ETAs 2015

Professor George Attard awarded for 'Innovative Teaching'

20 May 2015

Professor George Attard from Chemistry was winner for 'Innovative Teaching’ at the recent University of Southampton Students’ Union Excellence in Teaching Awards 2015.


Postgraduate researchers battle it out to deliver the best ‘three minute thesis’

5 May 2015

Talented doctoral researchers from Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Ocean and Earth Sciences impressed academics and fellow students alike by talking about their PhDs in just 180 seconds in the Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences heat of the University of Southampton’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) contest. At stake was a place in the final competing against students from the other seven faculties.

Pint of Science

University researchers take part in Pint of Science Festival

24 April 2015

The University have announced a unique line up of science talks, demonstrations and live experiments that will take place in pubs across the city in May.

Athena SWAN Silver Award

Fairness and equality in Chemistry at Southampton recognised with an Athena SWAN silver award.

23 April 2015

Chemistry at the University of Southampton has been awarded an Athena SWAN (Scientific Women’s Academic Network) Silver Award, recognising its continuing efforts to support the career aspirations of female chemists, eliminating gender bias and promoting opportunities for all. This is the first Silver Award to be awarded at the University.

Dr Giuseppe Pileio

National prize for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance researcher

20 April 2015

Senior Research Fellow Dr Giuseppe Pileio has been awarded a prestigious joint prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry and Institute of Physics.

I’m a Scientist

I’m a Scientist – get me out of here

14 April 2015

Chemistry PhD student Frank Longford took on the ultimate challenge when he volunteered to answer questions from schoolchildren during daily online chat sessions. Along with fellow young scientists, he tackled dozens of questions as varied as ‘how many water particles would there be in the Atlantic Ocean?’, ‘how hot is the centre of the sun?’ and ‘who is your favourite football player?’*

Award winners

Sustainability success for Chemistry

30 March 2015

A team of students and staff in Chemistry have been recognised at this year’s Sustainability Action Awards.

Marco Facciotti

Recognition for research into how chemistry can help improve anti-corrosion additives for high voltage applications

13 March 2015

A swift two minute ‘elevator pitch’ presentation on his work into how chemistry can contribute to the study of corrosion countermeasures for insulating oils has won Southampton postgraduate researcher Marco Facciotti the Coal Research Forum 2015 prize. It was awarded at the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Early Career Energy Sector Chemists Symposium at Rolls Royce in Derby.


Southampton chemists take their science to Parliament

6 March 2015

Dr Peter Richardson, Rachael Wilkinson, and Julien de Sousa, are today (9 March) attending Parliament to present their science to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of SET for Britain poster competition and exhibition. Their work has been chosen from a wide range of applicants, to encourage, support and promote Britain's early-stage and early-career research scientists, engineers, technologists and mathematicians who are an essential part of continuing progress in and development of UK research and development.


Praise for Southampton chemist’s research paper on the use of fluorine molecules in pharmaceutical drugs

13 February 2015

A significant academic article published by Dr Ramon Rios Torres is one of the most influential reviews in its field to be published over the last two decades.