Paul Hodgson has been awarded one of this year's Graduate prizes from The Salters' Institute of Industrial Chemistry and he received his award at the Ceremony at Fishmongers’ Hall on Thursday 20 November 2014. Two hundred guests attended the Prizegiving Ceremony and lunch reception.
Lord Sainsbury of Turville, Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, delivered a keynote address and presented the Awards at the Ceremony. During his address to the audience, Lord Sainsbury commended the Salters’ Institute saying it "was in the vanguard of support of Chemistry education, and laterally Biology and Physics" and talked about his work with the Gatsby Foundation which he said has "supported science and engineering which cover every aspect of life and hold the key to solving problems on the planet in the coming years such as feeding the population and renewable fuels." He also commented that "Science can provide a good career - by making a contribution to society by following exciting and rewarding careers to combat global challenges".
Each year, the Salters' Institute invites every UK department of Chemistry or Chemical Engineering to nominate one final year undergraduate. The selectors are looking for candidates who will ultimately be able to occupy leading positions in the UK Chemical Industry.
Paul completed his Chemical Engineering MEng course this summer and he is currently studying for a PhD here, in the Combustion group.