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28th May 2019

2019 ACS Nano Lectureship Award

Congratulations to Professor Jamie Warner on winning the 2019 ACS Nano Lectureship Award for Europe/Africa/Middle East. The ACS Nano Lectureship Awards honor the contributions of scientists whose work has significantly impacted the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology and, each year, three award recipients from around the globe are honored, with one awardee each from the Americas, Europe/Middle East/Africa, and Asia/Pacific. Prof. Warner will present an award lecture at this year’s ChinaNano meeting, to be held in Beijing in August 2019.


10th May 2019

European Ceramic Society 2019 Stuijts Award

Congratulations to Professor Richard Todd on receiving the 2019 Stuijts Award of the European Ceramic Society, made in recognition of outstanding contributions to ceramic science. This is awarded every two years and is the premier award for ceramic scientists belonging to one of the 28 member countries of the Society.


9th May 2019

Rising Star in Computational Materials Science

Congratulations to Dr Ed Tarleton for being selected as one of two recipients of the inaugural Computational Materials Science Rising Stars Prize. Ed's winning paper entitled "Incorporating hydrogen in mesoscale models" is published in a Special Issue of Computational Materials Science featuring the 19 finalist papers. Ed will receive a $250 prize and also join the editorial board of the journal.

WOBA 2019 Innovation Award

2nd May 2019

Oxtex spinout wins WOBA Innovation Award 2019

Congratulations to Professor Jan Czernuszka and spinout company Oxtex for winning the West Oxfordshire Business Awards 2019 Innovation Award. Oxtex has also been shortlisted into the Oxfordshire Business Awards. 

Oxtex develops products for human and dental applications, and manufactures a novel tissue expander (‘Expaniderm’) for veterinary use. It is the first in a new class of implantable soft tissue expanders for use in reconstructive surgery.


2nd February 2019

Prelims Practicals Prize 2018

On the 31st January 2018 the Armourers and Brasiers' Company / TATA Steel Prize for best overall performance in Prelims practicals 2018 was awarded to Ben Jagger of St Anne's College by Byron Tucker, Technology Centre Manager at Tata Steel in Europe.


2nd February 2019

TATA Steel Prize awarded to Rachel Kealy

On the 31st January 2018 the TATA Steel Prize for best overall performance in Part I practicals (MS & MEM) was awarded to Rachel Kealy of St Anne's College by Byron Tucker, Technology Centre Manager at Tata Steel in Europe.


15th January 2019

Lifestart Virgin Galactic Unite Challenge winners

Congratulations to Matthew Riding from Materials and Diana Avadanii from Earth Sciences for winning the Lifestart Virgin Galactic Unite Challenge competition with their youtube presentation "How can developing space exploration technologies help the earth?". They will be visiting the spaceport in California and also win £1000 in cash from Virgin Money.


9th December 2018

Members of Academia Europaea

Congratulations to Professor Nicole Grobert and Professor Peter Bruce who have both been elected Members of Academia Europaea. Academia Europaea was founded in 1988 and is a European, non-governmental association acting as an Academy. It has just over 3700 members including leading experts from the physical sciences and technology, biological sciences and medicine, mathematics, the letters and humanities, social and cognitive sciences, economics and the law. The object of Academia Europaea is the advancement and propagation of excellence in scholarship in all areas of academia.


18th November 2018

MMM2018 Best Poster Prize

Congratulations to Matthew Lloyd who has won the Best Poster prize at the 9th International Conference on Multiscale Modelling of Materials held in Osaka. Matthew’s winning poster was "Kinetic Monte-Carlo Simulations of Radiation Damage in W(Re,Os) Alloys". 


10th November 2018

Professor Peter Bruce FRS appointed Vice President of the Royal Society

Professor Peter Bruce FRS has been appointed as Physical Secretary and Vice President of the Royal Society. He will take up the position on the Royal Society’s anniversary day, Friday 30 November 2018. Peter's research interests embrace materials chemistry and electrochemistry, with a particular emphasis on energy storage, especially lithium and sodium batteries. As well as directing the UK Energy Storage Hub (SuperStore) and a consortium on lithium batteries, Peter is a founder and Chief Scientist of the Faraday Institution, the UK centre for research on electrochemical energy storage.

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