Video: Three-minute thesis finalists

Video pitches from the 17 PhD students from around the world who have made it to the final of a competition that challenges them to present their research in three minutes

October 13, 2014

To vote for your favourite video, please visit the Universitas 21 website


1. “Who stole my electrons?” - Electron Loss Process in 3rd Generation Solar Cells

By Zhuo Deng
University of Hong Kong (China)


2. Novel protective coatings for silver alloy cultural heritage objects using atomic layer deposited metal oxide barrier films

By Amy Elizabeth Marquardt
University of Maryland (US)


3. An Injectable Biomaterial for Spinal Cord Repair

By Mina Mekhail
McGill University (Canada)


4. Small cell, large Sun

By Zeng Yang
Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)


5. Heroes of Might and Magic - The Epic-ness of Demotic Stories

By Lawrence Xu
University of Auckland (New Zealand)


6. Design Optimisation of Composite Structures in Wind Turbines: improved structural design for large radius wind turbine blades

By Rosemary Barnes
University of New South Wales Canberra (Australia)


7. Predicting the Future with Technology (without a Delorean or flux capacitor)

By Darragh Whelan
University College Dublin / Insight Centre for Data Analytics (Ireland)


8. Coordination of meiotic recombination in Arabidopsis

By Chris Morgan
University of Birmingham (UK)


9. Building a better future with NANO materials

By Mohammad Reza Ketabchi
University of Nottingham (UK)


10. A Gut Feeling About Kidney Disease

By Megan Rossi
University of Queensland (Australia)


11. Potential role of EP3 receptor in salt-sensitive hypertension

By Mariana Quiroz Muñoz
Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (Chile)


12. The impact of type-1 interferon signalling in Parkinson’s disease

By Bevan Main
University of Melbourne (Australia)


13. An Ultrasensitive MEMS for Gravity Imaging

By Richard Middlemiss
University of Glasgow (UK)


14. Stopping Cancer Before it Starts: Development of a Groundbreaking Vaccine

By Stacy Malaker
University of Virginia (US)


15. Do some strains of HIV make people sick more quickly than others

By Emma Hodcroft
University of Edinburgh (UK)


16. Economic Impact of Early Spondyloarthritis: Estimates from the DESIR Cohort

By Stephanie Harvard
University of British Columbia (Canada)


17. Understanding Long Term Damage for Concussions - A mouse model

By Rebecca Acabchuk
University of Connecticut (US)

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