Our resilient researchers are rising to the challenge

COVID-19 update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner As our preparations for the start of the new academic session gather momentum I wanted to share with you highlights of our latest successes and developments in research. It is also very good to report that we expect our final research-related areas to be opening over the next …

Re-establishing and growing our research capacity as we return to campus

COVID-19 update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner I am delighted to share with you news that around 100 buildings have now reopened on our UK campuses. Thanks to a remarkable and concerted team effort, we are on course to achieve an ambitious goal of reopening nearly all our research buildings and facilities by early September. …

On track to reopen all major research facilities by September

COVID-19 update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner I am delighted to confirm that the University is on track to reopen all our major research facilities by the beginning of September. This is the result of tremendous hard work and a team effort in the truest sense, with colleagues coming together to tackle an unprecedented and …

Back to my lab: an overwhelming sense of camaraderie

Dr Katie Reynolds, a postdoctoral Research Associate, reflects on the journey back to her lab as the Chemistry Building becomes one of the first to reopen on University Park I’ll never forget the start of the lockdown… but I’m getting ahead of myself.  I’ve been a postdoc in the School of Chemistry, ever since I …

£55m funding success: Nottingham Research Fellow to help power next generation of electric vehicles

Nottingham Research Fellow  Dr Lee Johnson is one of the University’s early career researchers with special reason to celebrate its success in landing a share of £55 million from the Faraday Institution. The University is one of five UK consortia sharing the funding, which is supporting research dedicated to improving the performance of electric vehicles. …

Chemistry… Suck it and See: Professor Pete Licence’s inaugural lecture   

Pete Licence’s inaugural lecture was a little delayed…but worth the wait. Appointed a Professor of Chemistry in 2013, his lecture was sidelined due to various commitments, not least his appointment that year as Director of the GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory.  Chemistry… Suck it and See took a packed X1 Lecture Theatre in the School of Chemistry through an idiosyncratic, entertaining journey, that started somewhat shakily in …

£1.5m EPSRC fellowship for Professor Neil Champness

Neil Champness, Professor of Chemical Nanoscience, has been awarded a £1.5m Established Career Fellowship by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). EPSRC fellowships support exceptional individuals who are delivering the highest quality research to meet UK and global priorities. The award to Professor Champness recognises his world-leading research into molecular structures and will support the development …

£1m EPSRC award for researcher developing bioelectronics technology to transform healthcare

Dr Frankie Rawson, a Nottingham Senior Research Fellow in the School of Pharmacy, has won a prestigious grant of almost £1m from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for his work in the emerging field of bioelectronics. The £950,798 grant was awarded to further Dr Rawson’s research in developing new bioelectronic devices that …

Party party party

If you were anywhere near the science and engineering section of University Park yesterday lunchtime/afternoon you might have heard the sounds of the School of Chemistry summer party. If you didn’t know it before, you know it now. Chemists do not party quietly. They like to throw down. I popped along for the tug of …