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Colour research suggests ways to 'grow' paint

Image of Flavobacterium IR1 colony courtesy of the University of Cambridge

"The future is open for biodegradable paints on our cars and walls – simply by growing the colour we want!" So say the chemistry researchers studying the genetics of structural colour.

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Loving my research

Images courtesy of Pembroke College

"The relevance of my research motivates me every day," says PhD student Anna Gunnarsdottir. "Finding ways to store energy more efficiently and safely is vital if we are to reduce greenhouse gas emissions."

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Remembering Sir Alan Battersby

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We are remembering with sadness our distinguished colleague, Professor Emeritus Sir Alan Battersby, who has died shortly before what would have been his 93rd birthday. 

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Bubbles, batteries and bangs: Chemistry Open Day 2018

There will be bubbles, batteries and bangs at our Open Day in mid-March. Budding chemists can enjoy creating rainbows in test tubes, making batteries from fruits and exploring non-Newtonian liquids like cornflour slime!

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'Hydrogen Pistols at Dawn'

Image of Dr Peter Wothers courtesy Cambridge University Library

'Hydrogen Pistols at Dawn', a look at the 18th century texts that prompted a revolution in chemistry, is one of the Sandars Lectures Dr Peter Wothers will deliver in March.

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Alumnus returns to give annual Lewis Lectures

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A professor of inorganic chemistry who studied for his PhD here with Professor Jack Lewis in the late 1980s is returning to the department next month to give the annual Lewis Lectures.

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Driving electric cars further

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Major new research into ways to extend the life of electric vehicle batteries and help electric cars go further will be led by Professor of Chemistry Clare Grey.

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Professor wins prize for Alzheimer's-related research

Image courtesy Tuomas Knowles

Tuomas Knowles, Professor of Physical Chemistry and Biophysics, has been awarded the 2017 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in Biophysics.

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