September 21, 2022, by Lisa Chin

Vote now for our 3MT® Winner at the U21 Final!

UoN 3MT® 2022 Competition

Announcement of tri-campus winner

We are pleased to announce that our University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNM) winner has won the tri-campus round of the Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT®).

Our very own Chen Hui Ling from the School of Environmental and Geographical Sciences won with a presentation of her PhD thesis Microplastics – The invisible hazard which aims at minimising the ecological and human health risks of microplastics – tiny plastic pieces that are abundantly present in the environment. She described her research in investigating the sources and levels of microplastics in our rivers as well as the harmful effects of microplastics. Hui Ling envisioned her research will offer significant solutions to minimising the impact of microplastics on the environment.

“I am elated that Hui Ling has won the tri-campus round. Her research is impactful and she is clearly a highly effective communicator of her science. It is a great testament to the high quality of postgraduate research students at UNM. This achievement sends a great signal not only about the quality of our postgraduate research but also the excellent training and support by the Graduate School,” said Dr Maniam Kaliannan, Associate Dean of Graduate School.

Vote for our winner at the U21 final

Hui Ling is now the representative of the entire University of Nottingham (UoN) at the Universitas 21 (U21) final. The U21 3MT® pits the winning presenters from U21 member universities against one another where they will be judged by an international panel of industry and academic professionals.

You can watch Hui Ling’s presentation, along with the winners of other universities, and vote for the People’s Choice award:

Watch U21 3MT® presentations

Vote now

Voting closes on Monday 3 October 2022.

*A special mention goes to our Corporate Marketing team for the support on video production.

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