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The RADICAL team recently had the opportunity to share their project findings at conferences held in Dresden, Warsaw, Amsterdam, Bucharest, and Berlin.

By sharing their work on the RADICAL platform sensor with experts across mechanistic chemistry, organic reactivity, physical chemistry, atmospheric chemistry and nanotechnology, our researchers can contribute to ongoing discussions and advancements across these specialised areas.

In an exciting development for our team, Sayantan Ghosh won the Best Student Presentation Award for the second year in a row at the NanoNet+ Annual Workshop 2023, pictured above in Dresden, September 11-13. The topic of the workshop was 1D and 2D materials and devices for electronic and photonic applications. His presentation was titled “Junctionless Nanowire Transistors: From Devices to Sensing Applications“. Congratulations to Sayantan from your RADICAL colleagues on this achievement, two years in a row!

Sayantan Ghosh from HZDR (as 2022) holds his prize for Best Presentation alongside Mircea Catuneanu (TU Dresden) who was awarded second prize.

The 2023 Fall Meeting of the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) took place at the main campus of the University of Technology in Warsaw, September 18-21. Two members of the RADICAL team, Amy Wolstenholme-Hogg and Dr Naeem Iqbal were invited from the University of York to present during the poster session. Amy is pleased to share her poster here which shares recent research on “Reactivity of atmospheric radicals with functionalised surfaces”.

Professor Victor Chechik, RADICAL lead on device service functionalisation from the University of York attended the 19th European Symposium on Organic Reactivity (ESOR2023) from September 19-23 in ­Amsterdam. Focused on mechanistic chemistry, Chechik was able to exchange ideas, meet with academic colleagues and share his expertise in monolayer reactivity. Furthermore, Professor Chechik continued on to attend the International Conference of Physical Chemistry (ROMPHYSCHEM 17) which took place from September 25-27 in Bucharest.

Chechik shared his observations as he talked with colleagues about the project at both conferences, “The ROMPHYSCHEM is a physical chemistry conference so quite a broad range of topics including some atmospheric chemistry.”

Sayantan Ghosh, Dr Yordan Georgiev and Dr Ahmad Echresh at the iMNE conference in Berlin

To round out what has been a busy month, The RADICAL team from Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) comprising of Sayantan Ghosh, Dr Yordan Georgiev and Dr Ahmad Echresh attended the International Micro and Nanoengineering 2023 (iMNE) conference that took place in Berlin in September 2023. This was the 49th edition of the conference series, which began in Cambridge in 1975. The team enjoyed their time in MNE 2023 Berlin. It was a great experience for them to share their work with the audience, most of whom are experts in the field of semiconductor devices. They had a fantastic 4-day experience in the heart of Berlin, mostly enjoying the local food, culture, and exchanging ideas with other scientists.

Presenting at these conferences provided platforms for the RADICAL team to showcase their research and advancements as it relates to core research in atmospheric chemistry but also adjacent industries such as semiconductor technology. It allowed them to engage with other professionals in the field, exchange ideas, and receive feedback on their work.

Overall, participating in these conferences was a great experience for the RADICAL team. It not only allowed them to showcase their work but also provided an opportunity for networking and collaboration with other professionals in academia and industry.

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