In a tradition established in our lab by Dr Philipp Boersch-Supan, not only do you finish your PhD with a qualification, but also with a hat! These hats accurately depict, through the power of pipecleaners and foam, the subject of the defended thesis…

Dr Catherine Head

Now a post-doc our lab, here is Catherine’s coral reef cryptofauna D.Phil hat!

 

 

Dr Chong Chen

Now a post-doc with JAMSTEC (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), here he is with his hydrothermal vent mollusc D.Phil hat!

Chong

 

Dr Anni Djurhuus

Now a post-doc at the University of South Florida in the Marine Genomics Laboratory, check out her deep-sea microbe D.Phil hat (complete with CTD and sheep)!

Anni

 

Dr Nicolai Roterman

Still a member of our lab, here is his hydrothermal vent D.Phil hat (with actual smoke, surfer and the ROV Isis)!

Nic

 

Dr Philipp Boersch-Supan

Now a post-doc at the University of South Florida where he studies the bioenergetics and foraging strategies of Antarctic albatrosses. Here is his mesopelagic PhD hat. No mesopelagic hat is complete without furry jellyfish…

Philipp

Dr Michelle Taylor

Still a member of our lab, Dr Boersch-Supan initiated the tradition with her hat. Here it is, along with a longline fishing boat and deep-sea coral.