PhD viva Success for Nathaniel

It was wonderful to examine a PhD at University of Western Scotland. Nathaniel Tsendzughul, supervised by Prof Abraham Ogwu and Dr Monjtaba Mirzacian, defended his work splendidly. It’s inspiring to see people dedicating a big part of their lives to a single project for 3-4 years, throughout thinking of giving up or questioning if it’s worth the all nighters. Brought back old memories of my time in Glasgow and defending my own research work. My own viva frightening, I thought I was going to fail. Looking back, I never expected to one day of being on the opposite side of the table. It’s a strange feeling, it’s like a long dream.

Congratulations to Nathaniel. This is your first step to an amazing new life.

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PhD viva Success for Nathaniel

It was wonderful to examine a PhD at University of Western Scotland. Nathaniel Tsendzughul, supervised by Prof Abraham Ogwu and Dr Monjtaba Mirzacian, defended his work splendidly. It’s inspiring to see people dedicating a big part of their lives to a single project for 3-4 years, throughout thinking of giving up or questioning if it’s worth the all nighters. Brought back old memories of my time in Glasgow and defending my own research work. My own viva frightening, I thought I was going to fail. Looking back, I never expected to one day of being on the opposite side of the table. It’s a strange feeling, it’s like a long dream.

Congratulations to Nathaniel. This is your first step to an amazing new life.

It’s so good to be back in Glasgow for a PhD viva

Just arrived in Glasgow Central. It’s breathtaking. I’m here to do a PhD viva at University of West Scotland. After decades away my trip has brought back great memories of my year here as a final year PhD student. I worked under the fantastic supervision, support and life changing guidance from the eminent Professor Micheal Hitchman. It was tough year but provided a strong foundation for all the success I’ve had subsequently. People are still so friendly and helpful. Rihana, Aisha and I moved to Glasgow. It was amazing year for us as a family in the greatest city in the world. We must come back as a family for a holiday.

New Renewable Energy and Sustainability Research Group formed at Lincoln

I am delighted to be part of a new research group combining nanotechnology and architecture. Our first meeting was held in the Isaac Newton Building. It is called Renewable Energy and Sustainability. We’ve just completed a research paper Bootcamp and will be hosting a workshop in nanotechnology and its applications between 15 July to 30 July 2018. It’s going to an exciting event with students and staff visiting from Egypt.

Congratulations on completing the research paper BOOTCAMP

Congratulations to everyone in the Renewable Energy and Sustainability Group who completed the research paper boot camp yesterday. I am humbled by your commitment and extraordinary efforts. Thank you.

I look forward seeing all the papers in print and working with you in next bootcamp.

British Spanish Society Award

Computational Physics Group

PhD student Javier Díaz received the 2018 British Spanish Society Scholarship aimed at postgraduate students linking Spanish and British research. Plastic Energy sponsored one of the eight awards which will allow Javier  to extend his PhD with a stay in Barcelona to collaborate with Prof. Ignacio Pagonabarraga, working on polymer nanocomposites.

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The acceptance ceremony took place in London on the 24th of May at the Spanish Embassy with the presence of the Spanish Embassador and the British Embassador in Spain. The event included speeches by all 8 awardees, who covered a wide variety of topics from history of music to medicine.

The Spanish British Society celebrated the 10th anniversary of these scholarships, which was noted by the presence of many previously awarded students, which was a wonderful opportunity to meet now stablished researchers.

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CVD Diamond for Dental Tools and Burs 3,366 Downloads

I have delighted that our books has been downloaded 3,366 since 2014. Thank you to my coauthors.

Year Chapter Downloads

2017  = 719

2016 = 922

2015 = 966

2014 = 759

Junior Researcher Competition

Enter this competition. Meet researchers from all over the world. I look forward to seeing you there and listening to your interesting research journey.

Magical Reunion with Amazing People

Enjoying life changing conversations with Banu and Iftikhar. It was so much fun to see how well they are doing now in their career as entrepreneurs and academics after their PhD studies.

Student Visit and start of collaboration with Cambridge University Graphene Centre

I am so excited to be starting research collaboration with Cambridge University Graphene Centre and University of Liverpool Stephenson Institute following our visits as part of Hatem’s PhD.

Our final year undergraduate Physics students will benefit from the collaboration because after Easter they will do a mini course on laser technology as a part of their Advanced Topics module. This mini course will be delivered by Cambridge University staff.

Hatem with final year Physics students at Cambridge Graphene Centre.

Group photo outside Graphene Centre.

With Bart.

With Hatem.

Tour of Cambridge CVD labs.

Start of exciting journey in the bus.

Hatem on arrival at Graphene Centre

Photonics labs at Graphene Centre

Andrea having a good time