PhD student wins Best Poster at Magnetism 2016

Congratulations to postgraduate research student Alex Mackie, awarded the Best Poster prize at Magnetism 2016.

Alex Mackie stands next to his winning posterHeld on the 4th and 5th April, at the Cutlers Hall in Sheffield, Magnetism 2016 aims to provide a focus point for magnetism research in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Part of the Department research group Sheffield Centre for Advanced Magnetic Materials and Devices (SCAMMD), Alex’s poster presented his research on high resistivity permanent magnets, produced by spark plasma sintering method.

Organised by the Institute of Physics and IEEE Magnetics Society, the conference was attended by students and staff from across the University, with Alex presenting alongside fellow Materials students as well as those from the Departments of Physics and Bionegineering.

My poster followed on from my initial work I presented at the MMM-Intermag conference in San Diego in January. I felt I had a good story to share, with new results and extra analysis to present. I must have spoken to the right people as when I returned from the morning presentations there was a Best Poster rosette pinned to my poster.

As I come to the end of my PhD, it was a really pleasant surprise to win and will be something I can put on my CV and talk about when applying for academic or industrial jobs in the near future.


Further information

Alex Mackie is part of the Advanced Metallic Systems Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT); set up to address the critical shortage of doctoral level metallic material specialists in the UK.

This is the second year that a student from the Department has won Best Poster prize at Magnetism. Ruth Bradley won at Magentism 2015.