Celebrate Our Staff – October 2018

Here we celebrate our colleagues’ achievements across the University this past month.

Dr Amanda Maycock October 2018
Dr Amanda Maycock
, Associate Professor in Climate Dynamics at the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science (ICAS), has received a Philip Leverhulme Prize 2018 and an Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists from the European Geophysical Union for her work on Earth’s climate.

Dr Maycock said: “I am very fortunate to have been supported throughout my career by many wonderful mentors and colleagues, and to have been offered the freedom to pursue my academic interests in a supportive environment.”

Read more about Dr Maycock’s double award.

Dr Saurabh Lal October 2018
Dr Saurabh Lal
, Research Fellow at the School of Biomedical Sciences, has received the Heinz-Mittelmeier Research Award for Applications of Ceramic Implants in Endoprosthetics from the German Orthopedic Association DGOOC for his outstanding research and development work. The findings of Dr Lal’s research are important to better understand the immunological response to wear particles in the clinical context.

Dr Lal said: “I am extremely honoured to receive such an important research award in the field of bioceramics and their applications in arthroplasty.”

Read more about Dr Lal's award

Professor Animesh Jha October 2018
Professor Animesh Jha
, from the School of Chemical and Process Engineering, has been elected as a Fellow Member of The Optical Society. He has been honoured specifically for significant achievements in the engineering and development of novel glass and glass-ceramic materials, and devices for photonic and bio-photonic applications, as well as for actively serving the optical community.

Professor Jha said: "My election to OSA Fellowship has been a great honour for me – it is a testimony of the rigor of the peer-review process for achievements, which the OSA stands for and which it continues to support for the last 102 years. The Fellowship recognizes achievements in research on Inorganic Glasses for Photonics, Laser Materials and Applications of Lasers in Dental & Bone Tissue Engineering, Diagnostics, and for promoting skills training."

Read more about Professor Jha’s award.

Professor Steven Freear October 2018
Professor Steven Freear
, from the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his accomplishments as an Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control. He has hugely improved the success of the journal by halving both manuscript processing time and production costs, and increasing impact factor by 80%.

Read more about Professor Freear's award

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