Professor reaches 500th paper milestone

Professor Steve Armes from Chemistry is celebrating a major academic milestone with the publication of his 500th paper. The paper recently appeared online in the prestigious Journal of the American Chemical Society, and explores how the growth of microscopic hollow polymer particles takes place in water, and the process by which the particles are formed. This work, and other recent research carried out by Steve and […]

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Science researchers compete for policy prize

New researchers working in science found out how to apply their expertise to the political process by taking part in a University competition. The University’s Science In Policy group organised a contest for interdisciplinary groups of postgraduate and early career researchers. They were tasked with producing a POSTnote: a four-page briefing document similar to ones produced by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. The winning team was […]

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Prizes for exceptional staff contributions

Staff in the Faculty of Science have been handed prizes in recognition of their exceptional contributions. At today’s Faculty Forum, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Tony Ryan presented Dr David Finger with the 2014 award Prize for Best Researcher. David works in Chemistry with Professor Jane Grasby. He was awarded the prize for the wide range of departmental duties he has taken on – from mentoring and training students to helping maintain […]

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Researchers plan conference to bridge the gap between science and policy

Early career researchers at the University of Sheffield have organised a conference around the role of science in policy. The Science In Policy conference on Friday 7 November is aimed at researchers (PhD students, postdocs, research assistants and academics) in the fields of biology, physics, chemistry and geography, as well as people working in other fields where science and policy meet, and others who may be interested. Is […]

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Young scientists meet Nobel Prize winner Sir Harry Kroto at fun workshop

Scientists of tomorrow visited the University of Sheffield on Tuesday for an exciting workshop hosted by an internationally renowned Nobel Prize winner and University of Sheffield graduate. Professor Sir Harry Kroto led an exciting hands on workshop for 50 year six schoolchildren from Monteney Primary School, Sheffield, and Holy Trinity School, Barnsley with his unique Buckyball Workshop. The pupils were able to engage with science and […]

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Hands-on science sessions for crowds of local schoolchildren

Dozens of schoolchildren from across the region were able to give science a go at two major events held this month. The Department of Chemistry opened its doors for an activity day as part of the Sheffield Outreach and Access to Medicine Scheme (SOAMS), and for the annual Salters’ Festival of Chemistry. At the SOAMS event, on Wednesday 4 June, 90 year nine pupils from across South Yorkshire and […]

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Staff and student successes celebrated at Academic Awards 2014

Staff and students in the Faculty of Science took home several trophies from the Academic Awards held last night at the Students’ Union. Based on student votes, the annual awards celebrate the people who go out of their way to make sure all students have an excellent experience of education at the University of Sheffield. Departments in the Faculty of Science were represented in the nominations shortlist […]

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Chemistry teacher wins prestigious University prize

A teacher in Chemistry has been given one of the University of Sheffield’s biggest honours. Dr Ed Warminski has earned a Senate Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. He is one of six members of staff this academic year to be given a Senate Award for Sustained Excellence. The awards are given to staff who have made a significant contribution to the University community. They are […]

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Chemist awarded national prize for his contribution to the field of space science

A chemistry professor has been awarded a prestigious national prize for his outstanding contribution to the field of space science. Professor Steven Armes, from the Department of Chemistry, was awarded the 2014 Royal Society of Chemistry Interdisciplinary Prize, which recognises work at the interface between chemistry and other disciplines. Professor Armes, who only last week was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, joined the University […]

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Equality awards for five departments

Five departments in the Faculty of Science have earned major awards for their work on gender equality. Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Physics and Astronomy, and the School of Mathematics and Statistics are among eight University of Sheffield departments recognised by Athena SWAN today. The five in science have been given Bronze Awards by the organisation, which monitors academic institutions to ensure that their employment […]

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