Happy New Year!
Congratulations are in order for three reasons:
(1) We survived another year and are all super excited for 2015. This semester brings a lot of travel, with Mike giving talks at Heriot-Watt and Lancaster (UK), Mainz and TUM (Germany), Ghent and Liege (Belgium) and three research centres in India. Coupled with the wife’s new job with Novartis in Dundee (and our pending house move), it will be a busy four months!
(2) Jarret’s paper has been published in Polymer Chemistry. Both he and I are really proud of this work – it reports the synthesis and characterisation of a series of ABA triblock copolymers. Variation of the mid-block with different substituted propiolactones has neat effects on the thermal properties of the end products. It is Open Access so the world can read it for free. Click here.
(3) Emily’s review on high refractive index polymers has been published in Polymer International. This is the first such review that has comprehensively captured the research in intrinsic HRIPs, and is an important foundation for future research in the area. Click here for access.