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Newcastle Chemistry Closes in on El Paso, Texas as New USA Partner

– Posted on 10.11.2012

In October Dr Lee J. Higham and Prof. Mike Green visited the University of Texas at El Paso to negotiate an agreement to make El Paso a chosen partner for our prestigious Study Abroad degree programme. Hosted by Professor Keith Pannell, the two day tour revealed the depth and quality of the research being carried out at their Department of Chemistry and the visit was concluded with a seminar given by Dr Higham on Surprises in Primary Phosphine Chemistry and Their Applications in Catalysis and Disease Imaging.

A visit to the University of Guanajuato, Mexico followed for Dr Higham, where he gave another seminar and met Dr Eduardo Peña Cabrera (pictured) and his research group, who have recently started a spin-out company synthesising fluorescent compounds based on BODIPY. These visits follow-on from the successful visit to Porto Alegre, Brazil in August, and underlines the Newcastle School of Chemistry’s commitment to securing the very best international partners.