Winning Christmas Card Image

Many thanks to all of you who submitted images to our 2015 TYC Christmas Card Competition - we had some really great entries this year!

We are pleased to announce that the winning image was from Dr Matteo Salvalaglio, Department of Chemical Engineering, UCL.  Matteo's image was chosen as it was felt to have a great combination of design, colour, science and festivity!

See below for the winning image and a selection of our other great entries.

We hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Winning Image:  Dr Matteo Salvalaglio, Chemical Engineering, UCL

Locally ordered 1,3,5-tris(4-bromophenyl)-benzene (3BrY) clusters assembled into an elongated aggregate.


This winning image has been used to create the 2015 TYC Christmas Card below - credit to Phil Bushell.


Other star entries...

Andreas Nold, Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College

This image represents the chemical potential and the streamlines at a moving contact line in a binary fluid diffuse interface model. 



Dr Andrew Horsfield, Department of Materials, Imperial College



Dr Andy Duff and Marc Coury, Department of Materials, Imperial College

The vibration of atoms in zirconium carbide at ultra-high temperatures (3800 K). the white dots are the positions sampled in my calculations as the crystal vibrates.



Chris Knight, TSM-CDT, Imperial College

A polydisperse Christmas tree made with MultiFlow, a DEM-CFD software package 



Flaviu Cipcigan, National Physical Laboratory

A render representing the structure of water, which reminded me of a christmas ornament.

Professor Franca Fraternali, Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics, King's College London

PKM2 tetramer garland interfaces



Dr. Gabriele Cesare Sosso, London Centre for Nanotechnology, UCL


Guido Falk von Rudorff, Department of Physics and Astronomy, UCL

A snapshot from an hybrid-functional hematite-water interface molecular dynamics simulation of a positively charged system



Dr Idris Kevin Mohammed, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College

A finite element simulation showing the contour plots on ‘Rudolph’ as a giant snowflake falls on him.



Dr John Buckeridge, Department of Chemistry, UCL

Sphalerite TaAs as a Christmas tree



Professor Peter Coveney, Department of Chemistry, UCL

James Suter, Derek Groen and Peter Coveney combine large-scale and small-scale computer models to show how polymers intermix with very large, but very thin, clay sheets to form polymeric nanocomposite materials. 



Dr Matteo Salvalaglio, Department of Chemical Engineering, UCL



Dr Michael Dallaston, Department of Chemical Engineering, UCL

An image based on research of a simulation of waves on a liquid film surface 



Mika Niskanen, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College

Rachel Fletcher, Department of Chemistry, UCL

A model of the unit cell of zeolite framework AEI



Giorgio Saladino (Francesco Gervasio's Group), Department of Chemistry & Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology, UCL

The solvent accessible surface of the Abl protein (an important drug target).  The backbone C-alpha atoms are colored in white, while important side-chain atoms are shown in red.



Valentina Santolini (Kim Jelf's Group), Department of Chemistry, Imperial College

David Gao, Department of Physics and Astronomy, UCL

A snowflake composed of TCB molecules


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