Poster Day Winner
Chemical Engineering Postgraduate Research Poster Day winner: Ka Wai Fan
On the 8th of August, the School of Chemical Engineering organised their first Postgraduate Research Poster Day. The aim of the day was to showcase the research capabilities of the postgraduate students, as well as the areas of interest for our research active academics in the school. This gave the students, fellow academics and invited industry representatives a chance to discuss research areas as well as the potential for collaboration and utilisation of our research facilities.
Along with the chance to present their research in a peer-reviewed environment, the students were judged on poster presentation, scientific impact, and several other areas so as to present an award for the best poster presentation on the day. The winner of the inaugural research poster day award was Ka Wai Fan, a CAMD postgraduate student working with Dr. Anthony Granville and Prof Martina Stenzel. His research project is investigating the dopamine self-polymerisation system and how it is applicable to new monomeric structure. The applications for this type of research cross multiple areas such as novel drug delivery, fuel cell and charge transfer materials, as well as conducting polymer materials. As well as applications, the research has industrial significance as all of the polymers and polymeric coatings are generated using an simple aqueous based process, performed at room temperature – a truly ‘green’ chemistry industrial process.”