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Apr 18

Engineering Photonics participation in the 2016 Set for Britain poster competition

Thomas Kissinger and Matthew Partridge from the Engineering Photonics group travelled to the Westminster Parliament on the 7th of March 2016 to present their science to an audience of parliamentarians and representatives of learned societies as part of the Set for Britain competition for early stage researchers organised by the UK Parliamentary and Scientific Committee.

The poster presentation was held at Portcullis House, which is part of the UK Westminster Parliament Complex in London.

The poster presentation was held at Portcullis House, which is part of the UK Westminster Parliament Complex in London.

Matthew took part in the Chemistry competition with a poster entitled “Fibre Optic Chemical Sensing”, while Thomas took part in the Engineering competition with a poster named “A Fresh Look at Optical Interferometry”. They were among the 60 presenters competing for each category. Although neither of them won a prize, it was interesting experience and a chance to update the Engineering Photonics poster collections with a new set of posters aimed at a general, non-scientific audience. In the true spirit of open science these posters are publicly available via our new Cranfield University Figshare account1,2.

Matthew posted a description of his experience at the conference on his blog, Errant Science.

 

References:

“A Fresh Look at Optical Interferometry” by Thomas Kissinger

“A Fresh Look at Optical Interferometry” by Thomas Kissinger

“Fibre Optic Chemical Sensing“ by Matthew Partridge

“Fibre Optic Chemical Sensing“
by Matthew Partridge