Yorkshire gets £4 million electron-beam lithography facility
One of the most high-resolution electron-beam lithography systems in Europe will soon be helping scientists in Yorkshire break new ground in nanotechnology. The state-of-the art system is to be installed at the University of Leeds, thanks to a £2.7 million grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), in partnership with the Universities of Sheffield and York. Read more... (opens in new window)
Engineering academic wins prestigious Wolfson award
Professor Giles Davies is one of two University’s academics who has received a prestigious Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award. Read more... (opens in new window)
Current student Scott Bird to present poster at Faradays Discussion in Germany in April.
Scott will be highlighting some of his work on biotemplated cobalt doped nanomagnetic arrays at the event entitled ‘Fabrication, Structure and Reactivity of Anchored Nanoparticles’, a topic which falls inside Scott's area of research. Read more..
Chammas presents poster at the 25th Annual RNA Polymerase workshop
The RNA Polymerase (RNAP) workshop provides the opportunity for scientists from all backgrounds to come together and discuss work on and based around RNA polymerase. Read more...
Induction Week 2012
In September we welcomed our 2012 student cohort. This year our students enjoyed a four-day residential week at the Holiday Inn in the Sheffield.
Students were welcomed to the centre by the co-directors', Professor Giles Davies (University of Leeds) and Professor Graham Leggett (University of Sheffield) followed by a seminar delivered by Professor Christoph Walti, entitled ‘Engineering with molecules at the molecular scale’ and a series of team building activities.
The following days consisted of a number of team building activities, including a trip to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, a series of project presentations which would inform student choices for their lab rotations and seminars delivered by senior academics and industrial members of the centre.
- Simon Foster representing Absynth Ltd, entitled ‘Spinning out biotechnology’
- Professor Steve Evans, from the University of Leeds gave a presentation entitled ‘Engineering Lipid Membranes: from Protein Manipulation to Microbubbles for Therapeutic Delivery’
- Ed Quinn representing Avacta Group, gave a seminar entitled ‘From lab bench to factory’.
- Professor Steve Armes from University of Sheffield delivered a presentation entitled ‘Polymerisation-induced self-assembly’
- Visiting external examiner and member of the Industrial and Scientific Advisory Board, Professor Martyn Chamberlain delivered a presentation entitled ‘Manipulating Biological Entities with Terahertz Frequency Light’, followed by a seminar entitled ‘Interrogating, Imaging’. View photo's from the 2012 induction week...
Doctoral Training Centre Open Day
This is an annual event where you will have the opportunity to find out more about the Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecular-Scale Engineering. The open day is aimed at third and forth year students studying (or graduates who have studied) in the following areas: Engineering, Computing, Maths, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Transport Studies, Environmental Science, Geology, Geophysics and other relevant discipline areas.
The next open day will be in October/November 2013. If you would like to arrange a visit or if you have any further questions relating to the available studentships, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Industrial and Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB) inaugural meeting
Our first Industrial and Scientific Advisory Board meeting was held on 1 and 2 May 2012 at Weetwood Hall, Leeds. Senior academics from Durham, UCL and Birmingham universities together with industrial colleagues from Avacta, Swiss Precision Diagnostics, AstraZeneca, and Infinitesima met with students to discuss their project rotations and PhD project choices. The Board also worked with the Centre Directors to provide end-user input into the training and research opportunities provided for the students. Read more...