Forging great connections: UK – Ukraine Chernobyl workshop

The Department’s NucleUS Immobilisation Science Laboratory is working with the National Academy of Science of Ukraine to support decommissioning of the Chernobyl shelter, 30 years after its construction, supported by EPSRC’s Global Challenge Research Fund. Here PhD student Sarah gives an overview of the 2 day workshop. The topics covered were very interesting and there is…

Where do I go from here?

It’s a question everyone faces several times in their life, the first time this thought struck me was just after my AS results came through. It was a good day for me, I’d done pretty well and I was getting ready to start my second year of A levels when I realised that having good…

#WeAreInternational

Multiculturalism is an often used word in this day and age, but I do wonder how many of us actually embrace it fully. Sheffield, as one of the major UK universities, welcomes thousands of international students to the City every year and therefore every department becomes a rich mixing pot of cultures. On the 12th…

My Summer placement

Hello again all! Some of you reading may have gone through the application process to the Materials Science department recently – I hope you enjoyed your visit to Sheffield and, even more importantly, you were successful in your application! It’d be great for you to join all of us here in the Department in October!…

My first international conference: part 2

Thursday January 14th – Today is the big day! My talk is scheduled for 1:54pm in the session: Hard Magnetic Materials and Processing II. I have already practised my talk and, maybe due to nerves, I am clocking in at 15 minutes, far too long for the 10-minute time limit! I spend the morning practising…

My first international conference: part 1

Day 1 After approximately 18 hours of travel across 8 time zones I arrived last night (Sunday 10 January 2016) in San Diego for the 13th MMM-Intermag joint conference, thankfully known by the short-hand, Magnetism 2016. This is my first international conference and the main reason I am here is to give a 10 minute…

Life of a postgrad research student

Hello! Welcome to my blog posts, I’m Richard Dawidek, a first year postgraduate researcher in the Sheffield Centre for Advanced Magnetic Materials and Devices (SCAMMD). I may be new to the postgraduate side of life in the department but when it comes to Sheffield University I’m a bit of an old hand, having done my undergraduate degree here. With…