Glasses were lifted in celebration on Friday as Dr. Danqing Liu banded her group together to celebrate her PhD student Mert Orhan Astam’s win of the 3rd ICMS PhD publication competition. This celebration was made extra special with the attendance of Mert’s family! All could feel a strong bond forming between group and family as many funny and inspiring stories were shared throughout the evening. The inspiration was stepped up a notch as Mert took his family on a tour of the H.I.M. labs, looking to encourage his little brother towards taking up chemical engineering when he starts university. The experience also inspired the rest of the group to included their parents in such a way in the future. The H.I.M. team is truly looking towards becoming a family unit!
Correspondence by Mert Astam