KESS 2 Annual Event 2023

Vaughan Gething MS speaking at a KESS 2 event

 On Thursday, September 28th 2023, the KESS 2 Annual Event was held at the VOCO St. David’s Hotel & Spa in Cardiff Bay. Two key events were held, one during daytime and another in the evening. Daytime Event The daytime exhibition was attended by the Minister for the Economy of Wales, Vaughan Gething MS, and… Read more »

The BioComposites Centre Annual Report highlighting KESS 2 Bangor researchers

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The BioComposites Centre have three KESS 2 researchers at Bangor University. Read more about two of our participants mentioned in the Annual Report below. “Carlo, Jenny and Josh are a fantastic addition to the research community here at the Centre.” said Dr Morwenna Spear, one of their supervisors. “The KESS 2 programme is an excellent… Read more »

KESS 2 Showcase Event at USW

On 8th February 2023, the KESS 2 Team at USW held a showcase event that gave researchers the opportunity to present their ESF funded work and share their individual KESS 2 journeys. The showcase event, held at the USW Conference Centre in Treforest Campus, Pontypridd, highlighted the achievements of KESS 2 participants and gave an… Read more »

International Women’s Day 2023

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2023, KESS 2 will be highlighting some of the fantastic female participants who featured in our news recently. It goes without saying that this is not an exhaustive list, there are many more amazing women doing incredible work funded by the ESF and KESS 2! This year our spotlight falls on:… Read more »

KESS 2 researcher’s prize for work on cutting river pollution from disused mines

Aaron Todd Receives First Prize

Swansea University KESS 2 researcher Aaron Todd has been awarded first prize at a prestigious international conference for his research on tackling river pollution from disused mines. Based at the Department of Geography in Swansea University, Aaron is carrying out a PhD on quantifying river pollution and has utilised salt dilution flow gauging; a technique for… Read more »

Give yourself the gift of opportunity this year and apply for a fully funded Research Masters scholarship!

These 1-year project-specific opportunities are the last ones available through KESS 2 East, so why not make 2023 a year to remember by boosting your career and academic expertise with a research project that works in collaboration with a real-world company partner. But hurry, these projects will commence in January 2023 so don’t miss your… Read more »

Bangor University KESS 2 researcher Carlo Kupfernagel wins award at WSE 2022

Carlo Kupfernagel, a KESS 2 PhD candidate from Bangor University, recently won this year’s Student Award for Best Oral Presentation at the 18th annual meeting of the Northern European Network for Wood Science and Engineering (WSE 2022), hosted by the University of Goettingen, Germany. The network currently involves 10 partner countries, and its aim is to contribute to… Read more »

Free IOM3 membership for all KESS 2 & KESS 2 East Postgraduate Researchers across Wales!

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KESS 2 have negotiated for all our funded postgraduate researchers to have access to a FREE membership with the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3). IOM3 is a major UK science and engineering institution and a registered charity governed by a Royal Charter. They support professionals in materials, minerals, mining and associated technical disciplines… Read more »

Fish hives: artificial reef structures restoring coral colonies

Coral reefs are tropical habitats made from living coral that thrive in the warm waters of the world. Unfortunately, due to global warming, these delicate corals are being damaged and the habitat they create is turning to rubble. In response to this, many research projects have been initiated focusing on restoring corals and rebuilding reefs…. Read more »

Using Science to Help Prepare Welsh Athletes for the Commonwealth Games

Article by Daniel Nash (KESS 2 funded PhD researcher, Cardiff Metropolitan University) I started my KESS 2 PhD in the Cardiff School of Sport & Health Sciences in 2019, focusing on sport and exercise physiology, and my research is supervised by Drs Michael Hughes, Richard Webb, Rebecca Aicheler and Paul Smith. The ESF-funded KESS 2… Read more »