Welcome to the events pages of the Royal Society of Chemistry NMR Discussion Group (NMRDG).
This site holds information on our forthcoming meetings and also hosts the history of NMRDG activities, from its inception in 1964 to the present day. Some further, related information can be found on the RSC site.
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NMRDG post-graduate meeting 2021
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Forthcoming events may also be found on the RSC page.
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|ICMRBS||ICMRBS 2021||ICMRBS||On-line lectures in conjunction with the ICMRBS|
|EUROMAR||4-8 July 2021||Portoroz, Slovenia||Information|
|SMASH||29 August - 1 September 2021||La Jolla, CA, USA||Information|
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Congratulations to Professor Gareth Morris FRS of the University of Manchester, who has been awarded the Günther Laukien Prize 2021 for his work on innovative NMR methods (Selective Excitation).
It is with great sadness that the NMRDG report the passing of Prof. Dr. Konstantin Ivanov, director of the International Tomography Center, Novosibirsk. He died on March 5th. Konstantin was a valued and very talented member of the NMR community with particular interest in spin hyperpolarisation. His theoretical insights had significant impact on problems in PHIP/SABRE, alongside DNP and CIDNP that extended to novel methods dealing with long-lived spin states in NMR, zero and ultralow field NMR and fast field-cycling NMR. His enthusiasm and educational skills were inspiring to all who worked with him.
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Alex Forse obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge, where his research developed NMR methods for studying supercapacitor energy storage devices. This work led to new molecular-level understanding of how supercapacitors work and revealed new energy storage mechanisms. Alex then moved to the University of California Berkeley as a Philomathia Research Fellow. There, Alex developed NMR methods for understanding carbon dioxide capture in metal-organic framework adsorbents. NMR experiments on gas-dosed samples revealed new adsorption and diffusion mechanisms in promising carbon capture materials. Since 2019, the Forse Group at the University of Cambridge is exploring a range of nanoporous materials for climate change mitigation applications. Work in the group combines NMR spectroscopy, synthesis, electrochemistry and DFT calculations. A key research thrust centres on the development of electrochemical methods for carbon capture, and Alex was recently awarded a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship on this work. As part of the award of the 2020 BRSG-NMRDG prize, Alex gave a talk on “NMR studies of Nanoporous Materials for Climate Change Mitigation” at the annual Christmas meeting in December 2020.
Matthew Davy, University of Bristol, "Playing with NMR acquisition to improve data quality"
Oliver Dutton, University of Bristol, "Designing for shape"
Thanks to all who took part, and a special congratulation to our winners.
It is a great pleasure to announce that the 2019 BRSG – NMRDG prize for Excellent Contribution to Magnetic Resonance has been awarded to Dr Karen Johnston, University of Durham.
Karen obtained her PhD from the University of St Andrews, where her research combined synthesis, multinuclear solid-state NMR, diffraction and first-principles DFT calculations of NMR parameters to study structure and ordering in the solid state, particularly in perovskites. Subsequently, Karen started her independent research career at the University of Durham, where her multidisciplinary work focuses on the application of solid-state NMR in combination with other techniques, including uSR and diffraction-based methods, for the characterisation of structure, disorder and diffusion in functional materials. In particular, she has a strong interest in energy materials, building on her post-doctoral experience in Cambridge and France. Karen has already made significant contributions in this discipline, with no fewer than 16 peer reviewed publications in high impact journals, and her work is now recognised internationally. As part of the award, Karen will present some of her most recent work at the Christmas BRSG meeting, which will be held in London on Wednesday 11th December, in addition to giving an Overview lecture at the 2019 NMRDG Postgraduate Meeting in York.
The meeting report is available.
As usual, presentation and scientific standards were very high. Tasked with the difficult job of choosing the best speakers and poster, the judges made these selections.
Sarah Mann, University of Warwick, "Probing structure and dynamics in ionic liquid pharmaceuticals by NMR Spectroscopy"
Abby Howarth, University of Durham, "Probing ion mobility in Li-stuffed garnets using multi-nuclear solid-state NMR"
Ashlea Hughes, University of Liverpool, "Ultra-fast molecular rotors within porous organic cages"
Emily Corlett, University of Warwick, for her work on the evaluation of a NMR crystallography-based approach for the characterisation of Lutidine Fumarate compounds
Callum Wallace, University of Lancaster, "17O DNP Enhanced Solid-state NMR Spectroscopy at 18.8T"
Thanks to all who took part, and a special congratulation to our winners.
Congratulations Matthew Wallace, presently at the University of East Anglia, for winning this pretigeous award. Some of Matthew's work with NMR used to probe gels was presented at the recent Xmas NMRDG. The work was primarily performed whilst at Liverpool University. Matthew has also joined the NMRDG committee.
Our congratulations go to Dr Nicholle Bell, University of Edinburgh Awarded for innovative developments in the teaching and practice of spectroscopy.
A fuller description of Dr Bell's work can be found on the RSC website.
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Travel bursaries suspended: DUE TO WORLD-WIDE RESTRICTIONS ON TRAVEL, NMRDG TRAVEL BURSARIES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
The NMRDG is pleased to be able to consider requests for bursaries to travel to other NMR meetings, and travel grants to visit labs to learn new techniques.
Applications for travel grants can be made at any reasonable time before a conference.
You may email your enquiry/application to: email@example.com
Details of bursaries can be found here.
Details of travel grants can be found here.
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The NMRDG would like to draw your attention to the Association of British Spectroscopists Trust (ABS Trust) website http://www.abstrust.org, and the availability through it for UK-based students in spectroscopy-related research/applications to apply for an ABS Trust bursary.
The ABS Trust website also contains information and application forms for the Kirkbright and Steers bursary awards that assist a promising early career scientist of any nation to attend a recognised scientific meeting or visit a place of learning.
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