Category Archives: Chemistry

Moving on: 12 years at Nottingham

Its 12 years since I first arrived at the University of Nottingham as a fresh-faced undergraduate. I didn’t think back then I’d still be here 12 years later, having studied two degrees and worked in a number of  jobs across … Continue reading

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A green chemist’s interest in responsible research and innovation

In the past few months, I have been involved in a project on responsible research and innovation (RRI). What is RRI? Well, it’s concerned with the “nature and trajectory of new technologies and fields of enquiry” and asks at a fundamental … Continue reading

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Sustainable chemistry thriving at the University of Nottingham

This post is a copy of a press release I wrote for a recent event on green and sustainable chemistry held at The University of Nottingham in April 2014.  Researchers from across the University of Nottingham came together to talk … Continue reading

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Blogroll: Turf wars

I was invited to write for Nature Chemistry’s Blogroll column for their December issue. The column is meant as a brief summary of the current chemistry/science blogosphere and features in their printed and online issues, which hopefully creates access to … Continue reading

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EcoChem Diary

Day 0: Settting up This week I’m at the EcoChem trade show and conference on green & sustainable chemistry, being held in Basel, Switzerland. The University of Nottingham are sending a team of us out there to showcase our research … Continue reading

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Where next for Green Chemistry?

I recently attended the 6th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry. This post is intended as a summary of some of the key messages and information coming out of the conference. As there were a large number of presentations … Continue reading

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Chemistry Careers-What’s Next?

I was recently involved in organising an event called “Chemistry Careers – What’s Next?”, which showcased the diversity of careers options open outside academia to people with a chemistry research background. Our department has PhD and Post-doc Forums, which represent … Continue reading

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An MP Visits the School of Chemistry

A number of professional bodies in the sciences run schemes to connect practising scientists with Members of Parliament or other politicians in the UK. Such schemes undoubtedly act as a gentle means of reminding our politicians about the importance of … Continue reading

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What Sustainability Means to a Chemist

A group of Ph.D. students at the University of Nottingham have recently set up a forum for early career researchers studying sustainability (in any of its forms or guises). The Sustainability Research Network, as it has been called, had its … Continue reading

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A Bright Future Ahead for the UK Chemical Industry?

The University of Nottingham recently hosted a network event for the Chemical Industries Association (yes, they do abbreviate to CIA).  The CIA is a trade body representing its membership of approximately 200 UK chemical and pharmaceutical companies by lobbying and … Continue reading

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