Archive for the ‘CSCT’ Category

CSCT Blog: Italian Women Inventors & Innovators Prize

We speak to Isabella Poli, an MSCA-FIRE fellow at the CSCT who was selected as a finalist in the ITWIIN 2017 competition.

Simple water test could prevent crippling bone disease

Researchers from our Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies and Water Innovation & Research Centre have developed a simple colour-changing test for fluoride levels in water that tell you if the water is safe to drink. They are working with charity The Nasio Trust to develop a test that can be used in remote areas of Africa where high levels of fluoride in the drinking water causes the crippling bone disease fluorosis.

Volunteering at Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2017

CSCT student Suzy Wallace blogs about her experience of helping at The Summer Science Exhibition.

CSCT expert comments on water research

Antoine Buchard, Whorrod Research Fellow at the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies, discusses Carnegie Mellon research paper that has been published in Green Chemistry.

Home is where clean water flows

Vicky De Groof, CSCT student, blogs about her experience at the 5th IWA Young Water Professionals BeNeLux (Belgium-Netherlands-Luxembourg) conference.

European Materials Research Society meeting: Two years on!

Suzy Wallace {postgrad student) is working towards her PhD on 'Overcoming the efficiency bottleneck of metal sulfide solar cells' with Professor Aron Walsh, Professor Chris Bowen and Professor Mark Weller.

Over 200 gather for successful 8th CSCT Summer Showcase

Organised by PhD students, the annual CSCT Summer Showcase brought together academics, students and industrial representatives from around the world, to participate in talks, panel discussions, polls, ignite talks on this year's theme of circular economy.

Video: Making biodegradable plastic from sugar & fizz

Scientists in the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies have developed a new, much safer way of making BPA-free biodegradable plastic from sugar and carbon dioxide.

Scientists make plastic from sugar and carbon dioxide

Researchers from our Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies have developed a new type of sustainable, biodegradable plastic from sugar and carbon dioxide. The plastic is a safer, BPA-free alternative to using petrochemicals.

Scientists make biodegradable microbeads from cellulose

Scientists and engineers from our Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies have developed biodegradable cellulose microbeads from a sustainable source that could potentially replace harmful plastic ones that contribute to ocean pollution.

Developing the next generation of solar cells at Oxford PV

Oliver Weber (CSCT postgrad) is working with scientists and engineers at Oxford Photovoltaics, a start-up company spun out from Oxford University research that aims to scale up and commercialise perovskite solar cells (so named for the crystal structure of the absorber material).

A trip to Parliament for Voice of the Future 2017

Caitlin Taylor (CSCT) attended an event, organised by the Royal Society of Biology, which allows young scientists and researchers to ask questions to MPs and select committees.

CSCT Summer Showcase: 10 & 11 Jul

Multidisciplinary conference on Sustainable Chemical Technologies for a Circular Economy

Wellies at the ready: Team building in the wilderness

Alison Ryder and Megan Stalker sum up CSCT Cohort 2016's three-day team building residential at Magdalen Farm where they experienced a diverse landscape, connected with nature and learnt from sustainable living.

Challenges in energy & healthcare

Apply to attend a GW4 research sandpit to develop research collaborations and specific project proposals

Sensors – diagnostics for sustainable healthcare: Wed 12 Apr

The Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) brings together expert speakers from the UK and Europe along with researchers at the CSCT to present the latest developments in sustainable healthcare technologies with a particular emphasis on sensors.

'Supercharged' day of family fun at the Royal Institution

CSCT students take some of their energy exhibits to family fun day at the Royal Institution

Marketing Saiful Islam's Ri Christmas Lectures

In the time between Saiful being announced as the Ri's Christmas Lecturer last August, through to the broadcast dates over Christmas, the Research Marketing Team worked closely with him and staff at the Ri to ensure we made the most of the event from a marketing perspective - both in terms of Saiful's own research and expertise, as well as gaining maximum exposure for the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies, the Department of Chemistry and the University more generally.

Chemistry, capoeira & coffee at the Copacabana

Jamie Courtenay, student from CSCT, writes about his recent visit to two Brazilian states.

Scientists make plastic from Christmas trees

Scientists from the CSCT have developed a renewable plastic from a chemical found in pine needles