19 April 2016
Dr Colin Hare recognised with early-careers medal
The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) has presented its early careers award, the Nicklin Medal, to Dr Colin Hare, for his outstanding work in particle technology. Dr Hare, a lecturer at the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Surrey, received the medal at ChemEngDay UK.
The Nicklin Medal recognises exceptional chemical engineers who are in the early stages of their career. Don Nicklin, who the medal is named after, was the long-standing Head of Chemical Engineering at Queensland University, Australia. He was passionate about supporting young researchers.
Dr Hare has previously been recognised as an outstanding scholar in his field, winning the Young Researcher Award at IChemE’s 2012 UK Particle Technology Forum. He is also an excellent teacher, voted for by students whilst working as a research fellow at the University of Leeds.
Dr Hare, who recently became lecturer at the University of Surrey, said of receiving the medal: “I’m delighted and honoured to receive this award from the IChemE in recognition of my work in the field of particle technology.
In keeping with Don Nicklin’s reputation for supporting up and coming researchers, I have also received incredible support and guidance from my former supervisor, Mojtaba Ghadiri, whose mentorship has been most influential at this early stage of my career.”
The medal was presented by IChemE chief executive David Brown at the ChemEngDay UK conference dinner, held at the Roman Baths, Bath, UK. The event is the leading research conference for chemical engineering academics, giving them opportunity to network with their peers and industry practitioners.
Speaking about the conference, Dr Hare added: “ChemEngDay UK was a great opportunity to meet with the leaders in UK chemical engineering, and to discuss the future direction of the field.”
David Brown said: “I’m honoured to award this very special IChemE medal to Dr Hare at ChemEngDay UK. I can’t think of a better place to recognise outstanding researchers. His work in particle technology shows real passion for the subject, and a desire to make research highly relevant to industry.”