Well the Green Materials Laboratory has yet another new member… And although her tag may read “Tootsie”, this is not Dustin Hoffman’s dog. Callie is 2-year old rescued greyhound who joined our team from the Greyhound Rescue Fife organisation.
Two more inductees in our quest to take over the world with green plastic, public engagement and good beer: Paniz Pahalvanlu has joined us for the summer from the University of British Columbia (Canada). She’s working with Genny on some poly(depsipeptoid)s. Tatjana Daenzer has joined us as an Erasmus student from the University of MainzContinue reading “Welcome to Paniz and Tatjana…”
The air in Edinburgh is crisp and clean, jackets are being zipped up and the winds of change blow. Seasons always lend themselves to overly dramatic statements, as do new arrivals. This September marks a major change in the Green Materials Laboratory, with a full six new starters joining our team. PhD-1. Genny Keefe hasContinue reading “More Kool-Aid Drinkers!”
Chao Wei has joined our group for the next few months as a Masters project student. He’ll be working on expanding the monomer scope of our iron amine bis(phenolate) catalysts active in ATRP/OMRP. Chao is super keen to learn every detail of controlled radical polymerisation and has already gained quite a few nicknames after onlyContinue reading “Welcome to Love Chao”
Our glovebox has finally made it into our instrument room! After removing the door, the door jamb, and then the entire door frame we got our glovebox into the right spot. Installation by MBraun tomorrow and then the fun really starts. With the Malvern triple detection GPC also up and running it’s like a secondContinue reading “The Box!”
A welcome is in order to Genny Keefe who will arrive in Edinburgh this evening. Genny is currently part of Team Canada, completing her Honour’s project at the University of Prince Edward Island working on the synthesis of new monomers for ring-opening polymerization. She’s coming over to Edinburgh to work out a few of theContinue reading “Genny’s Visit”
Welcome, Team Edinburgh! Laura Allan runs the show and is on some bizarre circular homecoming that took her from Edinburgh to Cheltenham to London to Warwick to Canada and back, which really isn’t a circle. She’s done an amazing job getting the lab up and running. Well done! Jarret MacDonald finally got to use hisContinue reading “Early Adopters”
Science is challenging, exhilarating, time-consuming and disruptive. So is moving across the Atlantic. Dr. Shaver’s Green Materials Laboratory is transitioning from its previous home in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Prince Edward Island to its new home in the School of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh. A new lab, new colleagues,Continue reading “A new web presence for our new home!”