Month: November 2023

Unlocking the Power of the Sun: My summer in Culham

Mona Alizadeh is an undergraduate student from the Department of Physics. She spent the summer doing research at the MAST-U reactor in Culham, as part of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme at Imperial. Here, she writes about the science behind her research.

Culham Centre for Fusion Energy / Wikimedia Commons: UK Atomic Energy Authority


Chemical recycling: where one plastic’s trash is another plastic’s treasure

PhD student Harriet Judah, from the Department of Chemistry, takes us on a journey through the ages to explore the use of plastics and modern solutions to the current plastic crisis! Harriet is part of the Brandt-Talbot Research Group, which studies and develops ionic solvents for use in chemical recycling.

View of a beach covered by plastic garbage on the island of Santa Luzia, Cape Verde.
Source: CaptainDarwin/Wikimedia Commons