Science and engineering stars shine

Posted by ap507 at Jun 11, 2014 05:20 PM |
Leicester academics honoured in House of Commons event
Science and engineering stars shine

From L to R: Dr Hernan Rey and Professor Rodrigo Quian Quiroga

The UK’s top inspirational scientists and engineers – including a Professor from the University - were celebrated at the House of Commons RISE Awards Reception.

Professor Rodrigo Quian Quiroga from the Centre for Systems Neuroscience was amongst those selected for the prestigious award.

Rodrigo Quian Quiroga  holds a Research Chair at the University of Leicester, UK. He is the director of the Centre for Systems Neuroscience and the Head of Bioengineering at the University of Leicester.

In addition to the award to Rodrigo as a RISE Leader, Dr Hernan Rey was selected as a ‘Rising Star’. Rising Stars, who are at early stages of their careers, were nominated by the RISE Leaders for their qualities of leadership, communication skills and ability to inspire others.

The RISE Awards celebrate the inspirational scientists and engineers leading innovation in engineering and physical sciences. The campaign is being run by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), in partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering to celebrate the 20th anniversary of EPSRC.

In addition to the RISE Leaders, the nominees who are Fellows of the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Academy of Medical Sciences are being celebrated as RISE Fellows.

During the next stage of the RISE campaign, high profile public figures are appointed as RISE Champions and paired with RISE Leaders. Follow the stories that emerge on the EPSRC website.