Researcher showcase

Our annual researcher showcase allows researchers to share their work with people outside the University, and is where we announce the winners of our research communication competitions.


Researcher Showcase 2022

Once again, due to Covid19, we were unable to showcase the fantastic efforts of our researchers and school students from around the world in the way that we wanted to this year, but we’re excited to announce our winners and to share their excellent competition entries with you in this online gallery. 

We hope that you’ll enjoy reading and watching the winning entries, and that you learn something new.

Massive thanks to everyone who entered the KRI competitions - we know it’s been a difficult year for a lot of people, so we’ve been really delighted to see so many of you putting the time and energy into getting involved.

As we are every year, we were so impressed by the standard of the entries; the creative and passionate ways that researchers and secondary school students communicated their research interests made it incredibly difficult for our panel to pick winners.

Huge congratulations to...

Jacobs Prize for the Innovative Use of Technology in Science Learning

Judges’ comment:
The range of topics presented, and the methods the entrants used to communicate their areas of interest were fantastic! The students showed a real flair for exciting people about learning, and used technology brilliantly to help them to communicate their often-complex subjects in an engaging and easy-to-understand way.

The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences prize, and the prize for the best presentation by someone for whom English is not their first language, were not awarded this year.

Kroto Prizes for the Education of Young People (AKA Outreach Press Release)

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences:

Rob Fellman, The School of English, Lightning in a bottle: capturing the magic of live events


Michael Harris, The Department of Chemistry, Primary Polymer Practical Day

My Research Story

Azar Mahmoum Gonbadi, The Management School, Realising the Transition Towards a Circular Economy 

Kroto Research Inspiration Poster Competition

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences:

Sian Evans, Department of Archaeology, A Woman in the Forge: Female Metalworkers from 1910 to 1920


Sophie Scutt, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, Poo in the playground: the hidden risks of floods in the city


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