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Prizes and Awards

Edinburgh Teaching Award

Congratulations to School of Chemistry PGR student Ahmad Alsaleh who completed the Edinburgh Teaching Award Category 2, leading to Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. This is a significant achievement for a postgraduate demonstrator and reflects Ahmad’s extensive work in teaching in our undergraduate laboratories.

Falling Walls Finalist

Dr Adam Kirrander has been selected as a finalist in the Falling Walls Science Breakthroughs of the Year, which is part of the World Science Summit.

The summit, part of Berlin Science Week, brings together scientists from a range of disciplines. Falling Walls looks at major new research across ten different areas of science. Dr Kirrander's work examining the motion of atoms and molecules represents the physical sciences.

Ekeberg Prize 2020

Congratulations to a team from EaStCHEM and the School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh for winning this year's Ekeberg Prize. They were awarded the prize for their research paper "Tantalum recycling by solvent extraction: chloride is better than fluoride", in the journal Metals.