Institute of Physics best presentation prize for Swansea student
A Swansea University student has won the best presentation prize in this year's Institute of Physics (IOP) Printing and Graphics Science Group Student Conference, held at the University this week.
Davide Deganello (pictured), aged 30, who is studying for his PhD in the School of Engineering, was one of 10 students from across the UK competing for the prize in his subject group. He will now go forward for the overall IOP student prize later this year.
Davide's presentation, entitled Application of Extensional Rheology in Printing, focused on the characterisation of extensional flow behaviour critical in printing processes to determine ink release during printing.
The presentation also showcased the extensional rheometer especially developed at the Welsh Centre of Printing and Coating (WCPC) at Swansea University, for the characterisation of inks and other fluids.
Speaking after winning the prize, Davide said: "It was an honour to be chosen to win the group prize, especially as there were so many good presentations from other students across the UK."
Dr Tim Claypole, Director of the WCPC, said: "Davide gave an excellent piece on extensional rehology and it was good to see this work getting its just reward amongst the quality of the science group and being recognised by an outside body such as the IOP."
Conference organiser Dr Libby Pearson, Education and Training Officer in the WCPC, added: "The conference was a great success, attracting a large audience of delegates to listen to presentations from 10 PhD students across the UK researching into Graphic Science.
"We are proud that three of the students presenting this year were from within the School of Engineering, from the WCPC and Civil Engineering."
The IOP Printing and Graphics Science Group annual Student Conference is a forum where work recently completed or in progress in the group's subject areas at postgraduate level – MSc, MPhil, or PhD – is presented.
The conference was organised by Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating, based in Swansea University's School of Engineering. For more information visit the Centre's website.
The Institute of Physics is a scientific membership organisation devoted to increasing the understanding and application of physics. For more information visit the IOP website.