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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.