Helen with Barry from the Evans group
Congratulations to Helen Burke, who joined the group in 2012 as an IRCSET postgraduate scholar, and officially graduated as a Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry earlier today. Helen carried out her research on ‘Synthetic Approaches Towards Thioester-Mediated Bioconjugation and Lanthanide-Based Glycoconjugate Probes’ jointly with Eoin Scanlan, producing several publications, the most recent of which appeared in Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry (DOI: 10.1039/C6OB01712F).
Since submitting her thesis, Helen has started work in industry in England. Everyone in the TG group would like to say farewell to Helen and we all wish her the best of luck in her future endeavours!
Oxana congratulates Fergus on receiving his doctorate.
As part of the Christmas commencements at Trinity College Dublin, Dr Fergus Poynton was conferred with his PhD degree in the Public Theatre.
Everyone in the TG group would like to say a big thanks and goodbye to Fergus, a friend to all of us and an excellent chemist. Fergus’ work on Ru(II) polypyridyl probes has led to a cover article in Nature Chemistry, along with recent publications in Faraday Discussions, Angewandte Chemie and Chemical Science, among others.
Best of luck to Fergus in all his future endeavours. We’ll miss you!
Pictured are Prof. Gunnlaugsson and Dr. Surender following the ceremony.
As part of the summer commencements at Trinity College Dublin, Dr Esther Surender was conferred with her PhD degree in the Public Theatre. A number of honorary degrees were also awarded in the same ceremony, including the Nobel Prize winner Peter Higgs.
TG Group members Bjorn la Cour Poulsen and Eoin McCarney (pictures above, third and fourth from the left, respectively) were awarded their Postgraduate Certificates in Statistics today after one year of hard work and extra study. Their efforts to gain this qualification in addition to studying for their PhDs was rightly recognised in a formal ceremony in the College Examinations Hall.
As part of the summer commencements at Trinity College Dublin, Dr Joseph Byrne was conferred with his PhD by Chancellor Mary Robinson (pictured). A number of honorary degrees were awarded in the same ceremony. Five students from the School of Chemistry graduated in the day and a large contingent of researchers from the school spent the evening celebrating.
As part of the autumn commencements at Trinity College Dublin, Dr Dawn Barry was conferred with her PhD degree in the Examination Hall. Dawn started her studies in the TG Group in Summer 2010 and researched lanthanide-directed self-assembly and luminescent Langmuir-Blodgett monolayer formation among other topics.
Dr David F. Caffrey graduated with his PhD from Trinity in June 2014. David did his undergraduate degree in Trinity and started to work in the TG Group in Octiber 2009. He submitted his thesis for examination in October 2013 with the title: “Chiral Lanthanide Directed Self-Assembly: Ligand Substitution as a Path to Functionally Diverse Supramolecular Complexes”.