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Molecular Engineering for Sustainable Energy Applications

When Jan 20, 2016
from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where LT1 Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, New Museums Site, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3RA
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Dr Jacqui Cole, Head of Structure and Dynamics research group at Cavendish will talk is on “Molecular Engineering for Sustainable Energy Applications”. 


There will be a small drinks reception following the talk.


Dr Cole’s bio: Dr. Jacqueline Cole is Head of the Structure & Dynamics group at the Cavendish Laboratory. She holds a Royal Society University Research Fellowship and, from May 2008, she holds this Fellowship concurrently with The Vice-Chancellor's Research Chair at the University of New Brunswick, Canada. She is primarily engaged in the design and functionalisation of new materials for optoelectronic applications. A wide variety of experimental and computational methods are used to realise this goal. Her research is highly interdisciplinary. Accordingly, she holds two PhDs: one in Physics from the University of Cambridge and one in Chemistry from the University of Durham. She moved to Cambridge, having been awarded a Junior Research Fellowship at St. Catharine's College. This enabled her to begin her developments in photo-crystallography, a new analytical technique that realises the 4-D photo-induced structures of optoelectronic materials.


She has received a number of awards: the first British Crystallographic Association Chemical Crystallography Prize (2000) for her research on optical materials; the 18th Franco-British Science prize (2006) for collaborative research and cooperation between France and Britain; the Brian Mercer Feasibility Award (2007) for innovation; and the Royal Society of Chemistry SAC Silver Medal (2009) for her contributions to the development of photo-crystallography and advanced methods in neutron diffraction. In her spare time, she has also obtained a BSc Hons degree in Mathematics (2000-4), a diploma in Statistics (2004-5), a Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science (2006-7) and a Diploma in Physics (2007-8) all through the Open University.