Congrats to Jenna!

3rd year PhD student Jenna Shapiro was honoured last week, as a finalist in the SET for Britain poster competition at the Houses of Parliament in London. This makes two years in a row for the Oyen group, as 3rd year PhD student Khaow Tonsomboon was a finalist last year.

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Cambridge Radio 105 Science Show

Michelle’s featured on the Cambridge Radio 105 Science Show, which can be heard here:

Topics covered include bone, hydrogels, and how engineering has an image problem in the UK.

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Dept. of Engineering Photo Competition

For the second consecutive year, someone from the OyenLab has won a prize in the annual Cambridge University Engineering Dept. photo competition. Congratulations to Khaow for winning the Head of Dept. prize for his fantastic video. And although not one of the winning images, an entry by Jenna is being used to illustrate the competition on the University of Cambridge main website. Great job both of you!

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Good luck, Ching!

Last night we said goodbye to group PhD student Ching Theng Koh, who successfully defended her thesis, “Fracture of Fibrous Tissue Membranes and Biomimetic Scaffolds,” and is headed back to Malaysia this evening to catch the tail end of the moon cake festival. Ching will be taking up an academic post at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn. We look forward to future collaborations with Ching in her new role!


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Can I get a Ph.D. in Collaboration?

That is the title of an article written by current Oyen lab PhD student Jenna Shapiro, who is doing a degree that is not only interdisciplinary, but is intercontinental as well! Jenna is a joint PhD student between our lab, at the University of Cambridge, UK, and the National Institutes of Health in the greater Washington DC area in the US. More details are in the article, on the Science Careers website here.

Jenna, in her DC home, which is clearly sunnier than her UK home.

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The ESB and baby turtles!

While PhD student Khaow was in Greece for the European Society of Biomechanics meeting, he filmed this beautiful and informative movie about endangered baby turtles. Enjoy!

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Hydrogel Mechanics Review

Just published online is Michelle’s review of the mechanical characterization of hydrogels. This work was a long time in the making and it’s great to finally see it in pdf! The paper is online here.


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