Estonian student participates for the first time at the International Science Fair in China

A student from Tartu, Joosep Kaimre, participates as the first Estonian with his research work at CASTIC, China Adolescents Science and Technology Innovation Contest in Chongqing in China from the 14th to the 20th of August. This year’s CASTIC is 33, with young scientists from 40 countries taking part.

Kaimre won the third prize at the national competition for student research this year and gained the right to represent Estonia at the international competition in China, CASTIC 2018.

The aim of Joosep Kaimre’s  (Hugo Treffner Gymnasium) research “Developing and Characterising a Room Temperature Phosphorescence System ” was to develop a synthesis scheme for a room temperature phosphorescence system using inexpensive chemicals and to characterise the optical properties of the system. Phosphorescence is enhanced by the use of Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET). The system could be used in the future for the development of OLED-screens.

Kaimre’s participation in CASTIC is supported by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Republic of Estonia. The National Science Competition for student research and Joosep Kaimre’s trip to China are organized by the Estonian Research Council.

Additional information: Liisi Röömel, Estonian Research Council, Coordinator of Competitions, ; +372 516 6838