News and events
Four years of hard work culminated in a reception for the Senior Sophister class on Friday May 17th. Students gathered in the entrance hall of the Chemistry building to receive their results letters from the Head of School and celebrate their achievements with a glass of prosecco and a piece of the amazing cake handmade for them by SS co-ordinator, Professor Valeria Nicolosi. The party then moved across to the Pav where students and staff were able to unwind from exam stresses over some food and a drink or two.
The School of Chemistry is extremely proud of the achievements of this year's graduating class and we are greatly looking forward to following their careers as they move on to new adventures.
Congratulations Class of 2019. Best of luck for the future and don't forget to keep in touch!
The School of Chemistry is delighted to receive news today that it has been granted a School Athena SWAN Bronze award. This follows-on from the implementation of a series of actions identified in 2015 to address what it perceived as insufficient female representation on decision-making committees; a lack of induction and mentoring support for young staff; low visibility of female academics in research, teaching, recruitment and online materials, and no gender disaggregated data collection.
Four years on and the School has changed irrevocably. Since its 2015 Bronze AS award, the School has seen many firsts: the first female Head of School, first female directors of Postgraduate and Undergraduate Teaching and Learning, and welcomed the School’s first female Chair professor. Women have been as successful as men in applying for funding and promotion and their research outputs have gone from strength to strength. Such outputs are convincing demonstrations of how a School’s commitment to AS can have a deep and lasting impact.
Professor Mike Lyons (Head of School) congratulated Prof. Draper and the School’s Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team on their success: ‘There is work to be done, but thanks to you we now have a School with a better understanding of how it can create an environment in which everyone has an equal opportunity to excel’.
Congratulations to all of the students who were elected as Scholars on Trinity Monday and, in particular, the students who sat the Chemistry Scholarship examinations.
All details on this link: https://www.tcd.ie/Secretary/FellowsScholars/fellowship/
Congratulations to JS NPCAM students Eoin Caffrey and Dawn Kelly who were the overall Intel prize winners in the Trinity Employability Awards recently.
Dawn and Eoin beat a total of 50 undergraduate students who participated in the Award programme in partnership with Intel this year, which provides students with a combination of training and experience that increases their career readiness. It also allows them to gain an insight into the real world applications of their skills and knowledge in the engineering and technology sector. Well done to them both!
The School of Chemistry will be holding its annual Alumni to Student Networking reception with our Junior Sophister students. If you are a graduate from our Chemistry, Chemistry with Molecular Modelling, Medicinal Chemistry or Nanoscience- Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials with two years or more work experience, we would be delighted to have you back to the School for on March 12th 2019 from 6-9 pm.
The event will begin with refreshments and a welcoming reception, followed by an alumni panel discussion where each graduate will give an overview of their career path to date to current Junior Sophister students. The panel discussion will be followed by an informal networking session, enabling students to ask follow-up questions about entering the workforce. Alumni will be encouraged to provide any follow-up communication by email or via our new alumni mentoring platform, Trinity Alumni Online.
Alumni who are interested in this event can register by following the link below
If you have any questions about the event, please email Dr Niamh McGoldrick, the School of Chemistry Global Officer at email@example.com.
The Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Centre (AMBER) is inviting applications for five (5) PhD studentships to start in September 2019. These studentships are part of the joint SFI-EPSRC funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced characterisation for Materials (CDT ACM) programme. The CDT ACM programme is a collaboration between Trinity College Dublin, Imperial College London and University College London (UCL). Successful applicants will be registered at Trinity College Dublin but will be required to spend their first semester in London attending lectures, receiving expert training and completing coursework with their UK colleagues at Imperial and UCL. Further short visits are scheduled during years 2-4 of the program. Applicants must have been resident in an EU member state for 3 out of the last 5 years to be eligible for funding through this programme.
The ideal applicants will have a 1st Class or strong 2-1 Honours Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or related disciplines. The researcher will work closely with other members of a multidisciplinary project team. Excellent time-management, written- and oral-communication skills are essential.
To make informal enquires please contact Jesus Barco Montero BARCOMOJ@tcd.ie. The deadline for applications is 5pm on March 29th.
The AMBER research centre, as a community of researchers, welcomes its responsibility to provide equal opportunities for all. We are actively seeking diversity in our research teams and particularly encourage applications from under-rrepresented groups.