09 September 2006

ACSE Student is chosen as SET Awards 2006 finalist

Ben Morley at the SET Awards 2006

ACSE student Ben Morley has been selected as a SET Awards 2006 finalist in the category 'Airbus Award for the Best Aeronautical Engineering Student', as Judged by the Royal Aeronautical Society, for his Investigation into non linear model predictive control for application in missile guidance systems.

The Science, Engineering & Technology Student of the Year Awards are very prestigious awards for science and technology undergraduates and give recognition to the outstanding achievements of the students and their Universities. The awards are presented at a high profile ceremony and media event attended by senior figures from industry, government and science.

Shortlists for each SET Award category are drawn up and a winner is ultimately chosen from the three selected finalists.

Dr Anthony Rossiter, Ben's project supervisor, adds, "Ben is highly deserving of this recognition because he created a 1st class project almost entirely without input from me. His work on airframes alone would constitute a worthy project but in addition he developed a nonlinear MPC algorithm showing insight beyond normal expectations even for a 1st year PhD student. Moreover, Ben was awarded the Mappin medal for best student in the year in July 2006 and was actively involved in running a number of University societies."