SEH 3 Minute Thesis Competition

Imagine explaining your life's work in three minutes.

The Asia-Pacific Three Minute Thesis Competition is an annual research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland.

Students must present their research and its significance in three minutes or less. The challenge is to present complex research information in an engaging, accessible and compelling way using language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience with the aid of only a single PowerPoint slide.

Prior to 2017, the College ran a semi-final to choose one winner who progressed to the RMIT final. Since the restructure of the College, winners of each School competition progress directly to the University final.

Participants of the 2016 SEH College 3MT competiton

Participants in the 2016 College 3 Minute Thesis semi-final together with the judging panel.

2017 winners

  • Ivan Bernardo, School of Health and Biomedical Sciences
    “A Breath of Fresh Air: a new approach for the treatment of lung disease and its comorbidities”
  • Shwathy Ramasan, School of Engineering
    “Impossible? Possible with sound waves…”
  • Josef Worboys, School of Science
    “Quantum light: a tale of twin peaks”

Previous winners

  • 2016 – Jeffery Young, School of Engineering
    “Mobile foot progression angle correction system"
  • 2015 – Kate Polglaze, School of Medical Sciences
    “Helicobacter pylori and a gutful of serotonin”
  • 2014 – Hua Qian Ang, School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering 
    “'Nature: the future of automotive safety'”
  • 2013 – Daniel Oldfield, School of Applied Sciences 
    “The pencil: fifty shades of graphene”
  • 2012 – Tapasi Mukherjee, School of Civil, Environmental and Chemical Engineering
    “The humble sweet corn”
  • 2011 – Hsiewe Ying (Amy) Tan, School of Health Sciences
    “Chinese herbal medicine treatment for atopic dermatitis”
  • 2010 – Ali Daliri, School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
    “Wireless Structural Health Monitoring”

Further details

Contact Fraser Rogerson for any further enquiries.