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Departmental Seminar


TITLE: The twist-bend nematic phase

DATE: Wednesday 14th February, 2018

VENUE:    Chemistry Seminar Room East

TIME:     11:00 a.m.

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corrie imrie


Corrie Imrie received a BSc degree in Chemistry from the University of Southampton in 1984, where he remained to complete a PhD under the supervision of Geoffrey Luckhurst, graduating in 1988. He spent a further two years in Aberdeen as a Fellow of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. In 1989 he moved to the University of Massachusetts in Amherst as an AFOSR Research Fellow in Frank Karasz’s group. Since 1992 he has been at the University of Aberdeen where he has held a number of roles including serving as Head of School. In 1993 he was awarded the British Liquid Crystal Society Young Scientist Prize, in 2011 the British Liquid Crystal Society Cyril Hilsum Medal, and in 2012, the International Liquid Crystal Society LG Display Award. In 2015 he was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award by the College of Physical Sciences. He served as Chair of the British Liquid Crystal Society between 2007 and 2009. He is the Editor of the journal Liquid Crystals.


Visiting Professor from University of Cambridge- Dr Finian Leeper

Departmental Seminar


TITLE:         Bioorthogonal Chemistry for Cancer Imaging

DATE:            Thursday 4th May, 2017

TIME:            11:00 a.m.

VENUE:         Chemistry Seminar Room East



Departmental Seminar


TITLE: Teaching Molecular Electronic Structure Theory Using Graphical Representations

DATE: Friday 17 February, 2017

VENUE:    Chemistry Seminar Room East

TIME:     11:00 a.m.

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Professor Pulay (born on September 20, 1941 in Veszprém, Hungary) is a theoretical chemist. He is the main author of the PQS (Parallel quantum Solutions) computational chemistry program. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2003 Schrödinger Medal, World Association of Theoretically Oriented Chemists and the Alexander Von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award (1995). He is also a member of many recognized organizations including International Academy of Quantum Molecular Sciences and the International Society for Theoretical Chemical Physics.



Departmental Seminar

TITLE:        Radioactive Ion Beams in Materials Research – Examples from studies undertaken at the On-line RIB facility ISOLDE at CERN

DATE:                  Thursday 19 January, 2017

VENUE:                Chemistry Seminar Room East

TIME:                   11:00 a.m.

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Professor Bharuth-Ram currently holds positions of Honorary Research Professor, Durban University of Technology, Professor Emeritus, University of KwaZulu-Natal and Honorary Senior Research Associate, iThemba LABS, South Africa.

Prior to that he held several roles, most notable are Professor and Head of Department of Physics at University of Durban-Westville (UDW); Dean, Faculty of Science at UDW and also Head of the National Advisory Council on Innovation, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa.

His current research activities are mainly focused on applications of radioactive ion beams in materials research. His interdisciplinary research represents collaborations with the Universities of Goettingen and Jena (Germany) and Lisbon (Portugal), and the ISOLDE Collaboration at CERN.



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