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ShellThe 2018 Hinshelwood Lectures

Professor Lydéric Bocquet from École Normale Supérieure, Paris

Soft Interfaces: A Journey Across Scales

The series of six lectures will be held at 2pm in weeks 1, 2 and 4 of Trinity Term in the Main Lecture Theatre in the ICL, more info.

Athena SWAN Silver Award

Athena SWAN bronze awardThe Department is delighted to announce that it has been granted an Athena SWAN silver award. The award recognizes the Department's commitment to addressing gender inequalities, to tackling the unequal representation of women in science, and to improving career progression for female academics.. more.

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MPLS Division Thesis CommendationMPLS Division Thesis Commendation

Lukas Pfeifer, a DPhil student from Véronique Gouverneur’s group, has been awarded a commendation by the MPLS division for his thesis entitled “New Methods and Reagents for Carbon–Fluorine Bond Formation”. After completing his undergraduate
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First prize for Allegra Franchino at the 28th SCI Regional Postgraduate Symposium on Novel Organic ChemistryFirst prize for Allegra Franchino at the 28th SCI Regional Postgraduate Symposium on Novel Organic Chemistry

Allegra Franchino, a Marie Curie PhD student (OxIOSCR project) in the Dixon group, has been awarded the first prize for her talk on “asymmetric catalysis for the activation of functionalised isonitriles” at the 28th SCI Regional Postgraduate Symposium
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Two-dimensional melting of hard spheres experimentally unravelled after 60 yearsTwo-dimensional melting of hard spheres experimentally unravelled after 60 years

Researchers from the Dullens group at the University of Oxford (UK) have experimentally elucidated how the melting of a two-dimensional solid of hard spheres occurs. In a paper published in Physical Review Letters, they resolve one of the most fundamentally
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Poster Prize at the RSC Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson Dalton Poster SymposiumPoster Prize at the RSC Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson Dalton Poster Symposium

Dr Timothy Barendt, a Junior Research Fellow in The Beer Group, was awarded a prize for his poster on “Anion recognition and sensing by [3]rotaxane molecular machines” at the RSC Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson Dalton Poster Symposium on 27th March 2017.
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Izatt-Christensen Prize for Macrocyclic ChemistryIzatt-Christensen Prize for Macrocyclic Chemistry

Prof. Harry L. Anderson is the 2017 winner of the Izatt-Christensen Prize. This international prize is awarded annually for work in the field of macrocyclic chemistry. He will be presented with the award during the International Symposium on Macrocyclic
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SBMProspective Synthetic Chemistry DPhil Students: Oxford Chemistry has 20 funded DPhil positions available via the new EPSRC CDT in Synthesis for Biology & Medicine (SBM CDT). Please visit the website for more details and how to apply. Why Choose SBM?

TMCSProspective doctoral students in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry: funded positions are available via the new EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Theory and Modelling in Chemical Sciences (TMCS). Please see the TMCS website for further details, including how to apply.

Early and mid-Career Research Fellowships

The Department seeks to support fellowship applications from outstanding individuals who are at a career stage where a prestigious independent fellowship would offer the opportunity to develop their research identity and become a chemistry research leader of the future.

If you are interested in applying for any early career research fellowship to be hosted at Oxford Chemistry you must submit an expression of interest to the Department, the next deadline for submission is 23rd May 2018 further details can be found here. For more information please contact the research facilitator staff.

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Teaching: Oxford Chemistry offers world-class teaching, consistently rated among the best in the UK. Students study a four-year course, a unique feature of which is spending their final year working full-time on a project with some of the leading researchers in the UK. more...

Periodic – the Department of Chemistry magazine.   Issue 5

Outreach: Engaging schools and the wider community in chemistry and science is an important activity for academic staff and students in the Department. Oxford Chemistry regularly hosts visits and events within the Department and takes part in local and national activities to demonstrate chemistry’s central role in everyday life. more...

 

Research: Oxford is one of the leading chemistry research departments in the world with around 80 academic staff carrying out international-level research, and an annual research income of around £15 million. According to the outcome of the REF 2014 assessment published Dec 18th 2014, 49% of the research profile submitted by Oxford Chemistry was regarded as 4* world-leading quality. The Department has not only the highest volume of 4* research of any UK Chemistry department- by some margin - but was also judged to have the top research environment. The Impact of the department’s research outside academia is also highly rated with over 55% in the 4* category.

The Department is currently engaged in a number of innovative themes of work including: Catalysis; Sustainable Energy Chemistry; Advanced functional materials; Synthesis; Interfacial Science; Innovative Measurement and photon science; Chemistry at the interface with biology and medicine; Kinetics, dynamics and mechanism; Theory and modelling of complex systems more...

EU Funded Training Centres:

Facilities: The department contains several small research facilities (SRFs), which are dedicated suites of equipment run by experts who aid in experimental design and optimisation. These facilities are some of the best equipped in the country, supporting chemical research and providing analysis for students within the Chemistry department, other departments within the University and industry alike. more...

Commercialisation: The Department has an unrivalled track record in protecting and commercialising the innovative work of research staff. Over £80 million in cash has been raised for the University as a result of spin out activities from research carried out by Oxford chemists. more...


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