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IET Awards - Leslie H Paddle Scholarship

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Leslie H Paddle Scholarship


One award of £5,000 (tenable for a period of one year)

Intended for IET members carrying out doctoral research, which will further the art, science or practice of electronic engineering or radio engineering at a university within the UK.  The candidate must be in the first or second year of the research programme and currently resident in the United Kingdom.

The Leslie H Paddle Scholarship was established in 1979 under a bequest from Mr Leslie H Paddle to the Institution of Electronic and Radio Engineers (now in amalgamation with the Institution of Engineering and Technology).  Mr Paddle was a vice-president of the IERE.

2016 winner - Sam Walder

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Thesis title: Investigation of the influence of system parasitics on the operation of ultra-high performance Silicon Carbide based power converters.

Sam is a PhD student at the University of Bristol studying power electronics with the Electrical Energy Management Group.


2015 winner - Chloe Tartan

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Thesis title: Nano and micro-scale polymer structures in liquid crystals for next generation photonic devices.

After studying Physics at Imperial College and UCL, Chloe undertook an MRes in Photonic Systems Development at the University of Cambridge before embarking on her D.Phil. at the University of Oxford.


2014 winner - James Gilbert

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Thesis title: Robotic positioning systems for high-multiplex astronomical instrumentation.

James’s research is in the field of astronomical instrumentation for large optical telescopes.

2013 winner - Samantha Simons

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Thesis title:  Analysis of brain signals with advanced signal processing techniques to help in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease

Samantha graduated from the University of Surrey with a first MEng (Hons) degree in Medical Engineering and her PhD is also at the University of Surrey. In 2012, Samantha was awarded the IET’s Dennis Hill Award, which recognises outstanding work in the field of healthcare technologies.



2012 winner - Sean Maguire

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Thesis Title: “Fusion of Sensor Data for Novel Applications in Attitude Estimation and Performance Measurement in Manned and Unmanned Aircraft”.

Sean Maguire received the Leslie H Paddle Scholarship of £5,000. Sean started his Research at the University of Cambridge in October 2011 and is expected to complete this work in December 2014.


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2016 Key date


IET Achievement Awards:
16 November 2016, 13:00 (GMT)



Regulations for the Leslie H Paddle Scholarship