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.

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Southampton to share £8m for DNA research

30 January 2015

The University of Southampton is to share in £8m funding to help create the DNA starting blocks for synthetic biology.

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Seeking partners for top level research collaborations

28 January 2015

Southampton chemists have been meeting their counterparts at two of the world’s leading research centres to establish new international collaborations.

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Carbon funding for Chemistry’s ‘Try before you buy’ laboratory

6 January 2015

A team in have Chemistry received carbon management funding to trial new laboratory equipment that uses less water and less power than traditional equipment, as well as reducing the amount of chemicals used in the department.


Chemistry recognised for internationally excellent and world-leading research

18 December 2014

At the University of Southampton, we have sealed our position as one of the UK’s top research universities, ranking 11th for the volume of our high quality research in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

Marco Facciotti

Chemistry researcher becomes the youngest member of international working group on electric systems

17 December 2014

Postgraduate researcher Marco Facciotti has been invited to join a prestigious international working group that advises the electrical power industry around the world.

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Minister officially opens unique composite material facility

25 November 2014

The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science and Cities, officially opened the University of Southampton’s state-of-the-art Advanced Composite Materials Facility on Thursday 20 November.

Dr Nuria Garcia-Araez

Prestigious prize for Southampton electrochemist

17 November 2014

Lecturer Nuria Garcia-Araez has been named the best young Spanish electrochemist by the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry. The prize recognises her outstanding academic career in electrochemistry and her most recent work to improve the performance of lithium batteries in electric cars.