Prizes and Awards
On August 30th and September 1st 2021, we hosted our first ever Summer Student Conference where the achievements of the hard-working students conducting research in our department were celebrated.
Congratulations to Dr Alicia Megia-Fernandez and Dr Rosalyn Falconer who have successfully completed the Institute for Academic Development’s course “Introduction to Academic Practice”.
This course is an AdvanceHE-accredited course leading to Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
- The Ultrafast X-ray Scattering team, an international team of scientists from the University of Edinburgh, Brown University and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has been named the winner of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s new Faraday Division Horizon Prize.
- The Ultrafast X-ray Scattering team become one of the first winners of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s new Horizon Prizes, introduced after the organisation carried out a wholesale review of its recognition portfolio to better reflect modern science and its impacts in making the world a better place.
The list of nominations includes 3 for recently departed Director of Teaching Michael Seery in 3 different categories.
Edinburgh University Students’ Association was the first in the UK to offer student-led Teaching Awards, which are now in their 12th year.
Staff play a pivotal role in the student experience at Edinburgh, from lecturers and tutors, to supervisors and Personal Tutors, and professional services staff.
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.
Congratulations to chemistry PhD student Ezra Kitson for being awarded a Student Experience Grant in the winter 2021 round of applications alongside Tasnim Hanafiah, a 2nd year undergraduate biology student.
Congratulations to Professor Alison Hulme on being elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Alison joins leading thinkers and practitioners from Scotland and beyond who are recognised for the contribution they and their work make to wider society.
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.