19 October 2011

ACSE Student treble award winner

Congratulations go to third year MEng Systems & Control student Chris Hambley for securing an IET Scholarship, an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Vacation Bursary Programme award and the Sheffield Metallurgical and Engineering Association Hatfield Memorial Prize in Engineering.

This is the second successive year that Chris has won three awards. Last year he won the Sir Harold West Award, the Sir Basil Blackwell Prize, and the Ede and Ravenscroft Prize. This year's treble success, combining highly competitive IET, EPSRC and University awards is a significant achievement and an impressive follow on requiring a great level of commitment and sustained excellence. Maintaining interest and motivation are crucial to success and we trust that, in addition to Chris's undoubted abilities, the Department's provision of high quality teaching on courses underpinned by leading research also played a part.

In what has been a terrific year academically, Chris has also shown excellent research potential in securing an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Vacation Bursary Programme during the summer. Working with Dr Rob Harrison (ACSE) and Dr Simon Cross (Neuroscience), Chris was involved in writing software to produce unique visualisations of biomedical data sets for inclusion in a visualisation toolbox for biomedical researchers.

See also: ACSE prize winners 2011

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