Symposium shows the diversity of DTU Chemistry’s research

Tuesday 13 Nov 18

At this year's PhD Symposium for DTU Chemistry, research regarding sustainability, medical drugs and technology were on the agenda. The presentations showed a wide range of research with great application potential.

By Jakob Mikael Espersen


More than a hundred people joined DTU Chemistry’s annual PhD Symposium at Comwell Borupgaard last Thursday. The many researchers, professors, PhD students and external guests experienced through 12 well prepared presentations the enormous range of research being conducted at DTU Chemistry.


One of the presentations showed how 2d-NMR techniques can map reaction processes in the production of biodegradable bioplastics. It was also presented how proteins interact with each other under high doses, which is important knowledge in the development of medical drugs. A third presentation showed that a novel type of graphene paper improves the electron transfer in enzymatic biofuel cells. The material has great potential to work under in vivo conditions and drive a low-power device, such as a pacemaker.



Members of DTU Chemistry’s ChemClub were emcees during the presentations and handed over the microphone to fellow students, researchers and professors when the crowd had questions about the specific PhD projects.


In addition to the PhD presentations, there were exciting presentations by Wilfredo Colón, Professor and Department Head at Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Jacob T. Shelley ­- also professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


At the following poster session, 38 PhD projects were represented.


In the evening two award-winners were selected; one for 'best oral' presentation and the other for 'best poster'. While Fabrizio Monda won the ‘best oral’ prize, Alexandre Paolo Voute took home the ‘best poster’ award.



Alexandre Paolo Voute (left) and Fabrizio Monda (right) won the two awards.

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