In 2010 the then Faculty Principal, Prof. Maggie Dallman, asked the FoNS Teaching Committee to instigate a series of awards to recognise Teaching Excellence within the Faculty. It was decided that the awards should recognise individuals who have made a major contribution to learning and teaching within the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

The FoNS Annual Prizes for Excellence have since expanded to recognise the contributions of support staff and others are now awarded in three categories: Excellence in Teaching; Excellence in the Support of Teaching and Learning; and Excellence in Health and Safety.

Prize Winners 2017

The winners of the Prizes for Excellence 2017 (pictured below) were honoured at a reception on 07 June 2017.  You can view full details of the winners in the 2017 Prizes for Excellence Booklet.

Winners 2017

Prizes for Excellence in Teaching

These are available to any member of staff in the Faculty for excellence in teaching and learning, including: lecturing, laboratory demonstrating, academic tutoring, personal tutoring and introducing new teaching programs, methods and projects.

CEP

  • Zen Makuch

chemistry

  • Sue Gibson
  • Saif Haque

life sciences

  • Magda Charalambous
  • Stuart Haslam
  • Stephen Curry

mathematics

  • Eric Keaveny
  • Emma McCoy
  • Edward Segal

physics

  • Kim Christensen
  • Michael Coppins
  • Toby Wiseman

Prizes for Excellence in the Support of Teaching and Learning

These are available to any member of staff within the Faculty for excellence in the support of teaching/learning activities including: laboratory class demonstrating, running workshops, academic tutoring, academic teaching administration and student support, and technical support of lectures and laboratories.

CEP

  • Shane Murphy

chemistry

  • Samantha Apps
  • Melis Ekinci
  • Alexandra Lubin
  • Tristan Mackenzie

life sciences

  • Rita Berkachy
  • Laurence Bugeon
  • Dominic Pollard
  • Sophie Rehman
  • Jessica Rowley
  • Kate Sharples
  • Sam Thompson

mathematics

  • Asad Chaudhary
  • Dorian Guzu
  • Layal Hakim
  • Anderson Santos
  • Tasmin Symons
  • Jeremy Wu

physics

  • Daan Arroo
    Johan Borg
  • Satyajit Das
  • Adam Dobbs
  • Goodwin Gibbins
  • Alex Harrold
  • Viktoryia Shautsova

Prizes for Excellence in Health and Safety

Four awards are available, one each in the following categories: Academic Staff, Support Staff, Post Doc and Student.  The support staff award is named in memory of Jan de Abela-Borg, who sadly passed away in 2014; the name of the support staff award is: ‘The Jan de Abela-Borg Support Staff Prize for Excellence in Health and Safety’. The awards are given in recognition of excellence in promoting and implementing safe practices in the Faculty.  In some circumstances, the Award may be made to a group where it is felt that it is not possible to attribute individual contributions.

THE JAN DE ABELA-BORG SUPPORT STAFF PRIZE

Simon Mann

STUDENT PRIZE

Yifan Dong

POST-DOC PRIZE

Jochen Brandt

ACADEMIC STAFF PRIZE

Megan Quinlan

Prize Winners 2016

The winners of the Prizes for Excellence 2016, who are pictured below, were honoured at a reception on 08 June 2016. View details of the winners in the 2016 FoNS Prizes Booklet.

Prize Winners 2016

Previous Winners

2011

The following individuals were honoured at an award reception held in the Department of Physics Senior Common Room on the 9th June 2011 starting at 5 pm. Awards were made by the Rector, Sir Keith O'Nions, the Faculty Principal, Prof. Maggie Dallman, and the Chair of the FoNS Teaching Committee, Prof. Alan Spivey:

Academics

Life Sciences

  •  Stuart Haslam (joint with Rector Award)
  • Richard Murphy (joint with Rector Award)
  • Colin Turnbull (joint with Rector Award)
  • Dave Hartley ((joint with Rector Award)

Maths

  • Dan Moore ((joint with Rector Award)
  • Andrew Walden ((joint with Rector Award)
  • Jeff Cash
  • Dan Crisan

Physics

  • Christopher Carr
  • Tim Horbury
  • Steven Schwartz

Chemistry

  • Alan Armstrong (joint with Rector Award)
  • Donald Craig (joint with Rector Award)
  • Robert Davies (joint with Rector Award)
  • Patricia Hunt (joint with Rector Award)
  • Paul Wilde (joint with Rector Award)

GTAs, PDRAs, Technical Staff, Teaching Support Staff, Teaching Technologists

Department of Life Sciences

  • Scott Fraser
  • Michael Ray 
  • Alison Nolan
  • Luke Tweedy 
  • Gale Lewis
  • Linda Giorgi 
  • Lloyd Liew 
  • Serophena Morgan
  • Moira Sarsfield

Chemistry

  • Sunitha Sadanandan
  • John Conway
  • Silvia Diez-Gonzalez
  • Rebecca Nonoo

Physics

  • Nia Bell
  • Matthew Foreman
  • Daniel Farrell
  • Karen Yates
  • Joseph Cotter
  • James Yearsley
  • Andrew Knight

Maths

  • Christina Senkiw  
  • Marieka Fisher  
  • Chris Sisson    
  • Michela Ottobre 
  • Dean Bodenham 
  • Sophie Decelle 
  • Alastair Litterick

2012

The following individuals were honoured at an award reception held in the Department of Physics Senior Common Room on the 26th June 2012 starting at 5pm. Awards were made by the Deputy Rector, Prof. Stephen Richardson, the Faculty Principal, Prof. Maggie Dallman, and the Chair of the FoNS Teaching Committee, Prof. Alan Spivey:

Academics

Life Sciences

  • Steve Cook 
  • Kleoniki Gounaris
  • Dave Hartley

Maths

  • Kevin Buzzard
  • Anthony Bellotti
  • Nick Addington
  • Anatoly Ruban

Physics

  • Kim Christensen
  • Michael Coppins
  • Toby Wiseman

Chemistry

  • Tom Welton
  • James Wilton-Ely
  • Chris Braddock

GTAs, PDRAs, Technical Staff, Teaching Support Staff, Teaching Technologists

Department of Life Sciences

  • James Andrewes
  • Loui Hesse
  • Sue Wryter
  • Ginny Ellis
  • Clare Harding
  • Dave Featherbe

Chemistry

  • Rajdeep Sandhu
  • Chris Howard
  • Deejay Kistnah
  • Jack Paget

Physics

  • Jonathan Eastwood
  • Phillip de Grouchy
  • Zoe Hatherall
  • Simon Hutchinson
  • Stephane Kena-Cohen
  • Stephanie Smallwood

Maths

  • Rusudan Svanidze
  • Kalra Taylor
  • Mary Harvey
  • Sopie Decelle
  • Alastair Litterick

2013

The following individuals were honoured at an award reception held in the Department of Physics Senior Common Room on the 18th June 2013 starting at 5pm. Awards were made by the President and Rector, Prof. Sir Keith O’Nions, the Pro-Rector (Education), Debra Humphris, the Faculty Dean, Prof. Maggie Dallman, and the Chair of the FoNS Teaching Committee, Prof. Alan Spivey:

Academics

Life Sciences

  • David Mann
  • Bernadette Byrne
  • Anita Hall
  • Huw Williams

Maths

  • Axel Gandy
  • Almut Veraart
  • Alessio Corti
  • Andy Parry

Physics

  • Martin McCall
  • Mike Tarbutt
  • Vijay Tymms
  • Tim Horbury

Chemistry

  • Matthew Fuchter
  • Nick Brooks
  • Andrew McKinley
  • Laura Patel
  • George Britovsek

GTAs, PDRAs, Technical Staff, Teaching Support Staff, Teaching Technologists

Life Sciences

  • Virginia Fairclough
  • Luke Tweedy
  • Jerzy Snelling
  • Sadia Kanvil
  • Adam Lee
  • Elizabeth Killeen

Maths

  • Anna Lisowska
  • Magdalena Myc
  • Alex Rush
  • Alex Lucas
  • Alex Engert
  • Andrea Fanelli
  • Kuru Jain
  • Stephanie Reynolds
  • Ricardo Monti
  • Adam Thomas

Physics

  • Pichaya Pattanasattayavong
  • Michael Buck
  • Hannes Guhl
  • Adam Dobbs
  • Ben Chapman
  • Mery Fajardo

Chemistry

  • James Clarke
  • Joseph Marshall
  • Maria Gragert
  • Andreas Phanopoulos
 

2013 winners

2014

The following individuals were honoured at an award reception held on the 19th June 2014. Awards were made by the Provost, Prof. James Stirling, the Faculty Dean, Prof. Maggie Dallman, and the Chair of the FoNS Teaching Committee, Prof. Alan Spivey:

Life Sciences

  • Michael Tristem
  • Murray Selkirk
  • Stephen Brickley
  • Shorok Mombrikotb
  • Ed Harding
  • Stephen Matthews
  • John Pinney
  • Rebecca Price
  • Christoph Engl
  • Colin Campbell
  • Tony Nolan
  • Shannon Ewart
  • Giovanna De Palo
  • Brian Carnell

Maths

  • Sebastian van Strien
  • Andrew Walton
  • Edward Cohen
  • John Britnell
  • Grigory Volovskiy
  • Julian Waton
  • Matt Scales
  • David Rottensteiner
  • Andrew McRae
  • Alexander Bolton
  • Manon Abiteboul
  • Adrien Grumberg

Physics

  • Steve Cowley
  • Matthew Foulkes
  • Jeremy Turcaud
  • Francisco Suzuki Vidal
  • Alexander Richards
  • Peter T Fox
  • Mr John Wood
  • Giulia Ferlito
  • Dr Richard Hendricks
  • Terry Rudolph
  • Subu Mohanty
  • Edward Hill

Chemistry

  • Henry Rzepa
  • Andrew Ashley
  • Mike Bearpark
  • Paul Wilde
  • Toby Mullins
  • James Sudlow
  • Clyde Fare
  • Ernest Pastor Hernandez
  • Simon Turner
  • James Bull
 

2014 Winners

2015

The following individuals were honoured at an award reception held on the 10th June 2015. Awards were made by the Provost, Prof. James Stirling; the Faculty Dean, Prof. Tom Welton; and College Consul, Prof. John Seddon.

Prizes for Excellence in Teaching:

These are available to any member of staff in the Faculty for excellence in teaching and learning, including: lecturing, laboratory demonstrating, academic tutoring, personal tutoring and introducing new teaching programs, methods and projects.

CHEMISTRY

  • Alan Armstrong
  • Laura Barter

LIFE SCIENCES

  • Anita Hall
  • Karen Polizzi

MATHEMATICS

  • Din-Houn Lau
  • Richard Thomas

PHYSICS

  • Jonathan Pritchard
  • Marina Galand

CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

  • Audrey de Nazelle

 



Prizes for Excellence in the Support of Teaching and Learning

These are available to any member of staff within the Faculty for excellence in the support of teaching/learning activities including: laboratory class demonstrating, running workshops, academic tutoring, academic teaching administration and student support, and technical support of lectures and laboratories.

CHEMISTRY

  • Andrew McKinley
  • Doris Pappoe
  • John de Mello
  • Simon Mann

LIFE SCIENCES

  • Gabriele Micali
  • James Andrewes
  • Lucy York
  • Nikola Ojkic
  • Patricia Paracuellos Torrecilla
  • Serophena Morgan
  • Susan Wryter

MATHEMATICS

  • Arick Shao
  • Arman Khaledian
  • Maximilian Eggl
  • Robert Rouse
  • Urbain Vaes
  • Wei Ni

PHYSICS

  • Benjamin Sherlock
  • Benoit Vanniere
  • Jessica Wade
  • João Arnauth Pela
  • Matteo Lostaglio
  • Megumi Ito
  • Nicholas Dover

 

Prizes for Excellence in Health and Safety

Four awards are available, one each in the following categories: Academic Staff, Support Staff, Post Doc and Student.  The support staff award is named in memory of Jan de Abela-Borg, who sadly passed away in 2014; the name of the support staff award is: ‘The Jan de Abela-Borg Support Staff Prize for Excellence in Health and Safety’. The awards are given in recognition of excellence in promoting and implementing safe practices in the Faculty.  In some circumstances, the Award may be made to a group where it is felt that it is not possible to attribute individual contributions.

THE JAN DE ABELA-BORG SUPPORT STAFF PRIZE

Malcolm Hudson

STUDENT PRIZE

Alexander Byrne and Rebecca Johnson

POST-DOC PRIZE

Adam Gilbertson

ACADEMIC STAFF PRIZE

Andrew Ashley