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Read more at: New 1920 Professor of Physical Chemistry

New 1920 Professor of Physical Chemistry

Our new 1920 Professor of Physical Chemistry, courtesy Nathan Pitt

Professor Tuomas Knowles has been elected as the department’s new 1920 Professor of Physical Chemistry.


Read more at: Glove recycling scheme reduces carbon footprint
Members of the Forse Group gather for litter picking

Glove recycling scheme reduces carbon footprint

Forse group members gather for litter picking

Forse group PhD student Chloe Balhatchet has launched a glove recycling scheme which will help decrease the department’s carbon footprint. 


Read more at: Srijit Seal takes over our Twitter account

Srijit Seal takes over our Twitter account

Third year PhD student Srijit Seal, a member of Professor Andreas Bender’s group, took over our Twitter account @ChemCambridge on 8 December 2022.


Read more at: Learning to use AI to help solve Alzheimer's disease
Ryan Geiser in lab

Learning to use AI to help solve Alzheimer's disease

PhD student Ryan Geiser was inspired to research Alzheimer's disease

Just weeks before losing his grandfather to Alzheimer’s, Ryan Geiser took a genetic test that showed he had a slightly increased risk of developing the same debilitating disease.


Read more at: New technique illuminates the inside of batteries
Alice Merryweather wearing yellow cardigan working on wiring

New technique illuminates the inside of batteries

PhD student Alice Merryweather is a member of the Faraday battery project team

A new, low-cost technique for measuring energy storage inside operating batteries should speed up the development of next-generation battery materials.


Read more at: Artificial leaf array recognised in solar fuel competition
The team members sitting by the instrument looking at camera

Artificial leaf array recognised in solar fuel competition

The Cambridge team and their artificial leaf array

A team of University of Cambridge researchers have reached the final of the EU "Fuel from the Sun" competition with their artificial leaf array which converts sunlight to solar fuel.


Read more at: Vignolini awarded prestigious Emerging Technology Chair
Professor Silvia Vignolini sitting at desk and smiling at camera

Vignolini awarded prestigious Emerging Technology Chair

Professor Silvia Vignolini, courtesy @ChemistryPhotography

Professor of Chemistry and Bio-materials Silvia Vignolini has been awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies worth £2.5 million.


Read more at: Prize recognises students’ research
A group of five prizewinners on the stage at the Symposium

Prize recognises students’ research

The prize winners take the stage at the Symposium, courtesy Philip Murray

Two postgraduates in the Gaunt group were recognised for their outstanding research posters at the Royal Society of Chemistry Chemical Science Symposium in November.


Read more at: Students awarded prestigious AI research grant
The five student winners standing in a group facing camera

Students awarded prestigious AI research grant

From left: Matt Greenig, Srijit Seal, Elsa Lawrence, Adham El-Shazly and Chaitanya K Joshi

Two students from our Department, with colleagues in Computer Science, Philosophy and Pharmacology, have been awarded a grant to investigate the application of artificial intelligence in biological discovery.


Read more at: Sparxell's sustainable pigments win 1st prize
Red, sparkling pigments

Sparxell's sustainable pigments win 1st prize

Some of Sparxell's vivid pigments, courtesy Chemistry Photography

Chemistry spin-out Sparxell has been awarded first prize at the Chris Abell Business Plan competition.