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Materials Research Institute Christmas Symposium 2019

Best Poster (L-R) Dr Christian Nielsen, Dr Flynn Castles, Professor Alan Drew & Joshua Brown
Best Poster (L-R) Dr Christian Nielsen, Dr Flynn Castles, Professor Alan Drew & Joshua Brown
Best Talk (L-R) Christina Kousseff, Dr Christian Nielsen & Professor Alan Drew
Best Talk (L-R) Christina Kousseff, Dr Christian Nielsen & Professor Alan Drew
Our thanks and congratulations to our prize winning PhD Students at this year's MRI Christmas Symposium.

This year's prizes were awarded by Professor Alan Drew, Director of the Materials Research Institute and MRI Leadership Team representatives Dr Flynn Castles and Dr Christian Nielsen.

Last year's poster winner, Christina Kousseff won the prize for best talk this time around with her talk entitled 'PEDOT-based molecularly imprinted polymers for biological sensing' (supervised by Christian Nielsen, SBCS). The runner up was Leihao Chen 'Changes in optical transmission of an elastomeric window using a dielectric elastomer actuator' (supervised by James Busfield, SEMS).

Joshua Brown won best poster presentation for 'Using particle jamming and vibration for haptic rendering of physical materials' (supervised by Ildar Farkhatdinov, EECS). The runner up prize went to Zimeng Hu for 'Multiferroicity and magnetoelectricity in single-phase lead-free modified BaTiO3 piezoceramics' (supervised by Haixue Yan, SEMS).

All the winners and runners up will receive Amazon vouchers from the Materials Research Institute.

In keeping with previous years the standard of presentations and posters was exceptional this year and we'd like to thank all of the PhD students who presented their research in such an engaging way and for taking the time to produce professional posters summarising their findings.

Thanks also to the organising team Dr Flynn Castles and Dr Christian Nielsen for organising this year's MRI Christmas Symposium.

News date: 17 December 2019

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