Kroto Research Inspiration researcher showcase

In 2015, Sir Harry and Lady Margaret visited the university and launched Kroto Research Inspiration.

This was done during an exciting showcase and awards event that celebrated our researchers and their inspirational research communication. So well received was the showcase, that it has been held on a further three occasions.

2018 showcase

The programme included:

  • An Introduction by Professor John Haycock, Faculty Director of Research & Innovation and academic lead for Kroto Research Inspiration
  • Keynote from 'PubhD Sheffield' coordinator
  • An Ignite Academy talk from a Sheffield PGR
  • A Soapbox Science presentation from a Sheffield researcher
  • The researcher showcase and prize giving
  • Laughter and buckyball building


2017 showcase

The programme included:

  • An Keynote from Professor Peter Styring, Professor of Chemical Engineering & Chemistry Professor of Public Engagement
  • An Ignite Academy talk from a Sheffield PGR
  • A Fame Lab presentation from a Sheffield PGR
  • A video from our Three Minute Thesis winner
  • The researcher showcase and prize giving
  • Laughter and buckyball building

2016 showcase

The programme included:

  • An introduction from Professor Tony Ryan, Professor of Physical Chemistry & champion of public engagement in science and technology
  • Presentation from Dr Jenna Stevens-Smith, Outreach and Public Engagement Manager, Imperial College London, University of Sheffield Alumna and previous winner of the Kroto Family Prize for 'Excellence in the Science Education of Young People'
  • Two Ignite Academy talks from Sheffield PGRs
  • The researcher showcase and prize giving
  • Laughter and buckyball building

    Collage of images from the KRI showcase 2016
2015 showcase

The programme included:

  • An introduction from Professor Steve Banwart, then academic lead for Kroto Research Inspiration
  • A keynote from Professor Sir Harry Kroto, the inspiration behind Kroto Research Inspiration
  • The researcher showcase and prize giving
  • Laughter and buckyball building

    Collage of images from the KRI awards ceremony