Geological Science and Engineering

Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering

Winning Photo Taken in QFIR


"Porous Plastic Particle" by Dr. Ross Jansen-van Vuuren

The Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering (GSGE) congratulates Dr. Ross Jansen-van Vuuren, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Chemistry, for their winning submission in the Queen's Art of Research Contest. The winning photo for the "Invisible Discoveries" category, was captured by Dr. Jansen-van Vuuren on GSGE's Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope (ESEM), hosted in the Queen's Facility for Isotope Research (QFIR).

The ESEM can be used to image a wide variety of samples under varying vacuum conditions. This allows us to, for example, observe the microscopic surface characteristics of a water-swollen hydrogel particle. This instrument is managed by Agatha Dobosz, and her deft optimizing techniques undoubtedly aided in creating the image.

The ESEM is one example of some of the state-of-the-art equipment and facilities hosted in the GSGE department. These facilities give our students the opportunity for enhanced, hands-on learning, and are an important part of receiving a high-class education. 

To see all of this year's winning submissions in the Queen's Art of Research contest, view the announcement in the Gazette