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Inaugural Davidson Medal presented to Dr Silvana Cardoso by Prof John Davidson

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Inaugural Davidson Medal presented to Dr Silvana Cardoso by Prof John Davidson

Dr Silvana Cardoso and Prof John Davidson. Photo by Daniel Eden Photography.

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) presented medals to five individuals at its Annual General Meeting, held in Birmingham, UK on 10 May 2017.  

The Davidson Medal honours Emeritus Professor John Davidson, who is a long standing member of this department, and was introduced to IChemE’s medal portfolio in 2016. Prof Davidson attended the AGM especially to present the award to its first recipients, Dr Silvana Cardoso and Prof Julian Chaudhuri. The award is for their work mentoring engineering students.

davidsonmedal_7754.jpgDr Cardoso is Reader in Fluid Mechanics and the Environment in this department and Prof Chaudhuri is Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Education and Student Experience at the University of Plymouth.

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

In recognition of the rare constellation of talents she possesses which are ideally suited to mentoring engineering students

Other medals:

James Litster, Robert Mudde, and Qilei Song were presented with the Geldart Medal, the Frank Morton Medal and the Nicklin Medal respectively for their outstanding contributions to chemical engineering research.

IChemE’s new President, Chief Digital Officer at Snowy Hydro, John McGagh, presented the medals at IChemE’s AGM, held at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham, UK.

He said, "I’m delighted to be with you today presenting awards in recognition of the important work chemical engineers carry out in Universities around the world.

"Their research provides new and exciting ideas delivering improved processes and their passion helps to inspire a new generation of chemical engineers. Both of these things are increasingly important if we want to continue to advance the profession for the benefit of society."


IChemE Medals – 2016 Roll of Honour


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