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We are pleased to announce the winners of the RSC Twitter Poster Conference 2017

We are delighted to announce the winners of the RSC Twitter Poster Conference 2017 (#RSCPoster).

The Royal Society of Chemistry Twitter Poster Conference is an online event held entirely over Twitter to bring members of the scientific research community together to share their research, network and engage in scientific debate.

Building upon the success of the previous two Analytical Science Twitter Poster Conferences, the 2017 poster conference encompassed all areas of the chemical sciences. The conference reached the scientific research community around the world, achieving 1,650 contributors, 6,473 tweets, an audience of 2,770,749 and 11,841,519 total impressions.

You can find out all the details about the conference here.

The following winners have been awarded prizes for the nine subject categories-

Analytical – #RSCAnal

1st Prize
Matthew Healey, Loughborough University, Detecting Prion Diseases Using Aptamers and Tunable Resistive Pulse Sensing

2nd Prize
Laena D’Alton, La Trobe University, 3D-printed optical sensor chip for cell and particle analysis and Modified chitosan as an alternative to paper in paper-based sensing

3rd Prize
Sarah Hampson, Loughborough University, 3D-printed optical sensor chip for cell and particle analysis

Chemical Biology – #RSCChemBio

1st Prize
Novenia Oerip Ariyani‏, Nanyang Technological University, Protein nanocage-stabilized emulsion: The first nonviral protein nanocage.

2nd Prize
Michael J Booth, University of Oxford, Light-activated communication in synthetic tissues

3rd Prize
Jean-Marc Henry, University of Manchester, Integrated catalysis opens new arylation pathways via regiodivergent enzymatic C-H activation

Education – #RSCEdu

1st Prize
Michael Seery, The University of Edinburgh, Peer Assessment of Laboratory Skills

2nd Prize
Dino Spagnoli, The University of Western Australia, Technology to Develop Transferable Skills + Enhance the Lab Experience in 1st Year Chemistry

3rd Prize
Fraser Scott, University of Lincoln, A Very Brief Overview of Scott’s Numeracy Framework: A Refinement of Hogan’s

Environmental – #RSCEnv

1st Prize
Nadine Borduas, ETH Zurich, The atmospheric fate of organic nitrogen compounds

2nd Prize
Nigel Richards, Cardiff University, Exploring the effect of heat treatments on 2 wt% Pd-Al2O3 for N2O decomposition

3rd Prize
Zeljka Kesic, University of Belgrade, Biodiesel synthesis using mechanochemically obtained mixed oxide catalyst

Inorganic – #RSCInorg

1st Prize
Jason Dutton, La Trobe University, A New Family of Au (III) Trications

2nd Prize
Suzanne Jansze, EPFL, Size matters

Materials – #RSCMat

1st Prize
David Lunn, University of Oxford, Versatile and scalable synthesis of functional lipids for material applications

2nd Prize
Adam Squires, University of Bath, Breaking the mould: lipid cubic phases as templates for catalytic metal nanomaterials

3rd Prize
Zachariah Page, University of California, Santa Barbara, Lights, camera, action: Photoswitches & photopolymerizations shot in real time with NMR

Nanoscience – #RSCNano

1st Prize
Samuel Hinman, University of California Riverside, DNA linkers and diluents for ultrastable gold nanoparticle conjugates

2nd Prize
Paolo Actis, University of Leeds, Creative use of electrowetting to perform biopsies from living cells

3rd Prize
Valerio Voliani, Istituto Italiano Di Tecnologia, Passion fruit-like nano-architectures as cleavable inorganic theranostics

Organic – #RSCOrg

1st Prize
Neil Keddie, University of St Andrews, All cis-1,2,3,4,5,6-hexafluorocyclohexane: the most polar aliphatic molecule currently identified

2nd Prize
James Birkett and Joe Sweeney, University of Huddersfield, Iron catalysed synthesis of novel spirocyclic heterocycles

Physical – #RSCPhys

1st Prize
Andrea Villa-Torrealba, Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research, Degrees of Freedom of Soft Particles

2nd Prize
Gieberth Rodriguez-Lopez, Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research, Anomolous Diffusion of a Brownian Droplet Under Oswald Ripening

3rd Prize
Matthew Ryder, University of Oxford, Mechanical Trends and Elastic Anomalies Underpinning the Stability of Isoreticular Zirconium-Based Metal-Organic Frameworks

The RSC Twitter Poster Conference 2017 audience award for most re-tweeted and liked poster is awarded to-

Jo-Han Ng, University of Southampton Malaysia Campus, Telepresence Learning of Chemistry using Minecraft in Virtual Reality, entered in the #RSCEdu category.

The winners received cash prizes, RSC book or OA journal vouchers, or 6 month digital subscriptions to Chemistry World. We would like to give special thanks to external sponsors Fluorochem, Morton Fraser and Thermofisher for their prize donations and support for the conference.

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to the scientific community for making the conference such a big success!

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Celebrating our Outstanding Reviewers in 2016

We want to make sure that our journals deliver rigorous and fair peer review and we wouldn’t be able to achieve that commitment without the amazing contribution of our reviewers.

In 2016, nearly 50,000 individual reviewers provided a review for one or more of our journals.  Every one of them is contributing to the efforts of our community to advance excellence in the chemical sciences. Our community is truly a global one, with reviewers coming from over 100 different countries.

We want to celebrate some of the individuals who’ve made significant contributions to our journals by reviewing for us over the last 12 months, by publishing a list of Outstanding Reviewers for each of our journals. The lists will be published on each journal blog on Friday 24 February 2017 and each journal will also publish a special Editorial in the coming weeks. Each Outstanding Reviewer will also receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

While it’s not possible to list everyone, we would like to say a big thank you to all of the reviewers that have supported our journals. We would also like to thank all our journal Editorial and Advisory Boards and the chemical community for their continued support as authors, reviewers and readers.

Congratulations to all the Outstanding Reviewers in 2016!

If you would like to become a reviewer for any of our journals, just contact the journal by email with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé.  You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre.

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And the winners are…

As part of our participation in Peer Review Week, we ran a prize draw for our reviewers. Anyone who provided a review for one of our journals between 19 September 2016 and 16 October 2016 was automatically entered for a chance to win a fantastic prize!

The winners have now been selected at random, with the first three winning an Apple iPad and then next ten winning a six-month subscription to Chemistry World.

The lucky reviewers that will receive an iPad are….

Name Institution Country
Le Yu Nanyang Technological University Singapore
Bin Hu Wuhan University China
Claudia Kummerloewe Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences Germany

The reviewers that have won a six-month subscription to Chemistry World are….

Name Institution Country
Kaushik Chatterjee Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore India
A. Stephen K. Hashmi Heidelberg University Germany
Xiaolin Wang City University of Hong Kong China
W. Henderson The University of Waikato New Zealand
Julia Laskin Pacific Northwest National Laboratory United States
Robert Phipps University of Cambridge United Kingdom
Feng Guo Pennsylvania State University United States
Shengfang Li Hubei Polytechnic University China
William Wuest Temple University United States
E. Ruijter VU University Amsterdam Netherlands

Please join us in congratulating all of the winners!

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Review and win!

When you give your time as a reviewer for a Royal Society of Chemistry journal, you are part of the world’s leading chemistry community, supporting us in advancing excellence in the chemical sciences.  As a little added bonus to celebrate Peer Review Week, for the next four weeks you will also be in with a chance of winning a fantastic prize!

The first three lucky winners will receive an Apple iPad and 10 runners-up will collect a free 6 month digital subscription to Chemistry World the Royal Society of Chemistry’s flagship magazine featuring the latest chemistry news, research updates, features, opinions, podcasts and more. This offer also includes a 25% discount on a 12 month digital subscription after the end of the free access period.

Entry couldn’t be simpler – a reviewer who submits a review for any of our journals between 19 September 2016 and 16 October 2016 will be automatically eligible for a chance to win.  Winners will be selected at random and announced in the first week of November 2016.*

If you would like to become a reviewer for any of our journals, just contact the journal by email with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé.  You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre.

P.S. Did you know that all reviewers for our journals are entitled to a 25% discount on books published by the Royal Society of Chemistry?  Contact booksales@rsc.org for more information.

*Reasonable efforts will be made to contact the winner(s). If the winner(s) cannot be contacted, we reserve the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant drawn at random. We reserve the right to reject entries from entrants not entering into the spirit of the competition.

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Celebrating our 2016 prize and award winners

Prizes and awards 2016

Across the scientific community, talented groups and individuals are shaping the future of the chemical sciences.

For over 140 years, we’ve been acknowledging and celebrating that talent with our prizes and awards programme.

Our awards reflect the exceptional achievements and diverse nature of our community, across academia, education and industry. Winners have come from a vast range of specialisms, backgrounds, countries and communities. Many have gone on to be Nobel Laureates. All have proved that passion, excellence and dedication deserve recognition and reward.

In celebration of our 2016 prizes and awards, we have collected articles from across our journals to showcase some of the remarkable contributions made by this year’s winners.

All articles are free to access until 5th June 2016.

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Dr Robert Parker, Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Chemistry says:
“It is an honour to recognise the illustrious achievements of our prize and award winners in our 175th anniversary year.

“We were founded in 1841 by a group of academics, industrialists and doctors who understood the power of the chemical sciences to change our world for the better. Our winners share that vision and are advancing excellence in their fields, whether through innovative research or inspirational teaching and outreach.

“We are proud to celebrate and support the work of inspiring and influential individuals, whose work has the potential to improve so many lives.”

Did you know?

An incredible 47 previous winners of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s awards have gone on to win Nobel Prizes for their pioneering work, including Harry Kroto, Fred Sanger and Linus Pauling. Indeed, one of the 2012 Royal Society of Chemistry prize winners, Arieh Warshel, was awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

A full list of winners and more information about the Royal Society of Chemistry prizes and awards can be found at: rsc.li/awards-prizes-2016

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http://rsc.li/rscwinners2016-collection

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Celebrating the 2015 RSC Prize and Award Winners

RSC Prizes & Awards

Each year the Royal Society of Chemistry presents prizes and awards to chemical scientists who have made a considerable contribution in their area of research, in industry and academia. The prizes and awards give recognition to these contributions from leading scientists.

In celebration of the 2015 RSC Prizes and Awards, we have collected together some of the exciting research recently published by the winners. This collection showcases articles authored by the winners from across the Royal Society of Chemistry’s journals portfolio, and all articles are free to access to all until June 6th 2015.

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Dr Robert Parker, Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Chemistry says:
“It is always a pleasure to recognise excellence in the chemical sciences and I am pleased to acknowledge the illustrious achievements of our prize and award winners this year.”

“Whether they work in research, industry or academia, our winners are the very best in their fields, and they can be very proud to follow in the footsteps of some of the most influential and important scientists around the world.”

“In a complex and changing world, chemistry and the chemical sciences are vital in responding to some of humanity’s biggest challenges and our prize and award winners are at the forefront of meeting that challenge.”

Did you know?

An incredible 47 previous winners of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Awards have gone on to win Nobel Prizes for their pioneering work, including Harry Kroto, Fred Sanger and Linus Pauling. Indeed, one of the 2012 Royal Society of Chemistry Prize winners, Arieh Warshel, was awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

A full list of winners and more information about RSC Prizes and Awards can be found at: www.rsc.org/awards

Like what you read? Why not share it with your colleagues, using this convenient short link:

http://rsc.li/rscwinners2015-collection

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Prizes and Awards nominations now open

Achievements by individuals and teams in advancing the chemical sciences should be celebrated. That’s why at the Royal Society of Chemistry we have over 80 Prizes and Awards covering all areas of the chemical sciences.

Plus, for 2015, our eight refocused Industry & Technology Awards recognise outstanding innovation, community engagement, industry–academia collaborations, entrepreneurship and science by individuals and teams in the chemical sciences industry:

•    Chemistry World Entrepreneur of the Year Award
•    Creativity in Industry Prize
•    Industrial Analytical Science Award
•    Inspiration and Industry Award
•    Materials for Industry – Derek Birchall Award
•    Organic Industrial Chemistry Award
•    Teamwork in Innovation Award
•    Young Industrialist of the Year Award

Rewarding Excellence, Gaining Recognition

Winning is good for your reputation and good for your business.

Any individual or team can be nominated for an award. But nominations are down to you, our Royal Society of Chemistry members. Do you want to:

…raise the profile of your organisation?
…reward your colleague or employee for their achievements?
…win up to £5000 and the opportunity to raise awareness of your work?

If you know someone that deserves recognition, nominate them today.

Or, if you have made a significant contribution to advancing the chemical sciences or chemical sciences industry, ask a Royal Society of Chemistry member to nominate you.

Nominations close on 15 January 2015.

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Celebrating the 2014 RSC Prize and Award Winners

RSC Prizes & Awards

Each year the Royal Society of Chemistry presents prizes and awards to chemical scientists who have made a considerable contribution in their area of research, in industry and academia. The prizes and awards give recognition to these contributions from leading scientists.

In celebration of the 2014 RSC Prizes and Awards, we have collected together some of the exciting research recently published by the winners. This collection showcases articles authored by the winners from across the Royal Society of Chemistry’s journals portfolio, and all articles are free to access to all until June 6th 2014.

Access the full collection

Dr Robert Parker, Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Chemistry says:
 “Each year we present Prizes and Awards to chemical scientists who have made an outstanding contribution, be that in their area of research, in industry or academia. We’re working to shape the future of the chemical sciences for the benefit of science and humanity and these Prizes and Awards give recognition to true excellence. Our winners can be very proud to follow in the footsteps of some of the most influential and important chemical scientists in history.”

 

Did you know?

An incredible 47 previous winners of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Awards have gone on to win Nobel Prizes for their pioneering work, including Harry Kroto, Fred Sanger and Linus Pauling. Indeed, one of the 2012 Royal Society of Chemistry Prize winners, Arieh Warshel, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry last year.

A full list of winners and more information about RSC Prizes and Awards can be found at: www.rsc.org/awards

 

Like what you read? Why not share it with your colleagues, using this convenient short link:

http://rsc.li/rscwinners-collection

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SET for Britain 2014 competition

If you’re an early-stage researcher undertaking an exciting scientific project, why not enter the 2014 SET for Britain competition for a chance to win up to £3000?

SET for Britain is an annual poster competition supported by the Royal Society of Chemistry along with other learned societies. The event aims to encourage and promote early-career scientists and engineers, as well as raising the profile of science and engineering within the Houses of Parliament.

There are five subject categories – biological and biomedical science, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, physics – and prizes are awarded in each category for the posters that best communicate high level science to a lay audience. The gold prize is £3,000, silver is £2,000 and bronze is £1,000.

Finalists will have the opportunity to present their research at the House of Commons Marquee on 17th March 2014, hosted by Andrew Miller MP, Chair of the Science and Technology Select Committee, where the prizes will be awarded and the overall winner will receive the Westminster medal.

The closing date for entries is Monday 20th December 2013. Find out more on our website.

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Prizes and Awards nominations open

The Royal Society of Chemistry’s Prizes and Awards recognise achievements by individuals, teams and organisations in advancing the chemical sciences. There are over 80 Prizes and Awards available covering all areas of the chemical sciences, with prize money of up to £5000 to be won.

The main categories are:

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Biosciences

Environment, Sustainability and Energy

Inorganic Chemistry (Dalton Division)

Materials Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Physical Chemistry (Faraday Division)

Industry & Technology

In addition, we have a new award this year, the Industrial Analytical Science Award, to recognise and celebrate the great contribution of analytical science in industry.

To view the full list of Prizes and Awards and to make a nomination, visit www.rsc.org/awards

Nominations open until 15 January 2014

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