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Personal Achievements

Stoddart Prize 2021

Nikola Zotev is the winner of this year's Norma and Fraser Stoddart Prize. Nikola studied for his PhD in the research group of Dr Adam Kirrander.

Stoddart Prize winners are expected not only to have demonstrated superior research accomplishments throughout their time at Edinburgh but they should also have contributed to the life of students within the School of Chemistry and beyond.

Bec Spicer from Lusby Group wins RSC Thesis Prize

Congratulations Bec Spicer from the Lusby group who has won this year's @RSC_MASC Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry Group Thesis Prize.

This prize recognises the contribution that a doctoral student has made towards an exceptional piece of published research. Bec will have the opportunity to present her work at the virtual Supramolecular Chemistry Group meeting which is taking place on the 16th & 17th DEC 2020.

Chemistry Student in University Challenge Team

3rd year MChem student Adam McLauchlan helped the Edinburgh team to success as it began the defence of its University Challenge title. The Edinburgh team this year are represented by Richard Moon, Adam McLauchlan, Isaac Stephens and captained by Emma Williams.

The Edinburgh team comfortably won their 1st round match by 165 points to 90 against Birkbeck, London. They now progress through to the second round.

Commenting on the first round win and his experience of the competition,

International Quant Championship

Matthew Markham, an undergraduate student in the School of Chemistry, has achieved 2nd place in the UK in the International Quant Championship.

The International Quant Championship is a global, quantitative finance competition takes place on WorldQuant’s intuitive, web-based simulation platform, WebSim, an online environment where users can translate ideas for predicting the movement of financial markets. This year saw over 20,000 participant enter, representing 3,000 universities across 140 countries.