As part of the SPIRIT grant we committed to having a PhD student meeting showcasing the work being done in collaboration with industry.


The meeting will take place on May 25 2011 from 10 am until 5 pm and it is expected that all 31 projects will be represented in some form. I cordially invite you to attend.


Registration forms (Word doc or pdf)for PhD students and supervisors need to be completed and returned by April 1st 2011 to


Carolyn McAllister

School of Chemistry

University of St Andrews

St Andrews

Fife KY16 9ST





Please can you also pass on this invitation (word doc or pdf) to your industrial partners and circulate it within your department.


We will offer lecture and poster slots to the SPIRIT students and you should indicate a preference.


Please can you submit an abstract by April 1st 2011 using this example abstract. We intend producing a booklet containing the abstracts and these may also appear on the Scotchem www so they should be as informative as possible. They can include the industrial partners company logo.


I very much look forward to meeting you in May at what I expect to be an exciting and interesting meeting. If you have any queries in the meantime do not hesitate to contact me or Carolyn McAllister


Derek Woollins