As well as obtaining his PhD and finding an awesome Post-Doc position, Jarret also found time to get two snazzy papers published: Living and immortal polymerization of seven and six membered lactones to high molecular weights with aluminum salen and salan catalysts An aromatic:aliphatic polyester prepared via ring-opening polymerisation and its remarkably selective and cyclableContinue reading “Further Congratulations to Jarret!”
Congratulations to Jarret who successfully completed his PhD towards the end of last year! Double congratulations to Jarret for starting a Post-Doc position at the University of Western Ontario in the Gillies Group. He’s missed by all, especially Stefan.
I love the diversity of people I can collaborate with at the University of Edinburgh. People do all kinds of neat stuff. One person who is particularly fun to collaborate with is Steve Thomas. We co-supervise a student together – and that student has just done a great thing… Get me to publish a paper in anContinue reading “Pretending to be an Organic Chemist”
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”
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 theContinue reading “Two New Papers”
Our paper on the intricacies of diimine supported iron complexes in styrene polymerisation has been published in Chemistry: A European Journal. Check it out: It’s free to access this week. The article even got tweeted by Chem. Eur. J.’s feed!
This week Mike was inducted into the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Young Academy of Scotland. This is a prestigious honour, and also an interesting opportunity. The Young Academy was started by the Royal Society of Edinburgh as a youthful model of their own activities, bringing together emerging leaders in science, humanities, arts, business and civil society.Continue reading “The Young Academy of Scotland”
Good news: Our paper on the mechanistic understanding of ATRP and OMRP interplay in amine-bis(phenolate) iron complexes has been published in Inorganic Chemistry. This paper was driven forward by our excellent mechanistic collaborator, Rinaldo Poli, so all credit and kudos go to him! Click here to link through to the manuscript!
It was as summer as it gets in Scotland. Sun, cool breeze, no rain. You could even wear shorts, if you were so inclined. A lovely night had by all. Team Chef Richie W and Sous Chef Kevin manned the barbecue. Even though Batman attended the party, he refused to engage in the group photoContinue reading ““Summer” “Barbecue””
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