Prizes for students at EADS showcase
Posters by DTC students Jessica Sharpe and Rhodri Jenkins were judged the top two at a recent showcase for PhD students organised by DTC partner EADS.
The event brought together all UK PhD students supported by EADS, with 35 students taking part in total. Many prestigious guests from the company were present, including the CEO of EADS UK and the head of EADS Innovation Works, the company's research and development wing.
The top four posters were shortlisted by student vote, before two winners were selected from those by EADS.
Rhodri describes his research: "The replacement of diminishing supplies of fossil fuels, delivering national fuel security and addressing man-made climate change are key scientific and engineering challendes for the UK aviation industry over the course of the next century. The development of novel liquid fuels produced from renewable resources, specifically microbial metabolic products, is one potential solution and the aim of my research."
Jessica summarises: "I am synthesising and characterising nanoporous materials in order to determine their potential as hydrogen storage materials. I am also analysing and modelling the hydrogen uptake of these materials so that I can understand why certain systems behave in the way that they do."
Both students win a trip to Farnborough International Airshow.