Department of Engineering Experimental Officer nominated for Papin Prize Award!

Vinay Patel, who is the Mechanics of Materials Experimental Officer, has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 Papin Prizes

Mr Vinay Patel, who is the Mechanics of Materials Experimental Officer, has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 Papin Prizes, which is a series of awards to be made to university technicians across the UK and Ireland who have demonstrated excellent practice. Named after Denis Papin, a 17th  century technician who was one of the first technicians to publish in his own name, the Papin Prizes recognise the invaluable role played by technicians in Higher Education, and nominations have been made by students, staff, collaborators and alumni from across the UK and Ireland.

28 finalists have been selected from approximately 200 nominations across a number of categories, and winners will now be chosen by a panel of senior leaders from Midlands Innovation, a collaboration between the Midlands’ research intensive universities.

The winners will be announced at the 2017 UK Higher Education Technicians Summit to be held at the University of Warwick on the 31st May 2017. The awards will be presented by Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya KT CBE FREng FRS, Professor and Chairman of the Warwick Manufacturing Group and advocate of technical education in the House of Lords.

We wish Vinay good luck!

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