Department of Materials hosts annual Postgraduate Research Day 2023

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Students engage in discussions about their research

Department of Materials hosted its annual Postgraduate Research Day on Monday 27 March.

During PG Day, postgraduate research students can present their research to an audience of faculty and fellow students.

First-year PhD students chair the session, second-year PhD students create posters to display their work, and third-year PhD students give talks about their research. At the end of the day, prizes are awarded for the best presentations and research posters, with awardees receiving a certificate for their efforts.

GradSoc also organised an image competition this year, asking students to share exciting images of their work. The winner of the competition was announced during PG day.

It was a fitting celebration of the great research underway in our Department. Professor Christopher Gourlay

Professor Christopher Gourlay, Director of Postgraduate Research commented,  "I would like to congratulate our PhD students on the success of the PG research day. It was a fitting celebration of the great research underway in our Department.

Many thanks to Dr Annalisa Neri, GradSoc and all those who participated for making the 2023 PG research day a great success."

Presentation Prize Winners

Camille De Villers was awarded first place in the 'Best Speaker' award, with Jessica Tjandra in second place.

Ieva Ragaisyte was awarded first place in the 'Best Scientific Content' award, with Felix Xu in second place.

  • Professor Sandrine Heutz with Camille De Villers, winner of the 'Best Speaker' prize

    Professor Sandrine Heutz with Camille De Villers, winner of the 'Best Speaker' prize

  • Professor Sandrine Heutz with Jessica Tjandra, second place in the 'Best Speaker' prize

    Professor Sandrine Heutz with Jessica Tjandra, second place in the 'Best Speaker' prize

  • Professor Sandrine Heutz with Ieva Ragaisyte, winner of the 'Best Scientific Content' prize

    Professor Sandrine Heutz with Ieva Ragaisyte, winner of the 'Best Scientific Content' prize

  • Professor Sandrine Heutz with Felix Xu, second place in the 'Best Scientific Content' prize

    Professor Sandrine Heutz with Felix Xu, second place in the 'Best Scientific Content' prize

Poster Prize Winners 

Hassan Almousa was awarded first place in the 'Best Poster Design' category, with Xinyu Li in second place.

Hongxuan Wang was awarded first place in the Best Industrial Relevance' poster award, with Katlo Batsile in second place.

Amy Monahan received the 'Best Scientific Content' prize for his poster, with Bowen Zheng awarded second place.

  • Professor Sandrine Heutz with Hassan Almousa, winner of 'Best Poster Design' prize

    Professor Sandrine Heutz with Hassan Almousa, winner of 'Best Poster Design' prize

  • Professor Sandrine Heutz with Xingyu Li, second place awardee in the 'Best Poster Design' prize

    Professor Sandrine Heutz with Xingyu Li, second place awardee in the 'Best Poster Design' prize

  • Professor Sandrine Heutz with Hongxuan Wang, winner of the 'Best Industrial Relevance' poster prize

    Professor Sandrine Heutz with Hongxuan Wang, winner of the 'Best Industrial Relevance' poster prize

  • Professor Sandrine Heutz with Katlo Batsile, second place awardee of 'Best Industrial Relevance' poster prize

    Professor Sandrine Heutz with Katlo Batsile, second place awardee of 'Best Industrial Relevance' poster prize

  • Professor Sandrine Heutz with Amy Monahan, winner of the Best Scientific Content' poster prize

    Professor Sandrine Heutz with Amy Monahan, winner of the Best Scientific Content' poster prize

  • Professor Sandrine Heutz with Bowen Zheng, second place awardee of the 'Best Scientific Content' prize

    Professor Sandrine Heutz with Bowen Zheng, second place awardee of the 'Best Scientific Content' prize


Image Competition

This year, GradSoc also organised an image competition. The competition winner was Stefano Tagliaferri, with a stunning false colour SEM image. It displays vanadium disulfide platelets prepared by solution synthesis, which aggregate to form flower-like structures resembling lilies floating on a pond.

The winning image by Stefano Tagliaferri
The winning image by Stefano Tagliaferri

Reporter

Kayleigh Brewer

Kayleigh Brewer
Department of Materials