Very brief visit to Royal Holloway today, invited by Lyell Geosciences Society to talk about my work on Molecular modelling of minerals and materials: from Origins of life to modern challenges.
Our work on prebiotic peptide formation under early Earth conditions is featured in Nature Communications’ “Early Earth Collection”.
Today I was invited to present my work at The Centre for Resources and Earth Energy Systems, CeREES, as part of their seminar series. I discussed the versatility molecular modelling offers: whether the emergence of protobiomolecules, delamination of layered materials or enhanced oil recovery, all these processes are driven by the molecular interactions at the interface.
CeREES is the only research centre in the UK that works across all geoenergy and resource themes, carrying out high-level multidisciplinary research in Petroleum, Unconventional Hydrocarbons, Geothermal, Clean Coal, Resources from Waste, Carbon Capture and Storage, Water and Mineral Resources.
This week I have been invited to Subatech, IMT Atlantique by Prof Andrey Kalinichev.
It was a great opportunity to meet the group, discuss science and work together on some challenging clay systems!
Really enjoyed this trip!
I am humbled to receive this year’s Institute of Physics BRSG Founder’s Prize for the presentation of my methodology, coupling MD and ssNMR, to rationalise dynamics in solids.
The prize is in memory of the late Professor E R Andrew, founder of British Radiofrequency Spectroscopy Group. Prof Andrew was a pioneer of magic angle spinning and other methods in magnetic resonance.