Graduates make doctoral research easier to swallow

Posted by hct16 at Jun 11, 2013 12:10 PM |
Advances in archaeology and pharmacology are to be explored in public lectures at the University of Leicester on Tuesday 11 June
Graduates make doctoral research easier to swallow

Dr Sam Cheyney

Two outstanding College of Science and Engineering PhD graduates will discuss their Doctoral research on Tuesday 11 June.

The Doctoral Inaugural Lectures will explore exciting advances in archaeology and pharmacology. These lectures show the cutting edge of research at the University of Leicester and demonstrate the vital role that research students play in the University’s research environment.

Dr Sam Cheyney, presenting ‘The Hidden Depths: 3D interpretation of archaeological magnetic data’, will discuss his advances in archaeological surveying. Tackling the issue of current inaccurate and failing methods in archaeological geophysics, Dr Cheyney will introduce his research on using 3D models, which allows a greater interpretation of magnetic data.

Joining Dr Cheyney will be Dr Chenglong Shang, presenting ‘Do you want to know how tablets break? Modelling powder compaction and breakage of compacts’.

Dr Shang will be discussing his research on the relationship between the compaction of powder materials and the breakage behavior of tablets after their compaction. This research has gained great interest in the pharmaceutical industry due to the importance of understanding how pharmaceutical tablets break when ingested.

Entry to the lectures on Tuesday 11 June at 5.30pm is free and the general public is welcome to attend. The lectures will be held in Attenborough Lecture Theatre 1 at the University of Leicester.