Tag: Cardiff University

Covid Chronicles (Video): Undertaking R&D with KESS 2 during a global pandemic

Simon Johns

 KESS 2 recently asked participants how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on their respective research projects. Postgraduate researcher Simon Johns, and his company partner Gwylan, share their experiences of continuing their KESS 2 funded R&D during these trying times. The Student Perspective: Simon Johns, Cardiff University I’m studying an MPhil; it’s an evaluation of… Read more »

Covid Chronicles (Audio & Blog) : Adam Williams from Cardiff University shares his lockdown experiences

 Covid Chronicles is a series of stories from KESS 2 participants in reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic. Here is a blog post and audio recording by Adam Williams from Cardiff University: When written in Chinese, the term ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger the other represents opportunity. While the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown… Read more »

Watch: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure webinar talks by KESS 2 particpants

On 30th July 2020 Bangor University’s Sustainability Lab hosted a webinar focusing on Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, linking up with the United Nations “Goal of the Month”. Amongst the speakers for the webinar were three KESS 2 participants; Shannan Southwood-Samuel, Nisha Rawindaran and Jennifer Langer, whose short talks you can watch again below. Videos are subtitled… Read more »

Throwing new light on oak heart-rot

Oak Heart-Rot

  Research has begun this summer to throw new light into a little understood condition in older oak trees – heart-rot. Mycologist Richard Wright has started a three and a half year KESS 2 PhD research project under the Action Oak initiative, which is supported by European Social Funds (ESF), supervised by Professor Lynne Boddy… Read more »

KESS 2 PhD student Beth Mansfield shortlisted as a finalist for the BTS/BALR/BLF Early Career Investigator of the Year Prize

Beth Mansfield

KESS 2 PhD student Beth Mansfield, from Cardiff University, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the BTS/BALR/BLF Early Career Investigator of the Year Prize after submitting her abstract to present at the British Thoracic Society (BTS) Winter Meeting 2019. Out of the 56 entries that were submitted, Beth has been chosen as one of… Read more »

Winter Networking event success with KESS 2 at Cardiff University

The 19th of December 2018 saw another successful delivery of a KESS 2 Winter Networking event, hosted by the team at Cardiff University. The event presented the opportunity for interaction and collaboration between KESS 2 participants and was well attended by students, academics and PGR administrators from the academic schools.  The event opened with a fun session of ‘icebreaker’ questions which allowed delegates to get to know one another in their groups through the… Read more »

New luminescent materials for application in the aerospace industry

A paper recently published in Chemistry: A European Journal (Wiley Online Library/ChemPubSoc Europe) by first author and KESS 2 student Kaitlin Phillips, of Prof. Simon Pope’s research group in Cardiff University (June 2018), together with collaborators in China, has shown that new organometallic species can be developed that show remarkable electronic properties. KESS 2 project… Read more »

KESS 2 Awards : The Annual Event : 2018

Awards 2018

On Thursday 26th July 2018 the second KESS 2 Awards, an annual event held for participants of the ESF funded project, was hosted at St Fagans National Museum of History in Cardiff. The evening consisted of a live competition of engaging presentations, each competing for a chance to win up to two awards; The Sustainability Award… Read more »

Roadside scavengers: Researchers investigate the roadkill we never see

Roadkill scavenging

A new study published in the Journal of Urban Ecology (Oxford University Press), by lead author and KESS 2 student Amy Williams Schwartz of Cardiff University, indicates that the number of wild animals killed by motor vehicles may be much higher than is generally reported or understood. KESS 2 project researchers, working in collaboration with Eco-explore… Read more »

Europe Day 2018 celebrated by KESS 2 participants (Interactive Map)

On Wednesday, 9th May 2018, KESS 2 participants celebrated Europe Day by taking to social media to share the benefits EU funding is providing for their doctoral-level study in Wales. Led by Bangor University, KESS 2 facilitates collaborative research projects between universities and businesses across Wales and is supported by European Social Funds (ESF) through the Welsh Government. Throughout Europe… Read more »