Kevin becomes a new PhD student at the CCEM…

The CCEM has been growing faster and faster with each academic year. In 2017, Eric joined the group as the first PhD student, to work on heterogeneous catalysts for sustainable energy applications. A year later, Michael also joined us to carry out breathtaking studies on machine learning for the discovery of new and amazing catalysts. Arantxa joined us a month ago as a Postdoc, with a prestigious EDGE–Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship, to carry out amazing work on the field of heterogeneous catalysis. With 3 permanent positions in 2 years and many undergraduate and visiting PhD students, the group has never been more alive.
And this month, we are immensely proud to announce that Kevin Brennan, a former undergraduate student at the CCEM Group, has been awarded a Trinity Provost PhD award to continue the amazing work he started in his undergraduate! We are so happy we’ll be able to enjoy his amazing personality, hard work and professionalism not as an undergraduate student, but as a well-deserved PhD candidate. Many congratulations Kevin!


Outreach at CCEM: Showcasing Computational Modelling at PROBE

This week, the CCEM Group has had the opportunity of disseminating the wonders of Computational Modelling to the general public in the Trinity PROBE, as part of a series of workshops carried out by the most amazing research groups in our college. With the help of Max, Arantxa and Eric, we revealed the molecular shape of water with an interactive experiment in a giant touch screen, where everyone that came to our stand was able to see, in real-time, how water molecules are oriented in a simple molecular dynamics simulation. This is the first outreach activity that we do in the CCEM Group, and it exceeded our expectations by far. We had a lot of fun, and we cannot wait to do it again next year!

The complete CCEM Group, with our brand new t-shirts!
Arantxa, showcasing our work to students that came to our stand.
Eric explaining our workshop to the viewers in the Trinity Facebook Live stream.