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School of Physical Sciences BOC Competition 2022 - April 29th 2022

Seamus Cummins receiving his award from Prof. Timo Gans

Seamus Cummins receiving his award from Prof. Timo Gans

Matthew Wright receiving his prize from Prof. Timo Gans

Matthew Wright receiving his award from Prof. Timo Gans

Postgraduate presentation competition April 29th 2022

The School of Physical Sciences Research Day on Friday 29th April was sponsored by BOC Ireland Ltd.

It was an inspiring event with many interesting research presentations and discussions. The winners of the Postgraduate BOC competition are:

- Séamus Cummins (overall winner)

- Matthew Wright (best first year presentation)

The photos show the two winners with the event organiser Prof Timo Gans.

The programme on the day ran as follows:

10:00 - 10:15 Welcome and introduction [Timo Gans]

10:15 - 11:30 Postgraduate BOC competition

  • 10:15: An Investigation of Wind Turbine Blade Composition and Contamination [Seamus Cummins]
  • 10:30: VUV Photoabsorption of CsI plasmas [Stephen Durkan]
  • 10:45: Smart sensors for plasma enhanced metallic atomic layer deposition [Darragh O'Neill]
  • 11:00: Fingerprinting of Biochemical Responses to Controlled Low-Temperature Plasma Exposures [Matthew Wright]
  • 11:15: Single-Step Functionalisation of Silicon Nanoparticles Providing Efficient DNA Binding [Paul Cannon]


11:15 - 11:45 Coffee

11:45 - 13:00 Research showcases: Part 1

  • 11:45: NCPST tackling global challenges [Deborah O'Connell]
  • 12:00: Intense Laser Matter Interactions Research at DCU [Lazaros Varvarezos]
  • 12:15: Advanced Plasma Source Technology for Improved Atomic Layer Processing [Bert Ellingboe]
  • 12:30: Use of plasma for conversion of salt-infiltrated polymer films to metal oxide films [Jim Conway]
  • 12:45: Plasma enabled CO2 utilisation as a sustainable carbon source [Timo Gans]


13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:30 Research showcases: Part 2

  • 14:00: Modelling Carbon Nanotube Networks [Ruth Saunders]
  • 14:15: Very high energy gamma-ray emission in our Galaxy [Masha Chernyakova]
  • 14:30: Magnetic fields in the intergalactic medium [Shane O'Sullivan]
  • 14:45: International Collaborations in Physics Education Research into Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Level Physics [Paul van Kampen]
  • 15:00: Towards a model for Integrated STEM Education [Eilish McLoughlin]
  • 15:15: Athena Swan [Deborah O'Connell]


15:30 - 15:45 Postgraduate BOC competition: Award announcement

15:45 End 


Prof Timo Gans 




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