The research interests of the Mills group are wide and varied including: dye and semiconductor photochemistry, redox catalysis (in particular, oxygen catalysis), solar energy conversion (in particular artificial photosynthesis) and colour and fluorescence based indicators and smart inks and plastic films.
Congratulations to Dr. Rachel Andrews for completing her PhD!
The paper ‘Kinetics of the Photocatalysed Reduction of Oxygen by CdS Probed using Photoinduced Absorption Spectroscopy (PIAS)’ has been selected to feature as the front inside cover article for ChemComm Volume 57 2021. For more info please visit: https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2021/CC/D0CC08208B#!divAbstract
Congratulations to Dr. Michael Bingham for completing his PhD!
Congratulation to Dr. Dilidaer Yusufu and Dr. Han Ri for completing their PhD, and Wang ChengYing for graduating from her Mphil!
Prof Mills is awarded for pioneering work on smart inks, pigments and extruded plastics technologies, with widespread applications across many industrial sectors.
Prof Andrew Mills received the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Materials for Industry Derek Birchall Award!
Professor Andrew Mills recently attended a ceremony to receive the prestigious Derek Birchall Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry for his pioneering work on smart inks, pigments and extruded plastic technologies.
The paper entitled ‘ A Colourimetric Vacuum Air-Pressure Indicator ‘, has been selected to feature as the front inside cover article for Analyst Issue 20, 2019. For information, please visit: http://xlink.rsc.org/?DOI=C9AN01507H Analyst
Prof Mills’ work has been recognised with the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Materials for Industry Derek Birchall Award!
Professor Andrew Mills has been recognised for his pioneering work on smart inks and pigments, and won a Royal Society Chemistry’s Materials for Industry – Derek Birchall Award which rewards an individual for creativity and excellence in the application of materials chemistry in industry.
Chengying Wang, working with Dilidaer Yusufu, has published her first ever paper! The publication explores a commercialised ‘after open freshness (AOF)’ indicator, and assesses its efficacy at different temperatures. The work is aimed at tackling needless waste in the food packaging industry.
Today, Daniel Hawthorne passed his viva and became a Doctor. His thesis, ‘Optical indicators for intelligent packaging and assessment of photocatalytic activity’, was well received by his examiners.