CANOE – DISTRUC PROJECT: OUR PH.D. STUDENT HONOURED WITH “BEST OUTREACH ACTIVITY 2016” AWARD
Marie Föllmer, Ph.D. student in CANOE in DISTRUC project, won the “Best Outreach Activity 2016” prize awarded by COST Action MP1305 thanks to her major input in the outreach event which took place in Oxford in July 2016. Her experiment, entitled “Make your fibers” and consisting in alginate wet-spinning, turned out to be the most popular booth among the junior general public. DISTRUC project – Directed Structure at the meso-scale – is a European Marie Curie project. CANOE is working on colloidal liquid crystals which are the main topic of the project. CANOE is primarily dealing with structured lignin liquid crystal phases spinning using colloidal particles such as carbon nanotubes, cellulose nanowhiskers, cellulose nanofibrils or graphene. Philippe Poulin, from CRPP lab, is providing scientific support on these topics.