Colloid Young Researchers’ Meeting, 10th April 2017

The Colloid Young Researcher’s meeting held at the University of Sheffield earlier this year was a great success. The day involved seven talks from a variety of PhD students, Postdocs and other early career researchers, in addition to two keynote lectures from Dr Kuhan Chellappah (BP) and Dr Gemma Davies (formerly University of Warwick, now UCL). A panel session was organised where delegates could ask questions related to career development to more established (but still relatively early career) researchers from different backgrounds, including academia, industry, and research councils. During the breaks, posters were presented, and prizes were awarded for the best poster along with the best oral presentation from a PhD student. The winner for the Best Talk was Adam Hardy from Heriot Watt University, on designing solvents for carbon nanotubes, and the winner of the Best Poster was Joanna Starkie from the University of Cambridge, on the mechanism of wax anti-settling additives. The day was an excellent opportunity for the attendees to develop presenting skills, and also build professional networks with other early career researchers. In total, 30 delegates were in attendance from more than 10 different institutions.

Report by Fiona Hatton and Rhys Williams


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