Category Archives: Chemistry

Royal Society of Chemistry Corday-Morgan Prize

Sharon Ashbrook, a physical chemistry professor at the University of St Andrews, was awarded the Corday-Morgan Prize for 2015. The award recognises the year’s most meritorious contributions to chemistry. Sharon’s research focuses on the application of multinuclear solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy techniques.

Athena SWAN awards

Congratulations to the Schools of Chemistry, Mathematics & Statistics and Psychology & Neuroscience for winning Athena SWAN awards.

School of Chemistry: Silver Award

School of Mathematics & Statistics: Bronze Award

School of Psychology & Neuroscience: Bronze Award

Industrial visit to Norway

Dr Upulani Somisara (postdoctoral research fellow in Chemistry) took part in an industrial visit to Norway for Scottish delegates, representing the University of St Andrews, EaStCHEM and the EU-funded SuBiCat International Training Network. One of the main aims was to visit the world’s most advanced bio-refinery and explore the feasibility of the same concept in Scotland.

Frotscher Prize for Helping Hands

Congratulations to Prof Sharon Ashbrook (Chemistry) for winning the 2014 Frotscher Medal for Helping Hands. The award recognises exceptional support to students by a staff member or another student. The prize has been established by the family of two St Andrews students in gratitude and recognition of the support those students received at St Andrews.

Three poster prizes for PhD student

Congratulations to Paula Sanz Camacho (second-year PhD student in Prof Sharon Ashbrook’s group, Chemistry), who was awarded poster prizes at the Annual Meeting of the St Andrews Centre for Magnetic Resonance (St Andrews, 2 June 2014), the Rocky Mountains Conference on Magnetic Resonance (Copper Mountain, Colorado, 13-17 July 2014) and at the International SMARTER 4 Meeting on NMR Crystallography (Durham, 1-4 September 2014).