The Researcher’s night was launched at the European level under the initiative “Researchers in Europe 2005”. The European Research’s Night takes place every year, on the last Friday of September. It is meant to increase awareness of the impact of science on everyday life, boost public recognition of research’s work and spark interests of young people in science and research. This year’s theme was the ocean.
PoreLab participated in Researcher’s night 2022 with Caroline Einen, Hyejeong Cheon, Sebastian Price and Tage Maltby, PhD candidates, together with Professor Erika Eiser. They presented concepts relevant to porous media research by showing various experimental demonstrations and simulation results. High school students could discover how is make a bio-porous materials and how insulation porous materials used in building interact with water. The group also presented simulation results related to the self-agglomeration of collagen, shock waves, and the turbinate structure of seal noses in arctic and subtropical regions. Hyejeong says about the event: “The students showed great interest in the demonstrations and the simulation results. They enjoyed as well some Stratos, which is a typical porous chocolate. We had fun discussing with them, and we hope that our activities stimulate their passion for science.”