28th April 2017
IOM3 2017 Young Persons Lecture Competition
Many congratulations to Ilija Rasovic for winning the UK National Young Persons Lecture Competition 2017.
Ilija had to win two regional heats before taking part in the national this Wednesday at the Armourers’ Hall in London (the headquarters of The Worshipful Company of Armourers’ & Brasiers). This prestigious national competition is organised by IoM3, and Ilija is pictured above with his medal and two of the judging panel.
It was a gruelling competition which featured 5 other high quality finalists with a similar pedigree of achievement within regional heats. Not only is Ilija the 2017 winner for the entire UK for his talk ‘Making the World’s Most Expensive Material’, he will also go on to represent the UK in the international Young Persons World Lecture Competition in Perth Australia this October.
25th April 2017
IoM3 Cook/Ablett Award 2017
Congratulations to Dr Tomas Martin and co-authors in the Atomprobe Group on being awarded the IoM3 Cook/Ablett Award for published work of particular merit in the field of metals. The award winning paper is "Insights into microstructural interfaces in aerospace alloys characterised by atom probe tomography" T. L. Martin, A. Radecka, L. Sun, T. Simm, D. Dye, K. Perkins, B. Gault, M. P. Moody & P. A. J. Bagot Materials Science & Technology, Vol 32, Iss 3 (2017) pp 232-241
24th April 2017
Associate Professorship for Lapo Bogani
Congratulations to Lapo Bogani who has been awarded the title Associate Professor by the University in recognition of his contributions to research, teaching and citizenship. Lapo studies the magnetic and electronic properties of materials at the nanoscale, with particular attention to molecular systems, and how they can lead to multifunctional quantum materials and to nanoscale electronic devices.
14th March 2017
George Smith: 2017 William Hume-Rothery Award
Many members of the Materials Department went to the TMS Annual Meeting in San Diego last week at which Professor George Smith received the 2017 William Hume-Rothery Award. This award was given in recognition of “leadership and vision in development of advanced Atom Probe instruments and their application in improving understanding of atomic scale processes in metallurgical transformations”.
In his opening lecture George gave a lively and informative history of the development of the field ion microscope and atom probe, both at Oxford and elsewhere, before the symposium in his honour showcased the latest results and developments in the field by a range of leading figures.
7th March 2017
IOM3 2017 Young Persons Lecture Competition (YPLC) Oxford Heats
The 2017 South East regional heat was held in Oxford on Tuesday 7 March, and Oxford won all 3 placements, and a rare commendation from the judges.
Many congratulations are due to:
- 1st Prize: Jacob Swett
(‘Materials Challenges for Interstellar Flight‘)
- 2nd Prize: Ilija Rašović
(‘Making the World’s most Expensive Material‘)
- 3rd Prize: Thomas Cosnahan
(‘Fabrication of Flexible Electronics‘)
- Commendation by the Judges: Jack Aspinall
(‘Glass - The Material of Science ‘)
9th February 2017
TATA Steel Prize awarded to Stephen Turrell
On the 9th February 2017 the TATA Steel Prize for best overall performance in Part I practicals (MS & MEM) was awarded to Stephen Turrell of St Catherine's College by Andrew Dunsmore, Research Programme Manager at TATA Steel Europe.
9th February 2017
Prelims Practicals Prize 2016
On the 9th February 2017 the Armourers and Brasiers' Company / TATA Steel Prize for best overall performance in Prelims practicals was awarded to Rachel Kealy of St Anne's College by Andrew Dunsmore, Research Programme Manager at TATA Steel Europe.
13th January 2017
Catalysis Science & Technology Poster Prize
Many congratulations to Qifeng Yang of the Atom Probe Group who won the 2017 Catalysis Science & Technology Poster Prize. Chemical details of nanoparticles are of great importance towards their catalytic activities. Atom Probe Tomography (APT) can give a particular high resolution characterisation on those particles and potentially reveal the secrets , for example, catalyst activation, poisoning and so forth. The Catalysis Science & Technology Poster Prize was awarded to Qifeng Yang during the 2017 UK Catalysis conference for his work on Au based nanoparticles.
25th November 2016
Royal Society Industrial Fellowship
Professor Nicole Grobert has been awarded a 4 year Royal Society Industry Fellowship to work with Williams Advanced Engineering, part of the Williams group of companies that includes the Williams Martini Racing Formula One team. In doing so, she has become the first person to hold all three of the Royal Society’s Industry, University Research and the Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships. Professor Grobert will support Williams Advanced Engineering's Technology Ventures Group to help bring emerging nanomaterials technologies and intellectual property to market.
In an Oxford University News article Professor Grobert, who heads the Nanomaterials by Design Group in Oxford’s Department of Materials, said: ‘This Royal Society Industrial Fellowship provides an excellent opportunity to bridge the gap between research and industry and helps accelerate the commercialisation of this rapidly developing area of science. My group has already been working on a number of nanomaterial application engineering projects with Williams funded by Oxford University’s EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account and I look forward to more innovation projects with Williams and the wider industry under this Fellowship.’
10th November 2016
Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Professor Kyriakos Porfyrakis has recently been admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. The FRSC title is given to people who "have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the chemical sciences; or to the advancement of the chemical sciences as a profession; or have been distinguished in the management of a chemical sciences organisation”.