Poynton Scholar shares Engineering photography prize

Daniel Strange, who is supported by a Poynton Cambridge Australia Scholarship during his PhD research at the Department of Engineering, is joint winner of this year’s prize for an image captured using an electron microscope. 

The competition, sponsored by leading optical systems manufacturer Carl Zeiss, displays the ground-breaking research carried out by staff and students of the Department of Engineering in a wide array of fields.

The photo taken by Daniel and his colleague Ching Theng Koh shows a network of electrospun fibres made of polycaprolactone, a polymer frequently used in medical applications. The fibres shown here have an average diameter of 1 µm, and are created to investigate how fibrous networks behave mechanically. This should lead to improved understanding of how fibrous networks would behave as tissue replacements, and how fibrous networks in natural materials contribute to their remarkable properties.

See the full story, and accompanying video, on the University website.
 

Photo of electrospun polymer fibres taken by Daniel Strange and Ching Theng Koh

Photo of electrospun polymer fibres taken by Daniel Strange and Ching Theng Koh