The past two weeks were not loaded with high profile spectacular results, nevertheless, we've been working and will submit a new manuscript by the end of April.
The most important news here is certainly the end of the long, nasty, cold winter. Spring is here, the Sun shines warmly and this will hopefully raise everyone's spirits and boost creativity. Well, it certainly works with bees....
The instrument purchases are progressing slowly but steadily. Our new GC-MS system should arrive within 3 weeks and the cameras will follow later in May. The new mass flow controllers are already in the lab and the Fluctuation Enhanced Sensing data acquisition unit is being tested now by our physicist friends. All in all, I hope to have all systems up and running by the end of the first project year.
Ákos Kukovecz is associate professor of chemistry and Head of the MTA-SZTE Lendület Porous Nanocomposites Research Group. He works at Szeged, Hungary.