BANDGAP (Bright And Noble Durrantites Generating Artful Photophysics) is the annual conference held by and for the Durrant group. Started in 2003 as an annual away day, the conference became an opportunity to catch up with the group’s activities since 2016. The 2-3 day conference offers all postdocs and Ph d students a chance to discuss their research, challenges and ideas with others. There is also plenty of time to enjoy outdoor activities, sightseeing and relaxing with the group!
Bandgap 2020, Zoom, Online
Bandgap 2020 was a virtual edition with the destination of Zoom, in line with the COVID-19 regulations. As usual, group members gave some fascinating presentations on a diverse range of topics, including the sustainability and up-scalability of the materials we research. In addition to scientific talks, the program included how we can effectively utilise data automatisation, and dynamic discussions on our future research directions and strategy. Despite the alternative online format, the speakers stimulated lots of interesting conversations both during and following the event. Inspiring alumni talks also featured, shining light on energy policy and pursuing careers outside of academia, such as consulting. Sustenance for the conference was kindly provided through JustEat vouchers and both days of talks were concluded with instructor led virtual yoga classes, to stretch out before evening drinks and social activities.
Bandgap 2019, Lisbon, Portugal
Caption: Bandgap 2019, Lisbon, Portugal
Caption: James giving a Kick of talk discussing his involvement and future research directions in the fields of solar energy and photo catalysis!
Caption: Ludmilla gives us an overview of the importance of reducing CO2 emission!
Caption: An art installation at heart of Lisbon to raise awareness about plastic pollution at sea
Bandgap 2018, Malta
Caption: Bandgap-2018, Malta
Bandgap 2017, Isle of wight
Caption: Bandgap 2017, Isle of wight, UK
Bandgap 2016, Silwood park, Ascot
Caption: Bandgap 2016, Silwood Park, Ascot