Christian Baker wins Silver award at SET for Britain
Christian Baker Research Scientist in NPL's Acoustics Group, won the Silver Award at the SET for Britain exhibition for his poster 'Improved Ultrasound of Breasts for Cancer Screening', which focused on the development and testing of a new sensor for ultrasound tomography (a potential breast cancer screening technology) that could help provide good scan image quality without x-rays.
NPL also had two other scientists who were shortlisted and presented at the SET for Britain event at the House of Commons: Steven King, Higher Research Scientist in the Time & Frequency Group, outlined 'The Future of Time', and Laurie Winkless, Higher Research Scientist in NPL's Functional Materials Group, presented a poster about energy harvesting entitled 'Raiders of the Lost Amp'.
On winning his award, Christian said: "It's great to see the work recognised publicly and by people outside of the field, and I'm proud that NPL was so well represented, with three scientists at the event."
SET for Britain is an annual event held at the House of Commons, at which early career scientists and engineers present their research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges.
The Parliamentary and Scientific Committee run the event in collaboration with the Institute of Physics, The Physiological Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Society of Biology and the Society of Chemical Industry. The Silver award in the Physical Sciences exhibition was sponsored by AgChemAccess Ltd.
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