Sir Robert Martin Prize 2003

The Sir Robert Martin Prize is the premier award of the University and was awarded this year to Richard Wilson, who graduated this summer.

Richard, who originates from Wellingborough, graduated with First Class Honours in Chemical Engineering and a Diploma in Industrial Studies in June.  He received a cash award of 400 plus a silver commemorative medallion in recognition of the exceptional and unique quality of his academic work, his extraordinary contributions to student life in the department and for active involvement in social initiatives.

During his five-year course at Loughborough he carried out an extended period in industry, which he spent working at British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL), and he has since secured employment with the company.  He also fences and was selected to play for the university team in the British Universities Sports' Association league.  Richard was social secretary for the Loughborough Chemical Engineering Society and was responsible for organising its social events.

Professor Richard Wakeman, head of the Department of Chemical Engineering, said: "This award is a credit to Richard.  he has also won an award from the Salters' Institute in recognition of his potential as a future industry leader.  Everyone in the department wishes him well in his future career."

Secretary to Prizes Committee
November  2003
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