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ACCIS CDT student wins award at the 48th World Polymer Congress

Konstantina Kanari

Konstantina Kanari

1 July 2021

Konstantina Kanari, a final year PhD student from the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science (ACCIS CDT), won the "Outstanding Online Short Talk Award" at the MACRO 2020+ World Polymer Congress in May

ACCIS CDT student Konstantina's winning presentation was titled 'Morphology and Mechanical Properties of Composite Electrospun Polystyrene Nanofibres with Incorporated Cellulose Nanocrystals'.

The presentation was about the morphology and tensile properties of electrospun polystyrene fibres, and how these correlate with the fracture properties of composite laminates. Konstantina looked at fibrous veils of random and aligned orientation, and the fibres themselves varied between pure polystyrene and polystyrene with incorporated cellulose nanocrystals.

Konstantina said: “I am quite excited about this! It’s been a long way and this past year has been especially hard, so it was definitely a nice surprise!”

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The CoSEM CDT (established in 2019) has evolved from the highly successful and established ACCIS CDT (2014-2022) to address exciting doctoral training opportunities for multidisciplinary composite materials engineering and manufacture. 

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