A list of news of the latest high impact research publications and prizes from the group. A full publication list can be found on the Publications Page.
Nanotechnology - Highlights of 2017
Congratulations to Dave Anthony whose article Applying a potential difference to minimise damage to carbon fibres during carbon nanotube grafting by chemical vapour deposition is featured in Nanotechnology's Highlights of 2017, available here. The collection showcases some of the best publications from 2017 across all sections of the journal.
First sighting of ‘pink phosphorus’ caged in carbon nanotubes
Congratulations to Martin Hart whose paper 'Encapsulation and Polymerization of White Phosphorus Inside Single-wall Carbon Nanotubes' is featured in RSC Chemistry World magazine. Image source Wiley-VCH.
New article in Nature Comm.
Congrats to Seb Pike and Ed White for their recent publication in Nature Communications entitled, "Simple Phosphinate Ligands Access New Zinc Clusters Identified in the Synthesis of ZnO Nanoparticles"!
Good News Digest
- Hin Chun's article in polymer chemistry is one of the most accessed of 2015!
- Aaron wins 2nd best speaker at the Materials Postgraduate Research day!
Congrats to all!
Jake Greenfield wins best UG prize at Imperial College
Jake Greenfield, an MSc student in the Shaffer group, has won best UG research project prize in the department. Congrats to Jake!
Milo out and about
Prof. Milo Shaffer presented to the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee in Westminster on the topic of "NANOTECHNOLOGY – Is It Safe and Useful?"
He has also recently led a "Specialist Study day" in the London International Youth Science Forum.
Thermally conductive fibres for wearable technology
Some of the nanocomposite fibres developed in our lab by Lee Wonjun has been applied for use in clothes, designed in collaboration with Iddo Wald of the RCA. More info
Milo receives a prize at the 115th KCS meeting
Milo receives an award from Professor Hong Seok Kim, President of the Korean Chemical Society, following his invited lecture at the 115th KCS Meeting. Congratulations to Milo!
New article on the cover of Polymer Chemistry
"Synthesis and characterization of branched fullerene-terminated poly(ethylene glycol)s" by Hin Chun Yau, Mustafa Bayazit and Milo Shaffer, click here to read the full article
New article on the cover of Advanced Functional Materials
Gold nanoparticle jewellery anyone?
Our own Jodie Melbourne teamed up with Sofie Boons of Royal College of Art to create jewellery using gold nanoparticles. These Gold nanoparticle jewellery displays a myriad of colours depending on the size of the nanoparticles used. Read more about this exciting partnership in this New York Times article. Photograph from sofieboons.com
Chemistry World article - structural supercapacitors
Collaborations between The Composites Centre in Imperial College and NANOSYL in Belgium has yielded a new carbon composite which combines both the strength of carbon fibres with the ionic conductivity of activated carbon. Prof. Milo Shaffer, who was recently admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, explains the concept and challenges faced in the report. Read more here.