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Jan Mertens wins SET for Britain award at event hosted in Parliament

last modified Mar 18, 2014 11:00 PM


Winton Scholar, Jan Mertens, wins silver prize for his poster on “Graphene Controls Colour of Plasmonic Nanoantennas” as part of the SET for Britain event in Parliament.

Jan presented his physics research to dozens of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of the poster competition SET for Britain, on Monday 17 March. His research, which involves squeezing light into tiny gaps to produce powerful sensors, was judged against 29 other shortlisted researchers’ work and came out as one of the three winners.

 SET for Britain aims to help politicians understand more about the UK’s thriving science and engineering base and rewards some of the strongest scientific and engineering research being undertaken in the UK.

Link to winning poster (link).

Further information can be found on the IOP website (link).