TYC Student Day 2018 Winners

The 2018 TYC Student Day was held on Friday at University College London, showcasing the breadth and excellence of research from across the centre. 

The packed programme consisted of 12 short presentations from final year PhD Students from across London, as well as engaging invited talks from Professor Sally Price FRS, UCL Chemistry, who gave an invigorating talk about being a successful scientist and the benefits of collaborating with your peers.  Sally also discussed her research and her Royal Society Fellowship.  Doctor Andrea Taroni, Chief Editor of Nature Physics and former UCL undergraduate and postgraduate gave a rousing talk about his career path and how it led to his current position as Chief Editor.  A poster presentation of extremely high calibre was held during lunch, where 30 students from all years and colleges demonstrated their expertise through research posters.

All of the talks and posters this year were of an incredibly high standard, meaning that the hardworking judges took a while longer than the promised 10 minutes to deliberate the winners!

The “Best Talk 2018” prize was awarded to Martin Fitzner, ICE group, University College London, with his presentation “A Tale of Two Brothers: Role of Structure and Dynamics in Heterogeneous Ice Nucleation.”  Runners up prizes went jointly to Michael Dommett from Queen Mary University of London, with his presentation on “Aggregation Induced Emission in Molecular Crystals”, Alex Ganose from UCL with his presentation “Computational screening of complex oxides for high performance thermoelectrics”, and Aldo Glielmo from Kings College London with his presentation "Machine learning n-body force fields for fast and accurate molecular dynamics simulation".

 Martin Fitzner

Best talk winner, Martin Fitzner, receiving his prize from Dario Alfe.

The “Best Poster 2018” prize was awarded jointly to Sophie Finnigan from Imperial College with her poster titled "Modelling the Environmental Decomposition of the Nerve Agent VX", and Patrick Rowe from UCL with his submission "A Machine Learning Potential for Graphene". Runners up prizes went jointly to Lei Tan from QMUL, Ilaria Gimondi from UCL, Samuel J Palmer from Imperial and Mark Wilkinson from QMUL.








Best Poster joint winners Sophie Finnigan and Patrick Rowe receiving their certificates






Congratulations to all of our winners and runners up and many thanks to all of our participants, judges and speakers!


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