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TYC Welcome Day 2023

12 October @ 11:00 am 2:00 pm

Venue: Nyholm Room, Christopher Ingold Building, UCL

We encourage you to attend our in-person TYC Welcome Event which is the perfect opportunity to begin networking with your peers, and to hear about the fantastic benefits of being affiliated to this active and exciting institute.  Our Interest Group Leads will talk to you about the hot topics they are working on, and a panel of TYC students and postdocs will be on hand to answer your questions, providing an overview of TYC activities and opportunities.

Lunch will be provided.

Tell us your PhD topic, plus one (or more) burning question/s you have for the current TYC PhD students and postdocs, to enable the panel to cover topics which are relevant to you. Ask them anything – from student life in London and at the TYC, to what it’s like to undertake a PhD.  Questions will be answered anonymously.

We’ll need your confirmation by email to register you, and send out details.  Don’t forget to include your question/s! Email Karen at tyc-administrator@ucl.ac.uk

11:05 Introduction to the TYC – Rachel Crespo-Otero, UCL Chemistry

Interest Group spokespeople present TYC Interest Groups, and their ‘hot topics’
11:15 – Edina Rosta, UCL Physics – Soft and Biological Matter (biochemistry, biophysics, biomaterials, statistical mechanics)
11:25 – Devis Di Tommaso, QMUL SPCS – Structural materials (dislocations, rheology, chemimechanics, tribology)
11:35 – Martijn Zwijnenburg, UCL Chemistry – Functional Materials & Devices (Light-Matter interactions, spectroscopy, excited states, photonics, plasmonics, solar energy conversion, electronic, thermal and ionic transport)
11:45 – Clotilde Cucinotta, Imperial Chemistry – Surfaces & Interfaces (catalysis, electrochemistry, nanostructures)
11:55 – Jan Tomczak, King’s Physics – IG1: Methods and Formalisms for simulating materials

12:15 – Student Q&A panel
Rashid Al-Heidous – Imperial
Margherita Buraschi – Imperial
Teo Cobos – UCL
Vas Fotis – UCL
Araf Haque – King’s
Kit Joll – UCL

13:00 – Lunch social

14:00 – End

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