I’m an International Engineering Ambassador

Hello, I am Shunzi Wu. You can call me Darcy. I have a wide range of interests and hobbies. I love to oil paint, dance, cook, do calligraphy and sinology. I also have interest in European literature, classical poetry, music, science and traveling. If you are interested in any of them, you are very welcome…

The phone rings and I am told: “The tonsils have arrived”

The phone rings and I am told: “The tonsils have arrived” Sometimes it’s easy to forget how some of the conversations I have on a daily basis are weird and wonderful to those unfamiliar with the inner workings of a research lab. Recently, when showing a prospective Biomaterials undergraduate around my lab, I saw the…

If only materials research was a bit more like Star Wars…

Hello all, It’s been a while since my last blog post and I naturally have progress on my project! It’s exciting to have my system ready to go and I’ve started to get a few results through. Nothing concrete yet but it’s behaving a bit like I was expecting! I’m going to spend a bit…

Exams!

This week we started our first exam period of the year, and the University takes on a very distinctive feel. Many places around the Department are much quieter than usual, like the lecture theatres (apart from the odd revision class), but if you look in the libraries or the Diamond you’ll find they are hotbeds…

The Future according to Miodownik

On Tuesday 1 December we were lucky enough to be able to welcome Prof Mark Miodownik of UCL to Sheffield, to give the annual Hatfield lecture (a public lecture on Materials; we regularly get towards 500 people coming, which I’m sure has nothing to do with the free buffet and wine afterwards…). Mark gave his…

An intern in Hong Kong

Hello, I’m Euan. I’m currently a second year student reading Materials Science and Engineering with Industrial Management (BEng). I’ve just spent this past summer as an intern for BK AsiaPacific in Hong Kong. I first applied for my internship through the University’s MyVacancies e-mail (an online jobs database for students). I wanted to get a…