Young researchers present on the global stage (Part 16)

In this sixteenth edition of the researcher series, three rising stars, competing for Sparrho’s Early Career Researcher Prize, tell us about their work and why they chose to become scientists.

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May 2, 2018 · 8 min read

Yang Shen

PhD Candidate, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), U.S.

#medicine #stroke #engineering

“Powered robotic exoskeleton devices have the potential to automate the rehabilitation of post-stroke patients.”

“I feel proud that as a research engineer I am making machines to help stroke patients recover.”

“Conferences are great opportunities to make friends and build connections with potential collaborators.”

Fane Mensah

PhD Candidate, University College London, U.K.

#immunology #haematology #disease

“Even if you simply speak to one or two people and get feedback, you will grow in yourself and develop skills that are required to be successful.”

“Everything starts with networking, and I think young scientists should be aware of that.”

Kira Rundel

PhD Candidate, Monash University, Australia

#solarpower #climatechange #fossilfuels

“We can print out solar cells using existing printing techniques onto flexible plastic film.”

“Solar cells are very inexpensive compared to the existing technology.”

“No matter what stage you are at, there’s always a benefit to going to a conference, especially for younger students.”

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