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Johnson Matthey Poster Competition

Posted on 28 March 2019

The annual Johnson Matthey Poster Competition took place on Tuesday 26 March 2019 with thirty of our third-year PhD students presenting their work.

The competition requires participants to display a research poster, which is scored by a panel of judges consisting of members of academic staff and postdoctoral researchers. The judges consider poster presentation, scientific content and student discussion.

The overall standard was high as usual, and after careful consideration, four winners were chosen:

Tom Stephens (Dr Will Unsworth, Dr Martin Fascione and Prof Peter O’Brien) - Iterative Assembly of Macrocycles via a Successive Ring Expansion Strategy

James Rossi Ashton (Dr Will Unsworth and Prof Richard Taylor) - Straight to the core: A Novel Approach to the Akuammiline Alkaloids

Jennifer Lewis (Prof Simon Duckett) - Exploring the hyperpolarisation potential of bio-molecule

Mark Dowsett (Prof Mike North and Dr Alison Parkin) - Turning carbon dioxide into fuel using amines, electricity and water

The winners were awarded £400 each to be spent on research-related activities and items. Presentation of prizes was followed by a talk from our guest speaker Dr Martin Partridge from Johnson Matthey entitled “Changing Mercury to Gold - Discovery, Development and Commercialisation of Gold Catalysts for Acetylene Hydrochlorination”

Thanks go to Johnson Matthey for their sponsorship of the event, members of staff on the judging panel, and all the students for taking part.