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    'Out of This World': First Briton in space delivers first Convocation Lecture

    University of Sheffield chemistry graduate and the first Briton in space, Dr Helen Sharman OBE, delivered the University’s inaugural Convocation Lecture.

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    Government report commends University of Sheffield outreach scheme that brings children into chemistry labs

    A University of Sheffield scheme that brings local schoolchildren into the Department of Chemistry to experience life as a scientist has been hailed as an area of good practice in a government report.

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    Angewandte Chemie Publication for Brammer and Haynes

    Recent work involving Prof. Lee Brammer and Dr Tony Haynes, along with a team of collaborators, has resulted in a paper published in Angewandte Chemie on combining homogenous and heterogeneous catalysis

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    Plastic Money

    The money in our wallets is changing. The past two years have seen the conversion from old-fashioned "paper" banknotes to modern polymer banknotes, with the introduction of the £5 note in September 2016 and the new £10 note in September 2017 – but what makes these notes better and what heightened security measures do they offer?
     

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    Smartphones: Behind the Screen

    The number of smartphone users has increased dramatically in the decade following the release of the first iPhone. But how much do people know about the chemical complexity of the gadget in their pocket, and are there enough resources to keep up with the ever-increasing demand? 

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  • Nitrifying Our Earth

    Nitrogen is vital for healthy growth of plants and crops. Artificial fertilisers are added to our crops to supply nitrogen, but could we be driving nitrification of soils too far?

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    Poster prize for Feifan Lang

    Feifan Lang, a PhD student in Prof. Lee Brammer's group has won a poster prize at the British Crystallographic Association Spring Meeting

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    Learning and teaching recognition to PhD student Dan Jenkinson

    PhD student Dan Jenkinson has been awarded Associate Fellow status by the Higher Education Academy. The fellowship is part of a programme of professional recognition for university staff and postgraduate students who are involved in learning and teaching.

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    Nanobots

    Picture a robot, and the image that might come to mind is one of a metallic machine, often a crude representation of a human, designed to perform simple tasks such as cleaning or cooking. An image less likely to come to mind is that of a nanoparticle-sized machine, moving within your bloodstream. 

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    Royal Society of Chemistry Bader Award goes to Joseph Harrity

    Professor Joseph Harrity, our Professor of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, is the Royal Society of Chemistry Bader Award winner for 2018.

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    The Chemistry of Nostalgia

    So many aspects of our seasonal traditions are filled with nostalgia. Out of our five senses, however, it is smell that really transports us back in time. But how is it that smell brings back such strong emotions that none of our other senses can compete with?

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    PhD students' posters win prizes at science showcase

    Three PhD students from the Department of Chemistry won prizes at the University of Sheffield's annual Science Graduate School Showcase. 

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    Comment: Plastic packaging is often pollution for profit

    Professor Tony Ryan OBE, our professor of Physical Chemistry and Director of the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures, makes his case that plastic itself doesn't have to be an enemy of environmentalism – the real issue is what humans do with it.

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    Royal Society grant for Ben Partridge

    Dr Ben Partridge has been awarded a Royal Society Research Grant for the development of new organoboron building blocks for organic synthesis

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    Lord Porter laser laboratory opened in Nobel Prize winner's memory

    An ultrafast laser spectroscopy laboratory that will help scientists investigate all aspects of light-matter interaction in condensed phase, has been officially opened in the Department of Chemistry.

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