Dr Sarah Staniland wins the Wain Medal

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

The Wain medal and its associated lecture is an annual award presented by the University of Kent as a result of an endowment of from the family of the late Prof. Louis Wain CBE, FRS. The award is open to all UK scientists researching in the field of biochemistry under the age of 40. 

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.

Congratulations go to 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.

For more about Sarah, please visit her web pages.