2013 Young Persons' Lecture Competition final
Adam Brown was awarded the top-spot at the Young Persons’ Lecture Competition held at the Armourers and Brasiers' Company in London on 24 April 2013.
Adam's lecture, Exploring the Use of Synchrotron X-ray Scattering Methods to Detect Heterogeneous Nucleation captured even those new to the topic. Adam’s obvious enthusiasm for the subject and his concise answers to the judges' questions saw him pip his rivals to the post.
Jodie McDaniel, representing the North East, came second with her lecture Rail Yield Improvements Through Crop Length Reduction. Jodie is currently working for Tata Steel on their graduate programme.
In third place was Jessica Smith from the South East with her lecture on Self Inflating, Anisotropic Tissue Expanders. Throughout her presentation Jessica explored the use of tissue expanders in reconstructive surgery, identifying the advantages and limitations of the current technology.
Kate Thornton, from the Younger Members' Committee and judge on the night said, ‘the candidates came from very varied backgrounds and were of exceptionally high standards. We were looking for someone with enthusiasm who could deliver well to interest other people in their chosen subject’.
Adam will fly to Hong Kong to represent the UK in the Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition final on 31 October.