Socially distanced laboratories

Experimental researchers are returning to the socially distanced laboratories as lockdown measures have been eased.

As the country starts emerging from lockdown, the laboratories have now reopened with strict social distancing rules in place.

As the country starts emerging from lockdown, the laboratories have now reopened with strict social distancing rules in place.  We asked some of our researchers to send photos of their first days back in the lab and how it feels to return to campus.

The majority of laboratory work at King’s was suspended in mid-March as the UK was put in lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This meant that the experimental elements of projects were temporarily paused as data could not be collected.

 

It’s amazing to resume work in the labs and be able to do one of the things we like the most: keep doing cutting edge research in the generation of plasmonic metamaterials with potential applications ranging from bio sensing to energy harvesting, areas of increasing interest and need in our current and post-pandemic world.– PhD Student Mayela Romero Gómez

It feels great to be back in the labs and working (>2m apart) alongside my colleagues again. It’s quite a relief that I can remember how to do experimental physics at all! Now it’s time to conduct various CO2 reduction experiments with my latest plasmonic metamaterials as nanocatalysts!– PhD Student Anastasia Zaleska

 

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