Dan Ward, a student in Professor Colin Pulham's group, recently won the oral presentation prize at the Open Day for the EPSRC Centre for Continuous Manufacture and Crystallisation held at the University of Strathclyde. He talks about the award here.
My talk was on 'Controlling a polymorphic transition in the energetic material DNAN'.
I???m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here is a public engagement initiative aimed to students from Year 5 to Year 13. It runs twice a year, completely on line. Every science teacher in the UK and their class can join for free.
PhD student Giuditta Perversi recently took part and gives us her thoughts on the process:
PhD student Chris Haggarty-Weir was recently nominated by one of his former students for the 2015 Malaria Social Media Awards in the Young Leaders category. He tells us about the awards and his research:
Mark Greenhalgh has been awarded the Springer Thesis prize.
Mark completed his PhD in the Thomas group in November. His thesis will now be published in the Springer Theses series that recognizes outstanding PhD research. The competition is international across all areas of science.
Congratulations to Mark!
Claudia Garcia-Guzman, from Professor Mark Bradley's group, has been awarded a Newton Fund PhD Placement Award. The award will allow Claudia to spend time studying with Dr Kaustabh Kumar Maiti in Thiruvananthapuram, India.
Dr Maiti is an international expert in the application of SERS nanotags for cancer diagnostics. Claudia will work on the development of optical probes for lung cancer detection during her placement.
The School of Chemistry is considering launching a new postgraduate opportunity in the area of Computational Chemistry and Modelling. This would be an on-line programme aimed at students with any relevant Chemistry background keen to acquire in depth knowledge on Computational Chemistry and Modelling.
Nina Chadwick has won one of the poster prizes at the 7th Aseania Conference on Dye-sensitized and Organic Solar Cells in Taipei. An excellent achievement at a meeting of around 500 people!
Congratulations to Melissa Ladyman who has been selected as one of the three PhD students to represent the College in the University final of the 3-Minute Thesis competition.
The 3 Minute Thesis competition is an opportunity for PhD students at the University of Edinburgh to gain experience in public engagement by communicating their research to an intelligent lay audience???around the world.
Good luck to Melissa in the University final which is on 24 July! The winner will represent the University in the international Universitas 21 competition.