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