Three Minute Thesis
Each year, research higher degree students from across the Faculty participate in the Three Minute Thesis competition.
The competition requires students to explain their research to a non-specialist audience in only three minutes.
In 2012, 26 research higher degree students from across the Faculty participated, with four students progressing to the University-wide grand final.
The winner of the event was chemical engineering PhD candidate Kim van Netten for her presentation 'Enhanced recovery of ultra-fine coal particles through a modified oil agglomeration process.'
Second Place was taken by chemical engineering RHD student Sazal Kumar Kundu for his presentation 'Conversion of Fluorocarbons in a Non-Thermal Plasma Using a Cylindrical Double Dielectric Barrier Discharge Reactor.' Runners up were Mohammad Saeed Masoomi for 'Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction' and Vaibhav V. Gaikwad for 'Treatment of 1,2-dichloroethane in a Double Dielectric Barrier Discharge Reactor and Characterisation of the Resultant Polymer'
Yufeng Shi, a civil engineering PhD candidate received the English as Second Language Achievement Award prize for his presentation 'Structural Reliability Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Structures Subject to Explosive Blast Loading'.
Find out more about the Three Minute Thesis here, and watch videos from the event below.