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Postgraduate scholarship winners


Five scholarships are available ranging in value from £2,500 to £10,000.


2016 winners

Image of Sophie Morrison   Sophie Morrison was awarded the IET Postgraduate Scholarship for an Outstanding Researcher of £10,000. Sophie is a PhD student at the University of Cambridge researching the feasibility of thorium-plutonium mixed oxide fuels in LWRs. She completed an Apprenticeship at BAE Systems while studying part time for a BEng in Mechanical Engineering at LJMU. Sophie left to complete an MSc in Nuclear Engineering at Imperial College, graduating top of her class, before moving to Cambridge. She hopes to complete an internship at Argonne National Lab in the US which she will use the award money to fund. Sophie is passionate about bridging the gap between industrial experience and academic research and would like to work in both areas in future.
Image of Philex Ming-Yan Fan   Philex Ming-Yan Fan was awarded the Hudswell Scholarship of £5,000. Philex holds a BSc and an MSc from the National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. Now he is pursuing a PhD degree in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. Philex’s research focuses on power management and conditioning chip for energy autonomous wearable healthcare-monitoring devices. By harvesting green energy efficiently and exploring the interfaces between the chip, energy storage, and energy transducers by thin-film technologies, his aim is to engineer a better world by devoting to environmentally-friendly microelectronics and reducing the need for carbon-based fuel dependence. 
Image of Sam Walder   Sam Walder was awarded the Leslie H Paddle Scholarship of £5,000. Sam is a PhD student at the University of Bristol studying power electronics with the Electrical Energy Management Group. His research is focused on producing tools to improve the performance of the latest Wide Bandgap power electronics technologies. These technologies are essential for enabling the renewable generation and distribution of power. Sam is aspiring to be a top researcher in his field through sharpening his expertise and publishing his work in the field’s top journals and conferences. This scholarship will allow Sam to further his research by establishing stronger relationships with other institutions. These connections will allow Sam to work collaboratively on projects and ideas with experts across the field of power electronics.
Image of Diederik Moeys   Diederik Moeys was awarded an IET Postgraduate Scholarship of £2,500.   Diederik is a third year PhD student in the Electronic Engineering department of ETH Zurich, Switzerland. His field of research is Neuromorphic Engineering: designing hardware and software based on the underlying principles of the brain to achieve fast, low-power and intelligent systems. In particular, his research focuses on the transistor-level design of silicon cochleas and retinas and on the application of the latter in robot navigation systems. The scholarship will mainly fund Diederik’s travel to the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, to test, in a real robot arena, the results of his work in the context of a predator/prey scenario."

 2017 Key date


IET Achievement Awards:
15 November 2017, 13:00 (GMT)