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PhD student wins poster prize

IPS poster-prixe_420x420Kuo-Ching Mei, a third year PhD student in the Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, has won the best poster prize at the TA 2015 UK Material Characterisation Workshop, held on 15th Oct 2015 at the National Physical Laboratory, UK. Kuo-Ching’s supervisors are Khuloud Al-Jamal and Bob Hider.

The poster, titled ‘Organic Solvent-Free, One-Step Engineering of Graphene-Based Magnetic-Responsive Hybrids Using Design of Experiment-Driven Mechanochemistry’, demonstrated how the use of thermo-gravimetric analysis could be used to establish a statistical model for engineering nano-graphene and iron oxide nanoparticle composites using an eco-friendly mechanochemistry approach. Various techniques were used to characterise the nano composite e.g. ATR-FTIR, AFM, and Raman microscopy.

The present work has been recently published as an open access article on ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2015, 7, 14176-14181 (DOI: 10.1021/acsami5b03577).