News and Events

The list below shows the ten most recent news articles across the Chemistry Department. To view articles of a specific theme, please use the menu bar on the left.

Chemistry News

2014 "Gerhard Ertl" Lecture

Richard Catlow gave the 2014 "Gerhard Ertl" Lecture in Berlin on 10 December 2014. The lecture and award are named after the 2007 Nobel Laureate and are for contributions to Catalytic and Surface Science. The award is made annually by the three universities in Berlin and the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society.  The  theme of the lecture was the role of computer modelling as a tool in surface and catalytic science and highlighted work in these fields at UCL in recent years. The lecture and award ceremony were attended by Prof Ertl. More...

UCL Change Maker Project

Through UCL ChangeMaker Projects, students will act as agents for change, and in consultation with their departments, will explore an area of their education that they would like to change, enhance or improve. More...

Chemistry Department and MAPS Faculty Postgraduate Open Day

On Wednesday 14th January 2015 from 2.30 pm there will be a Chemistry Department open day for prospective graduate students, focussing on those interested in pursuing inorganic and materials, physical, organic or computational chemistry PhD, EngD and Masters programmes at UCL Chemistry.

The Departmental event will be held concurrently with the MAPS Faculty open day, which starts from 1.00 pm, full details of which can be found on the UCL Postgraduate Open Day 2015 website. More...

3D model shows survival strategies of bacteria

Bacteria are particularly ingenious when it comes to survival strategies. They often create a biofilm to protect themselves from a hostile environment, for example during treatment with antibiotics, and scientists have unravelled the secrets of how they do this with a new 3D model.
More...

Award For Chemistry in Green Impact Award

The Chemistry department's Green Impact team "All the good names Argon" has won the Platinum award at this year's Green Impact Awards on Tuesday (10th June 2014). This is thanks to the hard work of the all members of the Green Impact Team! We want to encourage more people in the department to become more sustainable, especially starting this September when the friendly competition heats up again – email us at greenchemucl@gmail.com
More...

RSC 2014 Barrer Award - Dr Luis Gomez-Hortiguela

Dr Luis Gomez-Hortiguela has received the Barrer Award for his outstanding predictive computational studies of templating and reactivity of microporous materials. More...

Professor Stephen Price awarded SASP Erwin Schrödinger Medal

Professor Stephen Price awarded SASP Erwin Schrödinger Medal

Professor Stephen Price received last week in the University Centre Obergurgl in Tyrol the SASP Erwin Schrödinger Medal. This award for outstanding research activities was passed as part of the "XIXth Symposium on Atomic, Cluster and Surface Physics (SASP)" by Prof. Roland Wester. More...

EPSRC

Safer and more sustainable materials for manufacuring


More...

This graphic depicts how one gets from the patient's particular viral sequence for the HIV protease to a ranked list of treatments, after going through multiple simulations to find the drug molecule most likely to bind to the protease and block its activity

Research by Prof Coveney highlighted on the BBC

Research by Professor Peter Coveney on how the use of computational biomedicine could be used to deliver personalised medicine, reported at the 2014 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) meeting in the Virtual Humans: Helping Faciliate Breakthroughs in Medicine sub-symposium (an audio file of the symposium is available for purchase on the AAAS website) and featured in the Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, has been highlighted on the BBC Science and Environment News website.
More...

RSC PCCP Hot Article: Atomistic Simulation of Bioglass

RSC PCCP Hot Article: Perspective on Bioglass Simulations

Dr Antonio Tilocca has recently had a paper highlighted as a hot article by the RSC. More...