NSIRC PhD student, Muntasir Hashim has been awarded for a poster presentation relating to his research topic ‘Influence of Pit Morphology on Crack Propagation’ at the University of Manchester (UoM) School of Materials Postgraduate (PGR) Student Conference 2017.
“I am happy to have been awarded a prize,” says Muntasir. “The School of Materials conference at the University of Manchester has been a very good experience for me. I met several experts in my research field and had insightful discussions with them all.”
Every spring, the School of Materials holds its research conference for all PGR students. Those in the first and third years of their programme give oral presentations, while students in the second year submit posters.
Muntasir Hashim added:
“I have received a great deal of advice and encouragement, as well as good contacts with key industrialists who were visiting the conference. Overall, it was very motivating. Most importantly, I learnt a lot from the talks and the poster presentations of my fellow colleagues, which were really amazing.”
Conference presentations constitute an important element of the students’ progression assessment, as it is important to learn how to present your research effectively and to its full potential.
Award judges consisted of industry representatives as well as academic experts from the School of Materials. Prizes were awarded based on the strength of the poster content, as well as the presentation and layout of the poster.
Muntasir joined the NSIRC research programme in August 2015 with the University of Manchester and is sponsored by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation.