Our group studies the ultrafast dynamics of excited states in nature-inspired molecules using gas-phase time resolved ion yield and velocity map ion imaging spectroscopies along with solution-phase transient electronic and vibrational absorption spectroscopies.
Tosin gives talk at departmental "Breaking Barriers" online seminar
In honour of black history month we had the opportunity to celebrate the contribution of the black community to Chemistry. As part of this, Tosin gave an excellent talk on his work regarding UV-filter candidates inspired by nature. Following this, two further talks were given. The first was given by Maria Kariuki of the Perrier group and included a discussion on the experience of being black in STEM fields followed by an introduction to Maria's work on supramolecular assemblies. The second talk discussed nanoscale electrical imaging for green applications and was given by Segun Wahab of the Warwick electrochemistry and interfaces group. All three talks together contributed to an excellent event!
Team Stavros hosts the Spectroscopy and Dynamics Group Meeting 2020
The annual RSC Spectroscopy and Dynamics Group (SDG) Meeting was held at Warwick between the 6th and the 8th of January 2020. This was, as it always is, an excellent conference where the spectroscopy community gets to meet and share their recent discoveries. The legendary SDG quiz also took place after the conference dinner and included a practical round to keep the tradition for Warwick-led SDG quizes!
IAS Residential Fellows visit the Stavros Group from Lisbon
During the week of the 14th to the 18th of October, Nat hosted Prof. Manuel Prieto and Prof. Berberan-Santos from the Instituto Superior Técnico of Lisbon, who visited Warwick thanks to an IAS Residential Fellowship. The week consisted many talks, tutorials, meetings and experiments on new collaborative research on organic LEDs. And, of course, a trip to our favourite Afghani restaurant! It was a pleasure to welcome our visitors and we hope to meet them again soon.
Mitch and Emily make the mainstream media!
Following a recent publication in Nature Comms (Towards symmetry driven and nature inspired UV filter design, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-12719-z) Mitch and Emily's work made the mainstream media, catching the attention of both The Independent and The Telegraph, who both published articles based on the work.
Link to the article in The Independent: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/sunscreen-suncream-eco-friendly-longer-lasting-protein-plants-discovery-a9161921.html