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Antiaromatic nanocage named 'Molecule of the Year'

Image: courtesy of Masahiro Yamashina

The breakthrough antiaromatic nanocage created by researchers working here has been named 'Molecule of the Year' in a poll by the American Chemical Society's Chemical & Engineering News.

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Women in STEM: Jenny Zhang

Research Fellow Dr Jenny Zhang is the latest researcher to be profiled in the University of Cambridge 'Women in STEM' series.

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The Professor interested in the shape of water

The structure of water – and the molecular-level insights needed to solve some of the world's water problems – is what interests Angelos Michaelides, our new 1968 Professor of Chemistry.

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Five Professors named as 2019 Highly Cited Researchers

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Five of our colleagues have been identified as among the world's most influential researchers by the Web of Science for being most frequently cited by their peers over the last decade.

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Students' anti-counterfeit solution wins entrepreneurship award

Chemistry PhD student David Izuogu is one of a team of researchers whose new anti-counterfeit technology has won them an entrepreneurship award. 

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Scientists build the first nanocage with antiaromatic walls

Researchers working in the Nitschke group here have successfully created the first self-assembled nanocage to have antiaromatic walls.

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Applying for Research Fellowships

Are you a current or prospective postdoc interested in applying for a research fellowship to be held here? If so, the next deadline for submitting an expression of interest is 31 December 2019.  

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‘Artificial leaf’ successfully produces clean gas

Image: Virgil Andrei, Department of Chemistry

A widely-used gas that is currently produced from fossil fuels can instead be made by an 'artificial leaf' that uses only sunlight, carbon dioxide and water, researchers here have successfully demonstrated.

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Researcher awarded Leverhulme Prize for international impact

Photo of Silvia Vignolini courtesy Nathan Pitt

Dr Silvia Vignolini has been awarded a prestigious Philip Leverhulme prize for her research into bio-inspired optical materials.

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Student works to make education accessible to everyone

Courtesy Nick Saffell

Final-year chemist Shadab Ahmed has been featured in This Cambridge Life for his role as the Cambridge University Student Union Access and Funding Officer. 

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