Conference prizes for catalysis researchers

Two PhD students in the Department of Chemistry's Molecular Design and Catalysis research cluster have been awarded prizes for their presentations at conferences.

Sam Ivko, who is supervised by Dr Anthony Haynes, attended the 14th International Conference on Materials Chemistry (MC14) in Birmingham.

His poster, 'Dispersible Hypercrosslinked Polymers as Supports for Carbonylation Catalysts' detailed work performed in collaboration with Alex James from Dr Rob Dawson's research group, and won him a Royal Society of Chemistry prize.

Sam Ivko

The conference also featured a talk by Nobel Prize winner and former University of Sheffield chemistry lecturer Professor Sir Fraser Stoddart.

Josh NicksJosh Nicks, who is supervised by Dr Jona Foster, won a prize for best flash talk at the Royal Society of Chemistry's Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry Early Career Researchers conference in Lincoln.

His talk covered results recently published in Chemical Communications, about using metal-organic nanosheets as tandem catalysts.