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Prof. Ian Manners from the University of Bristol attended at the 98th Master Distinguished Lecture

2018-04-24


On April 8th, 2018, Prof. Ian Manners, Fellow of the Royal Society of London, Fellow to the Royal Society of Canada, European Union Marie Curie Chair, attended the 98th Master Distinguished Lecture and delivered a lecture titled Functional 1D and 2D Nano- and Microparticles via ‘Living’ Crystallization-Driven Self-Assembly.




On April 10th, 2018, Prof. Manners visited the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and received a warm reception. Prof. Jinping JIA, party secretary of SCCE, Prof. Xinyuan ZHU, dean of SCCE, Prof. Sixun ZHENG, deputy dean of SCCE, Prof. Huibin QIU and others attended the meeting. The two sides made in-depth exchanges on future cooperation including education cooperation, student cultivation, scientific research, and laboratory co-building.





Guest profile



Prof. Ian Manners, Fellow of the Royal Society of London, Fellow to the Royal Society of Canada, European Union Marie Curie Chair, joined the University of Toronto in Canada as an Assistant Professor in 1990 and was promoted to Full Professor in 1995. He was made a Canada Research Chair in 2001.


In 2006, he returned to his Alma Mater to take up a Chair in Inorganic, Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry supported by an EU Marie Curie Chair. In 2018, he was awarded a Canada 150 Research Chair and will take up a position at the University of Victoria, Canada in the next year.


Prof. Manners’ research interests broadly focus on synthetic problems at molecular, macromolecular, and longer length scales. His current research projects include: catalytic main group chemistry and main group polymers, functional metallopolymers, crystallization-driven self-assembly of block copolymers, nanoelectronics with soft materials, and biological-synthetic hybrids based on DNA and viruses. He is the recipient of a range of awards including an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship (from the US), the Steacie Prize (from Canada), the RSC Award in Main Group Chemistry, and a Humboldt Research Award from Germany. Most recently he received RSC de Gennes Prize (2017).

Author: Dan LIU, Yan CUI, Junkun FAN, Xiaoke HU
Translator: Chenyun SUN
Reviser: Xiaoke HU