The prize is awarded biennially to an exceptional scientist in the early stages of his or her career working in the area of liquids and complex fluids.

It was presented to Dr Zeidler by Professor Mike Allen – from Warwick University - the current Chair of the Institute of Physics Liquids & Complex Fluids Group. The ceremony took place in our Department of Physics earlier this month.

Dr Zeidler’s area of expertise is the structure and properties of liquid and glassy materials. Her current focus is on the behaviour of materials under extreme conditions of high pressure and high temperature, including water and geological fluids. The properties of these fluids are important for understanding the best practise for processing the greenhouse gas CO2.

Professor Simon Bending said: “This award confirms what we have always known about Anita, that she is a competent, enthusiastic and insightful researcher with a promising future in the area of liquids and complex fluids. She is an excellent advocate for our department.”