This is the latest news from CSEC.
Diamond squeeze hints at metallic hydrogen
We congratulate Dr Louise Horsfall who has won the University of Edinburgh Chancellor’s Rising Star Award for 2015.
Congratulations to Dr Ross Howie on winning the Jamieson Award of AIRAPT (International Association for the Advancement of High Pressure Science and Technology).
Congratulations to Dr Tetsuya Komabayashi who has been awarded a five-year ERC Consolidator Grant entitled "Exploring Thermodynamic Properties of Earth's Core-Forming Materials"
Congratulations to Professors Charles Cockell, David Gray and Hugh McCann who have been elected FRSEs.
Prof. Charles Cockell is Professor of Astrobiology in CSEC and the School of Physics and Astronomy.
Chrystele Sanloup is a Visiting Professor, Malcolm Guthrie is an Honorary Fellow, and Andrew Harrison is an Honorary Professorial Fellow.
Chrystele Sanloup was an ERC Fellow in CSEC, and she has recently moved to a Professorship at the Universite P. et M. Curie in Paris.
CSEC would like to congratulate Professor Paul Attfield on his election as a Fellow to the Royal Society (FRS).
CSEC is pleased to announce that Malcolm McMahon, Professor of High Pressure Physics, has been elected as a Fellow to the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
CSEC congratulates Chris on his election to the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Congratulations on behalf of CSEC to Andrew who has just been announced as the new CEO of Diamond starting in 2014, see; http://www.diamond.ac.uk/Home/Media/LatestNews/03-07-2013.html
Dr Craig Bull was recently appointed as an Instrument Scientist in High Pressure Diffraction at ISIS.
Professor Euan Brechin has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
Dr Geoff Bromiley has been elected a Young Academy member of the prestigious Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Dr Konstantin Kamenev has been elected a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Two CSEC members from the School of Physics - Dr Chris Stock and Dr Ingo Loa - have been awarded prestigious Chancellor's Fellowships. Ingo Loa has been also appointed to a Readership.
Dr Stephen Moggach wins the 2012 European High-Pressure Research Group Award for his work on metal-organic frameworks. The prize was presented at the 50th EHPRG meeting in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Dr. Mark de Vries is appointed a lecturer in School of Chemistry (September 2011).
Dr. Miriam Marques wins the European High-Pressure Research Group award (September 2011). Dr.
EPSRC Leadership Fellowship for Dr Eugene Gregoryanz (July 2011). Eugene Gregoryanz has been awarded a 5-year EPSRC Leadership Fellowship for a programme of research on 'Synthesis and Studies of Novel States of Matter at
ERC Starting Grant for Dr Chrystele Sanloup (June 2011). Chrystele Sanloup been awarded a 5-year European Research Council Starting Grant for a programme of research on 'Magmas at Depth: an Experimental Study at Extreme C
Visit to CSEC's facilities at Rutherford Laboratory by Nicola Blackwood MP (11th February 2011).
CSEC celebrates its anniversary in extreme conditions (December 2010).
Beltane Public Engagement Fellowship for Dr Jenny Rodgers (November 2010). Dr.
Dr. Olga Degtyareva is featured in the new Royal Society website (November 2010).
Dr. Olga Narygina received 2010 Bernd Rendel Prize (October 2010).
Dr. Jenny Rodgers and Prof. Colin Pulham give a public lecture at the 5th Russian Festival of Science (October 2010).
Dr. Olga Degtyareva wins the European High-Pressure Research Group award (June 2010). Dr.
Dr. Alessandro Prescimone wins the European Award for a Doctoral Thesis on Molecular Magnetism (June 2010). Dr.
PANalytical Thesis Prize for Dr. Helen Maynard-Casely (May 2010). Dr.
RSC Corday-Morgan medal for Dr. Euan Brechin (May 2010). Dr.
Edinburgh International Science Festival – Putting Materials Under Pressure (April 2010). Following the success of the public lecture given by Dr. Jenny Rodgers and Prof.
New Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (March 2010). Prof.
Blue Skies and Fruit Pies (February 2010). CSEC held the event organised by Dr. Jenny Rodgers and Prof.
Prof. John B Parise visiting CSEC for six months (October 2009).
Dr. Helen Maynard-Casely wins a poster prize at the EHPRG meeting in Paris (September 2009).
Dr. Olga Degtyareva is awarded a diploma for the best presentation among young scientists at the XI International Conference on Hydrogen Materials Science & Chemistry of Carbon Nanomaterials, Yalta, Ukraine (August 2009).
Funding boost for studies of pressure-sensitive complex formation (January 2009).
Prof. Paul Attfield is the new Director of CSEC (June 2008). Prof. J. Paul Attfield has been appointed Director of CSEC from June 2008.
CSEC collaborator gets the Royal Society recognition (May 2008). CSEC'c long standing collaborator Dr.
Edinburgh recognition for the Director of the Geophysical Laboratory (May 2008). Dr.
CSEC produces first Diamond publication (October 2007). Structural study of sodium conducted by CSEC team resulted in the the first paper published on research carried out at Diamond synchrotron [M. I. McMahon, E.
Eugene Gregoryanz has been featured in the Fast Moving Fronts section of the online forum Essential Science Indicators
Duddell Medal and Prize for CSEC Chairman (November 2006). Prof.
CSEC PhD student receives the J. C. Jamieson award (June 2006). School of Physics and Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions PhD student Lars F. Lundegaard has been awarded the 2006 J.C.
Prof. Andrew Harrison is appointed British Director of ILL (April 2006).
Two CSEC members have been elected Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (March 2006). Prof. Paul Madden (Professor of Physical Chemistry and Director of CSEC) and Prof.
A 1000 tonne press was installed in the School of Chemistry (February 2006). Multianvil and piston cylinder sample modules will be used for high pressure and temperature materials synthesis.
High pressure and temperature synthesis of new electronic perovskite oxides in a Walker multianvil press (August 2005). The team lead by Prof. J. P.
CSEC team will study the effect of pressure on single molecule magnets (August 2005). The group lead by Dr. Simon Parsons joint with Dr. D. R. Allan, Prof. A. Harrison, Dr. E. Brechin (School of Chemistry) and Dr. K.
Chemistry team wins project to promote science awareness (July 2005). Dr.
Dr. Clivia Hejny receives European High Pressure Group Award (June 2005). Dr.
Prof. Paul Madden appointed the new CSEC Director (May 2005). Prof. Andrew Harrison has decided to step down as Director of CSEC.
Final Leverhulme appointment has been made (April 2005) as Dr.
CSEC gets publicity on Polish TV (April 2005) as CSEC's Director Prof.
David Allan appears in the Material World programme on BBC Radio 4 (February 2005) along with Stewart Clark, of The Department of Physics at The University of Durham, to discuss their recent work on Molecules
Gail Ferguson has been awarded the Royal Society grant 'Understanding high pressure-adapted growth of the marine bacterium, Photobacterium profundum' (February 2005).
Serena Margadonna has been awarded the 10th annual Young Scientist Prize (February 2005), for 2005 by the Eu
Science Scotland about CSEC and the structural physics programme (December 2004)
CSEC gets publicity in the University's Annual Review for 2004 (December 2004): http://websiterepository.ed.ac.uk/annua
EPSRC grant to study hydroceramic materials as sealants for geothermal wells (December 2004).
Visit to CSEC by HRH The Duke of Gloucester (November 2004). HRH The Duke of Gloucester has visited CSEC in his capacity as the President of British Consultants and Construction Bureau (BCCB).
EPSRC grant to build the next generation hydrothermal pressure cells for synchrotron diffraction. Christopher Hall and Nicola Meller have been awarded an EPSRC grant to build hydrothermal cells for the new multi-pole w
Science Scotland about CSEC and the microwave research:
The Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions was formally opened by Lord David Sainsbury, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Science and Innovation, on Friday 30 April 2004. Lord Sainsbury toured CSEC facilitie
The web pages for the new powder diffraction facility in CSEC are now online. The pages contain information on the wide range of techniques offered by the facility.
EDF coordonne le projet européen PERFECT qui rassemble 28 partenaires de 12 pays.
3.3M euro funding for Prediction of Irradiation Damage Effects in Reactor Components. Graeme Ackland is part of a 3.3 million euro EU project to study steels under conditions of extreme radiation bombardment.
July 2003 - "Edinburgh Goes To Extremes" - paper about CSEC by Paula Gould in Materials Today vol 6, issue 7/8 - July/August 2003, pages 46-49.
The new incommensurate structure for Tellurium under pressure is discovered by Malcolm McMahon and co-workers.
Prof Richard Nelmes, Dr Malcolm McMahon and Dr John Loveday have recently been awarded £1.7M funding from EPSRC for the next phase of the Structural Physics programme.