January: Dave Growney attends LUM conference in Berlin and presents a talk on the dispersion of carbon black particles in non-aqueous solutions, Chem. Mater paper accepted titled: "Visible Mie Scattering from Hollow Silica Particles with Particulate Shells"
February: Mark Williams passes his PhD Viva, Langmuir paper accepted titled: "Double Emulsions and Colloidosomes-in-Colloidosomes Using Silica-Based Pickering Emulsifiers"
March: Trip to ESRF: "SAXS study of the mechanism for the reversible worm to sphere transition of thermosresponsive diblock copolymer micelles", Polym. Chem. paeper accepted titled: "RAFT polymerization of hydroxy-functional methacrylic monomers under heterogeneous conditions: effect of varying the core-forming block ", Boimeter. Sci. paper accepted titled: "Translocation of flexible polymersomes across pores at the nanoscale", JACS paper accepted titled: "Thermoresponsive diblock copolymer worm gels in non-polar solvents", Soft Matter paper accepted titled: "Aqueous block copolymer worm gels can be readilyreconstituted from freeze-dried worms", Dr N. Warren visits Japan to present at two Universities, Dr. Beulah McKenzie joins Research group, Dr. Xuan Xue leaves Research group
April: Liam Ratcliffe passes his PhD Viva, Kay Doncom joins Reasearch group
May: A huge congratulations to Prof. Steve Armes for being named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. See here
6th May: Again congratulations, as Prof. Steve Armes has been awarded the 2014 Royal Society of Chemistry Interdisciplinary Prize, a prestigious national prize for his outstanding contribution to the field of space science. See here
12th May: Dave Growney's first paper accepted for publication in Langmuir, titled: "Micellization and Adsorption Behavior of a Near-Monodisperse Polystyrene-based Diblock Copolymer in Non-Polar Media" See here
20th May: Congratulations to Matt Derry, who won the prize for the best poster presentation at Lubrizol conference for the second year running
June: Trip to Diamond Synchrotron Facility (Oxfordshire) for SAXS analysis (Dr. Oleksandr Mykhaylyk, Dr. Nick Warren, Dr. Lee Fielding, Dr. Pengcheng Yang, Matt Derry, Charlotte Mable)
July: UK Colloids 2014, with talks from: Prof. Steve Armes, Dr. Kate Kirkham, David Growney, Vicki Cunningham. Posters presented by: Dr. Mark Williams, Dr. Pengcheng Yang, Matt Derry, Lizzy Jones, Vicki Cunningham. YRM 2014 (Durham), with talk from: Matt Derry. Posters presented by: Dr. Liam Ratcliffe, David Growney, Matt Derry, Joe Lovett, Nick Penfold, Charlotte Mable
August: ACS International Conference (San Francisco), with talks from: Prof. Steve Armes, Dr. Mark Willimas, Dr. Lee Fielding, Dr. Nick Warren, Dr. Andrew Morse, David Growney, and Vicki Cunningham. Posters presented by: Dr. Nick Warren, Dr. Liam Ratcliffe, Matt Derry, David Growney, Lizzy Jones, Charlotte Mable (for which a prize was awarded), Vicki Cunningham, Joe Lovett. Armes Group Summer BBQ