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IET Awards - Postgraduate scholarship for an outstanding researcher

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IET Postgraduate Scholarship for an outstanding researcher


One award of £10,000

To assist IET members working towards a doctorate for research in engineering or technology at an internationally recognised university with a high reputation for research.

The IET Postgraduate Scholarship for an outstanding researcher is open to doctoral researchers undertaking research in any country. It has a value of £10,000 and a tenure of one year.

The Scholarship aims to help researchers to share advancing knowledge throughout the global Science, Engineering and Technology community to enhance people’s lives around the world.


 2016 winner - Sophie Morrison

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Thesis title: The use of thorium-fuelled Light Water Reactors to manage the UK's plutonium stockpile.

Sophie is a PhD student at the University of Cambridge researching the feasibility of thorium-plutonium mixed oxide fuels in LWRs.

2015 winner - Alan Kennedy

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Thesis title: Optimisation of electrocardiogram monitoring systems for detection and analysis of Atrial Fibrillation.

Alan is a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering based in the Healthcare Sensor Systems Group at the University of Ulster, Jordanstown.

2014 winner - Alan Ryan

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Thesis title: Development of a novel artificial blood vessel from a natural polymer biomaterial using tissue engineering.

Alan holds a BEng and MSc in Biomedical Engineering from the National University of Ireland, Galway, and Trinity College, Dublin, respectively. Currently, he is undertaking a PhD in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

2013 winner - Alison Gibbings

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Thesis title:  On the Deflection, Exploration and Exploitation of Near Earth Asteroids: An Experimental and Analytical Analysis.

Alison is a co-located PhD student at the Advanced Space Concepts Laboratory, University of Strathclyde and the Systems, Power and Energy research division, School of Engineering, University of Glasgow.

2011 winner - Sandira Gayadeen

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Thesis title: Design of Beam Stabilisation Control Systems for the Diamond Light Source.

Sandira conducted her research at the University of Oxford.  


Submit an application for an IET Postgraduate scholarship

The online application form for 2017 scholarships will be available later this year.


2016 Key dates


16 November 2016, 13:00 (GMT)



Regulations for the IET Postgraduate Scholarship for an outstanding researcher