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September 2019: New preprint discussing work with the Cooper group in Liverpool on the photocatalytic activity of a series of co-polymers based on fluorene derivatives containing different heteroatoms  is now live on ChemRxiv.

September 2019: Martijn presented our work with the Cooper group on photocatalytic covalent organic frameworks and covalent triazine frameworks at POPs2019 in Heidelberg, Germany.

September 2019: New review with the Durrant (Imperial College), Cooper (Liverpool) and Tang (UCL Chemical Engineering) groups on the current understanding and challenges of solar-driven hydrogen generation using polymeric photocatalysts published in Nature Energy,

September 2019: We have an open 2-year postdoc position in the group to work on computationally exploring metal-free pathways for hydrogen evolution by polymer photocatalysts, funded by a grant from the Leverhulme Trust (closing date the 12th of September).

July 2019: Martijn gave an invited talk about our group's work on high-throughput screening at a CECAM meeting on Accelerating material discovery by smart high-throughput computations in Liverpool, UK, and a contributed talk on the same subject at the MC14 conference in Birmingham, UK.

July 2019: New preprint discussing our work on the mapping the optoelectronic property space of small aromatic molecules  is now live on ChemRxiv.

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July 2019: New preprint discussing work with the Cooper group in Liverpool on the computational and experimental high-throughput screening of photocatalytic covalent triazine frameworks is now live on ChemrXiv (Update September 2019: now a paper in Chemistry of Materials).

May 2019: New paper discussing work with the Cooper group in Liverpool on the computational and experimental high-throughput screening of photocatalytic polymers is now out in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

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April 2019: Martijn presented our work on the exploration of the property landscape of polymers using machine learning at the Materials Research Society spring meeting in Phoenix, USA, while Liam presented the same research at the Computational Molecular Science 2019 meeting in Warwick, UK.

April 2019: New preprint discussing work with the Draper and Adams groups in Glasgow and the Wallace group at the University of East Anglia on the structure of perylene bisimide gels is now live on ChemrXiv (Update July 2019: now a paper in Nanoscale).

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March 2019: Isabelle and Martijn took part in a Faraday Discussion meeting on Artificial Photosynthesis in Cambridge, UK. The proceedings of the discussion have now been published online, together with our contributions to the meeting.

December 2018: First preprint about our efforts on using machine learning to explore the properties of large number of (co)polymers is now live on ChemrXiv (Update March 2019: now a paper in Chemical Science).

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December 2018: We have an open PhD. position for a EU/UK national to study the electronic structure of self-assembled materials using a combination of XPS/UP and quantum chemistry calculations. This position is part of a joint project with the Palgrave group at UCL Chemistry.

November 2018: New joint paper with the Cooper, Nelson and Durrant groups in Liverpool and at Imperial College studying the activity of sulfone-based polymeric photocatalysts using a range of methods including transient spectroscopy and calculations  out in Nature Communications.

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November 2018: Interview with Martijn published as part of the Material Hipster series. See also earlier interviews in the same series with Kim and our UCL office neighbour David Scanlon.

November 2018: Martijn attended a joint UCL - McGill - TokyoTech collaboration workshop on energy materials at the Tokodai Institute for Elemental Strategy.

November 2018: New group preprint on ChemrXiv on the high-throughput screening of polymer photocatalysts, which will be our contributions to next year's Solar Fuels Faraday Discussion in Cambridge (see also the preprint of our joint contribution with the Cooper group). (Update December 2018: now a paper in Faraday Discussions).

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October 2018: New joint paper with Xiaoyan Wang, Linjiang Chen, Seb Sprick and their Cooper group colleagues in Liverpool on sulfone-based covalent organic frameworks as hydrogen evolution photocatalysts out in Nature Chemistry.

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July 2018: New joint paper with Seb Sprick and his Cooper group colleagues in Liverpool on nitrogen containing co-polymers as hydrogen evolution photocatalysts out in Chemistry of Materials.

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June 2018: New joint paper with the Cooper (Liverpool) and Jelfs (Imperial) groups on on co-polymers of thiophene and phenylene as hydrogen evolution photocatalysts out in the Journals of Materials Chemistry C.

April 2018: Our first foray into the wonderful world of preprints is up on ChemRxiv; a description of high-throughput screening approach for the optoelectronic properties of conjugated polymers. Work lead by Liam and done in collaboration with the Jelfs group over at Imperial. (Update July 2018: now a paper in the Journal of Chemical Information and Modelling).

March 2018: Martijn gave an invited talk at the 'Hydrogen Energy: Production, Storage & Application'  symposium part of the 2018 ACS spring meeting in New Orleans, while Liam attended the Solar Fuel Network's 6th UK Solar Fuels Symposium in York.

February 2018: A new joint paper with Emily  Draper, Stephen Sproules and Dave Adams (Glasgow) on the effect of substituents on photoconductivity in Self-Assembled Perylene Bisimides, including some neat EPR work, is now out in Chemistry, a European Journal.

January 2018: Martijn attended the Renewable Energy: Solar Fuels Gordon Research Conference in Ventura Beach, US.

October 2017: We welcome Liam Wilbraham (postdoc), Isabelle Heath-Apostolopoulos (PhD. student) and Morounfolu Kuti (MSc. student) to the group.

June 2017: Our paper on benchmarking the electronic properties of small TiO2 clusters using GW and Coupled Cluster Theory Calculations involving Enrico and amongst others Michiel van Setten (UCLouvain) and Karol Kowalski (PNNL) is now out in JCTC.

May 2017: Pierre passes his PhD viva and submitted his thesis.

May 2017: A new joint paper with Emily  Draper and Dave Adams (Glasgow) on pH-Directed Aggregation to Control Photoconductivity in Self-Assembled Perylene Bisimides  is now out in Chem.

April 2017: Martijn's daughter Rosalind was born.

April 2017: Martijn gave an invited talk at the 'Catalytic Materials from Molecular Insights'  symposium part of the 2017 American Chemical Society Spring meeting in San Francisco

April 2017: New joint paper with the Cooper group (Liverpool) on structure property relationships in CTF photocatalysts published in Polymer.

March 2017: New joint paper with the Durrant (Imperial) and Tang (UCL Chem. Eng.) groups on the time-resolved spectroscopic investigation of charge trapping in carbon nitrides photocatalysts published in JACS.

Jan 2017: New paper with Susanne and Scott on the structure of BaO nanoclusters published in Comput. Theor. Chem.

Jan 2017: Martijn gave an invited talk at the 5th UK Solar Fuels Symposium in Newcastle organised by the UK Solar Fuels Network.

Dec 2016: Our paper validating our approach for predicting the potentials of charge carriers and excitons in polymers by comparison to UPS data is now online in J. Phys. Chem C.

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