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Read more at: Zhang shortlisted for L’Oréal-UNESCO Award

Zhang shortlisted for L’Oréal-UNESCO Award

Gabriella Bocchetti ©University of Cambridge

Dr Jenny Zhang has been shortlisted for the 2022 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science UK & Ireland Rising Talent Award, and the five Awardees will be announced on the 24th May 2022.


Read more at: European Research Council Advanced Grants drive innovation
Professors Erwin Reisner and Matthew Gaunt head shots

European Research Council Advanced Grants drive innovation

Professors Erwin Reisner (l) and Matthew Gaunt both received the prestigious grants

Two Department of Chemistry academics have been awarded ERC Advanced Grants to pursue their innovative research projects.


Read more at: Open day returns!
Two volunteers holding a tube filled with bright liquids

Open day returns!

Courtesy Department of Chemistry photography

On Saturday 9th April 2022, the department opened its doors to the public once again after two years for an open day filled with bubbles, balloons, and beetles.


Read more at: Sonja Osbild Curates Our Twitter for the Chemistry Open Day

Sonja Osbild Curates Our Twitter for the Chemistry Open Day

We handed the keys of @ChemCambridge to PhD student Sonja Osbild to celebrate both the Chemistry Open Day and the Cambridge Festival. Osbild researches structural colours in cellulose materials in the Bio-Inspired photonics lab.


Read more at: Crystallography inspired Festival of Britain glass
Close-up of textured glass.

Crystallography inspired Festival of Britain glass

Close-up of the Festival glass on Dr Sally Boss's office door, courtesy Nathan Pitt

Have you ever spent a penny in the Department of Chemistry? If so, you may have unwittingly seen a small piece of British design history.


Read more at: PhD student promotes Black Women in Science network
Tomi Akingbade wearing protective equipment working in the lab

PhD student promotes Black Women in Science network

PhD student Tomi Akingbade runs The Black Women in Science Network.

As an undergraduate at the University of Nottingham in 2018, Oluwatomi Akingbade was keen to meet other Black women in science. Now ‘The Black Women in Science Network’ she founded has over 100 members and is still growing.


Read more at: Chemistry Race 2022 returns in-person!
Sixth formers attend the Third Chemistry Race

Chemistry Race 2022 returns in-person!

The Third Chemistry Race returned in-person this February when we had the pleasure to welcome over 50 teams of bright sixth-form students to Cambridge.


Read more at: PhD student May M.M. Chim wins outstanding poster presentation
Man Mei Chim next to her poster

PhD student May M.M. Chim wins outstanding poster presentation

The Outstanding Student Presentation Award (OSPA) was awarded to PhD student May M.M. Chim for her poster titled “Model simulations of the climate impacts of volcanic eruptions in a future warming scenario.”


Read more at: Tiny ‘skyscrapers’ help bacteria convert sunlight into electricity

Tiny ‘skyscrapers’ help bacteria convert sunlight into electricity

J Z Zhang Nanoforests Electrode

3D-printed hierarchical pillar array electrodes for high performance semi-artificial photosynthesis.


Read more at: Researcher honoured for Supramolecular Chemistry research
Professor Jonathan Nitschke in his lab

Researcher honoured for Supramolecular Chemistry research

Professor Jonathan Nitschke in his lab, courtesy Department of Chemistry photography

Professor Jonathan Nitschke has been awarded the International Izatt-Christensen Award in Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry for 2022.