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The 2019 FoNS Research Showcase

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30 FoNS PhD students showcased their work during the poster sessions

30 FoNS PhD students showcased their work during the poster sessions

The annual FoNS Research Showcase on the 25 September provided a wonderful opportunity for audience members to engage in diverse and current research.

Faculty members and guests came together for a series of twenty stimulating discussions and talks by FoNS staff, fellows and prize-winning postgraduate students from each of our five departments. You can view the programme and find out more about the talks here. A lively poster session over lunch also celebrated innovative work from thirty current FoNS PhD students.

The Plastic Challenge: Sustainable Interventions for a Healthy Planet

Dr Arturo Castillo Castillo from the Centre for Environmental Policy led an expert panel and interactive audience discussion after the departmental talks. On the panel he was joined by Professor Alexander Potter (Materials), Dr Charles Romain (Chemistry) and Giulia Bernardini (Life Sciences), emphasising and exploring how multidisciplinary research hopes to tackle today’s urgent environmental challenges.

  • Panel member Giulia Bernardini using an interactive presentation in which the audience was asked to answer questions and contribute to the discussions via their phones

    Panel member Giulia Bernardini using an interactive presentation in which the audience was asked to answer questions and contribute to the discussions via their phones.

  • Panel member Giulia Bernardini using an interactive presentation in which the audience was asked to answer questions and contribute to the discussions via their phones

    Panel member Giulia Bernardini using an interactive presentation in which the audience was asked to answer questions and contribute to the discussions via their phones.


Speaker and poster prizes - congratulations!

The Showcase ended with a drinks and canape reception where Professor Paul French, the Faculty's Vice-Dean of Research, awarded prizes for the best speakers and poster presenters. Many congratulations to the those awarded a prize!

  • Thomas Hopper (Chemistry) awarded £1,000 for best talk: Probing ultrafast energy losses in Perovskite materials for solar energy conversion
  • Paul Mannix (Mathematics) awarded £700 for second best talk: Understanding the dynamics of subsurface oceans in icy moons
  • Tiffany Chan (Chemistry) awarded £800 for best poster: Delivering novel therapeutic agents across the blood-brain barrier using ultrasound for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease
  • Daniel Kenna (Life Sciences) awarded £500 for second best poster: Bumblebee flight performance under pesticide stress
  • Thomas Hopper (Chemistry) awarded £1,000 for best talk

    Thomas Hopper (Chemistry) awarded £1,000 for best talk.

  • Paul Mannix (Mathematics) awarded £700 for second best talk

    Paul Mannix (Mathematics) awarded £700 for second best talk.

  • Tiffany Chan (Chemistry) awarded £800 for best poster

    Tiffany Chan (Chemistry) awarded £800 for best poster.

  • Daniel Kenna (Life Sciences) awarded £500 for second best poster

    Daniel Kenna (Life Sciences) awarded £500 for second best poster.


Reporters

Claudia Cannon

Claudia Cannon
Faculty of Natural Sciences

Ester Buchaca-Domingo

Ester Buchaca-Domingo
Faculty of Natural Sciences

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Contact details

Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 2667
Email: e.buchaca-domingo@imperial.ac.uk

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