Archive for the ‘Chemistry’ Category

Students describe their research in a limerick

Doctoral students at the University of Bath have been challenged to use their rhyming skills to describe their PhD research on social media in the form of a limerick.

Battery research to help super-charge electric vehicle revolution

Researchers from our Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies are part of a consortium of academic and industry partners awarded Government funding to improve battery technology.

Cooking fats could be affecting cloud formation

Fats released into the atmosphere from cookers such as deep fat fryers may be enhancing the formation of clouds, which have a major cooling effect on the planet.

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.

Bath chemist wins prestigious award for life-saving idea

University of Bath chemist Dr Asel Sartbaeva has won a prestigious award for her outstanding contribution to science at the WISE Awards for women in science, technology and engineering.

Asel Sartbaeva wins IChemE award

Dr Asel Sartbaeva from the Department of Chemistry has won the Biotechnology Award at the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Global Awards 2017 for her work on a new way to keep vaccines safe without refrigeration.

Dr Asel Sartbaeva wins IChemE award

Dr Asel Sartbaeva from the Department of Chemistry has won the Biotechnology Award at the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Global Awards 2017 for her work on a new way to keep vaccines safe without refrigeration.

Testing wastewater could give early warning system for preventing epidemics

New ‘water fingerprinting’ technology developed by researchers at the University of Bath to test a city’s water could soon be mitigating infectious disease, limiting the spread of antibiotic resistant “superbugs” such as E. coli, and enabling authorities to monitor the overall health of the public.

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Step towards better ‘beyond lithium’ batteries

A step towards new “beyond lithium” rechargeable batteries with superior performance has been made by researchers at the University of Bath.

Prof Saiful Islam gives Christmas Lectures in Singapore

Professor Saiful Islam recently visited Singapore to deliver the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures as part of the Singapore Science Festival 2017.

University of Bath licences detection kit for sugar-damaged proteins

The University of Bath today announced it had entered a licensing agreement with Abcam, an innovator in reagents and tools, to make a new fluorescent detection probe kit for researchers globally. The product developed by scientists at the University of Bath, will help researchers quickly and efficiently detect proteins damaged by sugar, which are associated with many degenerative diseases.

Chemist awarded £1M to develop catalysts of the future

A University of Bath chemist has received £1M to develop cheaper and more environmentally friendly catalysts with potential applications in pharmaceuticals, agriculture, food additives and plastics.

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.

Supercharged: fuelling the future

Watch new video of Professor Saiful Islam bringing his RI Christmas Lectures to life at Bath Taps

Next-gen solar cells could be improved by atomic-scale redesign

Researchers from the Department of Chemistry have uncovered the mechanism that causes new solar cells to break down in air, paving the way for a solution.

Podcast: From Micelles to Materials

Karen Edler's research looks at ways to make materials that make themselves

Prof Saiful Islam wins Royal Society of Chemistry award

Professor Saiful Islam, from the Department of Chemistry, is the Royal Society of Chemistry Peter Day Award winner for 2017.

Computational Chemistry lecture: Wed 3 May

The University's annual David Parkin lecture will be delivered by Visiting Professor Vicente Moliner.