Last month, we welcomed graduates from milestone years to our first School of Chemistry virtual alumni event. Seven classes of Chemistry alumni from across six decades were brought together for the special anniversary gathering, the first of its kind at the University of Edinburgh.
Congratulations to MChem Chemistry 2019 graduate Elisabeth Feldstein, who has been named the winner of the 2021 Being Edinburgh alumni award!
The Being Edinburgh award was created to increase knowledge and appreciation of Edinburgh’s diverse community of former students. Elisabeth was one of four outstanding candidates shortlisted for the award, winning with over 34% of the student, staff and alumni vote.
School of Chemistry alumna Elisabeth Feldstein (MChem 2019) has been shortlisted for the Being Edinburgh Award. She joins 3 other finalists in an online vote to decide this year’s winner.
The Being Edinburgh Award was created to recognise alumni achievements and stories. It celebrates former students who make us proud to be connected to their passion, drive and brilliance.
Each year the Salters’ Institute recognises up to ten graduates of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering who show the potential to occupy leading positions in the UK chemical and allied industries. The awards ceremony was held virtually for the first time to celebrate the prize winners of 2020.
Congratulations to Dr Clint Veale, who has been announced as a recipient of a 2020 FLAIR Fellowship. Dr Veale studied for an MSc in Medicinal and Biological Chemistry and graduated from the School of Chemistry in 2010.
Augmetic Bionics, a company started two years ago by two students including MChem graduate Elisabeth Feldstein, is using their high-end 3D printers to make personal protective equipment (PPE) for the NHS.
Professor Knox was a remarkable man who obtained a BSc (1st class hons) in Chemistry from the University of Edinburgh in 1949 and a PhD from Cambridge University. He returned to a Lectureship at Edinburgh in 1953 and remained with us until his retirement.
Jane Stewart is the daughter of two University of Edinburgh School of Chemistry PhD alumni. She has created a unique celebration of the International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT2019) – in the form of a macramé version of one of the most influential achievements in modern science.
The extraordinary feat took Jane a staggering 350 hours and features 200,000 knots, which she completed at her Guildford home. Jane is a university of Surrey biochemistry graduate.
Professor Margaret-Ann Armour sadly passed away on the 25th of May. As an alumnus of the School of Chemistry and recipient of an Honorary Degree from the University of Edinburgh in 2016 we would like to invite staff, students and alumni to celebrate her life at a live stream event being hosted by the University of Alberta on the 12th of June. Details of the event are available on the University of Alberta website below:
The School of Chemistry was delighted to welcome back alumnus Dr Clint Veale who recently travelled from South Africa where he is currently a senior lecturer in Organic Chemistry at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.