Outreach


T-MAPPP researchers and partners have undertaken a wide range of activities to inform members of the public about their research and generate interest in the wonderful world of particles.

2017

Midlothian Science Festival 2017
Edinburgh, UK 
X. Chen
Midlothian Science Festival is a science ‘gala day’ with both stand-alone events (talks/tours) and an array of very popular drop-in activities. T-MAPPP had 8 granular-related demonstrations on display including rolling rice, photoelastic spheres, Silo, rotating drums and granular jet experiments.
(Audience: General public / families)

JM Manufacturing Excellence Powder Technology Course
Johnson Matthey, Philadelphia, US
G. Raso
Practical demonstrations of basic physical phenomena involving granular materials using the T-MAPPP kit, Discrete Element Method (DEM) lecture and EDEM tutorial.
(Audience: Industrial)

2016

Midlothian Science Festival 2016
Edinburgh, UK
T. Najuch, R. Mohanty, X. Chen
2 science gala days, exhibiting silo, segregation and classical bulk solids experiments.
(Audience: General public / families)

Science Festival UT - CuriousU 2016
University of Twente, The Netherlands
H. Shi, A. Jarray, K. Taghizadeh
‘Games of Sand' activity session during annual science festival to demonstrate features of particulate material.
(Audience: Bachelor students / general public)

Children Challenge Industry
Billingham, UK
G. Raso
Demonstration experiments of precipitation and filtration of solid particles to 8 groups of 10 pupils.
(Audience: School children)

Lectures for school children
Billingham, UK
G Raso
Lectures to 8 groups of 10 pupils over 2 dates.
(Audience: School children)

Outreach activity to encourage pupils/students to study technical sciences
Linz, Austria
A. Podlozhnyuk
(Audience: School pupils / students)

Jornada d'Investigadors Predoctorals Interdiscipliària
University of Barcelona, Spain
I. Iaconeta
‘Elevator pitch’ and poster presentation to annual meeting of PhD students from different fields of research.
(Audience: PhD students)

2015

Midlothian Science Festival 2015
Edinburgh, UK
T. Najuch, Y. El Hasadi, B. Soltanbeigi, R. Cabiscol
2 science gala days, exhibiting silo, segregation and classical bulk solids experiments.
(Audience: General public / families)

TU-Night
Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
R. Cabiscol, M. Mohanty, T. Zorec
TU Night was an event held by TU-Braunschweig on the 27th of June, 2015 for the general public. The aim was to show the research that was being conducted at each of the different institutes in TU Braunschweig. The event consisted of conferences, exhibitions and open air concerts to promote science to a wide range of audience members, ranging from young people to adults.

T-MAPPP early stage researchers based at TU Braunschweig set up a stand where they demonstrated the phenomena of segregation in silos and the issues encountered while mixing granular material using small scale experiments.
(Audience: General public, families, children)

Fête de la Science
University of Technology of Compiègne
S. Chakravarty
Exhibition/ Open day/ Quiz night targeting the wide-ranging audience who attend this festival of science.
(Audience: General public)

University Open House
University of Twente, The Netherlands
G. Raso, K. Taghizadeh, H. Shi
University ‘Open House’ for the general public, particularly primary school children.
(Audience: Families / children)

Science Festival UT - CuriousU 2015
University of Twente, The Netherlands
N. Patsaki, H. Shi, G. Rasso, K. Taghizadeh
In its first year, this school festival at the University of Twente attracted more than 160 participants from 28 countries worldwide. T-MAPPP researchers organised an event called `games of sand’.
(Target audience: Bachelor students / general public)

Internship Day at Research Center Pharmaceutical Engineering
Graz, Austria
N. Patsaki
Students were introduced to the concepts of modelling and simulations of granular material.
(Audience: Children)

St Paul's Work Experience Week
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
I. Iaconeta
During the week, high school students were introduced to the research activities of PhD students.
(Audience: High school students)

European Researchers Night 2015
Edinburgh, UK
B. Soltanbeigi, T. Najuch, Y. El Hasadi
Exhibition of silo, segregation and classical bulk solids experiments.
(Audience: General public)

Workshop at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Barcelona, Spain
I. Iaconeta
Diffusion of technical and scientific culture.
(Audience: High school students)

2014

European Researchers Night 2014
Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
R. Cabiscol, M. Mohanty, T. Zorec
European Researchers Night is an event run by the Haus der Wissenschaft Braunschweig in collaboration with graduate schools, research centres and companies of the metropolitan region and the city of Brunsvic. It provides an opportunity for the general public to meet researchers and encourages young people to consider a career in science.
(Audience: General public)

Outreach activity at local museum of science
Barcelona, Spain
I. Iaconeta
(Audience: General public / families)