The Applied Optics Group had a very strong presence at the 7th Annual Postgraduate Festival. The event that took place on Tuesday 16 May in the newly built Sibson building of the University of Kent offered an excellent opportunity to the students to learn and hear more about the work of other UoK researchers through a mix of academic posters, pictures, and presentations.
Event 1: the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition
This event was a fantastic opportunity to hear from 6 PhD students who presented their thesis topics in just three minutes as part of the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. AOG was represented by Magalie. With an excellent talk of precisely 2m56s, Magalie managed to convince the panel as well as the audience that she is the best! Magalie not only was rewarded with a £600 prize (£500 panel, £100 audience) for her effort, but she will have the huge honour (and responsibility) to represent Kent at the UK semi-finals, and may have the chance to compete at the UK Final at the Vitae Conference in September! Many Congratulations!
It was an honour to represent our group and show the impact of our research
Event 2: Life after postgraduate study alumni panel
Our representative in the panel was Mike (Hughes). Mike fascinated the audience with his after PG story. He has managed to return as an academic at Kent after exciting jobs in NHS medical physics and the Hamlyn Centre for Robotics Surgery at Imperial College. Did you know that Mike is only productive 20 hours a week? This is sufficient to be very successful! Mike is an excellent example for those who wants to follow a career in the academia!
Event 3: Poster and Photo Presentation
The presentations showcased the research being done by Kent postgraduate students. AOG was represented by:
- Miroslav: “Towards an ultra-thin medical endoscope: multimode fibre as a wide-field image transferring medium“
- Tomas: “Line-field swept source optical coherence tomography for imaging of human retina”
- Felix: “Visible light spectroscopic low coherence interferometry using a supercontinuum source”
- Sophie: “Embryo Evolution by swept source optical coherence tomography”
- Mike (Everson): “Optical Power Transmission in a Polygon Mirror Based Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography System”
- Magalie: “Multimodal Biomedical Imaging”