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First WASC Seedcorn Publication

We are pleased to report the first publication resulting from our seedcorn access scheme. Ioannis Papagiannis, a student at Coventry University, was recently awarded two days access to our X-Ray Diffraction facility:

“The WASC seedcorn funding allowed us to access the X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) equipment, which was not available at our institution. This allowed us to determine the crystallographic structure of iron oxide nanoparticles for its characterisation, which was then presented at and accepted for publication in the proceedings of the ICNNN 2021:

Papagiannis, M.S. Innocente, & E.I. Gkanas (2021). Synthesis and Characterisation of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles with Tunable Sizes by Hydrothermal Method. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Nanostructures, Nanomaterials and Nanoengineering 2021 (ICNNN 2021), Fukuoka, Japan (hybrid), 2021"

Congratulations to Ioannis on his publication!

Fri 26 Nov 2021, 15:19

Special Papin Medal Awarded to Dr Ian Hancox

At the recent HETS event, WASC management committee member- Dr Ian Hancox was awarded a special award for his significant contribution to the technical community. This is a wonderful achievement and thoroughly deserved. Congratulations Ian. For full story please visit: Papin Medal Awarded to Warwick Technician (

Wed 24 Nov 2021, 17:38

Professor Steven Brown's interview in research professional news on being awarded the EPSRC Strategic Equipment Grant

Professor Steven Brown’s Strategic Equipment Grant from the EPSRC, worth nearly £1 million and awarded at the beginning of this year, did not in fact fund the purchase of a single item of equipment. That is because it is a “resource only” grant and therefore goes towards activities to increase access and maximise the value of existing equipment. Professor Brown, the director of The University of Warwick's Centre for Doctoral Training in Analytical Science, discusses how he assembled his bid. The full article can be found at:

Research Professional News- Professor Brown's winning proposal

Wed 27 Oct 2021, 15:07

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