18 Dec 2023

Geri Topore wins RMS Beginners' Competition at SEMT 2023

PhD student wins annual contest for Early Career Microscopists

We are delighted to announce Geri Topore (Imperial College London) as the winner of the RMS Beginners' Competition 2023.

The competition took place once again as part of the annual one day meeting of The Society of Electron Microscope Technology (SEMT). The aim is to encourage those relatively new to microscopy to present their work before an audience at a scientific meeting - and gain experience of public speaking.

Geri was one of five Early Career scientists taking part, and gave a talk titled 'STEM/APT for the study of magnetoelectric Aurivillius-phase thin films.'

He said: “I am extremely grateful and very honoured to have received this award! Presenting in the Natural History Museum was a one-of-a-kind experience, and I would like to thank RMS and SEMT for giving me the opportunity to present my work so early on my PhD journey.”

The presentation slot is always a highlight of the meeting, giving entrants the chance to deliver a relatively short and well-thought-out talk in an economical style.

Participants are allocated a 10-minute slot, to include a recommended seven-minute talk and three minutes for questions.