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.
Prizes and Awards
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.
The School of Chemistry is delighted to announce that Dr Claire Hobday and Dr Toni Mey have both been awarded highly competitive Chancellor’s Fellowships. Both recipients were previously holders of the prestigious School of Chemistry Christina Miller Fellowship
It has been a busy week for MSc Materials Chemistry student, María Isabel Cabrera Amorin, as she has won two further awards to add to her rapidly growing list of accolades.
An unprecedented four members of staff from the School of Chemistry have been awarded the prestigious Principal’s Medal for Exceptional Contribution during the covid-19 pandemic
Congratulations to School of Chemistry PGR student Ahmad Alsaleh who completed the Edinburgh Teaching Award Category 2, leading to Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. This is a significant achievement for a postgraduate demonstrator and reflects Ahmad’s extensive work in teaching in our undergraduate laboratories.
Dr Adam Kirrander has been selected as a finalist in the Falling Walls Science Breakthroughs of the Year, which is part of the World Science Summit.
The summit, part of Berlin Science Week, brings together scientists from a range of disciplines. Falling Walls looks at major new research across ten different areas of science. Dr Kirrander's work examining the motion of atoms and molecules represents the physical sciences.
Congratulations to Professor Andrew Harrison, who has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to Science during the Covid-19 response.
Prof. Harrison is an Honorary Professor at the School of Chemistry, having worked in the School for over a decade, helping to set up the Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions. He is now CEO of the Diamond Light Source.
Congratulations to a team from EaStCHEM and the School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh for winning this year's Ekeberg Prize. They were awarded the prize for their research paper "Tantalum recycling by solvent extraction: chloride is better than fluoride", in the journal Metals.