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2017

David awarded an ERC Starting Grant

On the 6th of September it was announced that David has been awarded a prestigious ERC Starting Grant worth €1,500,000. The project entitled “Design of Mixed Anion Inorganic Semiconductors for Energy Conversion” (DISCOVER) will commence in February 2018.

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Dr Katie Inzani and Kieran Spooner join the group

The group has welcomed two new visiting members this August. Dr Katie Inzani who is a visiting PDRA from the Ceramics Group at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. Katie will be staying with us for 5 months until the end of December. Kieran Spooner, a third year Natural Sciences student has joined us for 8 weeks to study Sn-based solar cell materials.

James Pegg wins M3S Industry Day prize for best oral presentation

Group member James Pegg won the M3S Industry Day prize for best oral presentation by a final year EngD student. Jame’s work is focused on understanding the magnetic structure and surface chemistry of PuO2, and is sponsored by AWE . James is pictured receiving his prize from Professor Ivan Parkin, Dean of the MAPS faculty in UCL.

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Alex Ganose wins M3S Industry Day poster presentation award

Alex Ganose won the M3S Industry Day prize for best poster presentation by a second year EngD student. Alex’s research is based on the discovery of new solar cell materials. His EngD is co-sponsored by Diamond Light Souce Ltd. Alex is pictured receiving his prize from Professor Ivan Parkin, Dean of the MAPS faculty in UCL.

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Alex Ganose wins Chemistry Department poster presentation prize

Alex Ganose won the annual Computational Chemistry poster presentation prize in the Chemistry Department. Alex’s research is based on the discovery of new solar cell materials. His EngD is co-sponsored by Diamond Light Souce Ltd.

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Chris Savory wins the Catlow Prize for 2017

Chris Savory has won the Catlow Prize, which is awarded for best presentation by a final year PhD student in the Computational Chemistry section. Chris presented his computational work on novel solar cell materials. Chis will now go forward to represent the Computational Chemistry section in the Ramsay Medal final in October. Well done Chris!

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Alex Ganose wins “Best Use of ARCHER” competition

Alex Ganose won the “Best Use of ARCHER” competition, which was sponsored by EPCC. Alex’s application was based on his use of ARCHER, the UK’s national supercomputer, to investigate the electronic structure and defect chemistry of Cs2SnI6 in collaboration with Prof Jamie Neilson from Colorado State University (CSU). Alex will use the £3,000 prize money to fund a trip to present his work at the MRS Sping 2018 meeting in Phoenix, and to visit Prof Neilson’s group at CSU.

Winnie Leung wins eMRS poster prize

Winnie Leung, who is in the first year of her PhD has won a poster prize at the eMRS Spring meeting in Strasbourg. Winnie presented a poster on NaSbS2, a promising new solar absorber which she has synthesized in the lab. Winnie is jointly supervised by Dr Rob Palgrave .

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