Home » Newsletter

Newsletter

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, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

2nd School “Computational Modelling of Materials”

The 2nd School “Computational Modelling of Materials” within the H2020 project Materials Networking will be held on the 4th and the 5th of December, 2017 at the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Sofia University. The School is organized for the young scientists from the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy who will be able to learn the advanced methods and applications of computational modeling in the field of the materials science  from leading scientists from the three partnering organizations. Confirmed lecturers at the school until now are Dr. Yuki Nagata, Max Plank Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany, Prof. Eliseo Riuz, Dr. Sergio Madurga, Dr. Pablo Gamallo, University of Barcelona, Spain. The Programme of the 2nd School of the materials Networking project could be found here.

Newsletter 1