PhD student chosen to present at SET for BRITAIN 2016

Second year Materials Science and Engineering PhD student Mohammed Shbeh is to present his research at SET for BRITAIN 2016.

Chosen from over 500 abstract entries, Mohammed is one of only 35% to be selected to present at the House of Commons on Monday 7 March. His research, titled "Titanium Foams for Dental Implants", will be part of the Engineering Sciences session, and provides the opportunity for discussion with over 100 Members of both Houses of Parliament.

Working with his supervisor Dr Russell Goodall, Senior Lecturer in Metallurgy, Mohammed's research aims to develop a mass production technique for dental implants that will make them universally more affordable, better designed and functionally structured with properties that match that of the bone. With the end goal to address several issues associated with dense implants such as the high cost, and stress shielding phenomenon; one of the main reasons for failure of implants that results from the non-uniform transfer of load between the implant and the dental tissue or bone.

Posters will be be judged by the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee, based on scientific merit and the researchers ability to communicate their work "in terms intelligible to an interested lay person". Prizes include: Gold Award, £3000; Silver Award, £2000; Bronze Award, £1000; Engineering medal. 

I am very excited to participate in such an inspiring and important event. It is a big achievement, especially with the large number of people who have submitted their abstracts, which reached over 500 and only 35% of people accepted.

Participating in such a big event will give our research group the motivation to innovate more and encourage us to share ideas, not only amongst young scientists but also with politicians, opening the doors for innovative cooperation amongst scientists in the UK and worldwide, as well as support from politicians.

I am looking forward to representing the Department, as the well as the University of Sheffield and the University of Technology, in this event. The University is very well known for excellency in research quality,  and I hope that we will get a prize for our innovative work.

MOHAMMED SHBEH / second year PhD student

Further information

Established in 1997, the aim of SET for BRITAIN is to encourage, support and promote Britain's early-stage and early-career research scientists and engineers who are an essential part of continuing progress in, and development of, UK research. It is supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Institute of Physics and the Society of Biology.

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