Qian Li Receives Prestigious Scholarship from Chinese Government
Ms Qian Li, 3rd year D.Phil. student in the Group, has been granted a 2012 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Student Abroad by the China Scholarship Council (CSC). This award was founded by the Chinese government in 2003 with the purpose of rewarding the academic excellence of self-financed Chinese students studying overseas. Only those with an outstanding performance in their PhD studies are considered by the award selection panel and no more than 500 young talents are granted the award each year all over the world.
[image: Qian receives the award from his excellency, Mr Liu Xiaoming, Chinese Ambassador to the United Kingdom]
13th Topical Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry
The meeting took place from 7th to 10th of April in Pretoria, South Africa. The Group contributed three talks to this excellent meeting which was splendidly organised by Prof Ken Ozoemena of CSIR: 'Electrochemical studies of nanoparticles' - Richard Compton; 'Electrochemical detection and quantification of commercial silver nanoparticles in seawater media' - Emma Stuart; 'Asymmetric Marcus-Hush Theory' - Martin Henstridge. The photograph shows Emma and Martin with Professor Sayoko Shironita (Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan) and former group member Professor Greg Wildgoose (University of East Anglia).
18th Meeting of the Portuguese Electrochemical Society
The Group contributed three talks to this annual national meeting which was organised by Dr Luis Moreira Gonclaves: 'Electrochemical studies of nanoparticles' - Richard Compton; 'Variable temperature voltammetry to gain molecular insights into electron transfer processes based on the asymmetric Marcus-Hush model' - Eduardo Laborda and 'Towards electrode selectivity: the study of homogeneous electron transfer reactions' - Chris Batchelor-McAuley.
Senova pH Meter Wins Best New Product Award at Pittcon
The worlds first ever calbibration free pH meter - based on Compton Group IP and patents - made by Senova Systems of Sunnyvale, California won first place Pittcon Editors Award at the recent Pittcon meeting. The product was also highlighted in ACS publication C&E News - see LINK
Prof. Compton Joins Editorial Board of `Science China - Chemistry'.
Prof. Compton has joined the Editorial Board of prestiguous journal `Science China - Chemistry'.
Science China Chemistry is an academic journal co-sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and published by Science China Press. The journal publishes high-quality, original results in both basic and applied research.
Categories of articles include: Reviews that summarize representative results and achievements in a particular topic or an area, comment on the current situation, and advise on research directions; research papers reporting on important original results in all areas of chemistr; brief reports presenting short, timely reports of the latest important results
Compton Group Outreach to Visit The Cheltenham Ladies College
The Royal Society have awarded a Partnership Grant to Dr. David Gamblin (Cheltenham Ladies College) and Prof. Compton for the project 'Red hot science - capsaicin, chilllis and chocolate'. The Oxford team (Emma Stuart, Joanna Ellison, Chris Neumann, Dr. Kristina Tschulik, and Prof. Compton) will visit The College on Saturday March 9th to initiate the project with some hands-on chilli-sensing practical work along with lectures on nanochemistry. Please visit our outreach page or the link below for full details about the project.
Compton Group Publish Top 10 Article in RSC Advances
A recent article titled 'Making contact: charge transfer during particle–electrode collisions' by Neil V. Rees, Yi-Ge Zhou, and Richard G. Compton published in the RSC journal 'RSC Advances' was one of the top 10 most cited articles for the month of December.