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Brightspace VLE replaces Blackboard & Moodle

Brightspace VLE replaces Blackboard & Moodle from January 2019. Students will be able to access their Cohort 1 modules from 7th January and training for both staff and students is available. Go to https://www.ucd.ie/futurevle/#brightspace_student_orientation.


Prof. Pat Guiry receives IRC awards

Congratulations to Prof. Patrick Guiry who received two Irish Research Council awards a for project entitled "Study on Biological Effects of Imidazole Substitution Pattern and BCP-containing LXA4 Analogues" with PhD student Benjamin Owen and for "Novel Axially Chiral P,N Ligands for Asymmetric Catalysis" with PhD student Cian Reid (BSc Chemistry UCD).


Prof. Declan Gilheany receives Horizon2020 award

Congratulations to Prof. Declan Gilheany who recently received a major Horizon2020 award for his project entitled "Animal and Human Nutrition Benefits of Nature Identical Vitamin E AnNuVitE".

Eduardo de Morais wins prize at Boston conference

Congratulations to PhD student Eduardo de Morais from the Sullivan Group who was awarded a prize for his rapid fire presentation at the MRS Fall Meeting in Boston. The presentation was part of a symposium on Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing for Sustainability.

Dermot Keenan Retires after 45 years

Dermot joined the Electronics section of the Department of Chemistry in 1973, set up by Victor Moran some years previously. Dermot was involved in designing, building and modifying new and existing in-house systems for both teaching and research purposes and was promoted to Senior Technical Officer in 1980. Throughout his career he contributed invaluably and tirelessly to both teaching and research in the School of Chemistry and Physics. Enjoy your retirement Dermot!

Postgraduate Conferrals December 2018

Congratulations and best wishes to all our MSc and PhD graduates who were conferred this week:

Owen Hickey, Clara Zehe, Huan Zhang and Zhengpengzi Chen were awarded MSc degrees and Cai Qi, Kevin Gahan, Brian Gaynor, Jinju James, Darren Lawlor and Alberto Romano Corrochano were awarded PhD degrees.

Professor Kenneth Dawson is ranked among the world's most influential scientists

Congratulations to UCD Chemistry's Professor Kenneth Dawson who has been included in a list of Highly Cited Researchers 2018, compiled by Clarivate Analytics. The list is a citation analysis of researchers who are among the top 1% most cited for their year of publication in one of 21 fields of study. The ranking includes 17 Nobel laureates.Highly Cited Researchers 2018, compiled by Clarivate Analytics.

Chemistry Open Evening

We held our annual Chemistry Open Evening in November, with short talks by Head of School Professor Gareth Redmond on the role of modern Chemistry, 4th year Chemistry student Eimear Madden spoke about the importance of Peer Mentoring and PhD student Eoin Burke spoke about what his industrial placement taught him...how to do a job you’re actually qualified for! A tour of our fabulous facilities rounded off a wonderful evening.

UCD Chemistry scoops 2nd & 3rd prize at the SCI Annual Science Week Table Quiz

The UCD Chemistry teams led by Assistant Professors Susan Kelleher & Tony Quinn were the happy recipients of cash and goody bags from Henkel at the SCI Annual Science Week Table Quiz which took place in Doyle's pub. Smiles all round! Pictured from left Samir Belhout, Susan Kelleher, Lucia Podhorska, Colm Delaney & Jessica McFadden.

MSc student James Barker wins NUI award

Congratulations to MSc by Research student James Barker who is the recipient of Travelling Studentship 2018 award from NUI. He will undertake his PhD research with Professor Patrick Guiry in UCD Chemistry and travel to Stockholm University as part of his award.

Associate Prof. Dermot Brougham's research group feature on the cover of Small

The NMR and Nanomaterials Group recently reported a novel method to prepare suspensions of magnetic iron oxide nanoparticle assemblies.The article was featured on the cover of the most recent edition of Small. The novelty lies in the mechanism which is driven by depletion of stabilising ligands onto a chloroform‐water interface, while the size distribution narrows over time.Congratulations to Jenny Merlin (and others) on the paper and thanks to Eoghan MacMahon and Patricia Monks for the excellent artwork. Read it here https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/smll.201870205.

Gerry Flynn retires after 43 years

Happy Retirement to our colleague Mr. Gerry Flynn, Senior Technical Officer with UCD Chemistry. He has been a friendly face in Chemistry Stores for many years and will be much missed by staff and students alike. Here seen holding his UCD Volunteers Oversees Certificate of Appreciation (presented by Caroline Mangan, UCDVO Officer) for all his good works in fund raising during his 43 years in UCD Chemistry.

UCD Chemistry Class of 2018 awarded BSc Degrees

Congratulations to UCD Chemistry's Class of 2018 who were awarded their BSc degrees in September 2018. We wish them every success in their future careers and look forward to seeing some of them again as Postgrads!

UCD Chemistry PhD's awarded

Congratulations to Dr. Samir Belhout (Quinn Group) and Dr. Brian Fitzpatrick (Guiry Group) who were awarded their Chemistry PhD's in September 2018. We wish them the very best in their future careers.

Intel Masters Scholarships awarded to UCD Chemistry graduates

Congratulations to Katie McGarry and Edward Gannon who received the 2018 MSc Negotiated Learning Intel scholarship award. They are both graduates of our school (Katie from the BSc Med Chem/Chem Bio in 2017, Edward from the BSc Chem in 2018). The awards are worth €3,000 each and 16 in total were awarded in UCD this year across different MSc/MEng degrees.


UCD Chemistry academics awarded research funding

UCD Chemistry academics Prof. Declan Gilheany, Dr. James Sullivan, Dr. Grace Morgan & Dr. Marina Rubini have been awarded IRC Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme Grants and Dr. Susan Kelleher has been awarded an SFI grant.

Inorganic chemists win bid for 2026 ICCC

The Inorganic Chemistry community in Ireland has been successful in their bid to host the biennial International Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ICCC) in Dublin in 2026. This conference is one of the longest standing and most prestigious on the international Chemistry circuit.

Prof. Dawson awarded major SFI funding.

On June 28th, 2018, Science Foundation of Ireland (SFI) announced that UCD had been chosen to be a part of a joint research venture between Ireland and China.

Prof. Gareth Redmond's Biotech company acquired by US medical diagnostics firm Kypha

Prof. Gareth Redmond's biotech company Biosensia has been acquired by the US medical diagnostics firm Kypha for an undisclosed sum.

Vincent Duong wins best overall prize at IUCRC

UCD Chemistry PhD student Vincent Duong (McGarrigle Group) won Best Overall Poster at the Irish Universities Chemistry Research Colloquium held in Queen's University Belfast in June 2018, with Vibe Jakobsen (Morgan Group) winning 2nd Place for his poster.

APC Tour by Chemsoc

On the 26th of March, David Mulrooney (President of ChemSoc 2017/18) and forty undergraduate and postgraduate students visited the new APC facility in Cherrywood for talks and insights into the work undertaken at APC.

Research Day

The School of Chemistry annual Research Day took place in April 2018, with informative talks and advisory sessions on topics such as Postgrad & Scholarship Opportunities and Career Opportunities in Chemistry. The Research Poster Session involved an impressive display and was followed by the APC Awards for Best Research Posters. The Chemistry Achievers Awards were presented and the Chemsoc 73rd Inaugural Lecture rounded off the day.

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