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Visit of scientists from the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Sofia to University of Cambridge, UK within the H2020 Materials Networking project

From the 12th to the 15th of May, 2019, the members of the Management Committee of the H2020 Materials Networking project Prof. Georgi Vayssilov (Coordinator pf the project), Prof. Roumen Tsekov Prof. Tony Spassov, Assoc. Prof. Rosica Nikolova and Assoc. Prof. Elena Vassileva, visited the University of Cambridge, UK. Prof. Lindsay Greer, Head of the School of Physical Sciences and Professor of Materials Science from Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy (DMSM) and Prof. Vasant Kumar, Head of Materials Chemistry Group, Professor in Materials Chemistry in DMSM and Director of studies and Tutor of Trinity Hall, were the initiators and the hosts of this visit as a part of the ongoing activities within the H2020 Materials Networking project. The Bulgarian scientists had visited DMSM, the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (DCEB) as well as the Department of Chemistry as a part of the widening cooperation between the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Sofia and the University of Cambridge.

The program of the visit included meetings with Professor Paul Midgley, Head of the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy, Dr. James Keeler, Head of the Department of Chemistry, Dr Aga Iwasiewicz-Wabnig, Director of Partnership Development, Maxwell Centre, as well as with several researchers working in  different fields of the materials science as Professor Ruth Cameron Professor of Materials Science and joint Director of Cambridge Centre for Medical Materials, Professor Zoe Barber, Professor of Materials Science and member of the Device Materials Group, Professor Chris Pickard, Sir Alan Cottrell Professor of Materials Science, Dr Caterina Ducati, Reader in Nanomaterials, DMSM, Dr Jethro Akroyd Computational Modelling Group, DCEB, etc.

The MC members also discussed with Prof. Greer, prof. Kumar and Dr. Rumen Tomov the ongoing activities of the Materials networking project as well as the approaching end of the project and the final report.

At Trinity Hall, the fifth oldest College in the University of Cambridge, founded in 1350

Before the official dinner in the Chetwode Room, Trinity Hall

The next event within the calendar of the Materials Networking project is the 4th Workshop Advanced Materials, to be held between 21st and 25th of July, 2019 at St. Konstantin and Helena resort, Bulgaria. The workshop will be attended by more than 70 scientist from all 4 partnering organizations of the project, namely the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Sofia University, Bulgaria, coordinator of the project, University of Cambridge, UK, Max Plank Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany and the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Barcelona. More information about the event could be found at the project website http://materialsnetworking.eu/ and on the project Facebook page @ MaterialsNetworking.

 

“Advanced Materials” Workshop 21-25 July 2019, Sts. Constantine and Helena resort, Varna, Bulgaria

The 4th Workshop “Advanced Materials“, organized within the H2020 project Materials Networking, will take place from the 21st to 25th of July, 2019 in St. Konstantin and Helena resort, Varna, Bulgaria. The Workshop will be attended by scientists from all four partnering organizations of the project, namely Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Sofia University, Bulgaria, coordinator of the project, University of Cambridge, UK, Max Plank Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany and the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Barcelona.

The research topics that will be presented at the Workshop cover a broad range of advanced materials related scientific fields.

Plenary lectures will be given by Prof. Lindsey Greer, Head of the School of Physical Sciences and Professor of Materials Science from Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy (DMSM) and Prof. Pere Alemany i Cahner, Departament de Ciència de Materials i Quimica Fisica & Institut de Química Teòrica i Computacional, University of Barcelona. Lectures will be also presented by Prof. Vasant Kumar, Head of Materials Chemistry Group, Professor in Materials Chemistry in DMSM and Director of studies and Tutor of Trinity Hall, Professor Ruth Cameron, Professor of Materials Science and joint Director of Cambridge Centre for Medical Materials, Professor Zoe Barber, Professor of Materials Science and member of the Device Materials Group, Prof. Chris Pickard, Sir Alan Cottrell Professor of Materials Science, DMSM, Dr. Kaloian Koynov, Group leader,  Physics of Interfaces Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research,  Dr. Stanislav Balouchev, Group Leader, Photophysical Chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, etc.

On the 25th of July, the Steering Committee of the project will have a meeting at which there will be discussions about the project progress and achievement of the project goals and targets.

More information about the Workshop could be found in the project website

www.materialsnetworking.eu.

“Materials Networking” project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 692146.

 

 

 

 

“Advanced Materials” Workshop 21-25 July 2019, Sts. Constantine and Helena resort, Varna, Bulgaria

The 4th Workshop “Advanced Materials“, organized within the H2020 project Materials Networking, will take place from July 21st to 25th, 2019 in  Sts. Constantine and Helena resort resort, Varna, Bulgaria. The Workshop will be attended by scientists from all four partnering organizations of the project, namely Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Sofia University, Bulgaria, coordinator of the project, University of Cambridge, UK, Max Plank Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany and the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Barcelona.

The research topics that will be presented at the Workshop cover a broad range of scientific fields all related to the advanced materials. This workshop will combine lectures of experts from the partner institutions and from the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, showing the main achievements and progress of the research activities in the Faculty in the corresponding area, to facilitate the communications and networking with leading researchers from the partner institutions, and to focus the plans for the future research activities.

The workshop will end with a Steering Committee meeting, which will discuss the implementation of the main project activities so far, as well as the reporting activities in the last year of the project.

You can find more information about the application procedure here:

Advanced Materials Workshop 2019 Invitation

Advanced Materials Workshop 2019 Abstract Template

“Materials Networking” project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 692146.

Lecture of Yupar Myint Head of the Impulse Programme for Entrepreneurship, University of Cambridge, UK “Spreading the spirit of Enterprise: Cambridge Entrepreneurship”

Lecture of Yupar Myint

Head of the Impulse Programme for Entrepreneurship, University of Cambridge, UK

Spreading the spirit of Enterprise: Cambridge Entrepreneurship

21 March, 2019, 14:00 h at the Conference Hall of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Sofia University

The visit of Yupar Myint is within the framework of the project “Materials Networking”, funded by H2020, in which the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Sofia University is collaborationg with the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy of the University of Cambridge.

Yupar has more than 10 years of experiences in building up entrepreneurship programmes and international collaborations. She has been involved in developing of the Institute for Entrepreneurship Cambridge –Tirol (IECT) Hermann Hauser Summer School in Austria and serves as a programme director and mentor there. Yupar worked previously at the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL), at the Entrepreneurship Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS), where she led Ignite programme for over 11 years and at the European Foundation for Entrepreneurship Research (EFER) in the Netherlands that trains European professors to teach entrepreneurship. She has a particular interest in understanding the social capital effect in entrepreneurial development.

 

https://www.maxwell.cam.ac.uk/programmes/impulse-programme/impulse-team

 

 

 

Mechatronics and Clean Technologies Seminar, 15 February, 2019

The seminar aims at establishing working contacts with the industry in the field of Mechatronics and Clean Technologies.

It will be held on February 15, 2019 in the conference hall of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Sofia University.

Mechatronics and Clean Technologies Seminar program

Workshop “Advanced Materials” H2020 Materials Networking project, 21-25 July 2019, Bulgaria

As a part of the running Horizon 2020 project “Materials Networking” the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy – Sofia University is organizing the final “Advanced Materials” workshop, to be held from 21 to 25 July 2019. Тhe place is to be specified and announced as soon as possible.

Workshop “Advanced Materials” H2020 Materials Networking project, 11-14 September 2018, Djuni, Bulgaria

The 3rd Workshop “Advanced Materials“, organized within the H2020 project Materials Networking, took place from September 11th to 14th, 2018 in Duni, Bulgaria. The Workshop was attended by scientists from all four partnering organizations of the project, namely Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Sofia University, Bulgaria, coordinator of the project, University of Cambridge, UK, Max Plank Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany and the Faculty of Chemistry, University of Barcelona.

Group photo of the participant at the 3rd Workshop “Advanced Materials“, September 11th-14th, 2018, Duni, Bulgaria

Moreover, scientists from other research organizations such as Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, UK, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes, Australia, Institute of Chemistry, Skopje, Macedonia, University of Melbourne, Australia, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands and University College London, UK also took part in the Workshop.

The research topics presented at the Workshop covered a broad range of scientific fields all related to the advanced materials such as fuel cells, catalysis, smart materials, etc. At the Workshop were presented 1 plenary lecture, 33 oral presentations and 14 short presentations. The plenary speaker Prof. Konstantin Neyman from University of Barcelona gave a lecture entitled “Density-functional modelling of nanocomposite materials for catalysis and new energy technologies”. The short oral presentations were an opportunity for young researchers from all partnering organizations to present their research activities.

On 14th September, the Steering Committee of the project had a meeting at which it was discussed how the project progresses and how the project goals and targets had been achieved so far. Also, the plan for the project activities envisaged for the last year of the project was outlined and discussed.

“Materials Networking” project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 692146.

 

 

 

 

 

“Advanced Materials” Workshop, Duni, September 2018

As a part of the running Horizon 2020 project “Materials Networking” the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy – Sofia University is organizing a workshop “Advanced Materials”, to be held from 11 to 14 September 2018 at Marina Royal Palace, Duni, Bulgaria.

 The workshop aims at identifying mutual areas of interests and exchange of knowledge among the partners in the project, highlighting the major challenges in these topics. We kindly invite you to take part in the event presenting a lecture on a subject related to the workshop topic.

The programme for the workshop and the Book of Abstracts are available here:

Advanced Materials Workshop Programme

Book of Abstracts_Duni_2018

Scientists from the University of Cambridge visited the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Sofia

Within the frame of the Materials Networking Project, funded from the EU Horizon 2020 programme, from 17th to 20th of July, 2018, the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy was visited by worldwide known researchers from the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, UK. Prof. Lindsey Greer, Head of Physical Sciences Division of the University and Member of the Energy@Cambridge Strategic Advisory Board, visited the Faculty on 20th of July and presented a talk entitled “Extending the applicability of the glassy state”.

 During his visit, Prof. Greer had a meeting with the Vice Rector of University of Sofia Assoc. Prof. Eliza Stefanova and discussed topics of mutual interest connected with cooperation between the two universities in education and science.

 

 Prof. Vasant Kumar and Dr. Rumen Tomov visited the Faculty from 18th to 19th of July, 2018. Prof. Kumar presented a lecture entitled Sustainability of Materials in the Evolving Energy-Environment Paradigm”. During their visit the scientists from University of Cambridge had a meeting with the Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Sofia University as well as they had discussions on joint research topics and collaborations with scientists from the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy.

Meeting with journalists

On June 28th, 2018, at the Conference Hall of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski ” a presentation of the main activities carried out so far within the project” Materials Networking “, funded under the call TWINNING of the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission, took place. Journalists from different media were invited and attended the meeting. The meeting started with a description of the project, its objectives and major achievements presented by Prof. Georgi Vayssilov, Coordinator of the project. Afterwards, the main scientific topics of the research groups from the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, participating in the project, were presented. A brief discussion was held with the mass media representatives, followed by a lab tour showing three of the most advanced laboratories in the Faculty, namely the Pharmacognosy Laboratory, the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Laboratory,  and the Transmission Electron Microscopy Laboratory.