ABTA is delighted to announce the winners of the 2013 ABTA Doctoral Researcher Awards competition. This year there was strong competition for this award with 140 applications from 40 universities in the UK and the quality was exceptionally high so we thank all who took part.

The award ceremony started with Pro-Provost of UCL, Prof. Peter Delves’ welcome speech at UCL's Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre on Saturday, 18th of May.

Following the welcome speech, the finalists in the categories of Biological & Medical Sciences, Management & Social Sciences, and Engineering & Physical Sciences, stepped on to the platform to present their research. After the presentations of 9 finalists, there was a break for the judges committee to evaluate the presentations and decide on the winners in each category.

After the break, 2012 ABTA Doctoral Researcher Awards finalist Dr. Mark Ainslie, Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow at University of Cambridge, gave a speech on Tips for PhD Success and Moving on as a researcher after completing the PhD. 

Starting the awards ceremony, Honorable Mentions and Awardees announced in each category. The winners who were presented their certificates and awards by senior academics. The award consisted of a cash prize, certificate and tablet PC. Honorable Mentions of each category received a certificate and £100 cheque.
Dr. Bilal Gökpınar, ABTA Executive Committee member, delivered the closing remarks and finally the audience gave a standing ovation to all winners and organizers of the 2013 ABTA Doctoral Researcher Awards competition. The ceremony ended with a lunch in Roof Garden at UCL.

We would like once again thank all of our sponsors for their continued support of 2013 ABTA Doctoral Researcher Awards. Due to the very high quality of the works received, it has been very hard to select the winners. Nonetheless, here they are and congratulations to you all.

Winners in each category

Biological & Medical Sciences

1st Sundeep Teki - University College London
2nd Irem Sepil - University of Oxford
3rd Yasin Dagdas - University of Exeter

Management & Social Sciences

1st Federico De Luca - University of Southampton
2nd Anya Kleymenova - London Business School
3rd Ishak Demir - Birkbeck, University of London

Engineering & Physical Sciences

1st Haider Butt - University of Cambridge
2nd Rachid Bouziane - University College London
3rd Sungsik Lee - University College London

Honorable Mentions

Biological & Medical Sciences

Lindsay Chura - University of Cambridge
Juan Leonardo Martínez Hurtado - University of Cambridge
Wilson Wen Bin Goh - Imperial College London

Management & Social Sciences

Ekaterina Kolpinskaya - University of Nottingham
Ferya Tas - Kings College London
Darja Irdam - University of Cambridge

Engineering & Physical Sciences

Andrew Harris - University College London
Yuki Minamoto - University of Cambridge
Okan Yurduseven - Northumbria University
Pol Blasca - Imperial College London