As well as more established experts, delegates heard from some rising stars, and over forty early career researchers presented their work during an extended poster session.
Robert Parker, our Chief Executive, commented: “I was particularly pleased to see so many early career researchers talking part. Looking at the great work of our poster presenters, I feel very confident about the future of carbon nanomaterials research.”
We held the event in partnership with the Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ). For the first time, we also received support from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, allowing us to attract an even wider audience of researchers.
It was followed by a reception hosted by the Embassy of Japan to celebrate our close and long-standing partnership with the CSJ, and the even longer history of chemical collaboration between our two countries.
Aminu Rabiu, from The University of Manchester, was one of the four winners of our poster competition. “I very much enjoyed the symposium and would say it was very useful and was more than I expected”, he said. “The talks were very interesting and inspiring, particularly listening to people who are expert in their areas talking passionately about their work. During the poster session I had the opportunity to interact with people doing related work and I must say the comments I got were very helpful.”
The other poster competition winners were Shahab Ahmad, University of Cambridge, Kathrin Preuss, Queen Mary University of London, and Yvette Hancock, University of York.