2018 HDR Poster Prize Winners

Thursday, 15 November 2018

On the 24th of October the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment held a very successful Postgraduate Research Poster Prize competition with 59 students showcasing their research via the presentation of a poster.

Our undergraduate students on the Faculty Commendation List were also invited to discover the amazing research in the Faculty, and enjoyed some 3 minute thesis style presentations by our HDR students. The 2018 Postgraduate Research Prize recipients are:


Olufemi Adetunji: Framework For Digital-Mediated Participation For Climate Change Adaptation Of Cultural Built Heritage In Nigeria

Dalia Jafar A Bukhamsin: Play as an Infrastructure

Building/Disaster Management

Thomas Johnson: How can humanitarian projects be designed to intentionally reduce the vulnerability of displaced populations?

Ali Rahimzadeh: Management of Excavated Soil

Civil Engineering

Mokhtari Mojtaba: Next Generation Fracture Prediction Models for Pitted Energy Pipelines – Aiming for a Safer, Cleaner Earth

Barbara Jardim Do Nascimento: Long-term atmospheric corrosion of mortar embedded wall-ties

Chemical Engineering

Casey Thomas: Electrostatic formation of polymer particle stabilised liquid marbles

Akhter Taslima: Rational catalyst design for the synthesis of oxygenates

Computing and IT

Fareed Ud Din: Revitalising Industry 4.0 in the benefits of SMEs using Extended Agent-Oriented Smart Factory (xAOSF) framework

Xinyu Li: Improved Description of Catalytic Adsorption using Machine Learning

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Meysam Omidbeike: Independent Estimation of Temperature and Strain in Tee-Rosette Piezoresistive Strain Sensors

Mahmoud Abdolhoseini: Neuron Image Synthesizer via Gaussian Mixture Model and Perlin Noise

Environmental Engineering & Surveying

Ankur Srivastava: Analysis of Global Atmospheric Transmissivity over different Climatic Zones

Khosro Ghobadi Far: Gravity-based Seismology using GRACE 

Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering

Sam Caldwell: Dewater H2o Water

Caterine Silva De Oliveira: Cognitive Vision Platform for Hazard Control Using Decisional DNA

These prizes will be awarded at the Newcastle University Postgraduate Student Association (NUPSA) Dinner to be held at NEX – Newcastle Exhibition & Convention Centre, Newcastle West on Friday, 30th November 2018.

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