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 https://materialsnetworking.eu/ and on the project Facebook page @ MaterialsNetworking.