Graduation 2017: Prize Winners

On 20th July the chemistry department hosted the annual Chemistry Graduation Ceremony. During the ceremony, held in the Richard Roberts Building, prizes are awarded to those students who have achieved academic success.

Undergraduate Prizes

Saul Hunter is awarded the Haworth Medal

Founded by subscription on the retirement of Professor R D Haworth, FRS, Firth Professor of Chemistry from 1939 to 1963. Continuation of this prize was made possible from 1999 through a generous gift from Bruker UK Limited.

Saul Hunter wins the Haworth medal and Haworth Prize

This prize is for the best student taking the Final Examination for the programme of study in Chemistry (MChem).

Saul Hunter is awarded the Haworth Prize

This Prize was established in 2016 through the generosity of Dr Gordon Whitfield (BSc 1948), in memory of Professor R D Haworth, FRS, Firth Professor of Chemistry from 1939 to 1963.

Eligible candidates: Students taking the Final Examination for the programme of study in Chemistry (BSc and MChem).

Ting Wu Liu (Charlie) is awarded the 2017 Prize for Performance in Chemistry (BSc)

This prize is for final year undergraduate students taking the Final Examination for the programme of study in Chemistry (BSc).

Ting Wu Liu is awarded the 2017 Prize for Performance in Chemistry

The joint winners of the Brocklehurst prize are Sophie Greaves and Victoria Seville

Endowed in 2004 by Professor Anthony Fretwell-Downing in memory of Dr Brian Brocklehurst, Reader in the Department of Chemistry at the time of his retirement in 1992, and a member of staff from 1960.

Victoria Seville and Sophie Greaves are joint winners of the Brocklehurst Prize

This prize is for final year undergraduate students in Chemistry (including both MChem and BSc) who achieved the greatest improvement in overall performance between penultimate and final year.

John Cully is awarded the Lawrence Prize in Chemistry

Founded by subscription following the death in 1971 of Emeritus Professor A S C Lawrence, a member of staff of the Department of Chemistry from 1947 to 1967.

John Cully is awarded the Lawrence Prize

This prize is for Final Year students taking a programme of study in two subjects including Chemistry.

James Baxter is awarded the Peter Maitlis Prize

This prize was made available in 2008 by a generous donation from Professor Peter Maitlis, a distinguished member of the Department of Chemistry since 1972.

James Baxter is awarded the Peter Maitlis Prize

The prize is for the best overall mark for research project.

John Cully is awarded the McWeeny-March Prize in Chemical Physics

Founded by subscription in 1995 in honour of R McWeeny, Professor of Theoretical Chemistry from 1966-1982, and N H March, a member of the Department of Physics from 1950 to 1973 and Professor of Theoretical Physics from 1961 to 1973. Professor McWeeny was instrumental in developing the Honours Degree course in Chemical Physics and Professor March was Dean of the Faculty of Pure Science at the time of its approval.

John Cully is awarded the McWeeny-March Prize

Students awarded Class I Honours in the Final Examination for the Degree of MPhys in Chemical Physics and, exceptionally, those awarded a Class I Honours in the Final Examination for the Degree of BSc in Chemical Physics.

Natalie Jones is awarded the Farapack Prize

This prize is sponsored by Farapack Polymers, a University spin out company that employs Sheffield graduates to deliver technical services in polymer science and engineering to a wide range of clients.

Natalie Jones is awarded the Farapack Prize

This prize is for the best student on the MChem Chemistry with Study in Industry course (final year).

Postgraduate Prize

Theo Keane is awarded the Turner Prize in Chemistry

Dr Theo Keane is awarded the Turner Prize

The prize was established by a gift from the late Emeritus Professor W E S Turner, FRS, for the encouragement of postgraduate students of Chemistry who are at the beginning of a research career.

Congratulations to all of our graduating students and wish everyone every success in their future careers. For photos from the event, see our summary article here, or visit our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.