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£2 million upgrade to analytical facilities

Cambridge MP Julian Huppert will visit the Department on 21 July to celebrate the recent £2 million upgrading of its core analytical facilities.

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Death of Prof Jack Lewis (1928-2014)

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Emeritus Professor Jack Lewis, Baron Lewis of Newnham, FRS on July 17th 2014.

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Shankar Balasubramanian receives honorary degree

Professor Shankar Balasumbramanian has been awarded with an honorary doctorate by the University of Liverpool.

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Neil Harris' Team in Royal Society Exhibition

Dr Neil Harris and colleagues took part in the prestigious Summer Science Exhibition at the Royal Society in London, which is an annual display for the public of the most exciting new science and technology research from leading UK universities.

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Discovery of one of the secrets of Li ion batteries

Hao Liu, Fiona Strobridge and Prof Clare Grey, and coworkers from Argonne National Laboratory have used in situ synchrotron X-ray diffraction methods to investigate how Li ion battery electrode materials function at fast charge and discharge rates.

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Feltrinelli International Prize awarded to Chris Dobson

The Department is delighted to announce that Chris Dobson has been awarded the 2014 Feltrinelli International Prize by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei.

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Tuomas Knowles wins BBS medal and IUPAP prize

Tuomas Knowles has been awarded the 2014 British Biophysical Society Young Investigator Medal and Award, and the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics Young Scientist Prize for Biological Physics.

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Yusuf Hamied receives honorary degree

The pharmaceutical chemist and philanthropist Dr Yusuf Hamied, who received his PhD from the Department,  has been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science degree by the University.

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Fire in the Blood

Dr Yusuf Hamied will introduce a screening of the acclaimed documentary "Fire in the Blood" on 17 June from 4 - 6 pm in the Wolfson Theatre of the Department of Chemistry.  

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Academic Promotions 2014

The Head of Department, Professor Daan Frenkel, has great pleasure in announcing this year's Senior Academic and Senior Researcher Promotions.

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