Prizes and Awards
Congratulations to Helen O'Connor, from the Brechin group, who has just completed her Edinburgh Teaching Award (category 2) and is now a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy is awarded to professionals who are able to engage with a broad understanding of effective approaches to learning and teaching support as a key contribution to high quality student learning. Fellows demonstrate:
Congratulations to three researchers from the Lloyd-Jones group for their recent successes at scientific meetings.
Prof. Guy Lloyd-Jones has been awarded a 2018 Invitational Fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
The Fellowship is "designed to enable Japanese researchers to invite their overseas colleagues to Japan to participate in cooperative work and other academic activities."
Congratulations to Dr Andy Lawrence on his award of a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant.
The grants are awarded to early career researchers who have already produced excellent supervised work, are ready to work independently and show potential to be a research leader.
Fantastic news and richly deserved!
Congratulations to Euan Doidge who won the Edinburgh University heat of the 3 Minute Thesis competition. As well as being the judges' choice, he was the "people's choice".
The 3MT presentation title summary was "WEEE are Golden: metal recovery by solvent extraction", dealing with the use of chemistry for more efficient and environmentally friendlier processes for gold recycling from waste electronics.
Congratulations to Jessica Walker, from the Nudelman Group, who won 2nd prize in the Freeze-Frames Competition at the UK Cryo-Microscopy Group meeting last week.
The Freeze Frames competition is held annually at the Cryo Microscopy Group meeting as an antidote to the usual poster competition. It allows postgraduate students and post-docs to present a short summary of their work to the whole conference.