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14 Dec 2018

Academic wins prestigious physics award

Headshot of Dr Ignacio Martin-Fabiani Dr Ignacio Martin-Fabiani

An academic from Loughborough University has been recognised with an award.

Dr Ignacio Martin-Fabiani, a Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow based within the Department of Materials at the University, was awarded the Exchange Lectureship Award earlier this year, which was granted by the Institute of Physics (IoP) and the American Physical Society.

He was nominated by a Professor from the IoP and was named the winner after anonymous voting took place by members of the Institute.

As a result of winning the award, Dr Martin-Fabiani will represent the Polymer Physics group from the UK, a branch within the Institute of Physics, at a lecture in Boston next year as part of a wider conference.

His lecture will focus on harnessing physics during the drying of particle suspensions in water to control the final structure of coatings.

Talking about the award, Ignacio said: “It is a great honour to be awarded this prize from the Institute of Physics, especially when I look at the experience and recognition of previous Exchange Lecturers.

“It will be an exceptional opportunity to tie links between the UK and US Polymer Physics communities. I am looking forward to representing the UK Polymer Physics group at the APS conference in Boston in 2019.”

The Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellowship aims to support outstanding early-career individuals who are developing an international reputation for the quality of their research and form a critical part of the University’s investment in research excellence.