I think the process of writing a review is one of the most important for developing new ideas. It gives you a holistic view of a field, allows easy access to the nooks, crannies and interrelationships that create the platform for interesting future efforts. With that in mind… Be on the lookout for our latestContinue reading “Two New Book Chapters and One New Review”
If you’re thinking about a PhD in polymer chemistry, you really should consider applying for a position in the Soft Matter and Functional Interfaces Centre for Doctoral Training, hosted by the Universities of Edinburgh, Durham and Leeds. Contact me directly if you have any questions, or head to http://www.dur.ac.uk/soft.matter/cdt/ for more details.
After a post-birthday day off, I come back to my office and my wonderful lab has done a simply amazing decorating job. Well done team! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
If you’re in the “Shaver” group, you really should shave. Especially when your productivity depends on it.
Are you keen to learn and lead in inorganic and polymer chemistry? We’ve got an open spot to join our group to work on controlled radical polymerisation. Contact me (or anyone else in the team) if you want more information.
Check out my Research in a Nutshell. Hey General Public! Would you and General Disarray like to learn more about our research? Then click!
Missed Mike performing? Want to miss it again? Then plan to wash your hair on Sunday August 4th because he’ll be performing as part of the Edinburgh Fringe. UPDATE: Ok, you’ll need to wash your hair on both Saturday August 3rd AND Sunday August 4th. Mike will also be performing on the BBC Potterrow stageContinue reading “One More Time!”
WARNING: Bawdy language and hilarious jokes await! Click here to see a video of Mike on stage at The Stand in Edinburgh! Mike’s first chance to do stand-up comedy through the Bright Club was pretty awesome and highly enjoyable (for him – questionable for the audience). Enjoy!
One of my duties that extends beyond the GML is my role as Editor-in-Chief of the new journal Green Materials. This is a pretty unique journal publishing key scientific and engineering advances extending from renewable polymers to green materials processing to new biodegradable materials. I’m supported in this role by an excellent Editorial Board includingContinue reading “Green Materials”
UPDATE: You can now see the video online! Check Mike out on YouTube! Tomorrow afternoon (Friday, February 22nd), Mike is giving a talk at the “Global Challenges Grounded Solutions” TEDx Edinburgh event. Entitled “Saving the World One Plastic Fork At a Time”, he will use his 12 minutes to explain what it is we actually doContinue reading “TEDx Edinburgh (on YouTube!)”