News from the Fluorine Research Group
Here are some "news" items from the Fluorine Research Group since 2000, they
are largely concerned with meetings and student graduation rather than each time
a paper gets accepted or published. If you have a modern css-complient browser
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- After many years with the Brisdon and Godfrey research groups
Nick Barnes moves on to a job at Nanaco - We'll miss him!
- And we will also miss Anthony Thomas
who a few weeks later also got a job, in his case at Tennant's Chemical
- Congratulations to our two MChem project students Sam Taylor
and Rebecca Broomfield not just on their excellent degree results,
but also for both having jobs before they graduated!
- Congratulations to Hana Alhanash following
her successful PhD thesis defence.
- And a couple of weeks later it was congratulations to
Fatma Alhanash following her successful PhD thesis
- Well done to Gregory Price not only
did he successfully defend his PhD, but he also got a prestigious EPSRC-funded 12-month
University of Manchester Doctoral Prize Fellowship!
- At the 9th RSC fluorine subject group meeting in
Southampton we were
represented by Chris Herbert (who won the postgraduate
presentation prize!) Anthony Thomas
and Hana Ghaba who both presented posters.
- The group was represented at the 19th International
Symposium on Fluorine Chemistry in the Teton mountains by Alan
Brisdon, Chris Herbert (both gave talks) and
Anthony Thomas (poster).
- Alan Brisdon was an invited plenary
speaker at the 2009 International Conference on Fluorine Chemistry in Kyoto,
where he presented the groups work on fluoroalkenyl, fluoroalkynyl and
- Congratulations to Andy Ballantyne
who has passed his PhD viva. He successfully defended his thesis describing the
preparation, properties and electrochemistry of room-temperature fluorinated
- Congratulations to Gavin Potter who has
received his PhD for his work on the synthesis of CF3-substituted aromatic
systems prepared by catalytic cyclisation reactions.
- Ian Crossley gets his PhD - his thesis
reports a series of trifluoropropynyl-containing compounds derived from the
- Jackie Greenall gets her PhD - her
work involved elemental fluorination of nitrogen bases and their uses as
- UMIST hosts the 2nd RSC Fluorine Subject Group Meeting
AND Ian Crossley (shown with Prof Eric Banks)
won the best presentation prize for his talk concerning
Brisdon is invited as a plenary lecturer at the ACS Fifteenth Winter
Fluorine Conference in Florida, USA. Jackie Greenall also
presents her work at this meeting.