News from Canada – Sina Sheikholeslami, CHEMMAT PhD student

Photo: Sina Sheikholeslami, CHEMMAT PhD student   We recently emailed Sina to see how he was doing in Canada. He kindly supplied us with the following article, which we found very interesting and also inspiring for our PhD students. Thank you, Sina and congratulations on your new job! “Corrosion of most materials is, unfortunately, inevitable….

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December message – Head of Department

December 2020   This is our fourth and final Quarterly Chemmat Knit issue for the year. There’s quite a lot to report and update and I encourage you to please get in touch with us to find out more about any of the items of interest. Please also forward this newsletter to your fellow alumni friends….

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Chemmat PhD candidate wins award

The Academic Career Advancement Programme (ACAP) gives mid-phase doctoral candidates a head-start in their academic future. The ACAP (formally DALI) presents a series of regular seminars over two semesters, with a focus on careers in academia, teaching, and research. The cost of this one-year programme is funded by Academic Career Exploration Award (ACEA), which is…

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Chemmat’s Postgraduate Symposium

Each year the department holds a Research Showcase where PhD students have the opportunity to disseminate their research, and showcase the breadth of research across all areas of chemical and materials engineering.  The showcase is a mixture of oral and poster presentations, and the winning presentation in the chemical engineering category is nominated for the…

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U21 graduate collaborative research awarded to Chemmat PhD candidate

Photo: Chemmat’s PhD candidate, Syeda Wishal Bokhari   U21’s Graduate Collaborative Research Awards (GCRA) are designed to be flexible and encourage doctoral candidates, with the support of their supervisors/advisors, to think innovatively about how their research could benefit from engagement with other members of the U21 network. Syeda Wishal Bokhari, a PhD student in Prof Wei…

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In conversation with IChemE’s President and Deputy President

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvbbpApkwfs&list=PL4HzhwJDIG9KJB5rxR3HHHXmHiopAbfW1 The value of membership and Chartered status In their first video of their ‘In Conversation’ series, IChemE President, Stephen Richardson and Deputy President, Jane Cutler (Chemmat ca. 1982), talk about how they became involved with IChemE, and why they wanted to stand for election for the Board of Trustees, as well as their thoughts…

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Chemmat scores two top teacher awards

From Left: Chemmat’s Dr Steve Matthews, Dr Amar Auckaili   Congratulations to Chemmat’s Dr Steve Matthews and Dr Amar Auckaili who both won a Students’ Choice Top Teacher Award each this year. These were announced by our Acting Dean, Prof Gerard Rowe on Friday, 11 December. Each year 15 top teachers in the entire faculty…

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Chemmat Postgraduate Dinner

About 70 students and staff gathered for dinner at the Bodrum Newmarket restaurant on the evening of Thursday, 9 December. It was a fun and relaxing night, and it was a nice treat for our Postgraduate students who have, like everyone, found 2020 very challenging. We also celebrated Professor Mohammed Farid’s 71st birthday with a…

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