The Edinburgh Earth and Environment (E3) DTP is one of 15 funded across the UK, announced recently by NERC and the Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts. The E3 DTP has been awarded over ??7.5 million in funding, equivalent to at least 18 PhD studentships in each of the next 5 years.
Prizes and Awards
Professor Eleanor Campbell has been awarded the 2015 Baird Award.
The Baird of Bute's Society Scottish Award recognises innovative contributions to scientific research. Professor Campbell was born and brought up on Bute and there will be an awards dinner held there in September.
Congratulations to Eleanor!
Adam Bennett, an undergraduate in the School of Chemistry, was a winner at the Inspire Launch Grow 2015 awards. He won in the enterprise category, which recognises people who have ideas or ventures with outstanding commercial potential. Adam runs Postroast, an online coffee distribution company.
We'll let Adam describe the process in his own words:
Alan Nichol has been awarded the Salters' Graduate Prize for 2012. This is the 16th time in a row that we have won the prize! Very well done to Alan and let's hope we can keep up the tradition next year!
Corrie Scott competed in the 50m breaststroke, winning bronze and breaking the Scottish record in the process. Richard Schafers got to the semi-finals of the 50m freestyle and narrowly missed out on a 4x100m medal, with the Scottish quartet finishing 4th.
The pair were part of an elite group of athletes from The University of Edinburgh who competed for Team Scotland at this year's games. 3 of the students in the team won medals.
Congratulations to Karl Hope and Dan Ward, both from Professor Colin Pulham's group, who won 1st and 2nd prize, respectively, for their oral presentations at the New Trends in Research of Energetic Materials (NTREM) Conference in Pardubice, Czech Republic.
Karl's talk was entitled "Resonant Acoustic Mixing and its applications to energetic materials".
Congratulations to Jorge Sotelo, from Dr Stephen Moggach's group, who won not just one, but two prizes at the British Crystallographic Spring Meeting in York.
Jorge won both the Chemical Crystallography Group best poster prize for a poster entitled "High-pressure loading of fuel related gases into nanoporous materials: unusual uptake behaviour of Sc base metal-organic frameworks"
The School of Chemistry was exceptionally successful in this year's University of Edinburgh Sustainability Awards!
The school received two Silver awards for both laboratories and offices.
Patrick???s prize winning lecture was titled "Biomimetic Synthesis of Phenylethanoid Alkaloids???.
Congratulations to Patrick and the Lawrence group.