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Our annual Group Christmas Event was an instant success with assembly of current students and alumni.
Our group had a good trip to Portsmouth. During this trip, we did presentations first about our present works and future plans. Then we had an interesting escape game, walked through Old Postsmouth and enjoyed fish and chips on the beach. Finally, we viewed the Gunwarf Quays which is the famous place in Portsmouth.
Ji-Seon, James, Saurav, Sooncheol and Hao attended the 4th International Workshop on Nano and Biophotonics in the Vogue, France (IWNBP). The meeting covered multidisciplinary disciplines in optics, chemistry, physics, and materials sciences for photonic device applications. In this conference, we also have an excursion and visited the Chauvet Cave, one of the most ancient decorated caves in the world.
Ji-Seon, Sooncheol and Joel all visited South Korea this autumn. Ji-Seon and Sooncheol attended The 2017 Korea Photovoltaic Society (KPVC) Fall Meeting, at which Ji-Seon was an invited speaker. Sooncheol and Joel both visited Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST)
Congratulations and good luck to Joby. Joby has been awarded a NASA postdoctoral fellowship at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. Joby's project was based on thin film morphology. He was supervised by Prof Ji-Seon Kim (Department of Physics, Imperial College).
Ji-Seon, Saurav, Hao, Matys and Joel attended the PE-CDT Winter School in Bergun, Swiss. Congradulations to Matyas for the first prize of the oral presentation about his research.
Congratulation to Iain who has published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces "Controlling Molecular Conformation for Highly Efficient and Stable Deep-Blue Copolymer Light-Emitting Diodes"
Congratulations to Joel for the MRes graduation!
Congratulations to Jess, Joby and Seb for publishing a book about Plastic Electronics!!!
We had a regular exciting group away day in York which is a very beautiful and traditional city. After the summary presentations for whole year work and future plans, we enjoyed nice sunshine, soccer, escape rooms, Korean language course and Korean-Chinese foods. Thanks Sooncheol and his wife for the preparation of delicious Korean sandwiches and rice roll.
Goodbye to Nao, who returns to Japan after her placement in Nanoanalysis to study Raman spectroscopy of self assembling peptides. it has been lovely having Noa working with us and we hope to have further collaboration in the future. Nao has written an an account of her time here on the CDT news website.
Congratulaions to James Nightingale on the publication of his paper in JPCC: Impact of Molecular Order on Polaron Formation in Conjugated Polymers.
The Nanoanalysis held their annual Christmas get together with current members and alumi. This year, we enjoyed a round of crazy golf followed by a Thai meal.
Congratulations to Jess, who has been recognised as one of Nature's 10 people who matered in 2018.
Ji Seon, Saurav, Ella and Katie started the year with a trip to Bergün in Switzerland for the CPE Winter School.
There they attended many interesting lectures including one by Ji Seon highlighting the group's recent paper on Impact of Molecular Order on Polaron Formation in Conjugated Polymers. They also gave their own talks, made group project tutorial videos and enjoyed getting out in the snow.
Congratulations to Saurav his teams winning video presentations and Ella for second prize in the student talks.
Congratulations to Saurav on the publication of his paper, “Impact of Initial Bulk‐Heterojunction Morphology on Operational Stability of Polymer:Fullerene Photovoltaic Cells” in Advanced Materials Interfaces.
Congratulations to Sebastian Wood who has published an article in the January issue of Physics World investigating the scientific principles of a miracle in "Recipe for a miracle"
Nanoanalysis were pleased to welcome Mary Erskine school to visit Imperial College. The girls were given talks and demonstrations from many wonderful researchers in Physics, Materials and Electrical and Electronic Engineering. A particular favourite was the first response medical drone, MediAI.