OUTREACH & EVENTS
Picture a Scientist
Liv, Maria and Natalie organised a screening of ‘Picture a Scientist‘, followed by a panel discussion and a social.
Outstanding Achievement awar
Awarded by Imperial College in July 2021 to long-standing undergraduate lab member Ciara Gibbs for her voluntary work across numerous societies and NGOs.
Awarded in June 2021 to Andrea Attipoe for his work as Graduate Teaching Assistant in David’s Mechanics class.
Awarded to Hendrik Beck in April 2021, to pursue PhD research in the Evolutionary Biomechanics Laboratory. Henny will use physical and digital models of insects to understand the biomechanical principles which govern variation in locomotor performance during climbing.
Outstanding achievement Award
£5k awarded by Amazon to Fabian Plum in April 2021 for his PhD work on creating and using digital 3D models of insects to study insect behaviour in the field.
ERC Starting Grant
€2MM awarded to David in Seotember 2019 to work on the behavioural biomechanics of plant-eating insects. Read more here!
Awarded to Fabian Plum in summer 2019, to pursue PhD research in the Evolutionary Biomechanics Laboratory. Fabian will develop computer vision and machine learning tools to study behaviour of leaf-cutter ants.
As voted by academic staff and awarded to the 3rd year Group Project hosted in our lab. The group worked with Freddie on the development of a bite force sensor for measurements with insects.
We celebrated Christmas with a pizza competition – with some controversial entries!
Freddie & Andrea start their phd
And with them we welcome a new lab tradition: Incoming PhD students receive a Schultüte on their first day, full with treats and wisdom to help with the nervousness of the first day, and with getting started!
Awarded by the Cusanuswerk to Frederik Pueffel in summer 2018, to pursue PhD research in the Evolutionary Biomechanics Laboratory. Freddie will study the biomechanics of biting and cutting in leaf-cutter ants.
3rd prize, R. McNeill Alexander award
Won by Frederik Pueffel at the SEB conference 2017 in Gothenburg, for his poster on studying mandible cutting forces.
Won by Frederik Pueffel at the SEB conference 2018 in Florence, for his poster on studying mandible wear.