Virtual FoNS Research Showcase 2021
This event will be run with Live Microsoft Teams. Please REGISTER for DAY TWO by 27 September to receive joining instructions.
Join us for two afternoons of presentations and stimulating discussions with the academics and prize-winning PhD students in the Faculty of Natural Sciences:
- DAY ONE (29 September 2021) will host talks from the Departments of Chemistry and Life Sciences
- DAY TWO (30 September 2021) will be dedicated to the Departments of Mathematics, Physics and the Centre for Environmental Policy Showcases
The FoNS Showcase 2021 comprises two separate competitions for the PhD students: the first one is an oral presentation competition taking place during DAY ONE and DAY TWO. The second is a poster and video competition where students will present their research to judges in advance (Take a look at the submissions ).
Your chance to vote! The people’s choice prize: Take a look at the submissions and vote for your favourite video as part of the people’s choice prize. Voting is open to the whole Imperial community – be sure to submit your vote before the 30 September 2021, 5:00 pm!
The prize winners of both oral and poster presenters will be announced Friday 1 October 2021.
Programme for Day Two
Find out more about the programme for DAY TWO (Physics, Mathematics and the CEP Showcases) below – Click the link to read the abstracts of all presentations in Day Two.
Day Two keynote speaker
This year the Faculty is extremely pleased to host keynote speaker Dr Paul Febvre (Chief Technology Officer at Satellite Applications Catapult), who will talk about opportunities for collaborative research and development at Satellite Applications Catapult. Please join us!
13:30 Welcome message by the Dean Professor Richard Craster
KEYNOTE SPEAKER, Chair: Professor Henrique Araujo
13:35 Dr Paul Febvre (Chief Technology Officer at Satellite Applications Catapult ) – Title: Space 2030 and Beyond → Opportunities for Collaborative Research and Development
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS SHOWCASE, Chair: Professor Henrique Araujo
14:00 Professor Claudia de Rham (Professor of Theoretical Physics) – Title: Physics under the Gravitational Rainbow
14:20 Vicente Valenzuela-Villaseca (PhD student) – Title: Experiments on Rotating Plasmas: From the Laboratory to the Universe
14:35 David Monk (PhD student) – Title: Track Finding in the CMS Level 1 Trigger for HL-LHC: Challenges, Design and Implementation
14:50 Katherine Stewart (PhD student) – Title: Molecular understanding of π-conjugated polymer/solid-state ionic liquid complex as a highly sensitive and selective volatile organic compound biosensor
Coffee break (15:05 -15:15)
DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS SHOWCASE, Chair: Professor Mauricio Barahona
15:15 Professor Axel Gandy (Chair in Statistics) – Title: A statistical journey through the COVID-19 pandemic
15:35 Emilio Rossi Ferrucci (PhD student) – Title: Rough calculus on smooth manifolds
15:50 Connor Roberts (PhD student) – Title: Active matter thermodynamics: Powering an E. coli engine with help from field theory
CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES SHOWCASE, Chair: Professor Niall Mac Dowell
16:05 Dr Iain Staffell (Lecturer in Sustainable Energy Systems) – Title: Cleaning up the global energy system
16:25 Sarah Kakadellis (PhD student) – Title: Biodegradable plastics in the circular bioeconomy: myth or reality?
16:40 Closing remarks by the Dean Professor Richard Craster