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MRE2014 poster competition winners - who will win in 2018?

Nov 20, 2017

Lining the walls of the corridors at the Material Research Exchange 2014 were over 60 posters displaying research projects submitted by students. As we expected, the standard of research was very high. A panel, specially selected by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, had the challenging task of judging these and picking three winners within each of the following categories:
• high value markets
• energy
• sustainability

Not only were the students given the opportunity to have their work seen by the vast number of delegates at the event, there were also a number of prizes to strive for.

The results were:
1st: Katy Rankin, University of Southampton (1) A novel polyetheretherketone total knee replacement for long-term bone preservation
2nd: Jing Wang, Loughborough University (2) Electrodeposition and characterisation of Ni-NbOx composite from glycol-based electrolytes for high-temperature electronics packaging
3rd: Diana Duarte, University of Surrey (3) Coloured X-ray imaging: looking to the future through X-rays

Professor Jon Binner, presented the prizes for the ‘sustainability’ category:
1st: James Trevarthen, University of Bristol (4) CNT fibres for high-performance ductile composites
2nd: Andronikos Balaskas, University of Manchester (5) Environmentally friendly inhibitors for AA 2024-T3 aerospace alloy: Evaluation of performance by electrochemical methods
3rd: Trevor Allen, University of Southampton (6) Investigating damage resistance of hybrid composite-metallic structures using micro-focus computed tomography

Colin Seabrook, chairman of the Materials KTN, gave out the prizes for the ‘energy’ category:
1st: Joshua Vines, University of Birmingham (7) Graphite+LiBH4 composites for use in hydrogen storage
2nd: Velissarios Demetriou, University of Manchester (8) The effect of microstructure of nickel-based alloys for use in oil and gas applications 
3rd: Luke Hughes, University of Birmingham (9) Hydrogen storage in magnesium thin films

Who will win the MRE poster competition 2018? Make sure you book your exhibitor space first - visit HERE.