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Prizes and Awards

Royal Society University Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr Stephen Thomas for securing renewal of his Royal Society University Research Fellowship.  

The fellowship is for outstanding scientists who are in the early stages of their research career and have the potential to become leaders in their field. It provides the opportunity to build an independent research career. Those appointed are expected to be strong candidates for permanent posts in universities at the end of their fellowships.

UKRI Future Leader

Congratulations to Dr Amanda Jarvis, who has been awarded a UKRI Future Leader Fellowship.

Future Leader Fellows will each benefit from a share of £40 million towards cutting edge research addressing fundamental global issues, including tackling climate change and revolutionising travel across cities.

The scheme, supported by a total £900 million government investment over 3 years, offers support to work closely with business to take their discoveries from the laboratory to the commercial market.

Career Ready Student of the Year

Stephanie Hartley, from St David's RC HIgh School, has received the Career Ready Student of the Year Award for Midlothian, which recognises the progress they have made while being mentored for the last two years in the School of Chemistry.

Stephanie was mentored by Technical Services Manager David Brown as part of a scheme led by Career Ready - a UK-wide charity linking employers with school pupils.

The scheme is aimed at giving young people additional support to make informed decisions about their future education and career.

First Prize for Poster

Congratulations to Harvey Dale, a PhD student in the Lloyd-Jones group, who was awarded first prize by Prof Ben List for his poster presentation “Taming Ambident Triazole Nucleophiles: Molecular Recognition and Organocatalysis“. The prize was awarded at the SCI Advances in Organocatalysis Conference, which was recently held in London.