The St. Andrews team was very active in the promotion of the project lately, so Ross Gillanders presented at an environmental science conference called Pollutant Toxic Ions and Molecules, dedicated to hazardous pollutants, in Lisbon in early November. His talk, titled Preconcentration and fluorescence-based sensing for environmental hazards, described the Passive Method from the beginning of the project up to the most recent results.
On December 2nd, as part of the Science in the Quad winter lecture series, in conjunction with the Institute of Physics Ross gave a public lecture titled "Finding Landmines with Fluorescence and Honeybees" at Robert Gordon's College in Aberdeen. The talk was well-received, with an audience of all ages.
James Glackin, a member of the St. Andrews team, who worked on the passive method, successfully defended his thesis titled Explosive Vapour Sensing with Organic and Hybrid Semiconductors on the 13th of November. Janja Filipi from Zadar University was also visiting the team that week for discussions, and joined in the celebrations.