Prizes & awards

  • The perks of attending small conferences

    Sure, a conference on the other side of the world with thousands of participants from academia and industry sounds impressive. However, do not underestimate the perks of smaller conferences! In July 2018, I had the opportunity to attend the BBSRC...

  • High Performance Computing Symposium 2018

    Computational simulations are becoming ever more integral to scientific research. Thanks to advances in computer hardware and modelling techniques, computational chemists are now able to accurately predict properties of materials before they are synthesised, explain what is going on at...

  • Video: 3 Minute Thesis competition runner-up Michael Joyes

    On Tuesday 5 June, eight doctoral students including CSCT student Michael Joyes competed against the clock in the University's Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Final. Michael was announced runner-up in the competition. Hear about his experience in this video.   

  • STEM4Britain at the Houses of Parliament

    Back in March, second year PhD student Bethan Charles travelled to the Houses of Parliament to attend STEM for Britain Annual poster competition, which supports and promotes Britain's early-career research scientists and engineers. As politics is a game, she made a...

  • Italian Women Inventors and Innovators Prize

    We speak to Isabella Poli, an MSCA-FIRE fellow at the CSCT who was selected as a finalist in the ITWIIN 2017 competition. She received an honourable mention for the sustainability aspect of her innovation. What is ITWIIN? How did you come across...

  • Rocky Road to 3MT UK final

    The following blog is written by final year student Kasia Smug I had the great pleasure of taking part in the 3MT UK final. What is 3MT? Well, 3MT, also known as 3 Minute Thesis, is a competition for doctoral...

  • CSCT team wins 'Engineering YES' Bristol Heat

    This post was contributed by James Coombs OBrien. “Explain it to me like I’m a clever 12-year-old” was blurted at me as I tried to explain my PhD, and potential business, to a straight faced venture capitalist. “Quite frankly I...

  • CO2 Utilisation Faraday Discussion

    George Gregory went to the Faraday Discussion - Carbon Dioxide Utilisation in Sheffield to present a poster and won the poster prize. Here is George's account on her trip: A conference with a difference! Held over three days at the...

  • Could hydrogen be the answer?

    Second year CSCT student, Jemma Rowlandson, writes about her research topic of materials for hydrogen storage. Jemma recently won the regional finals of the Institution of Engineering and Technology's Present Around the World Competition and won a prize of £300 and a place...

  • Renewable Resources and Biorefineries Conference

    On 3–5 June, CSCT student Sonia Raikova attended the 11th annual conference on Renewable Resources and Biorefineries which was held in the beautiful city of York. Out of 112 participants at the conference, Sonia won the prize for the best poster! The conference was...