School of Chemistry has been awarded the contract to run the new EPSRC National Facility & Service for EPR spectroscopy (also known as ESR), together with partners at the Universities of Oxford and St Andrews.