QUASAR contributions to University PGR Poster Day
The University of Liverpool held a poster day event for all postgraduate students in the 2nd and 3rd year of their doctoral studies. The event was organised by PGR Development and the University’s Centre for Lifelong Learning and took place on Thursday 26 March 2015 at the Mountford Hall, Liverpool University Guild of Students. The Poster Day offers all participants the opportunity to present their work and interact with academic staff from across all faculties. The aim of the event was to present and discuss ongoing R&D work with academic colleagues from outside one’s own field and obtain feedback from senior academics and fellow research students.
Around 300 postgraduate students showcased their work at the 2015 poster day which was judged by academics from three Faculties. Several prizes were awarded per faculty for posters which came in 3rd, 2nd and 1st place as conferred by the judging panel.
Professor Dinah Birch, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, commented: “The University Poster Day serves as a social and interdisciplinary networking event where learning, feedback and information are freely exchanged in a friendly and supportive environment.”
“I would encourage everyone to attend and see first-hand the research excellence of our postgraduate community.”
Furthermore, the event organiser and Head of PGR Development, Dr Richard Hinchcliffe, said: “The excellent quality of all the posters on exhibition is an indicator of the quality of research at the University. The variations between subject areas and the differences in approaches to communicating research to the public are a great fascination.”
QUASARs Blaine Lomberg and Sehar Naveed, Fellows within the oPAC project presented their current research on posters at the event.
Blaine used the event to discuss his research and present initial results in beam halo monitoring and how optical beam diagnostics are very important for the optimization of particle accelerators.
He commented: “I was very surprised of the research carried out in the 3 different faculties and how the studies are very novel and at the cutting-edge.”
Sehar described the day as a stimulating event to share opinions and to discuss research freely.