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Inaugural Davidson Medal awarded to Dr Silvana Cardoso

last modified Mar 08, 2017 10:34 AM

Dr Silvana Cardoso has been awarded the inaugural Davidson Medal of the Institution of Chemical Engineers. The medal is named in honour of Professor John Davidson, the former head of the department of chemical engineering at the University of Cambridge, and former president of the IChemE. His career has predominantly been in academia, 63 years of which he has spent at the chemical engineering department at Cambridge University. The Davidson medal is awarded for outstanding mentorship to young chemical engineers, in academia or industry.

Silvana said, "Professor John Davidson is an inspirational fluid dynamicist in the department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at Cambridge.  It is therefore a great honour that my work with undergraduate and graduate students here has been recognised by the award of the first Davidson medal.  I am extremely grateful for all the nominations from my past students for this award."

Head of Department, Prof John Dennis, said, "This is a thoroughly-deserved award in recognition of many years of diligent and effective teaching and mentoring in both the Department and in Pembroke College. The award is also very important for the reputation of the Department generally and reminds us of the need for all academic members of staff to pursue the highest standards in teaching."

In awarding the medal, the IChemE Medal and Prizes Committee noted " … [Silvana] possesses a rare constellation of talents ideally suited to mentoring engineering students".

The medal will be presented at the Annual General Meeting of the IChemE on 10 May at the International Convention Centre, Birmingham.

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