Silico: A chemist’s new best friend?

Oliver Lee is a postgraduate student working in the School of Chemistry. Under the guidance of Professor Eli Zysman-Colman, Oliver’s primary focus comprises designing efficient Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLEDs).  OLEDs are used primarily in devices such as smartphones, computers, light panels, and other tools requiring screens that emit light. These devices can emit across the … Read more

A new source of everyday energy: piezoelectricity

Energy powers countless aspects of our daily lives, from daily amenities to the technologies we use. But, as these technologies shift and evolve, so do their energy needs. One of these evolving technologies is the Internet of Things (IoT), which refers to anything that uses sensors to transmit data across connected devices over the Internet, … Read more

Natural history in a new light at St Andrews

In the centre of the Bute Medical Building lie hundreds of skeletons, birds, mammals, insects, amphibians, and many, many more natural specimens. This is the Bell Pettigrew Museum of Natural History, the University of St Andrews’ collection of around 13,500 specimens and related scientific instruments spanning centuries and continents. Since its opening in 1912, the … Read more

Who Started it? Investigating aggression perception in romantic couples

Trigger warning: This article contains mentions of domestic abuse.   The complex study of aggression in psychology gained popularity around the 1960s. Since then, the effects of aggression have been explored through many different dimensions such as violence, disorders, and relationship changes. Much of the psychological literature surrounding aggression in relationships has focussed on the aftereffects … Read more