Postgraduate research students visit Buckingham Palace

The hard work of Nottingham Trent University postgraduate research was recognised recently when they were invited to attend Buckingham Palace to receive the Queen’s Anniversary Prize.

The hard work of Nottingham Trent University postgraduate research students was recognised recently when they were invited to attend an award ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

The Queen's Anniversary Prize is the highest national honour for a UK university. It was granted in recognition of NTU's world-class research improve weapons and explosives detection in luggage, enable safer production of powdered infant formula, and combat food fraud.

The University delegation attending the ceremony at Buckingham Palace included research students Emily Jackson, Lyndsey Durose, Farid Elarnaut, Anthony Dicken and Alex Shevchuk. The students worked closely with Professors Paul Evans, Ellen Billet and Stephen Forsythe on the award-winning research.

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, accompanied by The Duchess of Cornwall, presented the award on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen.

Alex Shevchuk, a PhD Student working with Professor Paul Evans, reported back on the experience.

"On Thursday 25 of February we attended the eleventh round of Queen's Anniversary Prize at Buckingham Palace. The prizes were awarded by Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall in The Queen's name to a number of Higher Education institutions that have demonstrated innovation and world-class excellence in their discipline.”

"As PhD students working in the Imaging Science Group lead by Professor Paul Evans we are very proud of contributing to the research in analytical X-ray imaging, which underpinned the University's submission and ultimate success in winning the Queen's prize."

"During our time at Buckingham Palace, we attended both the main award ceremony and the function event that followed, where we had the chance to meet and discuss our work with Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, dignitaries and other award winners. Being a researcher at Nottingham Trent University and working with Professor Paul Evans and his team not only gave us the opportunity to contribute to vital research but has also presented us with this once in a lifetime opportunity."

Steve Allin, Head of NTU's Graduate School said: "These projects show how incredibly diverse our Research across the University is. Congratulations to those students who directly contributed to these research efforts."

Read more about the award-winning research.

Photograph left to right: Emily Jackson Lyndsey Durose, Professor Paul Evans, Alex Shevchuk, Farid Elarnaut, Professor Yvonne Barnett and Anthony Dicken.

Postgraduate research students visit Buckingham Palace

Published on 1 March 2016
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