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P         rofessor







                        Joanna



                        Aizenberg



                        gives the 2017



                        Hinshelwood



                        Lectures






               The  Hinshelwood lectures in physical and theoretical chemistry were established in honour of  Sir Cyril Norman
               Hinshelwood OM FRS (1897–1967), Dr Lee’s Professor and Head of Physical Chemistry from 1937 until his retirement
               in 1964.  Sir Cyril was awarded the 1956 Nobel Prize in Chemistry jointly with Nikolay Nikolaevich Semenov “for their
               researches into the mechanism of chemical reactions”.
               Since their inception in 1980, the Hinshelwood lectures have been given by some of the world’s most distinguished
               scientists, including Nobel Laureates Ahmed Zewail, Richard Ernst , Wolfgang Ketterle and Steven Chu, and 5 Chemistry
               Wolf Prize winners. This year’s lectures were given by Joanna Aizenberg, Amy Smith Berylson Professor of Materials
               Science at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the first woman to give the Hinshelwood
               lectures.  Professor Aizenberg pursues a broad range of research interests that include biomineralization, biomimetics,
               self-assembly, crystal engineering, surface chemistry, nanofabrication, biomaterials, biomechanics and biooptics.  Her
               Hinshelwood lecture series, Bioinspired Materials, is now available to all in podcast form at https://podcasts.ox.ac.
               uk/series/hinshelwood-lectures-bioinspired-materials.  We are grateful to Shell International for sponsorship of the
               Hinshelwood lectures.




               Animating Chemistry






               Professor Kylie Vincent and Dr Holly Reeve have been working with
               Oxford Sparks, an organisation that aims to share Oxford’s exciting
               research with everyone, and to support teachers to enrich their science
               lessons.  Their short animated film, What Can Chemists Learn from
               Nature?  can be seen at http://www.oxfordsparks.ox.ac.uk/content/
               what-can-chemists-learn-nature .   Holly says:  In the Vincent group,
               we love to increase awareness of how biology and chemistry are
               merging to provide more sustainable methods for making the essential
               chemicals we rely on every day. We also enjoy communicating our
               research to everyone, whenever we can!






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