The Wilson Group are a vibrant bunch, based in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Bath. We typically have around 10-12 members.
Our laboratory and main base is in Building 1-South (centred around Laboratory 1.49), on the Bath campus, but you will also frequently find us based within our major collaborations, the CMAC Crystallisation Centre at the University of Strathclyde, the Diamond Light Source and the Research Complex at Harwell.
Members of the group are also embedded within the M4 Metastable Materials research programme in Bath.
As well as the exciting range of research in which we are involved, we also have many other group activities; most recent activities include Canal boating, regular Spectroscopy in a Suitcase events, the South-West Big Bang Fair, kayaking on the River Wye and a forthcoming visit to the "Go Ape" outdoor adventure activity.
Group Leader Chick Wilson is part of a team awarded £1.5M EU ERDF funding for Sustainable Technologies. The team is led by Prof Matt Davidson, of the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies, and is a collaboration with the Univ Innovation Centre
Work led by Dr Karen Robertson and Pierre-Baptiste Flandrin has been featured by our industrial collaborator Vapourtec, with whom we have been working to develop capabilities for particle control within flow chemistry.
Lauren Agnew recently undertook a four-month secondment at Astra Zeneca as part of the CMAC industrial placements scheme. Lauren writes about her experience here, and liked it so much she has recently taken up a position at AZ!
The group were well represented at the recent ISIC20 conference in Dublin, with posters from Lauren Agnew, Ruth Lunt and Lois Wayment, and Alex Cousen presenting a talk at the meeting.