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Research Visits to Spain and China
Dr Aleksandar Radu, Chemistry, has returned from teaching/research visits to Spain and China.
Thanks to support from the British Council (through ERASMUS Teaching Exchange) and Keele, he spent first two weeks visiting University of Barcelona, where he delivered a module titled "Ionophore-based sensors" to postgraduate students in chemistry of University of Barcelona and discussed in detail activities for the on-going preparation of large, multinational grant application with Professor Arben Merkoci.
His visit to Nanjing University and Nanjing Xiaozhuang University had two objectives:
1) To visit Dr Yu Qin at Nanjing University (NJU). Dr Yu Qin is involved in a large EU-funded research network ("IBS-Network") coordinated by Dr Radu. They discussed research directions and most importantly staff exchange.
It was agreed that every year in the next four years at least one PhD student will be exchanged between NJU and Keele for 3-6 months, thereby promoting knowledge exchange as well as building experience and expertise. The ultimate goal of the IBS-Network is training a future generation of experts in the field of Ionophore-Based Sensors (IBS) and this visit was one step towards this goal.
2) Visit Chemistry staff at Nanjing Xiaozhuang University (NXU) with the view off setting up research links