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Sussex chemist recognised as rising star researcher

Dr Fu-Sheng Guo

A University of Sussex chemist was recently named the first recipient of an award which recognises promising researchers in the field of molecular magnetism.

Dr Fu-Sheng Guo successfully secured the Rising Star Award of the first Asian Conference on Molecular Magnetism (ACMM) which will be awarded in Fukuoka, Japan, on 9 March this year.

The awarding committee, which consisted of several leading international experts, recognised Dr Guo for his high level of independent creativity and imagination, with his work leading to several ground-breaking results.

He said: “I’m delighted to receive this award and I would like to express gratitude to my colleagues and collaborators. I’m very much looking forward to attending the ACMM in March and hearing more about exciting recent advances in my field of research.”

Dr Guo joined Professor Richard Layfield’s research group in 2015 as a recipient of a prestigious Marie Curie International Fellowship.

He has subsequently taken up a postdoctoral fellowship, funded for by the European Research Council, within the Layfield Lab.

Professor Layfield said: “Fu-Sheng is a highly valued member of our team and I am so pleased his work has been recognised with the ACMM Rising Star Award. It is a fantastic achievement - congratulations!”

Since publishing his first research article as a PhD student in China in 2010, Dr Guo has published 45 papers on various aspects of molecular magnetism, most notably on single-molecule magnets.

His 2018 paper on single-molecule magnets, published in the leading journal Science, garnered over 250 citations.

The ACMM Conference takes place on 9 March 2020 and will see Dr Guo give a keynote lecture at the opening ceremony. He will also receive a certificate and a prize of 100,000 JPY (roughly £700).

To find out more about the ACMM, visit the website.

By: Jessica Gowers
Last updated: Thursday, 6 February 2020