AVA Fellow awarded First Prize at CI Postgraduate Conference 2019

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Institute Director Peter Ratoff congratulates Volodymyr Rodin for his prize-winning talk.

The 8th annual Cockcroft Institute Postgraduate Conference (CIPGC) was held on 30th October 2019 at the Merrison Lecture Theatre of Daresbury Laboratory. It attracted 45 postgraduates and academics from all four CI Universities - Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester, Strathclyde - and ASTeC. The CIPGC is an important annual event for all CI postgraduates and it provides a platform for them to network and present research results to their peers and experienced academics.  

Participants at CIPGC19.

CI Director, Peter Ratoff opened the event, followed by Hywel Owen and Guoxing Xia who gave a brief  introduction of the CI postgraduate training program and the event arrangements.

Ten presentations were given by PhD students on the progress of their research during the past year, covering a wide variety of research activities going on at CI. In addition to the presentations, a poster session has been held, which gave senior postgraduate students the opportunity to introduce their research results to their peers and judging committee members.

AVA Fellow Volodymyr Rodin presented his work on beam tracking studies in ELENA transfer lines and AVA Fellow Milena Vujanovic gave a talk on beam halo measurements at Diamond Light Source using DMD.

A judging committee made up of academics from the CI partners marked each presentation based on their presentation style, technical content, research context and question handling. The overall quality of the presentations was very high.

Volodymyr presenting his talk at CIPGC19.

We are delighted to announce that Volodymyr was awarded First Prize for his presentation. Congratulations!