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Tadion-Rideal Prize for Molecular Science 2010

Manuela Mura receives  2010 Tadion-Rideal Prize (worth up to £1000) from King’s College London for her thesis entitled: ‘Theoretical characterisation of STM images of assemblies of flat organic molecules on metal surfaces’, which was supervised by Professor Lev Kantorovich. Read UCLan news about: UCLan physicist wins doctorate research prize University scientist is recognised for her research… Read More ›

“A very British penchant for modesty…”

From VDM Publishing News:

Book publisher highlights Marco’s PhD thesis prize

Publisher VDM highlights Marco’s PhD thesis prize on its blog


Manuela and Marco got a baby-boy !

On the Friday evening of 11 March 2011 Manuela Mura and Marco Pinna got a baby-boy, Alessio.

UCLan reports on Manuela’s prize

Read the full story (click below) : Scientist wins international PhD thesis prize

Springer Thesis Prize for Manuela

Manuela Mura receives Springer Thesis Prize for her work “Theoretical Characterisation of STM Images of Assemblies of Flat Organic Molecules on Metal Surfaces” under supervision of Prof Lev Kantorovich at King’s College London. Her thesis will be published in the series “Springer Theses” which brings together a selection of the very best PhD theses from… Read More ›

Manu and Co

King’s doctorate for Manuela Mura

Manuela Mura graduates with a PhD in Physics from King’s College London on 19 January 2011.

Marco's poster

CMMP10 in Warwick

Marco, Manuela and Andrei are participating in IoP Condensed Matter and Materials Physics annual conference at University of Warwick, 14-16 December 2010 with contribution “Cell dynamics simulation of confined block copolymer morphologies” (Poster).

Manuela Mura

Dr Manuela Mura

Dr Manuela Mura Senior Lecturer Laurea (2004) Cagliari, PhD (2010) King’s College London Tel.: +44 (0)1522 83 5866 E-mail: Dr Manuela Mura is originally from Villanovafranca, Sardinia, Italy. She attended the University of  Cagliari and graduated in Physics in 2004. She wrote a laurea thesis on “A theoretical study of’ artificial photosynthetic system” under… Read More ›

Inaugural lecture

International guests attend Andrei’s Inaugural lecture

Andrei delivered his Inaugural Professorial lecture ‘What a wonderful nano-world’

UCLan reports on Marco’s prize

Read here: Doctoral student awarded for his expertise

Marco in office

UK best PhD thesis in Computational Physics – from our group !

Marco Pinna received the Institute of Physics 2009 prize for the best PhD thesis in Computational Physics ! That is a remarkable achievement for UCLan as the competition was open to all students from an institution in either the UK or Ireland across the entire spectrum of computational physics, and last year, for instance, the prize… Read More ›

PhD thesis published by VDM

Marco Pinna’s PhD thesis (he got his degree in November 2009) has been now published as a book by German publishing house

Andrei in his office

Welcome back to our refurbished blog !

Welcome to our blog, which undergone a major reconstruction. I wrote my first www-page in 1997 in Groningen, a simple roll down page with links to other pages. No graphical editor, just HTLM code in a simple  text editor. When I moved to Leiden in 2000 I needed to transfer the page there, so it… Read More ›

Our symposium at the World Polymer Congress MACRO2010

The Congress features 25 scientific simposia, including one of ours.

Marco, Manu and Andrei

Marco graduates !

Marco receives his PhD degree during UCLan Graduation Ceremony on 30th of November 2009.

Marco’s PhD viva voce

On 18 September 2009 Marco Pinna got his PhD viva voce, an oral examination for a PhD degree. Get his thesis here.


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