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27 November 2019

Natural & Mathematical Sciences celebrates Faculty-wide achievements in annual Prize-Giving ceremony

With family and friends in attendance, students and staff from across the Faculty celebrated a range of achievements in the Great Hall on Wednesday 27 November.



A highlight of the academic year, prizes from the Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences are awarded in recognition of outstanding academic performance, original research, excellence in good practice and contribution towards life at King’s.

Annual department-specific prizes included the Daniell Award in Chemistry, awarded to Magd Badaoui, Karola Gerecht and Grant Pellowe, the Randall Medal from the Department of Physics, awarded to Amardeep Chawla, and the King’s College London Engineering Society Centenary Prize, awarded to Edoardo Cetin. Support from professional bodies including the Institute of Mathematics and the British Computing Society further contributed to department-specific prizes, and awards were also granted to cover costs for scientific conferences. Several students won multiple prizes.

Prizes granted at Faculty level included the Jelf Medal, presented to Conor Beale and Nikunj Pindoriya, final year undergraduates who have distinguished themselves both academically and via social or athletic activities, and the Layton Science Research Award, granted to Joanne Carniello, Raquel Lopez-Rios Castro, Alex Jackson and Arjuna James not merely for success in passing examinations but for best promise of aptitude and genius for original scientific work.

Additional highlights were provided by the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards, nominated by undergraduate students and supported by feedback and observations from academic staff, which were granted to Zara Lim and Jack Mumford, Department of Informatics, and Aimilios Pagouropoulos and Robert Evans, Department of Mathematics.

The King’s Education Award was also granted to Dr Helen Coulshed and Kwok-Wing Tsoi, for exemplary contribution towards inclusive education and student support respectively.

Staff and students can view a full list of awards and winners on the King’s internal website.