Thomas Young Centre Student Day 2020

Once again, students from the Thomas Young Centre showcased the scope of accomplished research taking place across the centre on Monday 24th February 2020 at King's College London.

As is the case each year, all of the talks and posters were of an incredibly high standard, and it was a challenging task indeed for the judges to select the most outstanding examples of oral and visual presentations from the 12 talks, and 40 posters from final year, and all-level TYC PhD students from across London.  We relished the opportunity to bring our students together to share their research with a well-attended and engaged audience.

We are very grateful to our invited speaker Robert Farr from Jacobs Douwe Egberts whose talk ‘Soft Matter Challenges in Coffee Processing’ gave a fascinating insight into how materials physics plays a key role in coffee production.

Congratulations to the winner of “Best Talk 2020” Samuele Giannini from UCL with his talk titled ‘Charge mobility in molecular semiconductors from non-adiabatic molecular dynamics – beyond the hopping/band paradigm’.  Joint 2nd place for Best Talk went to Lei Tan from QMUL, with her talk entitled ‘Study on the structures and properties of quantum dots’, and Jac van Driel from UCL with his talk 'Simulating Grain Boundary Diffusion in Earth’s Lower Mantle'.

Joint "Best Poster 2020" winners were, (in alphabetical order) Oliver Backhouse (KCL), Irene Bechis (ICL), Steven Bennett (ICL), Oliver Gittus (ICL), Seán Kavanagh (UCL/ICL) and Fabian Thiemann (UCL). 

Well done to all!

Best Talk: Samuele Giannini (UCL) and runners up: Lei Tan (QMUL); Jac van Driel (UCL)

Best Poster winners: Oliver Gittus (ICL), Fabian Thiemann (UCL), Steven Bennett (ICL), Seán Kavanagh (UCL/ICL), Irene Bechis (ICL) and Oliver Backhouse (KCL)

Thomas Young Centre Student Day 2020

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