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2018 ABTA Doctoral Researcher Awards

The grand prix is over. On May 12th ABTA held the 7th UK Doctoral Researcher Awards ceremony in the junior academics' Hall of Fame: UCL Darwin Hall. 15 finalists and

The program began by an opening from the host Dr Yuge Ma, a fellow of Oxford University, who was one of the recpients of DRA awards in the 2015 competition. In the morning session the finalists showed outstanding performance in presenting their PhD research which drew infinite number of questions from the audence (which were skilffully reduced to finite numbers by the program host).

After the morning presentations, second part of the program began where the knowledge exchange continued in the form of Q&A in the poster hall.

In the afternoon the excitement in the crowd made a peak as everyone turned into ears to hear the winners:



Natural & Life Sciences

1 - Sara Priego Moreno, University of Birmingham
2 - Gavin Rutledge, University of Cambridge
3 - Jason Pottcary, University of Bristol
4=5 - Valerio Fasono, University of Manchester; Kayn Forbes, East Anglia University


Social & Management Sciences

1 - Amin El Yousfi, University of Cambridge
2 - Kathryn Medien, University of Warwick
3 - Ozlem Eylem, Queen Mary University of London
4=5 - Abrar Chaudry, University of Oxford; Kasturi Hazarika, University of York

Engineering Sciences

1 - Ishara Dharmasena, University of Surrey
2 - Maria Pregnolato, Newcastle University AND Antonio del Rio Chanona, University of Cambridge
4=5 - Tian Tian, University of Cambridge; Yiou Wang, University College London

Honorable Mentions

Natural and Life Science

- Mina Bergstad - University of Manchester
- Katherine Ellis - Aston University
- Leen Kalash - University of Cambridge
- Diogo Mosqueira - University of Nottingham
- Laura Prichard - University of Oxford
- Sourav Sahoo - University of Southampton
- Adam Sedgwick - University of Bath



Management and Social Sciences

- Ines Ferreira - University of East Anglia
- Rahul Jalil - Birmingham City University

Engineering Sciences

- Adeayo Sotayo - Lancaster University
- Benjamin Tam - University College London
- Jaime Gaspar - University of Kent
- Khalid Hashim - Liverpool John Moores University
- Pinelopi Kyvelou - Imperial College London
- Ramesh Vandanapu - Kingston University London
- Tu Bui - University of Surrey
- Yang Zheng - University of Oxford
- Craig Buchanan – Imperial College London
- Daryus Chandra - University of Southampton