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
Prizes and Awards
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.
Professor Michael Seery has been awarded a highly prestigious National Teaching Fellowship (NTF) by Advance HE.
The NTF Scheme celebrates and recognises individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession in higher education. It has been running since 2000.
The Principal's Innovation Award is a new competition for 2020. It is open to all research staff including PDRAs, for high risk, blue sky projects that have transformative potential.
Dr Jarvis's awarded will allow her to develop research into amino acids.
Congratulations to Yael Ben-Tal from the Lloyd-Jones group for making it through the College heat of the 3 Minute Thesis competition. Yael's talk was entitled "Shining Light on Chemical Reactions".
She will now go on to represent the College at the University finals on the 25th of June.