A year of awards for CSCT students and staff
The first half of 2022 has brought the CSCT students and support team a number of awards that recognise and celebrate their contributions in several areas.
Between May and June 2022, the below CSCT students and staff have been recognised by the University of Bath:
- James Boxall-Clasby won the Faculty of Science PG Research Event prize for best talk. James, together with his supervisor Professor Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern, is working on a £1M project with a UK-wide team to develop a standardised system for detecting coronavirus in wastewater, in order to provide an early warning of future outbreaks and reduce reliance on costly testing of large populations.
- Jon Noble won the Doctoral Academic Rep of the Year at the SU Education Awards after winning the Doctoral Recognition Award last year for his strenuous commitment in supporting his peers.
- Laura English and Matthew Oshinowo received a Doctoral Recognition Award for their many valuable contributions to CSCT and broader postgraduate life, including organising the monthly CSCT Students’ Symposium and the Chemistry Bolland Symposium; promoting equality, diversity and inclusion; running an external speaker programme, a book club and the Chemistry Bake Off; and taking undergraduate tutorials.
- During the Bolland Symposium, the University of Bath Chemistry Department’s annual student showcase, seven students won the following talk and poster prizes: Emma Daniels won the 3rd Year Organic Talk prize, Hannah Rogers won the 3rd Year Physical Talk Prize, Piers Townsend won the 3rd Year Computational Talk Prize, Thom Harris-Lee won the 2nd Year Physical Poster Prize, Ella Clark won the 2nd Year Inorganic Poster Prize, Ben Goldmann won the 2nd Year Computational Poster Prize, and Bradley Green won the 1st Year Physical Poster Prize.
- The CSCT professional service team, Francesca Guiso Gallisai, Amanda Crowe, Anna Numphud and Aida de Heras, have also been recognised institutionally for their contributions to supporting research and outreach. In June, the team was awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Outreach Award in the Support category.
During the 2022 CSCT Summer Showcase, which took place between 27-28 June 2022, the below students were also awarded prizes in recognition for their research:
- Jasmine Lightfoot received the Abel&Imray Prize for best research paper in 2021, for her paper ‘A comparative study of oxygen diffusion in PET and PEF using molecular modelling: computational insight into the mechanism for gas transport in bulk polymer systems’, published in Macromolecules. Jon Noble, Jonathan Barnard and Josh Tibbetts were highly commended for this prize too. (See all CSCT publications by year)
- Emma Daniels won the Janet Scott Prize for Collaborative Research in Sustainability. This is a new prize created in the memory of Professor Janet Scott, who was central in the development of the CSCT and had such a clear passion for collaborative research.
- Thom Harris-Lee (1st prize), Owen Harper (2nd prize) and Piers Townsend (3rd prize) all received poster prizes during the annual meeting, for the quality, impact and visual communication of their research work.
Congratulations to all the prize winners!