The TG Group regularly takes part in outreach activities.
Smart Materials: Can we make a chemical computer?
This interactive presentation, based on research by group members Samuel Bradberry and Dr Joseph Byrne, takes students on a journey from the beginnings of logic to a demonstration of a real-life chemical computer.
Sam and Joe developed the demonstration for the 200th birthday of the renowned George Boole, as part of Discover Research Dublin 2015. Members of the public learned about logic gates in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute with colour-changing Lanthanide gels, alongside artwork illustrating the life of George Boole by Irish artist Sophie Longwill. (Follow Sophie on Twitter!)
⬇️️ Download: Smart Materials 2017 (PowerPoint presentation, 17 MB)
⬇️️ Download: George Boole and Logic Gates (PDF, 2 MB)
⬇️️ Download: Lanthanides and Soft Materials (PDF, 15 MB)
⬇️️ Download: Molecular Logic Gates (PDF, 15 MB)
Isabel has returned to the group following a three month internship at Alkermes Biopharmaceutical. During the internship Isabel worked as part of the R&D Formulations department, developing formulations for new oral dose drug substances, which allowed her to get experience in early stage formulation development through to scale-up, as well as investigating the potential for PAT (Process Analytical Technology), in the form of various spectroscopic techniques, with a view to inline process monitoring. This opportunity was made possible due to a collaboration with Tarek Zeidan (Alkermes, Waltham) on Isabel’s PhD project over the last three years. This experience will greatly benefit Isabel as well as the wider Gunnlaugsson group.
More Outreach News:
- Deirdre takes part in the Spectroscopy in a Suitcase workshop November 28, 2018 - Our first year student Deirdre co-facilitated RSC’s Spectroscopy In A Suitcase workshop to the 6th year Chemistry class at St. Paul’s College today in Raheny. The students solved a Murder Mystery while being introduced to different analytical tools including mass spectrometry, IR and UV-Vis spectroscopy.
- Amy Lynes successfully defends her PhD Thesis November 2, 2018 - The TG group congratulates with Amy, who successfully defended her thesis, “Supramolecular soft materials and structural studies of a series of BTA and pyridine-dicarboxamide derivatives with various d-metal ions”. Amy’s thesis was examined by Prof. Jonathan Steed from Durham University. Amy’s PhD was funded by the SFI and expanded the work of the group on […]
- New Dalton Frontier Article on lanthanide luminescent soft-material published October 19, 2018 - Many congratulations to Oxana, Sam and Sachi, who had their invited Frontier article accepted in Dalton Transaction, “Recent advances in the development of luminescent lanthanide-based supramolecular polymers and soft materials” (Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 16377-16387. DOI:10.1039/C8DT03768J). This work reviews some of the most recent use of luminescent lanthanides ions as crosslinking moieties to generate functional soft […]
- Farewell, Raju! October 1, 2018 - The whole TG group bids farewell to Dr Sankarasekaran Shanmugaraju, who is leaving the group after four years filled with research and achievements thanks to which he was assigned the professorship at the IIT Palakkad, where he will start a new chapter of his life and career. We salute a great collaborator and mentor to […]
- Niamh Murphy in Nature article on “Teen spirit in the lab” March 6, 2018 - Future chemist Niamh Murphy, a part-time student in the group, was recently featured in the journal Nature, talking about her experiences working with the TG Group while at school and preparing for university. Niamh first joined the group for a week of work experience in 2015 and has been returning during the 2017-2018 part-time, working […]