Materials student wins Images of Research Award

Materials Centre PhD student, Stelios Spathariotis, has won an award at the fourth annual Images of Research Competition at the University of Leicester.

Images of Research
Images of Research exhibition, 2019

The competition challenges entrants to communicate their research in a single image. The exhibition opened at the Fraser Nobel Hall on 27th November 2019 where this years' winners were announced. Stelios' artwork, 'Girl With a Metallic Earring', won the People's Award, as voted for by the public.

Stelios Images of Research Award
Stelios Spathariotis accepting his award

The piece demonstrates the cementation process, wherein ionic liquid solutions of gold, silver, iron, tin, nickel, copper and cobalt were painted onto a piece of galvanised steel resulting in spontaneous redox chemistry. Stelios' work is a highly creative example of the union between cutting edge scientific research and the visual art world. Congratulations!

Girl with a Metallic Earring
Redox art: Girl With a Metallic Earring

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