Dr Sarah Staniland wins the Wain Medal.

Dr Sarah Staniland has been awarded the Wain Medal, courtesy of the University of Kent, in recognition of her research in the field of biochemistry.

Sarah StanilandThe Wain medal, and its associated lecture, is an annual award established by the University of Kent as a result of an endowment from the family of the late Prof. Louis Wain CBE, FRS. The award is open to all UK scientists performing research in the field of biochemistry under the age of 40. Candidates must be nominated with the successful candidate selected from the shortlist.

The Medal lecture is a public lecture held during the Autumn term, where the lecturer is expected to emphasize public understanding.

Sarah’s lecture will discuss the use of magnetic nanoparticles which have applications in biomedicine and nanotechnology. In particular, the precise formation of these particles will be discussed since understanding this process can help develop methods to synthesise nanotechnology components.

We would like to congratulate Sarah who is quickly adding major awards to her academic career. In March this year, Sarah was awarded the Suffrage Award recognising the achievements of women in science, and in 2016 Sarah was awarded the Harrison-Meldola Memorial Prize, the RSC’s premier award for early career academics.

As well as her academic success, Sarah is also Chair of the Equality and Diversity Committee and was instrumental in 2016’s Silver Athena SWAN award.

Additional Information

Sarah joined the department in 2013 as a Senior Lecturer in Bionanoscience and in 2017 was promoted to Reader. She is Chair of the Equality and Diversity Committee. Her research focuses on the synthesis of novel nanomaterial architectures inspired by those in nature.