Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies

Student prizes at the Summer Showcase

Thu Jul 05 10:55:00 BST 2012

With this year's Summer Showcase fast approaching, we are pleased to announce the winners of the Whorrod Prize and the Research Project Prize for 2012.

The Whorrod Prize in Sustainable Chemical Technologies is awarded to the student receiving the highest overall mark for their MRes year, and this year has been awarded to Rhodri Jenkins. Rhodri is now in his second year, working on his PhD project entitled "Renewable liquid fuels from microbes for aviation and road transport use". The Whorrod Prize includes a cash prize supported by a donation from businessman and University of Bath graduate Roger Whorrod.

The Research Project Prize is awarded for the highest mark in an MRes research project, and this year's winner is Lisa Sargeant. Lisa is also in her second year, studying "The development of microbial lipids suitable as low temperature fuel feedstock".

Janet Scott, DTC Co-ordinator, said: "We're very lucky in the DTC to be able to attract very academically able and hard-working students, and it's great to be able to to recognize Rhod and Lisa's work in this way. Congratulations to them both."

There will also be two poster prizes up for grabs and a prize for overall contribution to the spirit of the DTC. The winners of these prizes will be announced at the Summer Showcase on Tuesday 10 July.