The Department held its annual Postgraduate Research Day on Friday 14 May.
PhD students in the Department chose to present their latest research - with prizes awarded for the best presentations and posters.
This year, Postgraduate Research Day was held virtually through Microsoft Teams and the Gather.Town platform. These platforms allowed staff and students to connect and share the latest knowledge in their research area.
Presentation Prizes 2021
Students were awarded prizes for the best presentation on Postgraduate Research Day. The winners of the presentation prizes were:
Best scientific content
First prize: Nomaan Nabi, Solid State Batteries (supervised by Dr Ainara Aguadero)
Second prize: Zachary Goodwin, Electron interactions and magnetic order of twisted bilayer graphene (supervised by Dr Johannes Lischner)
Best public speaker
First prize of the Don Pashley Memorial Prize: Edouard Querel, Energy materials: "Chemical tuning of NaSICON surfaces for fast charging Na metal solid-state batteries" (supervised by Dr Ainara Aguadero)
Second prize: Agathe Heyraud, 3D printed hybrids for osteochondral regeneration (supervised by Professor Julian Jones)
Poster Prizes 2021
Students were also awarded prizes for the best research poster on Postgraduate Research Day. The winners of the poster prizes were:
Best poster (science content)
First prize: Muzi Chen (supervised by Dr Andrew Cairns)
Second prize: Zamaan Mukadam (supervised by Dr Stefano Mezzavila)
Best poster design
First prize: Stefano Tagliaferri (supervised by Dr Cecilia Mattevi)
Second prize: Cynthia Rodenkirchen (supervised by Dr Stella Pedrazzini)
Best poster with industrial relevance
First prize: Ning Fang (supervised by Dr Ben Britton and Dr Finn Giuliani)
Second prize: Angus Pedersen, Decoupling synthesis using active site imprinting enables ultra high-density single iron atom catalysts (supervised by Professor Magda Titirici)
The Emma Warriss Postgraduate Research Student Prize
PhD student Nicholas Williams won The Emma Warriss Postgraduate Research Student Prize. This prize aims to recognize a student who has been key in establishing a fun and cohesive environment within the department.
Nicholas started an activity called 'Saturday Morning LIVE' last year, where up to 15 students met on Zoom to take part in a 20-30 minute workout. The workouts were suitable for people of all abilities and the group met every Saturday for a total of 20 weeks.
Nicholas said, "I am honoured to have won the Emma Warriss Postgraduate Research Student Prize and I would like to share my appreciation for all of the people who participated!"
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