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  • “The WASC seedcorn funding allowed my PhD students to access equipment not available at Strathclyde, obtaining measurements that will contribute to two PhD thesis and at least two papers…The students received advice on techniques and optimum analytical approaches and welcomed the genuine interest in their research.” Professor. John Liggat, University of Strathclyde
  • "I would highly recommend applying for the WASC Seedcorn fund. The Facility Manager Marc Walker was exceptionally helpful when selecting samples for analysis and explaining how the XPS works and what can be achieved with the instrument. The application form itself was very simple and quick and the Seedcorn team was very understanding and helped me with a couple of questions while the application was processing. Furthermore, I've received the approval confirmation very fast which allowed me to get my samples analysed in approximately a month from applying. I even had a chance to visit the facility and see the instrument in action!” Egle Latvyte, PhD student, Coventry University
  •  “I would personally recommend to material scientists and PhD students to take advantage of these great facilities which are not available at every university…Being able to visit the laboratory in person, observe, and learn about the equipment and how the measurements are done and analysed was also a big part of the whole experience” Mohammad Hakim Khalili, PhD student, Cranfield University
  • “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.”Dr Mauro Innocente, Coventry University