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Life Cycle Image on a Hair - A Gift for the Vice Chancellor on his Retirement

Life Cycle Image on a Hair

On Monday 4 September 2017, the Faculty of Science hosted a retirement event for Professor Sir David Greenaway in the GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry. Sir David was presented with a unique gift by Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff, created in a joint enterprise between the School of Chemistry and the nmRC, on behalf of the Faculty of Science.

Using a hair from the head of Sir Martyn as a backdrop, Dr Michael Fay etched a Life Cycle image using an ion beam on the FEI Quanta200 3D FIB/SEM. The hair was then sealed in a glass castle, created by Clive Dixon, a glass blower from the School of Chemistry. This is not the first time Sir Martyn's hair has been used in this way; previously he received the world's smallest periodic table on the side of one of his hairs in recognition for his work on the Periodic Table of Videos.

Sir David will step down from his post on 30 September 2017, having served the University for 30 years.

Thanks go to Clive Dixon, Dr Michael Fay, Dr Karen Alvey and Professor Andrei Khlobystov.



Posted on Tuesday 5th September 2017

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