October 2017: The ERC Consolidator Grant has been extended until 30 June 2018.
September 2017: A joint workshop on the bilateral University of Nottingham - CNR Bologna cooperation entitled "Computational approaches to materials science and nanotechnology" took place on 19-22 September 2017 in Bologna, Italy.
September 2017: Elena has become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
August 2017: Elena gives a talk "Transmission electron microscopy as a tool for "bottom-up" chemical kinetics" at the Microscopy Conference 2017, MC2017, in Lausanne, Switzerland.
August 2017: Harriet gives an invited lecture "Implantation of metal ions into single and double layer graphene" at the 23rd International Conference on Ion-Surface Interactions", ISI-2017, in Moscow, Russia.
July 2017: Eric passed his PhD viva. Well done, Eric, and welcome to the group as a postdoctoral fellow.
July 2017: Our paper investigating experimentally and theoretically the sequential deposition of 2D arrays to form a supramolecular heterostructure stabilized by in-plane hydrogen bonding was published in Nature Chemistry.
July 2017: Elena gives a research seminar "When do clusters of the same charge attract?" at the CCP5 Summer School, Lancaster University. CCP5 is the Collaborative Computational Project for computer simulation of condensed phases founded more than 30 years ago.
June 2017: "Elecrostatic Coalescence and Self-Assembly" Workshop, funded by ERC, was organised by E. Besley and held in the School of Chemistry at the University of Nottingham. The invited speakes included Prof. Michael Bowers, University of California Santa Barbara, USA; Prof. Paul Bartlett, University of Bristol, UK; Dr. Richard Hill, University of Nottingham, UK.
May 2017: Successful application to the International Space Science Institute (Bern, Switzerland) to build an international interdisciplinary collaboration supporting fundamental studies of native behaviour and manipulation of charged nano-scale objects in planetary environments with focus on lunar regolith. This collaborative project will run for 18 months between July 2017 and December 2018.
May 2017: Harriet joins the University of Nottingham/University of Birmingham Leadership Programme for Early Career Researchers.
May 2017: Elena gives an invited lecture "When do clusters of the same charge attract?" at the International Conference of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering, ICCMSE 2017, Thessaloniki, Greece.
February 2017: Our Harriet wins Bronze Medal in her category at the UK Jiu Jitsu foundation Randori Nationals in Northampton in gatamae-waza (ground work). Well done, Harriet! We are all very proud.
January 2017: Mr. Andrea Lorenzoni, a visiting PhD student from University of Bologna, Italy, joins the group for 3 months.