Chemical Engineering


25 Aug 2020

Salters Award for Loughborough Chemical Engineering Student

Daniel Gray x 300

Each year, the Salters’ Institute award up to 10 Chemical Engineering and Chemistry graduates who gain a First Class Honours Degree with the Salters’ Graduate Award.  This year, MEng Chemical Engineering student Daniel Gray was one of these graduates.

Awards of £1000 are based on an assessment of potential of candidates to move on to leading public positions by employment in the Chemical or related industries, or in employment that supports the industrial life of the UK. 

Candidates are expected to show knowledge of the Chemical industry’s current situation and the need for changing technology in the future.  In reflecting these aims, the selectors look particularly for:

  • Intellectual ability
  • Capacity to initiate
  • Ability to communicate his/her interest and enthusiasm to a wider audience
  • Ability to enlist the co-operation of others, whether colleagues or subordinates
  • A concern for the future of the UK industrial base
  • A willingness and ability to take part in the Institute’s activities and become part of a network of leaders of the future

Award notices are sent out at the beginning of the year to the Heads of University Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Departments who are invited to nominate candidates.

Daniel would like to thank Dr Valerie Pinfield for her support throughout the Salters nomination process and also to Gareth Pym and Emma Hutchinson, both of whom are Loughborough Graduates who have previously won the award and helped him a great deal with his application.

Dr Pinfield stated:

“I am delighted that Daniel has been awarded a Salters Graduate Award. These coveted awards are industrially-focussed and highlight future leaders – as a first-class graduate with placement experience, a graduate job in UK industry, and clear leadership skills, Daniel is a deserving Salters award winner. He joins a long heritage of Loughborough award winners (19 out of the last 25 years), testament to our industrially-focussed programmes.”

Salters logo 2020 x 300

In response to gaining the award Daniel said:

"I am delighted to receive this award from the Salters' Institute and carry on the long line of success of previous Loughborough Graduates. I look forward to representing the Salters Institute as a Loughborough Chemical Engineering Graduate in the coming years."

The awards ceremony for the prize winners is currently planned for 4th December and we hope that Daniel gets the opportunity to collect his prize publicly in these changing times.

The Chemical Engineering Department and staff offer their congratulations to Daniel on winning this award and as he will be starting as a Graduate Process Engineer at ExxonMobil from the beginning of September, we wish him all the very best for the future!