Prize winning postdocs!

Three iPRD postdocs won prizes at the second postdoc conference for the School of Chemistry: Claudio Avila was awarded runner up prize for his talk on the developments of fast and low-cost near infrared-red sensor for online process monitoring, particularly for his use of real-time commentary of the data collections played during the presentation; Faiz Mahdi won the top prize in the poster session, for his poster, discussion and flash presentation entitled “Novel Inline Particle Sizing Sensor for Process Control ‑ ProPAT” and Alastair Baker was awarded runner up for his poster and discussion on valorisation of bioethanol using an automated flow reactor at high temperature and pressure.

The conference was organised by a committee of postdocs who did at fantastic job at providing a varied and balanced program, including talks by the newly appointed UAFS to present their research and areas for potential collaborations within the department. The talks were followed by the department Christmas drinks to give a great day which was enjoyed by all. Well done to all the speakers and presenters for giving us a great day with lots of great science!

Congratulations Claudio, Faiz and Alastair!