Well done to Gary Bradshaw, who passed his viva voce exam this week! Gary successfully defended his thesis, and is the first of the UCD McGarrigle group to reach this milestone. Gary’s external examiner Prof Bruce Turnbull gave a seminar following the viva. Then there was a celebration into the wee small hours.
We welcome Kevin Agnew to the group. Kevin is a undergraduate summer intern getting some research experience. He is a going into his final year in Trinity College Dublin next September. Kevin will be working on some carbohydrate chemistry while he is in the group.
Welcome Thomas, Jammah and Ana who have joined the group! Thomas is carrying out a research project in the group as part of his MSc, while Jammah and Ana are undergraduate summer interns. We hope you enjoy your time in the group.
Well done to Martin who gave an excellent talk today at the Eli Lilly Dublin Chemistry 3rd Year PhD Talks. The programme consisted of talks from 3rd year PhD students in UCD, TCD, and DIT, and had 3-parallel sessions running throughout the day. It was a great celebration of chemistry. Well done to everyone who spoke.
We say farewell to Isabel today. Isabel presented a poster on her research today along with other students who had participated in the Research Experience module. There was a lot of varied research on display and it was nice to get a flavour of what had been done. We take this opportunity to thank Isabel for her hard-work and dedication while in the group. We really enjoyed having you as a member of the group, and wish you every success for your future as a chemist. Bon voyage!
Congratulations to Alex, Fiona and Saranna (pictured) who presented posters yesterday on their final year undergraduate research projects. Well done also to Avene, Martin and Nathan whose posters were also included in the poster session. The poster session preceeded the UCD Chemistry Society’s Inaugural lecture which was given by Prof Matthew Gaunt (University of Cambridge). Well done to Róisín and Ren for their work with ChemSoc throughout the year. The poster event marked the end of the final year undergraduate research projects, and was a great celebration of the research carried out during the year. We take this opportunity to thank Saranna, Fiona, and Alex for all their hard work on their projects – they have all progressed our science with their efforts. We also want to wish them good luck for the forthcoming exams!