IPAS annual student presentation winners

On 8 February, the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) held a student research presentation competition. Ten exceptional students shared their research topics in 3-minute presentations, showcasing their research expertise and ability to convey complex ideas with clarity and enthusiasm.

The winners were announced during IPAS New Year event on 16 February: 

Tanya Monro Presentation Award (People's Choice):
Jarred Scaffidi-Muta, from Prof Andrew Abell's group, won the hearts of the audience with his presentation "Treating Cancer With Radioactive Lead." Jarred's engaging talk earned him the People's Choice Tanya Monro Presentation Award. 

Merry Wickes Transdisciplinary Award (Judges' Choice):
Ané Kritzinger, from Prof Kishan Dholakia's group, wowed the judges with her presentation "Through-the-bottle fluorescence measurements of red wine". Ané's innovative use of fluorescence spectroscopy for wine analysis blends chemistry and optics, earning her the Merry Wickes Transdisciplinary Award.

The competition event itself was more than a showcase; it was an opportunity for the entire community to support and celebrate the students' talent and groundbreaking research.

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