EIS Photography Competition 2021
The first EIS photography competition took place in 2021. To enable a wide range of entries, covering all the areas of activity undertaken by the EIS, we created four categories – Abstract, Future Technology, People and Vehicles. The competition demonstrated that art and engineering can be combined to produce creative and often beautiful images. The images submitted covered many different subjects and the judges had a difficult task selecting the winners. The winning photos are reproduced below and we congratulate our four winners who have each been awarded a prize of £100. Thank you to all the entrants for taking the time to submit images and to our sponsors for providing their invaluable support.
People - sponsored by Moog
WINNER: Jayan Mistry – DMU Racing – De Montfort University
DMU Racing – Pit garage teamwork
DMU Racing, a Formula Student team based in Leicester, UK,
are facing a clutch system issue in the pit garage with their race car. Working together as a team, a collective engineering solution is produced in a stressful environment to get the car back on track. The photo was captured at the Silverstone circuit on an LG smartphone.
Future Technology - sponsored by Prosig
WINNER: Allin Groom – Autodesk
Laser powder bed fusion is an additive manufacturing process which uses a high energy laser beam to selectively melt metallic alloy powder. This process allows intricate near net-shape components to be produced. This is a digital micrograph (Keyence VHX7000) of a 1 mm thick, as-manufactured Ti-6Al-4V tensile testing coupon gauge section. The process heats up powder particles rapidly until they melt and subsequently solidify giving the fluid like surface appearance. The tiny, unmelted particles sinter to the surface of the part to give it the characteristic rough surface finish typical of this process. The build direction is left – right.
Abstract - sponsored by Interface Force Measurements
WINNER: Helen Oppong-Mensah – ThermoFisher Scientific
Nano-scale structures of GaAs and InP compound semiconductor
Ion beam modification focuses on the use of energetic ions interacting with the surface of materials. The abstract image shows various gallium arsenide (GaAs) and indium phosphide (InP) semiconductor structures induced by argon ion beams during depth profiling experiment to understand their surface compositions. The individual structures were purposefully merged to form one piece to highlight the various structures that can be found on a materials surface by an argon ion beam. These include nano-dots, nano-ripples and nano cones. In addition, the properties of these structures have been studied and have shown to be useful for optoelectronic device applications.
Vehicles - sponsored by HBK
WINNER: Jayan Mistry – DMU Racing – De Montford University
DMU Racing test day – sunset
DMU Racing are a Formula Student team based in Leicester, UK. As an extracurricular activity, a team of students, sharing the same passion for engineering, accompanied with the hunger and drive required to succeed, come together and design, manufacture, analyse, test and race a single seat Formula style race car. The immense team effort is rewarded on a test day, a golden sunset reveals the true beauty of their work. The photo was captured at Bruntingthorpe Proving Grounds in Leicestershire on an LG smartphone.