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We got funds (£0.4 out of £1.8M) from NSF-NERC to start an exciting project on graphene-based phosphate sensor!

While our collaborator will be designing the sensor, we will characterise its intriguing electronic properties. Phosphate is an essential plant nutrient and its sensing, in real time, in real conditions… will be really cool, and key to foster more sustainable farming practices. A postdoc to work on the project will be needed soon!

Funds and award


First grant awarded!

Dr. Chauvet is the recipient of EPSRC’s notorious Young Investigator Award.

This grant will cover a 3-years postdoc and the necessary equipment to pursue the ultrafast investigation of newly synthesised -intriguing- porphyrins (£ 380k).

Big thanks to the EPSRC for funding the “Property-Enhanced Porphyrins” project and all the people involved in the reviewing process.



Celebrating the graduates

Congratulation to Steve and Tom for having successfully defended their master thesis!

It was an intense but rewarding job: getting the first ultrafast Transient Absorption data of the group.

Looking back at it, it is always an amazing feat; that of making a molecule speak… something that you cannot even see by eye, being too small, moving too fast, but still being able to listen to it by means of high power laser and a dose of computational modelling 🙂

We wish you all the best for your future career.