|Liam Soomary wins the 2018 AMS award for the Best Materials Physics Project
Congratulations to Liam Soomary for winning the 2018 Applied Materials Society award for the Best Materials Physics Project, for his work on Surface Characterization on SiC. Liam's work was a combination of research undertaken in Poland within an ERASMUS exchange visit and at the University of Portsmouth under the supervision of Dr Krupski.
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