Recent advances in colour science – SDC North of England Region
Date: February 25, 2015 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT
Contact: John Wyles: email@example.com
The SDC North of England Region invite you to attend their first lecture of 2015, ‘Recent advances in colour science’ which is being held in Lecture Theatre A, School of Chemistry, University of Leeds.
Attendance is free but registration is essential; please notify John Wyles, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Presentations will be made by two speakers from the University of Leeds:
- Professor Long Lin – Towards More Environmentally Friendly Coloration
- Dr Natalia Sergeeva – From Nanotechnology to Photomedicine – Functional Dyes Based Materials
For details of the speakers and what they are talking about please see the Speakers tab
The presentations will be preceded by a tour of the Clothworker’s Building at 5.30pm, please meet in Parkinson’s Cafe inside the main Parkinson Building – the main university building on Woodhouse Lane with the Clock Tower. You will be taken to the Clothworker’s Building by a member of staff.
For those not wishing to take the tour, please meet in Parkinson’s Cafe inside the main Parkinson Building – the main university building on Woodhouse Lane with the Clock Tower – from 6.15pm. You will be taken to the School of Chemistry which will be opened by a member of staff.
A free buffet will be available from 6.30pm in the Chaston Champman Lounge in School of Chemistry. Presentations will commence at 7.10pm in Lecture Theatre A, School of Chemistry.
For those travelling by car, parking at the university is free after 16.30.
Maps of the campus are available on request.
Dr Natalia Sergeeva – From Nanotechnology to Photomedicine – Functional Dyes Based Materials
Recent advances in chemistry of dyes and pigments have shown that the utilisation of these materials has not been limited by conventional coloration applications. Functional dyes have found diverse applications in areas ranging from naonotechnology, energy to photomedicine. Dr Sergeeva will highlight current research and applications of the functional dyes based materials and how they address current grand challenges associated with sustainability, renewable resources and socioeconomic impacts.
Dr Natalia Sergeeva joined the University of Leeds in 2013 as Lecturer in Colour Chemistry, where she has established her independent research group. She has attained her PhD from the University of Leipzig (Germany) followed by post-doctoral research in the University of Potsdam and Trinity College Dublin. She has an extensive experience in photoactive materials – their synthesis, characterisation and novel applications. Her current research interests include photocatalysis, nanomaterials and photomedicine (esp. PDT).
Professor Long Lin – Towards More Environmentally Friendly Coloration
Dyes and pigments have played essential roles in coloration. Recent years have seen acutely increasing concerns on negative impacts of dyes and pigments on environment from the points of view of both manufacturing and application. Prof. Lin will share information on global challenges in environmental impacts of colorant and coloration industries, as well as recent research and development activities at the Department of Colour Science that aim to address relevant issues.
Prof. Long Lin joined the Department at Leeds some 25 years ago. He has collaborated extensively with industries both nationally and internationally since his postgraduate study days. In recent years, Prof. Lin has developed a number of novel dye synthesis and dye application technologies. Prof. Lin is a Fellow of RSC, TSC and IP3, a Technical Expert to and a Council Member of China Association of Dyers and Printers. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of Pigment & Resin Technology – The International Journal of Colorants, Polymers and Colour Applications (Emerald) and China Coatings Journal (SinoStar Intl).