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Dr Aimee Morgans wins major national prize for engineering

Dr Aimee Morgans wins major national prize for engineering

Dr Aimee Morgans, of the Department of Engineering, won the top Prize of £5,000 (BP's Younger Engineer's Prize) and the 2004 Gold Medal (supported by ExxonMobil) for her work on active control of combustion instabilities in gas turbines which are important for power generation in both aero-engines and land-based power stations.

Dr Aimee Morgans

Dr Morgans is a Royal Academy of Engineering/EPSRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow.

Dr Matthew Juniper Younger Lecturer from the Department of Engineering won a Commendation Award of £500 sponsored by RWE npower for his work on improving fuel injector design in rockets and aircraft.

About 95 of Britain's top younger research engineers from university and industrial research laboratories were selected from 140 entrants to make presentations at the House of Commons on their work and to compete for prestigious national awards and prizes. Richard Page MP (Chairman of the Parliamentary & Scientific Committee) was the sponsoring MP and the event was initiated through SET for BRITAIN and Dr Eric Wharton. The central aims are to encourage Britain's younger engineers by rewarding excellence and raising the profile of UK engineering and of engineering careers. The event is strongly supported by several major engineering companies for a period of 5 years. Poster judges, special visitors, visiting MPs and peers were unanimous in their view that the entries selected were of a very high standard and reflected much of the best work and practice in UK Engineering. Over 100 MPs signed up to visit the event.

BNFL, Rolls-Royce, Vodafone, RWE npower and Thames Water each support the £1,000 Section Awards and £500 Commendation Awards.

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