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Prizes and Awards

Graduate Start-up Chosen as Falling Walls Finalist

Congratulations to MSc Materials Chemistry alumna María Isabel Amorín Cabrera, who has reached the final of the prestigious Falling Walls Venture competition with her start-up, CrustaTec.

Falling Walls Venture is a global platform for science start-ups nominated by academic institutions from across the world. The competition recognises pioneering founders who have successfully turned science into business, proving how entrepreneurial solutions can help solve today’s most pressing challenges.

Fraser & Norma Stoddart Prize 2022

It is a great honour and surprise for me to be selected for this year’s Fraser & Norma Stoddart Prize. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my supervisor Prof Neil Robertson, public engagement coordinator Dr Jenny Bos, Dr Anna-Maria Maciejuk, as well as my colleagues, collaborators, friends and family who have each played a considerable role in this achievement. I would also like to acknowledge JASSO, the School of Chemistry and other funding organisations for their financial support during my time in Edinburgh.

Chinese Academy of Sciences President's International Fellowship

Congratulations to Professor Mark Bradley on being awarded a distinguished lectureship by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) President's International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI) Category A: For Distinguished Scientists.

The award will see Professor Bradley conducting a lecture tour and hosting researchers from CAS.

The PIFI program is a specific funding program to attract talented foreigners to CAS for scientific exchanges and research cooperation.

Dr Stephen Thomas Named Finalist in Prestigious UK Blavatnik Awards

Dr Stephen Thomas has been announced as a finalist in the UK Blavatnik Awards 2022. This follows on from being awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry Merck, Sharp and Dohme Award in 2021.

The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the United Kingdom is a highly prestigious national prize celebrating the accomplishments and future potential of the UK’s most innovative young academic staff, scientists and engineers working across Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry.