AS level students from Cambridge who completed summer research placements working on projects to develop advanced materials to increase energy efficiency at TWI have recently been awarded with placement completion certificates by the Nuffield Foundation.
The Nuffield Foundation awards science bursaries to young scientists in their first year of A level study to support project placements with local organisations such as TWI. The Nuffield Research Placements initiative is one of the UK's most academically prestigious STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) enhancement schemes.
Ziping Chen, from St Mary's School, Cambridge, spent her summer working alongside TWI's Alec Gunner learning about coating materials and technologies in relation to project work exploring hydrophobic coatings for photovoltaic panels. Avinash Mocherla from Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge teamed up with Andrew Whitaker, Simon Turner and Steven Baines in work to evaluate the use of a sugar alcohol for storing heat and its potential as an energy storage mechanism to make best use of wasted heat from domestic heating systems.
Nuffield Research Placements are funded by the Nuffield Foundation and arranged at TWI through STEM Team East.
TWI is involved a number of schemes providing learning opportunities in engineering. For more information, please contact us.