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Prizes and Awards

4 RSC Prizes for School of Chemistry

  • The Ultrafast X-ray Scattering team, an international team of scientists from the University of Edinburgh, Brown University and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has been named the winner of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s new Faraday Division Horizon Prize.
  • The Ultrafast X-ray Scattering team become one of the first winners of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s new Horizon Prizes, introduced after the organisation carried out a wholesale review of its recognition portfolio to better reflect modern science and its impacts in making the world a better place.

24 School of Chemistry staff nominated in EUSA 2021 Teaching Awards

The list of nominations includes 3 for recently departed Director of Teaching Michael Seery in 3 different categories.

Edinburgh University Students’ Association was the first in the UK to offer student-led Teaching Awards, which are now in their 12th year.  

Staff play a pivotal role in the student experience at Edinburgh, from lecturers and tutors, to supervisors and Personal Tutors, and professional services staff.

Chemistry Graduate Wins Being Edinburgh Award

Congratulations to MChem Chemistry 2019 graduate Elisabeth Feldstein, who has been named the winner of the 2021 Being Edinburgh alumni award!

The Being Edinburgh award was created to increase knowledge and appreciation of Edinburgh’s diverse community of former students. Elisabeth was one of four outstanding candidates shortlisted for the award, winning with over 34% of the student, staff and alumni vote.

Stoddart Prize 2021

Nikola Zotev is the winner of this year's Norma and Fraser Stoddart Prize. Nikola studied for his PhD in the research group of Dr Adam Kirrander.

Stoddart Prize winners are expected not only to have demonstrated superior research accomplishments throughout their time at Edinburgh but they should also have contributed to the life of students within the School of Chemistry and beyond.

Bec Spicer from Lusby Group wins RSC Thesis Prize

Congratulations Bec Spicer from the Lusby group who has won this year's @RSC_MASC Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry Group Thesis Prize.

This prize recognises the contribution that a doctoral student has made towards an exceptional piece of published research. Bec will have the opportunity to present her work at the virtual Supramolecular Chemistry Group meeting which is taking place on the 16th & 17th DEC 2020.