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Prizes and Awards

CBE for Professor Yellowlees

Professor Lesley Yellowlees, who is now Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Science and Engineering, was awarded a CBE for services to chemistry in the New Year's Honours List.

Professor Yellowlees became the first female President of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2012. Her research interests are inorganic electrochemistry, spectroelectrochemistry, electron transfer reactions and EPR spectroscopy.

Professor Yellowlees was awarded an MBE in 2005 for services to science.

NERC Doctoral Training Partnership Success

The School of Chemistry and the Centre for Science under Extreme Conditions (CSEC) are partners in a new School of GeoSciences-led NERC Doctoral Training Partnership.

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.

Chemistry at the Commonwealths

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.