Three minute thesis competition


We will be running a competition for current doctoral students in which we will ask them to present their doctoral research in no longer than three minutes using no more than three overhead slides.

This will challenge their presentation skills and give them an excellent opportunity to present their work to a general but technical audience – something that all researchers should be able to do if they are to communicate the importance and excitement of their work effectively.

All E-MRS delegates are invited to attend the sessions. There will be a small judging committee who will decide on which presentations are the best, based on the clarity of presentation, the quality of the science, and the level of technical understanding that the presenter demonstrates. Presentations should include details of the motivation for the research, the results achieved so far, the potential impact of the work, and what conclusions have been drawn to date.

A small prize will be offered to the best three presentations (200, 150 and 100 €).

Congratulations to the 3 winners of our 2021 thesis competition :

  1. Cristina Mancarella, Micro- and Nanostructured Materials Laboratory, Department of Energy, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
    Plasmonic nanostructured metamaterials with modulation of electrical and optical properties
  2. Krishanu Dey, Cavendish Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge, UK
    Mixed lead-tin perovskites for electronic and optoelectronic applications
  3. Paulina Kamińska, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
    Development of thermoelectric materials based on copper sulphides

The Thesis competition will be held on 22nd September 2021, Wednesday, 10:30-13:00 (see Thesis competition schedule).

We hope students will be enthusiastic about taking part in this competition and look forward to some exciting presentations.

Conference Chairpersons
Franck TESSIERInstitut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes (UMR CNRS 6226) - Université de Rennes 1

Campus de Beaulieu 35042 Rennes cedex France

+33 2 23 23 62 56
Ian W. BOYDBrunel University London

Kingston Lane Uxbridge UB8 3PH U.K.
Małgorzata LEWANDOWSKAWarsaw University of Technology

Faculty of Materials Science & Engineering, Poland