Sept. 27, 2017 — EPCC, University of Edinburgh and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are delighted to announce the 10 winners of the recent ARCHER Best-Use Travel Competition:
- Tai Duc Bui, Department of Chemical Engineering at University College London;
- Nguyen Anh Koah Doan, Zhi Chen & Ivan Langella, Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge;
- Alex Ganose, Department of Chemistry at University College London;
- Chiara Gattinoni, Tribiology group, Department of Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London and Materials Theory at ETH Zürich;
- Thomas Mellan, Thomas Young Centre for the Theory and Simulation of Materials at Imperial College London;
- Michael Ruggiero, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge;
- Nathan Sime, Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge;
- Gabriele Sosso, Martin Fitzner & Philipp Pedevilla Department of Physics & Astronomy at University College London;
- Guido von Rudorff, Department of Physics & Astronomy at University College London;
- Zhong-Nan Wang, Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge.
The winning entries covered a broad range of topics, including:
- helping to prevent pipeline blockages in the oil and gas industry;
- improving the performance of solar [power] by studying photovoltaic panel materials;
- and simulating combustion engines in order to improve efficiency and to reduce environmental impact.
The competition will facilitate these early career researchers, who are all either Ph.D. candidates or Postdoctoral researchers, to build and develop their international network. ARCHER and EPSRC both recognise the importance of enabling young researchers to build their personal network to help build collaborations and skills. ARCHER Computational Science and Engineering Service Deputy Director Lorna Smith said “We are really pleased to have had the opportunity to help early career researchers develop and enhance their…