Nikol Lambeva - Gateway Bursary
Nikol, a student in the School of Physics, used the Gateway Bursary towards working as a Research intern at Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden Rossendorf in Germany.
What did you do?
Nikol spent 3 months during the summer of 2015 in Germany at an established research centre, partaking in a research project to develop the next generation of electrical transistors. Nikol’s main role was to perform the electrical characterisation of a new device called the Silicon Nanowire Field Effect Transistor.
This involved taking a range of different measurements using sophisticated technology, analysing the collected data and developing a theoretical model based on the findings.
What did you learn?
Through the internship Nikol developed a range of specific and transferrable skills, in addition to valuable first-hand experience in a professional environment. The experience also helped Nikol to ‘pin-point’ particular research areas which will support her in becoming a respectable researcher in the Physics community.
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, School of Physics
“This summer internship not only helped me lay the groundwork needed for my future career strives but also fulfilled many dreams I never imagined could become reality. This summer was a life changing experience in many ways. It especially helped me develop a well defined idea of what I would like to do in my future. Without [the support of the Gateway Bursary] I wouldn’t have been able to undertake this amazing project.”