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Materials Research Institute Christmas Symposium


Date: 16 December 2019   Time: 13:00 - 18:00

This year's MRI Christmas Symposium 2019 will take place on Monday 16th December, 1 - 6pm, in the 'Arts One' Lecture Theatre. This is an opportunity for PhD students and early career researchers to present their work to peers and senior colleagues in a friendly environment. The event will be followed by drinks and nibbles from 6pm in the Senior Common Room Bar, Queens' Building for those that can make it along.

And as it's Christmas, there will be prizes for the best PhD research presentation of the afternoon and the best poster, plus prizes for the runners up in Amazon vouchers.

The deadline for submissions for oral and poster presentations has now passed. There will be prizes for Best Oral Presentation and Best Poster Presentation (£100 Amazon vouchers), and two runner up prizes (£50 Amazon vouchers), will be awarded on the day.

1.00-1.05pm: Welcome
1.05-1.30pm: Invited talk: Zhe Li – Stability of organic solar cells (SEMS)
1.30-1.45pm: Vanira Trifiletti – Molecular doping for hole transporting materials in hybrid perovskite solar cells (Oliver Fenwick, SEMS)
1.45-2.00pm: Anirban Das – Development of high spatiotemporal light addressable electrochemical scanning set up for cell imaging (Steffi Krause, SEMS)
2.00-2.15pm: Leihao Chen – Changes in optical transmission of an elastomeric window using a dielectric elastomer actuator (James Busfield, SEMS)
2.15-2.30pm: Adriana Augurio – Solution-based synthesis of nanostructured barium titanate thin films for enhancement of photocatalytic activity (Joseph Briscoe, SEMS)
2.30-2.45pm: Pavel Victoria – Fabrication of free-standing carbon supported iron cathodes for fuel cells via electrospinning and remote plasma assisted vapour deposition (Stoyan Smoukov, SEMS)
2.45-3.00pm: Leonardo Ventura – Folds a priori (Emiliano Bilotti, SEMS)

3.00-3.50pm: Poster session and coffee break

3.50-4.15pm: Invited talk: Colin Crick – Fabrication and characterisation of drag reducing surfaces (SEMS)
4.15-4.30pm: Arun Prakash Periasamy – Synthesis of porous carbon structures and perovskites for efficient oxygen electrocatalysis (Ana Jorge Sobrido, SEMS)
4.30-4.45pm: Guiseppe Amoroso – DNA-driven dynamic assembly of MoS2 nanosheets (Matteo Palma, SBCS)
4.45-5.00pm: Christina Kousseff – PEDOT-based molecularly imprinted polymers for biological sensing (Christian Nielsen, SBCS)
5.00-5.15pm:– James King – Controlling the geometry and surface chemistry of nanoclusters embedded in metal-organic frameworks using linker functionalisation (Petra Szilágyi, SEMS)
5.15-5.30pm: Francesca Palermo – Automatic fracture characterisation using tactile and proximity optical sensing (Ildar Farkhatdinov, EECS)
5.30-5.45pm: Maher Rashwan Mohamed – The effect of the glass particle size on synthesis and crystallization of potassium fluormica glass-ceramics (Robert Hill, SMD)
5.45-6.00pm: Prizes and Closing Remarks
6pm onwards: Drinks and nibbles at the SCR Bar

Poster Session
1. Joshua Brown – Using particle jamming and vibration for haptic rendering of physical materials (Ildar Farkhatdinov, EECS)
2. Eugenio Galindez – All printed thermoelectric devices (Oliver Fenwick, SEMS)
3. Qian Guo – The role of carbon–dots–derived underlayer in hematite photoanodes (Joseph Briscoe, SEMS)
4. Zimeng Hu – Multiferroicity and magnetoelectricity in single-phase lead-free modified BaTiO3 piezoceramics (Haixue Yan, SEMS)
5.Wenxi Huang – The application of PEDOT-N3 films in bioelectronic sensors (Christian Nielsen, SBCS)
6. Sally Luong – The thermoelectric properties of modified single layer graphene (Oliver Fenwick, SEMS)
7. Carlos Mingoes – Photocatalysis with a spin (Ana Jorge Sobrido, SEMS)
8. William Neal – Highly soluble p-type doping salts for use in organic thermoelectric energy generators (Christian Nielsen, SBCS)
9. Vanira Trifiletti – Molecular doping for hole transporting materials in hybrid perovskite solar cells (Oliver Fenwick, SEMS) 10. Kening Wan – Flexible and stretchable self-powered multi-sensors based on thermoelectric effect (Emiliano Bilotti, SEMS)

Location:  'Arts One' Lecture Theatre, Mile End Campus, Queen Mary University of London
Contact:  Dr Flynn Castles