Winners of the ABTA 2013 Doctoral Researcher Awards competition have received their awards before an audience of academics, postgraduate students and parents at UCL's Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre on Saturday, 18th of May 2013. Chosen from more than 140 applications after a rigorous judging process, finalists had to demonstrate their presentation skills for the selection of 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the categories of Engineering & Physical Sciences, Biological & Medical Sciences, and Management & Social Sciences.
The award ceremony started with Pro-Provost of UCL, Prof. Peter Delves’ welcome speech at UCL's Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre on Saturday, 18th of May.
Following the welcome speech, the finalists in the categories of Biological & Medical Sciences, Management & Social Sciences, and Engineering & Physical Sciences, stepped on to the platform to present their research. After the presentations of 9 finalists, there was a break for the judges committee to evaluate the presentations and decide on the winners in each category.
After the break, 2012 ABTA Doctoral Researcher Awards finalist Dr. Mark Ainslie, Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow at University of Cambridge, gave a speech on Tips for PhD Success and Moving on as a researcher after completing the PhD.
Moving on to the awards ceremony, Honorable Mentions and Awardees announced in each category. The winners presented with their certificates and awards by senior academics. The award consisted of a cash prize, certificate and tablet PC. Honorable Mentions of each category received a certificate and £100 cash prize.
Dr. Bilal Gökpınar, ABTA Executive Committee member, delivered the closing remarks and finally the audience gave a standing ovation to all winners and organizers of the 2013 ABTA Doctoral Researcher Awards competition. The ceremony ended with a lunch in Roof Garden at UCL.
We would like once again thank all of our sponsors for their continued support of 2013 ABTA Doctoral Researcher Awards. Due to the very high quality of the works received, it has been very hard to select the winners. Nonetheless, here they are and congratulations to you all.