The strange frontiers of uranium chemistry – Professor Stephen Liddle

Tuesday, 22 February 2022

7:00 pm

Online event

The strange frontiers of uranium chemistry – Professor Stephen Liddle

Professor Steve Liddle, Head of Inorganic Chemistry at The University of Manchester and Co-Director of the Centre for Radiochemistry research, is going to talk to us about his work on the strange frontiers of Uranium chemistry.

He has featured on the popular "Periodic Videos" YouTube series along with the physical embodyment of science itself, Sir Martyn Poliakoff, and has won an IChemE Petronas award for his excellence in education and training off the back of it.

His group was the first in the world to produce stable crystals of a triply-bonded nitride of uranium in its +6 oxidation state, and this talk will explore his current work into Uranium complexation, with particular emphasis on the unusually strong uranium-nitrogen triple bond.

His work has far-reaching impact in the field of nuclear waste disposal, actinide and general f-block chemistry. It has the makings of an interesting an enriching talk and we hope to see as many of you there as possible.

Non-drinking event.

This event is accessible to all.