Research Showcase Experience #3

This post is contributed by Lahari Murali, recipient of the Best Press Release Award. Participating in the Research Showcase this year was a formative experience. Apart from giving an opportunity to communicate my work and its significance, this competition helped me realise the importance of science communication in the present world. Before the competition, I …

Research Showcase Experience #2

This post is contributed by Rayan Sabra, recipient of the People’s Choice Award. During my previous years, I only had the opportunity to take part in oral presentations but never in poster presentations. So the Research Showcase was literally my fist ever experience in poster designing and presentation. It was definitely enjoyable and beneficial! The …

Research Showcase Experience #1

This post is written by Tham Shiau Ying, Overall Winner and the recipient of the Best Poster Award. I was a little apprehensive to begin with the task of preparing a 250 word press release in a simplistic layman version of my PhD work. Yet, the experience was both challenging and unique because I had …

3 years in the lab

This post is written by Mohammad Reza Ketabchi, PhD candidate from the Department of Chemical and Environmental Enigneering. The story began on 29th October 2013. It was a peaceful sunny day. I was officially a PhD student at the Faculty of Engineering. On those very first few days, I was well informed by the members …

Study Experience at RIKEN

This post is contributed by Jason Chin, a PhD candidate at The University of Science, Malaysia [Universiti Sains Malaysia, USM]. I joined the International Programme Associate (IPA) in October 2015 for the fully funded short term programme (six months) to study at RIKEN in Japan. There are different durations of studying under this programme, from six …

My PhD journey thus far

This post is written by Arun Prabhakar, PhD student from the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering. My journey as a PhD student has been comparable to a mountain hike without a doubt. Throughout this ride I’ve come through peaks of joy and downfalls. My supervisors, Dr Yousif (UNMC) and Dr Kathy (UNUK), have …

PGRs – Thank you for being there

This post is written by Dr Svenja Hanson, Associate Professor from the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering. A shout out to PGRs, and an apology if you have only ever have heard from me – and most of my colleagues – when you were allocate to help us teach. No, we don’t think you …

My 3MT® Experience

This post is written by Mohammed Ayoub Juman, 2016 UNMC 3MT® Runner Up. Taking part in the 3MT® competition this year and even coming in as the Runner Up was an amazing experience. Even though I had previously been up on stage, this was the first time I was put on the spot to talk …

The 3MT® Experience: Behind the Scenes

This post is written by Lillian Joyce Among Olule, 2016 UNMC 3MT® Winner and Recipient of People’s Choice Award. At the beginning of August I was definitely sure I was not going to compete in the 3MT® this time around. My reasons? Fear. Of public speaking. Of embarrassing myself. The second reason was the standard reason …

Nagu presented a paper at Trondheim Conferences on Biodiversity

This post is contributed by Nagulendran Kangayatkarasu, PhD candidate from the School of Geography.   Our third year PhD student, Nagulendran Kangayatkarasu or better known as Nagu, had the opportunity to attend the Eighth Trondheim Conferences on Biodiversity held from 31st May to 3rd June 2016 in Norway. Since 1993 the Trondheim Conferences on Biodiversity …