Our work on the potential of lanthanide single molecule magnets in high density data storage has been highlighted on CAMERA (Chemistry At Manchester Explains Research Advances): see the video here.
Dave works with Parrs Wood High School to make a video on single molecule magnets for the British Science Association SCI-CAST Event - thanks to all for a fun afternoon!
Our work on high temperature molecular magnetic hysteresis is showcased in the latest edition of The University of Manchester Faculty of Science and Engineering magazine, In Abstract 4. See the press release here.
Dave has contributed to the YouTube Channel CAMERA (Chemistry At Manchester Explains Research Advances), presenting recent findings on actinide covalency: https://youtu.be/jeB3ENfMbRE
Dave gives a talk for the British Science Association Manchester Science Journalism Competition 2017 and has an enjoyable time talking to young scientists.
Our work on measuring actinide covalency by pulsed EPR spectroscopy is highlighted by The University of Manchester in a press release here.
Dave has a blog published on the Nuclear Hitchhiker website, commenting on the impact of the Fukishima disaster.
Dave has a blog published on the Nuclear Hitchhiker website, commenting on the long term storage of nuclear waste.
Our collaborative work with the Chilton group assessing the best ways to measure magnetic relaxation pathways in high-temperature single-molecule magnets is published in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics - many congrats all!
Ben leads a collaborative paper in Dalton Transactions with Dukula, and Ash and Steve from the Liddle group comparing the second example of a thorium-silicon bond with group 4 metal analogues.
Dr Sophie Corner passes her PhD viva - many congrats Sophie and thanks to Dr Florian Jaroschik and Prof. Eric McInnes for examining duties. Sophie is staying in the group for a postdoc!
Corentin and Catherine have leaving dos and Catherine gives her final year MChem talk - thanks for everything to both of you!
Jack B. and Sophie are awarded travel bursaries from the Royal Society of Chemistry to attend 2023 conferences, and Gemma receives a Young Researcher Fellowship to attend ICfE11.
Gemma gives a lecture tour in Australia at the Universities of Adelaide and Melbourne. Thanks for the hospitality!
The group attend Dalton 2023. Dave, Jack E.-K., Sophie and Corentin give talks, Jack B. and Hannah present posters. A great time was had by all!
Dave and Prof. Nick Chilton are awarded £314k from the Leverhulme Trust to investigate the synthesis and electronic structures of (hetero)metallocene anions.
Gemma and Sophie lead our collaborative work with the Chilton group on the use of AtomAccess in designing dysprosocenium SMMs, now available on ChemRxiv.
Our collaborative work with the Chilton group on choosing the most appropriate method to measure magnetic relaxation in SMMs has been published as a preprint on ChemRxiv.
Francesco Vanin and James Whittlestone have joined the group for their final year MChem projects - welcome both!
Andreas Munch Thiel, a PhD student with Dr Jacob Overgaard in Aarhus University, has joined the group on a three month internship - welcome Andreas!
Vijay, Marcus and Dave are co-authors on a collaborative paper in J. Phys. Chem. Lett. lead by Prof. Stefano Carretta, studying the molecular vibrations causing magnetic relaxation in high barrier dysprosium single-molecule magnets.
Dave wins the Hero of the Year Award at the University of Manchester Faculty of Science and Engineering Students Awards 2021, and is named in a number of other Award categories.
Vijay finishes his postdoc in the group and moves to Dr Jacob Overgaard's group in Aarhus - all the best for the future Vijay, we will miss you!
Dave gives a talk at the Research Needs for Critical Minerals and Materials Workshop, in the 2021 User Meeting, Advanced Light Source, Berkeley, USA.
Vijay, Gemma and Dave are co-authors on a paper with Prof. Richard Winpenny in Chem. Commun. on distorted tetrahedral dysprosium aryloxide single-molecule magnets.
Dave is Highly Commended in the Teaching Excellence Awards 2021 from the University of Manchester Institute for Teaching and Learning.
Ben gives a presentation at the Angular Momentum flash talks event celebrating 1 year of AM.
Ben gives a talk at the RSC Radiochemistry Group Young Researchers Meeting 2021.
Vijay passes his PhD viva - many congrats Dr Parmar, richly deserved!
Ben gives a talk at RSC Dalton 2021, and Vijay and Gemma present posters at ICMM 2021.
Ben leads a paper inJ. Am. Chem. Soc. on collaborative work between our group and colleagues at Manchester on using 29Si NMR spectroscopy to benchmark s- and f-block covalency.
Dukula has started a summer project in the group, working with Ben on f-element silicon chemistry - welcome Dukula!
Dave and ex-group members Ally, Conrad, Fabs and Johnny are part of the team recognised by a 2021 RSC Dalton Division Horizon Prize Award for Molecular Magnetism. See details here.
Dave is promoted to full professor.
Dave is selected as an Outstanding Reviewer for Dalton Transactions by the Editorial Board for peer reviews in 2020. See the editorial here.
Chelsea and Fraser finish their MChem projects. Thanks very much to both and all the best in the future!
Ben passes his PhD viva, very well done Dr Reant and richly deserved!
Chelsea and Fraser start working in the lab to do the practical component of their MChem projects.
Vijay and Ben submit their PhD theses and sign up as PDRAs with the group - many congrats to both!
Dave gives a talk on isolating a ferrocene anion for the University of Manchester's ChemSoc lecture series.
Vijay's, Dave's and Prof. Richard Winpenny's review of mononuclear dysprosium alkoxide and aryloxide single-molecule magnets is published in Chemistry - A European Journal.