ACG student’s work nominated for Images of Research

Eye catching image shortlisted for 2022 event

The ACG is delighted that PhD student Sheik Abdul Malik’s submission to 2022 Images of Research has been shortlisted for the exhibition. This is the second time that Malik’s work has been selected following his 2020 submission entitled “Smart skin: protect and detect” which was chosen in the category Transformative Technology.

His striking image for 2022 – Structural Fingerprinting – will be displayed alongside other entrants in the Adaptive Technology category. Malik's research on the electrical properties of carbon fibre composites has applications in structural health monitoring and is building on an existing patented damage detection sensor technology. The material pictured has been named 'Chromatic Carbon'; it will be utilised to enable remote scanning of composite structures, with the developing fingerprint providing live information about current health and performance.

The grand unveiling of this year’s exhibition will take place on 3rd May, from 5pm, in the TIC building, as part of Engage with Strathclyde. Principal, Sir Professor Jim McDonald, will announce the category winners that will go on to the public vote. Category winners will also be presented with a printed canvas of their entry.

The event is open to the public so family and friends are welcome to attend also. Registration is required for attendance. Full information and registration can be found at

PhD student Sheik Malik's 2022 entry to Images of Research