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CRITICAT CDT

School of Chemistry,

North Haugh

University of St Andrews

Fife, KY16 9ST 

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Latest CRITICAT News

Award at Chemical Science Symposium

30 Sep 2019

Many congratulations to Chris Thomson who was awarded a prize for his poster presentation at the Chemical Science Symposium in London (24th-25th September). The event was themed around functional organic materials and Chris presented his work on polymer-supported organophotocatalysts. Great work Chris!

Success at Outreach Event

26 Sep 2019

In late September, we delivered a large-scale outreach event in partnership with St Monans Primary School. The event was held at the Byre Theatre and allowed ~100 children to take part in a series of hands-on activities. A delegation of students also delivered an event at the school allowing P1-P2 students (aged between 4-5) to also take part in the experiments. The event was a huge success and the children were great at asking us difficult science questions :)

First EaSI-CAT Cohort Start PhDs

22 Sep 2019

Our first cohort of EaSI-CAT students started their PhDs this week and took part in a series of skills lectures including research software, presentation skills and how to critique posters and scientific manuscripts. We wish our students every success in their research and look forward to seeing how they progress!

Mini-Project Publication

01 Mar 2019

Congratulations to Stelios, Manos, Matt, Deppie and Damiano on their recent publication in Renewable Energy, which examines the production of biodiesel from fish oil. Stelios, Manos and Matthew worked on this project during the CDT mini-project and it is great to see the hard work from the whole team recognised with a publication. More details can be found HERE.

Matt's Capstone Placement at Lubrizol

15 Feb 2019

Congratulations to Matthew Andrews on winning an EPSRC Innovation Placement grant to facilitate a 4-month industrial placement with Lubrizol. Matthew will investigate the efficiency of some existing processes and how catalysis (or other conditions) can be used to reduce their energy footprint.

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December 16, 2019

Advanced Workshop - Entrepreneurship

Advanced Workshop @ Heriot-Watt with Converge Challenge

January 06, 2020

Application Deadline for EaSI-CAT St Andrews Studentships

Application Deadline of 6th January

March 23, 2020

Annual Conference

CDT Annual Conference - St Andrews

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