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My placement abroad was a fantastic opportunity to see what the growing scientific field of graphene has to offer and learn how to use research-standard techniques, such as Atomic Force Microscopy.
Student Rob Marvin

What did you gain from your placement abroad?

During my placement at the Otto Schott Institute of Materials Research in Jena, Germany, I had the chance to work with internationally recognised researchers in nanoscience. I was exposed to laboratories used by PhD students and Postdocs for active research in graphene. This was a fantastic opportunity to see what this growing scientific field has to offer to a prospective undergraduate student and learn how to use research-standard techniques, such as Atomic Force Microscopy and Scanning Tunneling Microscopy.

What else would you like to share with us about your experience?

The chance to travel made this experience unforgettable. Along side the academic knowledge gained through this placement, I gained a sense of freedom and independence and had the chance to travel to places all over Germany and even Prague. I would say that an overseas placement is a once in a life time opportunity and I would highly recommend this experience to any undergraduate student at Chester.