Research as Art 2013: Winning and commended images
The only competition of its kind, Swansea University's 'Research as Art' is open to researchers from all subjects, with an emphasis on telling the research story, as well as providing a striking image.

This year's judging panel included members from the Royal Institution, London – where last year’s winners were displayed – the Royal Academy of Arts, Research Councils UK, and the New Scientist.

The overall winner, entitled “Project Surprise”, was submitted by Laura North, a postgraduate student in engineering.

Her comic strip uses a Kinder Surprise egg to show new technologies such as non-destructive testing and rapid prototyping using 3D printing.

These technologies allow us to scan, 'see', and reproduce hidden internal structures without damaging the original object.

As in 2012, the 2013 Research as Art images went on to be displayed in a special exhibition at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, London.
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