The Doctoral Academy’s first Images of Research competition received 25 eligible submissions for consideration by our expert panel. PGRs were asked to portray their research in a single image along with a 50 word description, providing a great way to showcase public engagement abilities, increase research profiles and get creative all at the same time.
Each entrant was asked to choose a research theme category that they feel matches their submission most closely. This year’s categories were based on our four interdisciplinary research themes:
Understanding and improving health and wellbeing
Life-enhancing creativity and design
Innovating technological solutions to tomorrow’s problems
Promoting social change to enhance diversity, justice and socio-economic prosperity
The Doctoral Academy has thoroughly enjoyed exploring the fantastic research being done by their PGRs through the images and short descriptions submitted, and the judges were very impressed with the quality of the entries and the variety of topics. In this blogpost, you’ll find all the entries submitted under the third theme of ‘Innovating technological solutions to tomorrow’s problems’.
Investigating transfer and persistence properties of fibres – Virginie Galais, School of Science and Engineering
Growing silver with light – Manuel Hoffmann, School of Science and Engineering
Investigating the properties of gunshot residue – Catarina Sobreira, School of Science and Engineering
Development of a Low Cost Retroreflector for the LHC Particle Accelerator at CERN – Timothy Grant, School of Science and Engineering
“An Archeological Fantasy” – Ari Brin, School of Humanities
Capturing, communicating and collaborating with VR in forensic science – Sang-hun Yu, School of Art & Design
The dynamics in soil-bacterial, plant root and soil community – Yangminghao Liu, School of Science and Engineering