Another Student Poster Prize

Posted 28 July 2016

Kai Buys won a poster prize at the 42nd International Conference on Coordination Chemistry with his poster entitled “Using Pincer Ligands to Study s- and p-Block Halides and Hydrides.” He was among 12 prize recipients at the conference held in Brest, France from 3–8 July 2016. The conference was attended by nearly 1,500 delegates, where 370 posters were presented.

3rd year PhD student, Kai is part of Associate Professor Marcus Cole's research group.

“The conference was pretty diverse considering the relatively specialised field, with a fair few industrial co-operations being mentioned (notably BASF),” says Kai, pictured centre.

Five plenary lectures were presented at the meeting, including two by Nobel laureates, Jean-Marie Lehn and Richard Schrock. There were also 20 keynote speakers.

The majority of the conference attendees were from France, Japan and Germany. Kai estimated 35 Australian delegates at the meeting, with five from UNSW.

June/July saw many academics and students attending national and international conferences to share their research findings and hear the latest developments in their fields. This is also a time for our students to interact with influential international scientists and to showcase their own research.

Congratulations to all our students who represented our school at conferences.

See conference photo gallery here.