Postgraduate commendations

Our research students make important contributions to the research undertaken in the Faculty of Science. This achievement is recognised at an international level in publications in leading journals, and presentations at conferences both nationally and internationally.

A number of our research students make truly outstanding contributions in their chosen field of research. The Faculty of Science marks such exceptional achievement by awarding a Faculty of Science Commendation to those PhD and MSc theses that are deemed outstanding by the Examiners. This accolade is achieved by about 15% of our research students.

The University’s Research Degree Examinations Board awards a prize annually to one PhD student within each Faculty for excellence in a doctoral thesis. Within the Faculty of Science all PhD students who receive a Faculty of Science Commendation are considered for this prize, which includes a cash award and a certificate of commendation in recognition of the honour.

It is a privilege to read the Examiners' nominations for these theses and to be reminded just how talented our research students are. This page presents the students who have so far been awarded a Faculty of Science Commendation in the current academic year and preceding years. Please do take some time to find out about the exciting research that these students have completed and about the students themselves. The winner of the Faculty of Science Research Prize is announced in the Autumn.

Professor Jonathan Robbins, Graduate Dean

PhD students who have received commendations for their PhD thesis and viva in the academic year 2015-16

 

School of Biological Sciences

  • Fabrizio Alberti * Faculty of Science Prize for Best PhD Thesis *

School of Chemistry

  • Antony Burton
  • Michael Cotterell
  • Adele Faulkner
  • Oliver Gould
  • Kieran Hudson
  • Maziar Mohiti

School of Earth Sciences

  • David Button 
  • Amy Parker

School of Experimental Psychology

  • Alexander Milton

School of Mathematics

  • Adam Morgan

School of Physics

  • Jacques Carolan
  • Sara Correia Carreira (BCFN) * Faculty of Science Prize for Best PhD Thesis *
  • David Hughes
  • Stefan Lines
  • Joshua Silverstone
  • Jianwei Wang
  • Rebecca Whittaker

PhD students who have received commendations for their PhD thesis and viva in the academic year 2014-15

PhD students who have received commendations for their PhD thesis and viva in the academic year 2013-14

PhD students who have received commendations for their PhD thesis and viva in the academic year 2012-13

PhD students who have received commendations for their PhD thesis and viva in the academic year 2011-12

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