The conference was introduced by the Vice-president of S-Cubed, Sandrine Borg, who was followed by the Dean of the Faculty of Science and Head of Department of Physics, Prof. Charles V. Sammut, who expressed his satisfaction with the excellent turnout of students at this conference.
Prof. Sammut highlighted the opportunity that this conference gives in providing a glimpse of the abundant and diverse research that takes place at the Faculty. Prof. Cristiana Sebu, from the Department of Mathematics and editor-in-chief of XJENZA, the science journal of the Malta Chamber of Scientists, spoke about the importance of students to share their work and encouraged students to publish their work so that further research can be carried out.
At the end of the conference, S-Cubed thanked the Faculty and Prof. Sammut, as well as the sponsors: Technoline Limited, Environment and Resources Authority (ERA) and AquaBio Tech.
Department of Mathematics
Luke Collins (B.Sc. Mathematics and Computer Science Hons.)
- The forward problem for an open-ended rectangular waveguide radiating into a dielectric half-space
Nadia Vella (Ph.D. in Mathematics)
- Reducing the maximum degree of a graph by deleting vertices
Kurt Fenech (Ph.D. in Mathematics)
- Variation of the dielectric properties of lung tissue with temperature
Julian Bonello (Ph.D. in Physics)
- Modelling of Negative Poisson’s Ratio in Cristobalite-type Crystalline Materials
Matthew Xuereb (B.Sc. in Chemistry with Materials Hons)
- High-frequency ground motion scaling and ground shaking scenarios for earthquakes in the Mediterranean area
Chantelle Dimech (Ph.D. in Geosciences)
- An introduction to high resolution seismic imaging
Christopher Zerafa (Ph.D. in Geosciences)
- Ecological restoration of abandoned agricultural land
Jorge Gafa (B.Sc. Biology Hons)
- Thymbra capitata decreases species diversity in shrublands
Sylvana Scerri (B.Sc. Biology Hons)
- Predicting the effects of climate change on Elatine gussonei, an endemic species
Pamela Cuschieri (B.Sc. Biology Hons)