Stephen Dickie (OS 2012) has been interning with the LED team at leading nanotechnology company, Nanoco Technologies.
Nanoco manufacture semiconducting nanoparticles known as quantum dots. The dots are used in many future technologies, mainly display technology, lighting, solar cells and biological imaging.
Stephen has been working in the research and development aspects of Nanoco where they test the quantum dots in different environments to determine their usefulness in actual products.
Stephen aquired the placement at Nanoco through the school’s own Dr Glarvey of the Chemistry department who had the contacts and helped Stephen with his application and reference.
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