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College of Science & Technology celebrate research

Jun 28, 2011

Following on from the successful Faculty of Science, Engineering and Environment Celebration of Research held in 2010, colleagues from the College of Science & Technology gathered for a Research Showcase on 16 June 2011.

The Showcase, which took place in Maxwell Hall, provided an opportunity to review the College’s research highlights from the last academic year. 

130 researchers attended the event, which also included the award of the Dean’s Annual Research Prize. 

The prize acknowledges an early career researcher who has who has made an exceptional contribution to research over the past twelve months. This could be through the production of significant new research findings, high quality publications or achieving a prestigious grant. 

This year the award was presented to Dr Devi Prasad Tumula, from the School of Computing, Science and Engineering, by College Dean and Pro-VC for Research and Innovation, Professor Ghassan Aouad.

As part of his prize, Dr Tumula was invited to spend 30 minutes presenting his research to the College with a talk entitled “Sustainable Water Resources”.

Over lunch 105 research posters created by staff and students were on display, covering a wide range of topics from each of the three Schools within the College. The two students from each School offering the best posters were awarded a £100 prize.

The event was a great success, and enabled the College staff to spend time together to discuss their research and explore potential new collaborations.

The student prize winners were:

School of the Built Environment:
Elham Sfandyarifard, Salford Centre for Research & Innovation (SCRI)
Benny Hidayat, Management in Construction Research Centre
School of Computing, Science & Engineering:
Jane Mooney, Virtual Environment & Future Media Research Centre
Sreejith Karthikeyan, Materials & Physics Research Centre
School of Environment & Life Sciences:
Carly Tetley, Centre for Environmental Systems and Wildlife Research
Kathrin Scherer, Centre for Biochemistry, Drug Design & Cancer Research