Azeez Azeez successfully passed his viva exam - Congratulations!
Grand opening of the new home for the group - Materials Centre building.
Pictures to follow...
Agab Hewas successfully passed his viva exam - Congratulations!
New LIL Group website launched
http://www.leicester-ils.co.uk is on online with the new Internet presence you are currently visiting. The new site offers a comprehensive view on our projects, researchers and industry collaborations. We hope you like it and will appreciate your comments and feedback via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Government official visits ILD
Anna Cummins - Head of Regional Implementation, at the newly created DBIS (Department of Business, Innovation and Skills) visited the University of Leicester as part of her "Week in industry" secondment. She enjoyed a tour of the newly completed ILD facility in order to learn first-hand about the practical initiatives in the region and how the university addresses the regional knowledge transfer agenda.
China Business Bureau visits ILD
ILD took part in an event showcasing expertise from the University of Leicester to invited guests of the China Business Bureau. The visit was to promote opportunities for business partnerships and joint funding applications with China. The delegates were from the Chongqing region of China which has been twinned with Leicester/Leicestershire since 1991. The three delegates visiting the ILD were Prof. Fusheng PAN (President of Chongqing Academy of Science and Technologies, First Deputy Director-General of Chongqing Science and Technology Commission of Chongqing Government), Mr Shilong WANG (Dean of college of Mechanical Engineering of Chongqing University), and Mr Leiting LI (Director of Chongqing High Technology Incubation Center, Chief Staff of Department of International Cooperation of Chongqing Science and Technology Commission).
Andrew Abbott at the IUPAC conference
On 7 August, Prof. Andrew Abbott will give a keynote lecture on Green Metal Processing at the 42nd IUPAC congress in Glasgow.
University of Leicester at the Summer Science Exhibition
With the exhibit Plastics from Potatoes and Rubber from Rice Prof Abbott and his group contribute to the Summer Science Exhibition of the Royal Society.
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Ionic Liquid Demonstrator launched
The Ionic Liquid Demonstrator unit (ILD) was officially opened today by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Robert Burgess.
New EU funding for PolyZion Project
The EU application for the PolyZion was approved. PolyZion is aiming for a environmentally friendly zinc based batteries to be used in electric cars. The project will start in September 2009.
Industrial Chemistry Medal for Prof Abbott
Prof Andy Abbott was awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry Industrial Chemistry Medal at a special mini symposium at the University of Liverpool on the 15th April 2009.