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    Three papers in top journals for Sheffield graduate

    A University of Sheffield chemistry researcher has published three new studies on polymer chemistry and biomineralization in high-impact journals.

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    Last month saw students from across Biology, Chemistry and Psychology come together to present their pioneering science enterprise ideas as part of second year module, “Molecules to Market”.

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    Q+A: Dr Igor Alabugin, Fulbright Scholar

    In January, we welcomed Dr Igor Alabugin from Florida State University, who is spending six months working with Professor Nick Williams on a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship. We talked to Igor to find out why he chose to come to the University of Sheffield, and what he’ll be doing during his six month stay.

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    Exploring the polymer science of ice-cream

    As part of our regular programme of seminars, we sometimes welcome back graduates from our courses to give an update on their careers in chemistry. PhD student and Department of Chemistry publicity officer Josh Nicks provided this report on a student who's applying his polymer science expertise to the production of ice-cream.

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    Students from across biology, chemistry, physics, maths and psychology at the University of Sheffield shared the latest research with visitors to the annual Science Graduate School Showcase.

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    Martyn Poliakoff and Mike George shine a 'Spotlight on Chemistry' with guest lecture

    Our department's student society, ChemSoc, invited Professors Martyn Poliakoff and Mike George from the University of Nottingham, to give a talk on their academic careers and current research. Many of our students recognised Martyn from his incredibly popular Periodic Videos series, and the pair's 'Spotlight on Chemistry' lecture attracted a full house, as they shared the "lucky" work they've carried out using photochemistry.

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    Prize for student's work presented in Parliament

    Two of our PhD students presented their work to politicians in London, as part of last week's STEM for Britain competition in the House of Commons.

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    The University of Sheffield opened up its laboratories and lecture theatres to the public last week for the annual Discovery Night as part of British Science Week. 

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    World leading science research from the University of Sheffield is helping to solve the problem of limited food availability and soaring food prices which hit the Middle Eastern country of Oman every summer through the creation of innovative sustainable greenhouses.

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    Kitchen chemistry: Deep-frying crisps

    Crisps are a British favourite. But just what chemical and physical factors affect the crunch and flavour of these golden wonders?

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    Student awarded bursary to attend Paris conference

    A PhD student in the Department of Chemistry has been awarded a bursary from the Royal Society of Chemistry Bursary to attend a chemistry conference in Paris.

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    Q+A: Professor Graham Leggett, Head of Department

    Graham Leggett, Professor of Nanoscale Analytical Science and an academic member of staff in the Department of Chemistry for 16 years, was named Head of Department in August 2018. We found some free time amongst the new Head's busy schedule to talk to him about his new role.

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    Scientists from the University of Sheffield have discovered a compound that could be more effective in treating certain cancers than standard chemotherapy. 

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    Department hosts global women's breakfast

    Staff and students in the Department of Chemistry joined the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry's (IUPAC) 100th anniversary celebrations last week.

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    New polymers professor gives introductory talk

    In late 2018, Professor Andrew Slark joined the Department of Chemistry as a Professorial Fellow. He brought with him a background in the chemical industry, which he is now applying to the production of new polymer-based materials. As an introduction to the department, Andrew gave a seminar as part of the regular series run by our EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Polymers Soft Matter and Colloids. PhD student Mike Harris was there, and wrote this report.

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