The Committee was impressed with the excellent academic results Adam had achieved throughout his degree programme, ranking 1st in a large cohort of 165 students and achieving 99% in his Year 1 Thermodynamics unit. Adam’s placement with GKN, which was strongly endorsed by the company who considered him ‘one of their best ever placement students’ was considered an exemplary contribution to the academic reputation of the University. The Committee wished to congratulate Adam on his fully-funded PhD studentship in Advanced Thermal Management of Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Net Zero Flight. This research topic aligns with the University’s Sustainability research theme and will enable the University to pursue its core interests. The Committee also acknowledged Adam’s diverse contribution to the University community with departmental, sports, entrepreneurial and fundraising activities, confirming him to be a deserving recipient of this year’s prize.

Adam has displayed both exceptional academic strength and a breadth of campus and community involvement that is a great credit to himself and the University.