Young Researcher's Award 2012

Michael Charlton, a second year PhD student at Newcastle University, won the Royal Society of Chemistry Radiochemistry Group Young Researcher Award for 2012 given his presentation entitled ‘Synthesis of 4-[18F]Fluorobenzaldehyde using Diaryliodonium Salt Precursors in a Microreactor’.

He thus received a cheque for £150 and the honour of having his name added to those of previous recipients on the coveted trophy, a bust of Marie Curie, which will remain in his possession until the next meeting in 2013/2014. The winner also received funding from the RSC Radiochemistry Group to present this research at an international scientific conference.

Michael presented his research in PET radiopharmaceutical development to dozens of fellow radiochemists at the RSC Radiochemistry Group conference, held at Birchwood, Cheshire, on the 27–28th March 2012. His presentation, which was judged against other researchers’ work, was carried out under the supervision of Dr Michael Carroll, who is a past winner of the RSC award, and as part of a multi-disciplinary team involved in medical imaging applications in the context of drug discovery and development.

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Solution chemistry control the multisite sorption of 137Cs on micaceous soils
Adam Fuller, University of Leeds
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Characterisation of shielding concrete by LA-ICP-MS for decommissioning purposes
Benoit Disch, Imperial College London
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Neptunium biogeochemistry and the manganese cycle
Calire Thorpe, University of Manchester
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Relating electronic and structural properties of complexants to actinide binding efficiency
Daniel Whittaker, University of Manchester
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Past Winner, 1999
Fero Ibrahimi, Health Protection Agency
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Mobilization of radionuclides and heavy metals from mill tailings in a northern boreal environment
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Surface Attached Modular Polymer-bound Ligands for Radionuclide Sequestration
James Holt, Loughborough University
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In situ immobiliation of 99Tc in kaolinite, a viable remediation strategy?
Janice Littlewood, University of Leeds
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AGR Coolant Chemsitry and Carbon Deposition Overview
Karen Verrall, National Nuclear Laboratory
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Separation of 241Am for Space Batteries
Katie Bell, National Nuclear Laboratory
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Synthesis of 4-[18f]Fluorocenzaldehyde using Daryliodonium Salt Precursors in a Microreactor
Michael Charlton, Newcastle University
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Development of Diaryliodium Salts as Precursors to [18F]Fluoroarenes
Mike Carroll, Newcastle University
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Mike James, Sellafield Ltd
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Investigating the Contribution of Organic Matter and Kaolinite to the Sorption Behaviour of Two Tropical Soils
Olanrewaju Anjolaiya, Loughborough University
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The Effect of Anthropogenic Ligands on the Sorption of Radionuclides to Clay Minerals and Simulant Magnox Sludge
Stephen Pendleton, Loughborough University
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Investigations fo Ternary Complexes Relevant to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle
Tamara Griffiths, University of Manchester
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