Mr Sam Ahmadzadeh
BSc in Physics from University of the West of Scotland (UWS). Project entitled “Plant study on the International Space Station using hyperspectral and gas sensing technology for growth of healthy plant” is funded by the International Space School Educational Trust (ISSET). The project’s primary objective is development of smart integrated multi-sensing (gas environment, temperature, humidity), hyperspectral imaging and intelligent lighting control tools relevant to precision plant cultivation in the space environment where the goal will be to optimise the yield, quality and resource use efficiency of agricultural products in a micro-gravity space environment. This research is part of a unique, high profile collaboration between UWS and scientists at King’s College London, NASA and ISSET. Link to LinkedIn Profile.
Ms Mhairi Rogan
BSc from the University of the West of Scotland. Researching ZnO films with UWS and Novosound.
Mr Connor Douglas
BSc in Physics from University of the West of Scotland. His project is entitled “Investigation and optimisation of a design-for-manufacture deposition method for single layer graphene”. He is working alongside the company RD Graphene, where the main aim of the project is to build on the RDG patented process, completing a research and development deposition system, with ITFSI progressing deposition, optimisation and characterisation of the resulting graphene material. The project will include assembly and complete fabrication of the graphene reactor system. Link to LikedIn Profile.
Mr Matthew Dowhan
BSc in Physics from University of the West of Scotland and MSc in Biofluid Mechanics from the University of Strathclyde. His PhD project entitled "Glancing angle deposition of ZnO nanostructured thin films for enhanced ultrasonic sensing and imaging applications" is partially funded by an industrial partner Novosound and CENSIS. Link to LinkedIn Profile.