The article is about my research done in Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE). It was done when I was in the first year of National Junior College (NJC). I did it with my partner, Liu Yixin. The project was on Nickel / Palladium as a diffusion barrier. Haha...didn't expect that the research done then would be featured. I am so truly honoured :D This may be the beginning of my dream to be a material engineer/researcher...lol.
The article came about last year in the month of September, which was Science Month. I went to this Science Exhibition at Suntec and went to IMRE's booth. There, I met Mr Eugene Low who found that I was involved with IMRE's research programmes for Junior College students. He worked with my mentor, Dr Nikolai Yakovlev, Liu Yixin and me, to produce this article. Well that's a short history of how this article came about.
"A junior college student discovers that there is more than meets the eye in research and finds a calling in materials science!
Scientific terms or jargon like Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (TOF-SIMS) are so technical that they can be a big turn off to any lay person, not least our teenagers in schools"
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