Alison Gibbings, recipient of the 2013 IET Postgraduate Scholarship for an outstanding researcher.

PhD students awarded engineering scholarships

Five exceptional engineering students have been awarded scholarships of up to £10,000 by the IET.

The PhD students have been chosen to receive IET postgraduate scholarships for their impressive work in the fields of engineering and technology. The winners were selected by the IET Scholarships Committee, and will go on to receive their awards at a ceremony later in the year.  

“We were inundated with applications for this year’s scholarships, showing that engineering talent is thriving. I would like to congratulate the five recipients, who clearly worked hard and are incredibly deserving of these scholarships,” says Trevor Grimshaw, chair of the IET Scholarships Committee.

This year’s IET postgraduate scholars are:

IET Postgraduate Scholarship for an outstanding researcher

Alison Gibbings from the University of Glasgow was awarded the largest of the postgraduate scholarships at £10,000 for her research around laser ablation of Near Earth Asteroids.

IET Hudswell International Research Scholarship

Wassif Shabbir from Imperial College London was awarded a scholarship worth £5,000 for his research around hybrid electric vehicles.

IET Leslie H Paddle Scholarship

Samantha Simons from the University of Surrey was awarded the IET Leslie H Paddle Scholarship of £5,000 for her studies based around brain signals and Alzheimer’s disease.

IET Postgraduate Scholarships

Neil Vaughan from Bournemouth University was awarded one of the IET Postgraduate Scholarships of £2,500 each. His research is around biomedical engineering.

Dr Min Zhang from University of Cambridge was also awarded an IET Postgraduate Scholarship of £2,500. Her research is around high temperature superconductors.

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