Images showcase the beauty and creativity of Queen’s research

Posted on April 16, 2019


It was a record-breaking year for the Art of Research photo contest. The 2019 contest received more than 100 submissions from Queen’s faculty, staff, students, and alumni, who took up the challenge of capturing their research programs in engaging and thought-provoking ways.

One of the award's recepient, Robert Cichocki, is a PhD student in Civil Engineering who submitted a photo called "New light". The picture illustrates the development of no-dig rehabilitation techniques where a UV light train is being prepared to help rehabilitate the adjacent corrugated steel pipe. The inside of the pipe has been lined with a fabric fiberglass tube embedded with UV cure resin. When the light train passes through the tube, the UV cures the resin solid and transforms the fabric tube into a solid liner. The new liner and pipe will further undergo buried experiments that will bring new insight into the structural behaviour of these systems. Congratulations, Rob! Read more...