MAS CDT Annual Conference 2019 - learning all about sun care in the wettest week of the year.....
The Annual MAS CDT conference took place in Somerset last week at the beautiful Knowle Manor on the edge of Exmoor. At the conference all MAS CDT students from MSc to PhD have an opportunity to present their project with a talk and poster.
We were fortunate to be joined by Laurent Blasco from Lubrizol who talked about sun care and careers in cosmetics as the rain poured down outside.
All MSc and PhD students presented their work and prizes were awarded as follows:
MSc Poster Prize: 1st place Monica Kumar, 2nd place: Adil Ajmal
PhD Poster Prize: 1st place: Martin Lea, Joint 2nd place: Rhiannon Brooks and Kelsey Cremin
PhD Talk Prize: 1st place: Bryan Marzullo, 2nd place: Ruben Tomas
Congratulations to Mary J. Thomas, who is a MAS CDT student, for winning the Barber Prize for best student talk at the 39th annual meeting of the British Mass Spectrometry Society in Cambridge. Based upon collaborative research with the British Geological Survey, Mary presented her talk entitled “Petroleomic Depth Profiling of Contaminated Staten Island Soil by GC and FT-ICR MS.” Using Rock-Eval 6 data and ultrahigh resolution mass spectrometry, complex compositional depth profiles were developed for environmental monitoring and to provide insight into the site’s history of contamination.
MAS CDT Student Emily Holt has won a prestigious prize at the 50th annual conference of the Australian Society for Cosmetic Chemists in Canberra. Emily who is only in the first year of her PhD in Analytical Science is studying "Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy for Suncare Applications". Emily presented a 30 minute talk on her paper and was pleasantly surprised to later find she had won the Lester Conrad Award for best paper presented at the conference.