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Katarina Brlec gives a talk at the 26th Annual Meeting of the Slovenian Chemical Society, September 16-18 2020

In a year devoid of conferences due to COVID19, Katarina became the first (and only) person from our group to give an in person talk at an in real life conference in 2020! She presented her work from the first year of her PhD on “Understanding the photocatalytic activity of La5Ti2AgS5O7 and La5Ti2CuS5O7: Computational insights” at the 26th Annual Meeting of the Slovenian Chemical Society in a very picturesque Portorož-Portorose, Slovenija.


Pictured is Kat presenting her work to a captive real life audience.

RSC SSCG Xmas Meeting, Liverpool, December 16-17 2019

At the 39th Royal Society of Chemistry Solid State Chemistry Group Xmas Meeting, hosted in the University of Liverpool, the group attended in numbers with Warda giving a talk and Maud, Kieran, Chris, Luisa, Kat, Joe and Ethan presenting posters. David stepped down as the Honorary Secretary of the group after 3 fun packed years, and we are already looking forward to the Meeting in 2020 when it returns to UCL for the 40th anniversary.

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A pre-dinner picture in the Luytens Cryypt of the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. From left to right: Chris, Seán, Arthur, Joe, Kat, Luisa, Dan, Maud, David, Warda, Tim Veal, Kieran, Ben and Ethan.


Warda delivering her masterpiece on Bi2Sn2O7.

Christmas Group Pic, December 2019

The group’s third annual group pic, taken at our group Xmas party.


From left to right Chris, Kierna, Warda, David, Joe, Luisa, Kat, Maud, Conor, Ethan, Nell, Shucayb, Lavan, Jamol, Oladele and Sid. Missing are Zongda, Arthur and Winnie, who couldn’t make it.

Graduation, September 2019

On the 4th of September, we had the great pleasure of being part of the UCL Chemistry Department Graduation ceremony. It was a special occasion for the group, as our first four PhD students, Dr Alex Ganose, Dr Ben Williamson, Dr Chris Savory and Dr James Pegg, all received their PhDs, and our incoming PhD students Luisa Herring-Rodriguez and Katarina Brlec received their MSci Chemistry degrees. Current SMTG PhD student Arthur Youd also received his MSc in Molecular Modelling. Last years MSci students, Seb Palmer, Shareef Sbaiti and Adrien Richard all got their MSci Degrees, and Teng Wang received her MSc in Materials for Energy and Environment. A great day for the group!


The first four! From left to right: Chris, Ben, David, James and Alex


Ben with his now customary posed academic family portrait! From left to right: David, Ben and Dr Gemma-Louise Davies


Professor Rob Palgrave in his usual pose! From left to right: David, Rob and Gemma.


Arthur with his brother! From left to right: Arthur Youd and Josiah Youd.


Our four MSci students celebrate their degrees! From left to right: Shareef, Kat, Adrien and Seb.

Adam and Ben’s Leaving Lunch, March 2019

Unfortunately Dr Ben Williamson and Dr Adam Jackson’s time in the group is coming to a close, and they are moving on the bigger (and maybe better) things! Ben will be moving to the Ceramics Group at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology to work with Professor Sverre Magnus Selbach, and Adam will be taking up a position with the STFC Scientific Computing Division at Harwell. We will miss them both very much! Ben has been with the group from day one, as he was David’s first Masters student back in 2014!


From left to right Maud, Adam, Zongda, Winnie, Chris, Joe, David, Ben, Ethan, Warda and Kieran. Not present was John Buckeridge who is on jury duty, and Arthur who is skiing in Andora!!

Profesor Oba’s visit to UCL, February 2019

As part of the UCL – Tokyo Institute of Technoloy core-to-core project, we were very happy to welcome Professor Fumiyasu Oba and two of his students to visit and discuss science. Of course we had to have them try a UCL staple: an all you can eat buffet from the curry houses on Drummond Street!


From left to right Yasuhide Mochizuki (Mochi), Professor Fumiyasu Oba, David and Tomoya Gake!

RSC SSCG Xmas Dinner, December 2018

The group had a lot of fun at the RSC Solid State Chemistry Group XMas Meeting held in UCL. The dinner was entertaining as usual!


From left to right David, Ben, Ethan, Chris, Katie, Kieran, Winnie and Maud!

Christmas Group Pic, December 2018

The group’s second annual group pic, taken at our group Xmas party, beside a very sad looking Xmas tree!


From left to right Katarina, Shareef, Adrien, Chris, John, Kierna, Arthur, Ethan, Joe, Adam, Zongda, Ben, David, Maud, Seb and Warda. Missing is Winnie, who couldn’t make it.

Scopus Early Career Researcher UK Awards, October 2018

Here is a video featuring our own Alex Ganose, which was shown at the awards ceremony at the Royal Society! Well done Alex!

For the more professional version, it is available here at this website

Graduation, September 2018

Congrats to our 2017-2018 MSci students who graduated on the 4th of September! Well done guys!


From left to right: Puja, Kieran and Venus.

Gordon Research Conference on Defects in Semiconductors, August 2018

David, Adam, Alex, Ben, Chris and Katie attended the Gordon Research Conference on Defects in Semiconductors which was held in Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire, USA. The conference was fantastic, with plenty of great science, great food and interesting excursions!


Front row, second from left is David, third row fifth, seventh and eight from the left are Adam, Chris and Katie, and fifth row seventh and eight from the left are Alex and Ben.


From left to right: Ben, Katie, Chris and Alex walking to Pleasant Lake for an afternoon swim.

RSC SSCG Xmas Dinner, December 2017

The group had a lot of fun at the RSC Solid State Chemistry Group XMas Meeting in Reading, where Adam gave a great talk. The dinner was legendary as usual!


From left to right Jacob (Walsh Group), Chris, Adam, Ethan, Alex, David, Katie, Zhenyu, Zongda, Ben and Winnie.

Christmas Group Pic, December 2017

As the group winds down for the RSC Solid State Chemistry Group XMas Meeting in Reading, and the holiday, we got the chance to have a group picture for the first time.


From left to right Katie, Winnie, Zongda, Ethan, David, Zhenyu, Adam, Ben, Alex, Chris, Kieran, Puja, and Venus.

Celebrating Graduation, September 2017

Our three MSci students Alex Squires, James Bolland and Nana Baffour recieved their degrees in the big tent on Russell Square. It was great to be able to share a glass of bubbly with them as they depart on their post UCL journey. Alex is heading to the University of Bath to do a PhD with Dr Ben Morgan, James is working for npower, and Nana is going to train to be a lawyer.


Pictured above is Alex Squires, and below is James Bolland.


Group Lunch, August 2017

Welcoming visiting PDRA Dr Katie Inzani and summer student Kieran Spooner to the group, and celebrating recent group succcesses.


Pictured from left to right are Adam, Chris, James, Winne, Ben, Zhenyu, Kieran, David, Alex and Katie.

MC13 Liverpool, July 2017

Adam, Alex and Zhenyu enjoying Liverpool!

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eMRS Spring Meeting, Strasbourg, May 2017

Adam, Alex, Ben, Chris and Winnie representing the group!

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