medal Members of the department at all levels have been very successful over the years in receiving awards and prizes from many sources.  Some indications of these are given through the links for different years below; they include prestigious international and national awards as well as prizes recognizing teaching and other contributions to the department, faculty and college.

We hold each year a party to celebrate the excellence and achievments of our staff and students as demonstrated by these awards.

Prizes and awards available

Popular Prizes and Awards that have previously been awarded to our staff or students are listed below. If you would like to put a member of staff or a student forward for a prize please contact Professor Roy Taylor (Chair of the Prizes and Awards Committee) in the first instance.

Prizes 2017
NameGroupType of Prize / Award
Dr Justin Alsing Astrophysics RAS Michael Penston Thesis Prize 2016
Dr Diego Alsonso-Alvarez Experimental Solid State Won second prize in the innovation category of EPSRC’s science photography competition for his image of a solar cell close up. 03 April 2017
Mr Daan Arroo Year 2 tutorial assistant FoNS Prize - Excellence in Support of Teaching & Learning 2017
Mr Johan Borg Year 1 electronics demonstrator FoNS Prize - Excellence in Support of Teaching & Learning 2017
Mr Paul Brown Mechanical Instrumentation Workshop Imperial College Medal for Research Support Excellence 2017
Dr Michael Byrne Space and Atmospheric Physics Received a Imperial Research Fellowship
Dr Emma Chapman Astrophysics L'Oreal women in Science Fellowship, highly commended.
Dr Chris Chen Plasma Physics The Fowler Award for Geophysics
Professor Jeremy Chittenden Plasma Physics Jointly awarded the "NNSA Defence Programs Award of Excellence".
Professor Kim Christensen Condensed Matter Theory FoNS Prize - Excellence in Teaching
Dr Caroline Clewley Teaching Fellow Excellence Fund for Learning and Teaching Innovation 2017 grant for online interactive visualisation.
Professor Lesley Cohen Consul for FoNS & Education Office President’s Awards for Education, awarded for supporting the student experience.
Dr Jason Cole
Plasma Physics Won the Culham thesis prize for best thesis in plasma physics in 2016
Professor Michael Coppins Plasma Physics FoNS Prize - Excellence in Teaching
Mr Satyajit Das Year 1 Laboratory Demonstrator FoNS Prize - Excellence in Support of Teaching & Learning 2017
Dr Adam Dobbs High Energy Physics (Year 3 Academic Tutor) FoNS Prize - Excellence in Support of Teaching & Learning 2017
Professor Michele Dougherty Space and Atmospheric Physics The Royal Astronomical Society Gold Medal - the top honour.
Dr Jonathan Eastwood  Space and Atmospheric Physics Excellence Fund for Learning and Teaching Innovation 2017 grant for online interactive visualisation.
Mr Goodwin Gibbins Year 1 Tutorial Assistant FoNS Prize - Excellence in Support of Teaching & Learning 2017
Dr Gustavo Grinblat Experimental Solid State Received a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship
Dr Anne Guilbert Experimental Solid State  

 Awarded the EPSRC post-doctoral fellowship

Mr Alex Harrold Rapid Feedback Demonstrator FoNS Prize - Excellence in Support of Teaching & Learning 2017
Professor Ji-Seon Kim Experimental Solid State 2017 Awarded Samsung GRO Grant
Dr Florent Leclercq Astrophysics Received a Imperial Research Fellowship
Dr Rishi Mistry Space and Atmospheric Physics Won the 2016 Royal Astronomical Society Keith Runcorn Thesis Prize for this thesis 'Magnetic reconnection exhausts in the solar wind'.
Professor Jenny Nelson Experimental Solid State Awarded an ERC Advanced grant
Professor Jenny Nelson Experimental Solid State Won the SACA Award for Best Supervisor
Professor Sir John Pendry FRS Theoretical Physics The International Union of Radio Science Dellinger Gold Medal awarded “For outstanding advances in electromagnetic and optical metamaterials, the design of the perfect lens and transformation optics.”
Professor Chris Phillips Experimental Solid State President’s Award for Excellence in Research 2017.
Professor Chris Phillips Experimental Solid State Royal Society prize of £246,552 for his system that automatically classifies cancer biopsies (30 March 2017):
Dr Jonathan Pritchard Astrophysics The Fowler Award for Astronomy
Ms Trisha Saxena UG Student Winner of the national 'Female Undergraduate of the Year' award.
Diana Shaul Astrophysics Received a certificate from the European Space Agency for ‘Outstanding Contributions to the LISA Pathfinder Mission’
Ms Viktoryia Shautsova Year 3 Laboratory Demonstrator FoNS Prize - Excellence in Support of Teaching & Learning 2017
Professor Tim Sumner High Energy Physics Received a certificate from the European Space Agency for ‘Outstanding Contributions to the LISA Pathfinder Mission’
Professor Roy Taylor Quantum Optics and Laser Science Elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society
Professor Peter Török Photonics Excellence Fund for Learning and Teaching Innovation 2017 grant for online interactive visualisation.
Professor Dimitri Vvedensky Condensed Matter Theory Excellence Fund for Learning and Teaching Innovation 2017 grant for online interactive visualisation.
Dr Peter Wass High Energy Physics Received a certificate from the European Space Agency for ‘Outstanding Contributions to the LISA Pathfinder Mission’
Professor Toby Wiseman Theoretical Physics FoNS Prize - Excellence in Teaching
Dr shuang-Yong Zhou Theoretical Physics Received a 1000 Young Talent Award funded by the Chinese Central Government
 
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Previous year's prize winners

2016

NameGroupType of Prize/Award
Dr Tim Adamo THEO Received an Imperial Junior Research Fellowship
Dr Paula Alvarez Cartelle HEPH Received an Imperial Junior Research Fellowship
Dr Brian Appelbe PLAS Won the FoNS Prize for Excellence in the Support of Teaching and Learning
Professor Carl Bender  THEO Awarded the AIP Heineman prize.
Dr Francesca Calore ASTR Received a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship
Professor Christopher Carr  SPAT Ultra Electronics won the NMI Award, sponsored by the STFC, in the Prestigious Research Collaboration of the Year category.
Dr Alexandre de Castro Maciel EXSS Awarded a fellowship from CNPq
Mr James Clough   Won the FoNS Prize for Excellence in the Support of Teaching and Learning
Dr Claudia de Rham THEO Received a Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award
Prof Fay Dowker THEO Won the FoNS Prize for Excellence in Teaching
Mr Taran Driver   Won 2nd Prize at the 3M Thesis Competition
Mr Taran Driver   Won the FoNS Prize for Excellence in the Support of Teaching and Learning
Prof Michael Duff THEO Awarded a Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship 'Gravity as the square of a gauge Theory'
Dr Matthew Foreman  QOLS Received a Royal Society University Research Fellowship
Dr Francis Froborg HEPH Received a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship
Dr Sylvain Damien Gennaro  EXSS College EPSRC Doctoral Fellowship prize.
Dr Dimitra Georgiadou EXSS Received a Marie Sklodowska-Curie PDRA Prize
Mr Ewen Gillies HEPH Awarded a Predoctoral Fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science to work on the COMET Experiment on charged Lepton Flavour Violation.
Mr Tom Griffin   Won the FoNS Prize for Excellence in the Support of Teaching and Learning
Dr Gustavo Grinblat  EXSS Awarded the J. J. Giambiagi Prize. National award by the Argentine Physics Association for the best PhD Thesis in Experimental Physics in Argentina in the biennium 2014-2015 (USD 1000).
Dr Edward Gryspeerdt SPAT Received an Imperial Junior Research Fellowship
Dr Anne Guilbert EXSS Awarded the Thomas Young Centre PDRA Prize
Dr Thomas Haworth ASTR Received an Imperial Junior Research Fellowship
Prof Ortwin Hess  CMTH Awarded the Royal Society's Rumford Medal for 2016.
Prof Tim Horbury SPAT Won Best Teaching for Undergraduates at the Student Academic Choice Awards (SACAs)
Dr Paloma Arroyo Huidobro EXSS Received a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship
Dr Paloma Arroyo Huidobro EXSS Awarded a $15,000 Dan David Prize Scholarship
Mr Yen-Hung Lin EXSS Received the Solid State Physics Thesis Prize 2016
Dr Yen-Hung Lin EXSS Received the Graduate Student Gold Award – Materials Research Society (MRS)
Prof Sir Tom Kibble FRS  THEO Posthumously awarded the IOP’s Isaac Newton Medal "For developing the theory of symmetry-breaking in quantum field theory, which has led to quantitative models for the origin of the masses of elementary particles, together with experimentally verified applications to soliton formation, and models for structure formation in the early universe.”
Prof Myungshik Kim QOLS Awarded the Ho-Am Prize in Science
Prof Sir Peter Knight FRS  QOLS Honorary Doctorate, Strathclyde University
Dr Sarah Malik  HEPH IPPP Senior Experimental Fellowship
Dr Adam Masters SPAT Received a Royal Society University Research Fellowship
Prof Jenny Nelson EXSS Received a Helmholtz International Fellow Prize
Prof Jenny Nelson EXSS Awarded the IOP Faraday Medal "for her pioneering advances in the science of nanostructured and molecular semiconductor materials.”
Dr James Owen   Received a Royal Society University Research Fellowship
Dr Freddie Page  CMTH Won the FoNS Prize for Excellence in the Support of Teaching and Learning
Prof Sir John Pendry CMTH Awarded the Dan David Prize - Future theme of nanoscience
Prof Sir John Pendry CMTH Received an Honorary Doctorate in Science for the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Prof Sir John Pendry CMTH Named an honorary fellow of the Institute of Physics
Prof Sir John Pendry CMTH Awarded the Ugo Fano Gold Medal
Professor Chris Phillips  EXSS Won, in collaboration with Prof. Rebecca Fitzgerald at Cambridge, a Royal Society “Innovation Award” worth £250k.
Dr Jonathan Pritchard ASTR Won the President's Awards for Excellence in Teaching
Dr Sasha Rakovich EXSS Received a Royal Society University Research Fellowship
Mr Andy Rose   Awarded the Spokesman’s Award and Prize for Young Researcher 2015 by the CMS Collaboration at CERN
Mr Michael Rutherford   Awarded 2nd prize in the Student competition at the Christmas High Power Laser Science Community Meeting 2015, RAL.
Ms Meilin Sancho Facilities Won the Jan de Abela-Borg Support Staff Award for Excellence in Health and Safety
Dr Karthik Sasihithlu CMTH Received a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship
Dr Pat Scott ASTR Received two competitively-awarded grants of time on supercomputers.  4Mhr Prometheus Supercomputing grant (Poland) and 500khr MareNostrum Supercomputing grant (Spain)
Dr Pat Scott ASTR Won an ERA-CAN+ Twinning Grant, the proposal with titled 'Cosmoparticle statistics and the search for dark matter'.
Dr Yin Shi PLAS Received a Royal Society Newton Fellowship
Mr Sioni Summers   Won the FoNS Prize for Excellence in the Support of Teaching and Learning
Mr Nick Stuart   Won 1st prize in the poster competition at the ICUIL (International Committee on Ultrafast Lasers) conference, Montebello, Canada, 2016.
Mr James Tarlton   Poster Prize – Microwaves Go Quantum Conference, Bad Honnef, Germany
Prof John Tisch  QOLS Fellowship of the Optical Society of America (OSA).
Dr Andrew Tolley THEO Received a Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award
Prof Peter Torok PHOT Won the FoNS Prize for Excellence in Teaching
Dr Roberto Trotta ASTR Won the FoNS Prize for Excellence in Teaching
Dr Roberto Trotta ASTR Won the President's Awards for Excellence in Teaching
Dr Roberto Trotta ASTR FoNS Prize for Excellence in Teaching (Year 3 Physics of the Universe)
Dr Yoshi Uchida HEPH Shared the Fundamental Physics Breakthrough Prize for work on the KamLAND neutrino experiment & also the same prize for the T2K neutrino experiment
Dr Erik Van Sebille SPAT/Grantham Collected his Outstanding Young Scientist Award from the Ocean Sciences Division at the European Geosciences Union General Meeting.
Dr Erik Van Sebille SPAT/Grantham European Research Council awarded ERC Starting Grant proposal of 1.5M euro
Dr Erik Van Sebille SPAT/Grantham

Inaugural Imperial College "2016 President's Achievement Award for Excellence in Societal Engagement", for work on plastic in the ocean.

Dr Aaron Vincent ASTR Received an Imperial Junior Research Fellowship
Prof Jim Virdee FRS  HEPH Jointly awarded the American Physical Society’s W.K.H. Panofsky Prize for Experimental Particle Physics, for his leadership of the CMS experiment.
Dr Apostolos Voulgarakis SPAT Won Best Tutoring at the Student Academic Choice Awards (SACAs)
Ms Jessica Wade   Won the Institute of Physics (IoP) Early Career Physics Communicator Award.
Dr Nick Wardle HEPH Received a STFT Ernest Rutherford Fellowship
Dr Catherine Watkinson ASTR Received the Physics Department Winton Capital PhD Thesis Prize
Mr Thomas Wilson   Won the FoNS Prize for Excellence in the Support of Teaching and Learning

2015

NameGroupType of Prize/Award
CMS Group THEO Awarded the President's Award for Excellence in Research 2015
Mr James Almond QOLS PGR Symposium - winner - Oral Session
Mr Joao Arnauth Pela  HEPH FoNS Award for the Excellence in Support of Teaching and Learning
Dr Dane Austin QOLS Received an Imperial College Junior Research Fellowship
Dr Richard Bantges SPAT Contributing author to an article that won the NASA Langley Rein Award
Mr Max Boleininger CMTH Received the Materials Design Advanced Graduate Research Prize
Mr Dave Bowler EXSS Awarded the Provost's Team Award for Excellence in Health and Safety
Dr Helen Brindley SPAT Contributing author to an article that won the NASA Langley Rein Award
Mr Jack Carter-Gartsie EXSS PGR Symposium - winner - Poster Session
Ms Emma Chapman ASTR Awarded a Royal Astronomical Society Fellowship
Dr Nikolas Chastas EXSS Received a Marie Curie Fellowship
Dr Alex Clark QOLS Received a Marie Curie Fellowship
Dr Dave Clements ASTR Received a UKSA Certificate of recognition for work on the Planck Project
Mr Jason Cole (PhD Student)  PLAS Joint winner in the #SummerDataChallenge:
Dr Emiliano Cortes EXSS Received a Marie Curie Fellowship
Mr Jorge Costa Dantas Faria EXSS PGR Symposium - winner - Oral Session
Mr Alexandre de Castro Maciel EXSS Awarded a fellowship from CNPq - for an incoming year long research visit to EXSS
Dr Nicolas Dover PLAS FoNS Award for the Excellence in Support of Teaching and Learning
Mr Jon Dyne QOLS Awarded the Provost's Team Award for Excellence in Health and Safety
Dr Jonathan Eastwood SPAT Award from the UK Space Agency's International Partnership Space Programme - Project 'Space Weather - the economic case'.
Dr Ned Ekins-Daukes EXSS Awarded a Royal Society Industry Fellowship
Dr Marina Galand SPAT FoNS Award for Excellence in Teaching
Dr Adam Gilbertson EXSS FoNS Award for Excellence in Health and Safety
Dr Anne Guilbert EXSS Awarded the Thomas Young Centre PDRA prize to support an outgoing research visit to Institut Laue-Langevin
Dr Ed Hill PLAS Awarded a Junior Research Fellowship
Mr Malcolm Hudson Facilities The Jan de Abela-Borg Support Staff Award for Excellence in Health and Safety
Dr Megumi Ito EXSS FoNS Award for the Excellence in Support of Teaching and Learning
Dr Irina Kabakova PHOT Awarded a Junior Research Fellowship
Dr Edmund Kelleher  PHOT Won the IoP Paterson Medal and Prize
Prof Sir Peter Knight QOLS Honorary Doctorate Glasgow University
Prof Sir Peter Knight QOLS Honorary Doctorate Huddersfield University
Mr Benat Gurrutxaga Lerma CMTH Awarded first place in the IoP Computational Physics Group Thesis Prize 2014-2015
Mr Yen-Hung Lin (PhD Student)  EXSS Received one of the 2015 MRS Fall Meeting Graduate Student Awards
Mr Matteo Lostaglio  CQD CDT FoNS Award for the Excellence in Support of Teaching and Learning
Prof Joao Magueijo THEO Awarded second prize in the 2015 Gravity Research Foundation essay Competition
Dr Sarah Malik HEPH Awarded a STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowship
Dr Sarah Malik HEPH Awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship
Mr Kishan Manani CMTH PGR Symposium - winner - Oral Session
Dr Alex Mellor EXSS Received a Marie Curie Fellowship
Mr Nicola Molinari CMTH Received the Materials Design Graduate Research Prize
Dr Prineha Narang CMTH Received a Royal Society Netwon Fellowship
Dr Hannah Nissan  SPAT Received a Fulbright Award to the US
Prof Sir John Pendry CMTH Received the 2015 European Physical Society Quantum Electronics Prize
Prof Sir John Pendry CMTH Received an Honorary Doctorate in Science for the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Dr Jonathan Pritchard ASTR FoNS Award for Excellence in Teaching
Mr Andy Rose (PhD Student)  HEPH Awarded the Spokesman's Award and Prize for Young Researcher 2015 by the CMS Collaboration at CERN
Mr Michael Rutherford (PhD Student)  ISP Awarded 2nd Prize in the Student competition at the Christmas High Power Laser Science Community Meeting 2015, RAL
Prof Steve Schwartz SPAT Awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship
Dr Benjamin Sherlock PHOT FoNS Award for the Excellence in Support of Teaching and Learning
Dr Themis Sidiropoulos EXSS Received a EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship
Prof David Southwood SPAT Reappointed to the Advisory Council Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Mr Chris Sparrow QOLS (CDT) PGR Symposium - winner - Poster Session
Mr Tom Swinburne (TSM-CDT Student) CMTH Awarded a Springer Thesis Prize
Mr James Tarlton (PhD Student)  CQD CDT Poster Prize - Microwaves Go Quantum Conference, Bad Honnef, Germany
Dr Kornelius Tetzner EXSS Received a Marie Curie Fellowship
Mr Arjav Trivedi SPAT PGR Symposium - winner - Poster Session
Dr Erik van Sebille SPAT Won the 2016 Outstanding Young Scientist Award of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) Ocean Sciences Division.
Dr Yoshi Uchida HEPH Shared the Fundamental Physics Breakthrough Prize for work on the KamLAND neutrino experiment and also the same prize for the T2K neutrino experiment.
Prof Sir Tejinder Virdee HEPH Awarded the President's Award for Excellence in Research 2015
Prof Sir Tejinder Virdee HEPH Won the IoP Glazebrook Medal and Prize
Dr Benoit Vanniere SPAT FoNS Award for the Excellence in Support of Teaching and Learning
Mihai Vidrighin QOLS (CDT) PGR Symposium - winner - Oral Session
Ms Jessica Wade (PhD Student) EXSS FoNS Award for the Excellence in Support of Teaching and Learning
Ms Jessica Wade (PhD Student) EXSS PGR Symposium - winner - Oral Session
Ms Jessica Wade (PhD Student) EXSS Won the Institute of Physics (IoP) Early Career Physics Communicator Award.
Mr Daniel Walke (Student) QOLS Awarded the Postgraduate Award of the Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers
Ms Sian Williams SPAT PGR Symposium - winner - Oral Session
Mr John Winters PLAS (Shock) PGR Symposium - winner - Oral Session
Mr Rob Woodward (Student) PHOT Awarded the Gold Award for Physics (Cavendish Medal)
Mr Rob Woodward (Student) PHOT Overall winner award (Westminster Medal)
Dr Rob Woodward PHOT Received a EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship
Mr Tim Zuehlsdorff (TSM-CDT Student) CMTH Awarded a Springer Thesis Prize
     
 

2014

NameGroupType of Prize/Award
Astrophysics Group ASTR The Herschel-SPIRE Team, in which Imperial’s Astrophysics Group played a major role, has been awarded the 2014 Royal Astronomical Society Group Achievement Award.
Dr Fouad Ballout CMTH Awarded DFG Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Miss Chiara Bo   Awarded AWE PhD Prize
Dr Leron Borsten THEO Awarded Schrodinger Fellowship
Ginaluca Bovo (Student)   Won one of the Fall E-MRS 2014 Poster Prizes (Supervised by Prof Thomas Anthopoulos)
Prof Donal Bradley EXSS Awarded an Honorary DSc from the University of Sheffield
Dr Ben Brown QOLS Received a EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship
Dr Guy Burdiak PLAS Awarded the 2014 Culham Thesis Prize
Mr Ben Chapman   Awarded the Blackett Laboratory - Industry Club Thesis Prize
Prof Lesley Cohen EXSS Awarded 'Science without Borders Senior Research Fellowship' to finance visits to institutions in Brazil.
Prof Steve Cowley PLAS Awarded Fellowship of the Royal Society
Prof Steve Cowley PLAS Awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering
Prof Steve Cowley PLAS Awarded a FoNS Teaching Award
Prof Michele Dougherty and the Magnetometer Team SPAT Won the Group Achievement Award in Geophysics, awarded by the Royal Astronomical Society
Prof Michele Dougherty SPAT Awarded a Royal Society Research Professorship
Mr Steffen Driever   Awarded a Newport Research Excellence Travel grant to attend the Photonics west Conference in San Francisco.  Also won the best student paper award.
Dr Astrid Eichhorn   Awarded Imperial Junior Reseach Fellowship
Miss Giulia Ferlito THEO Awarded a FoNS Teaching Award
Prof Mike Finnis CMTH Received a Von Humboldt Research Award
Prof Matthew Foulkes CMTH Awarded a FoNS Teaching Award
Mr Peter T Fox SPAT Awarded a FoNS Teaching Award
Mr Steffen Gielen   Received a Marie Curie IEF Fellowship
Emeritus Prof John Harries SPAT Awarded Fellowship of Aberystwyth University 
Dr Richard Hendricks QOLS Awarded a FoNS Teaching Award
Dr Edward Hill PLAS Awarded a FoNS Teaching Award
Leo Hughes   Awarded the Julian Schwinger Prize for the Best Student presentation by the Board of Lecturers at the 2014 International School of Subnuclear Physics
Dr Gregory Iles  HEPH Received the CMS 2013 Achievement Award from the CMS Experiment at CERN - 'For his leading contribution to electronics design'. 
Dr Worawut Khunsin   Received a Marie Curie IEF Fellowship
Prof Tom Kibble THEO Received the 2014 Einstein Medal of the Albert Einstein Society of Bern
Prof Tom Kibble THEO Awarded the Royal Medal of the Royal Society
Prof Sir Peter Knight QOLS Awarded the Honorary Degree of D Litt by Macquarie University
Prof Sir Peter Knight QOLS Elected to Honorary Fellowship of the Institute of Physics
Dr John Labram EXSS Awarded the Elings Prize Fellowship
Minyi Liang   Awarded a Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Scholarship
Dr Johannes Lischner   Awarded Imperial Junior Reseach Fellowship
Prof Joao Magueijo THEO Awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship
Mr Sandeep Mavadia   Awarded the Anne Thorne Thesis Prize
Dr Subhanjoy Mohanty ASTR Awarded a FoNS Teaching Award
Prof Jenny Nelson EXSS Awarded Fellowship of the Royal Society
Mr Malte Oppermann   Awarded the Anne Thorne Thesis Prize
Dr James Owen   Awarded Imperial Junior Reseach Fellowship
Prof Sir John Pendry CMTH Awarded a share of the 2014 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience
Dr Jonathan Pritchard ASTR Awarded the Rees Rawlings Prize for the best PGCert portfolio of 2013 (by the Imperial EDU Group) 
Dr Alexander Richards HEPH Awarded the Faculty of Natural Sciences Award for Excellence in Teaching
Prof Terry Rudolph QOLS Awarded a FoNS Teaching Award
Mr Michael Rutherford   Won 1st place at the RAL High Power Laser meeting Student Poster Competition 
James Semple (PhD Student)   Awarded a prize at the Departmental 3 minute Thesis Competition
Hik Shariff (PhD Student)   Awarded a prize at the Departmental 3 minute Thesis Competition
Joseph Shaw (CDT Student)   Won one of the Fall E-MRS 2014 Poster Prizes (Supervised by Prof Thomas Anthopoulos)
Dr Francisco Suzuki-Vidal PLAS Awarded a FoNS Teaching Award
Mr James Tarlton   Poster Prize - Trapped Charged Particles and Fundamental Physcis Conference, Takamatsu Japan.
Dr Roberto Trotta ASTR Awarded a STFC Impact Acceleration Account Award
Dr Roberto Trotta ASTR Named one of Foreign Policy Magazine's 100 Global Thinkers 2014
Mr Stefan Truppe  QOLS Awarded the Blackett Laboratory - Industry Club Thesis Prize 
Mr Jeremy Turcaud EXSS Awarded a FoNS Teaching Award
Mr Arthur Turrell PLAS Awarded AWE PhD Prize 
Prof Sir Tijinder Virdee HEPH Received Honorary Doctorate from the Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lyon France.
Prof Sir Tijinder Virdee HEPH Awarded the Asian GG2 Award
Prof Sir Tijinder Virdee HEPH Named 37th on the list of Britians 101 Most Influential Asians
Prof Sir Tijinder Virdee HEPH Received a Knighthood in the 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours List
Prof Sir Tijinder Virdee HEPH Received a Asian Achievers Award: Professional of the Year
Mr Nick Wardle    Awarded the Winton Capital Prize
Mr John Wood   Awarded a FoNS Teaching Award
Mr Ed Yoxall   Awarded the Solid State Physics Prize
Renjie Yun (UG Student)   Awarded a prestigious Lee Family PhD Scholarship
Ms Katharina Zeissler   Awarded the Winton Capital Prize
 

2013

NameGroupType of Prize/Award
Ms Zara Abdelrahman QOLS PGR Symposium winner - Talk
Mr Martin Archer SPAT Won an Outstanding Student Paper Award given by the American Geophysical Union at its meeting in December 2012
Dr Richard Bantges SPAT Awarded a NASA Group Achievement Award for work on the CLARREO (Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory) Project.
Miss Francesca Boughey   Awarded the RCSA Prize
Prof Donal Bradley CBE FRS EXSS Awarded the 2013 Founders Prize of Polymer Physics Group
Prof Donal Bradley CBE FRS EXSS Elected Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET), formerly the Institution of Electrical Engineers
Dr Avi Braun EXSS Awarded a Imperial Junior Research Fellowship
Dr Helen Brindley SPAT Awarded a NASA Group Achievement Award for work on the CLARREO (Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory) Project.
Dr Oliver Buchmueller HEPH Received a Senior Experimental Fellowship - IPPP
Mr Michel Buck THEO Awarded a FoNS Award for Support of Excellence in Teaching
Mr Michel Buck THEO PGR Symposium winner - Poster
Mr Joshua Chadney SPAT PGR Symposium winner - Talk
Mr Ben Chapman PHOT Awarded the Worshipful Company of Scientific Instument Makers' Postgraduate Award
Mr Ben Chapman PHOT Awarded a FoNS Award for Support of Excellence in Teaching
Mr Ben Chapman PHOT PGR Symposium Runner up winner - Talk
Dr Chris Chen SPAT Awarded a Imperial Junior Research Fellowship
Prof Lesley Cohen EXSS Awarded the Julia Higgins Medal
Dr Arnaud Czaja SPAT Received a Bjerknes Visiting Fellow Award for a two week visit at the University of Bergen, and received a fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) for a one-month visit to Hokkaido University.
Dr Michel Della Negra HEPH 2013 European Physical Society (EPS) High Energy Physics Prize
Ms Giuliana Di Martino EXSS PGR Symposium winner - Talk
Dr Adam Dobbs HEPH Awarded a FoNS Award for Support of Excellence in Teaching
Dr Ulrik Egede HEPH Received a Senior Experimental Fellowship - IPPP
mr Lionel Fafchamps PHOT PGR Symposium winner - Talk
Ms Mery Fajardo   A warded a FoNS Award for Support of Excellence in Teaching
Mr Joseph Fallon CMTH PGR Symposium winne r - Talk
Mr Rory Fenton   Received the Outstanding Student Achievement Award
Prof Paul French PHOT Awarded the Joule Medal and Prize - IoP
Prof Jerome Gauntlett THEO Awarded a ERC Advanced Grant
Mr Andrew Gilbert HEPH PGR Symposium Runner up winner - Talk
Dr Hannes Guhl CMTH Awarded a FoNS Award for Support of Excellence in Teaching
Prof Joanna Haigh CBE SPAT Awarded CBE
Prof Joanna Haigh SPAT Awarded FRS
Prof John Harries SPAT Awarded a NASA Group Achievement Award for work on the CLARREO (Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory) Project.
Prof Ed Hinds QOLS Awarded the Faraday Medal and Prize - IoP
Prof Tim Horbury SPAT Awarded FoNS Award for Excellence in Teaching
Mr Leo Hughes THEO PGR Symposium winner - Talk
Mr Leo Hughes THEO Won the Best Poster at the Graduate School Summer Research Symposium
Mr Simon Hunter EXSS Won the Highly Commended Public Engagement Prize at the Graduate School Summer Research Symposium
Prof Andrew Jaffe ASTR Awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship
Dr David Jennings QOLS Awarded a Royal Society URF
Ms Aisah Kaushik CQD PGR Symposium winner - Talk
Dr Ed Kelleher PHOT Awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowship
Mr Matthew Kenzie HEPH PGR Symposium Runner up winner - Talk
Prof Thomas Kibble THEO Awarded Honorary Fellow status - IoP
Prof Thomas Kibble THEO Awarded Dirac Medal by ICTP
Prof Sir Peter Knight QOLS Received Imperial College Medal
Mr Anthony Lim TSM PGR Symposium winner - Talk
Mr Yen-Hung Lin EXSS PGR Symposium winner - Talk
Mr John Lingi   Awarded Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation Scholarship
Ms Jassel Majevadia   Received the Outstanding Student Achievement Award
Prof Martin McCall PHOT Awarded FoNS Award for Excellence in Teaching
Mr James McCormac THEO Awarded Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation Scholarship
Mr Gabrielle Messori SPAT PGR Symposium Runner up winner - Talk
Dr William Okell   Received a EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship
Dr Charlotte Palmer PLAS Awarded the 2013 Culham Thesis Prize
Mr Pichaya Pattanasattayavong EXSS Awarded a FoNS Award for Support of Excellence in Teaching
Prof Sir John Pendry CMTH Awarded the Isaac Newton Medal of the Institute of Physics
Prof Sir John Pendry CMTH Awarded a Rector's Medal for Excellence in Research Supervision
Prof Sir John Pendry CMTH Aw arded the E-MRS Quinquennial Anniversary Award
Prof Sir John Pendry CMTH Awarded the Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics 2013
Mr Alex Perevedentsev EXSS PGR Symposium winner - Talk
Prof L yndon Rees Evans HEPH Awarded The Glazebrook Medal and Prize - IoP
Dr Pat Scott   Awarded a STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellowship
Mr Peter Sinclair HEPH PGR Symposium winner - Talk
Dr Vijay Singh QOLS Received a Royal Society Newton Fellowship
Prof David Southwood SPAT Awarded Degree of Doctor Honoris Causa by the Univeristy of Bern Switzerland at their annual Dies Academicus (Academic Day).
Prof Adrian Sutton CMTH Awarded a Rector's Award for Outstanding Innovation in Teaching.
Dr Francisco Suzuki Vidal PLAS Awarded a Royal Society URF
Dr Mike Tarbutt QOLS Awarded FoNS Award for Excellence in Teaching
Dr Roberto Trotta ASTR Awarded a STFC Public Engagement Fellowship
Dr Stefan Truppe QOLS Received a EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship
Dr Arthur Turrell PLAS Received a EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship
Dr Vijay Tymms   Awarded FoNS Award for Excellence in Teaching
Dr Yoshi Uchida HEPH Awarded Le Prix La Recherche prize from French Science Magazine La Recherche for their part in the groundb reaking research in neutrino physics on the T2K International Collaboration.
Prof Jim Virdee HEPH 2013 European Physical Society (EPS) High Energy Physics Prize
Prof David Wark HEPH Awarded Le Prix La Recherche prize from French Science Magazine La Recherche for their part in the groundbreaking research in neutrino physics on the T2K International Collaboration.
Prof Stephen Warren ASTR Awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship
Dr Morgan Wascko HEPH Awarded Le Prix La Recherche prize from French Science Magazine La Recherche for their part in the groundbreaking research in neutrino physics on the T2K International Collaboration.
Mr Aeneas Wiener   Received the Outstanding Student Achievement Award
Dr Sebastian Wuestner CMTH Awarded the 2013 QEP Group Thesis Prize from IoP
Dr Katharina Zeissler EXSS Received a EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship
 

2012

NameGroupType of Prize/Award
Mr Anthony Ashmore THEO Awarded a EPSRC Prize Studentship 2012
Mr David Beesley   Won EPSRC ICT Pioneers competition
Ms Lingling Chen PHOT Won 1st Prize in PhD Student Awards
Professor Kim Christensen CMTH Rectors award and FONS Award for Excellence in Teaching
Dr Sergio Coda PHOT Awarded the 2012 ASGE Cook Medical Marsha Dreyer Award
Dr Sergio Coda PHOT Received a EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship
Dr Michael Coppins PLAS Rectors award and FONS Award for Excellence in Teaching
Professor Steve Cowley PLAS 2012 Glazebrook Medal - IoP
Mr Philip de Grouchy   FONS Award for Support of Excellence in Teaching
Professor Michele Dougherty SPAT Awarded FRS (Fellow of the Royal Society)
Dr Jonathan Eastwood SPAT Awarded this Biennial Year's Zeldovich Medal
Dr Jonathan Eastwood SPAT Awarded a 3 month study project from the UK Space Agency
Dr Jonahtan Eastwood SPAT FONS Award for Support of Excellence in Teaching
Mr Matt Foreman PHOT PhD Thesis selected by Springer for Publication
Professor Joanna Haigh SPAT Elected President of The Roayl Meteorological Society
Emeritus Professor Malcolm Haines PLAS Certificate awarded to mark 50 years' association with the UK Atomic Energy Authority
Ms Zoe Hatherell   FONS Award for Support of Excellence in Teaching
Dr Daniel Hollington HEPH Awarded Best Thesis Prize from Astropartical Physics Group of the IOP
Professor Chris Hull THEO Awarded FRS (Fellow of the Royal Society)
Mr Simon Hutchinson QOLS FONS Award for Support of Excellence in Teaching
Mr David Thomas James EXSS Won the Solid State Physics Thesis Prize
Dr Stephane Kena-Cohen EXSS FONS Award for Support of Excellence in Teaching
Emeritus Professor Tom Kibble FRS THEO Royal Medal
Mr Yu Luo CMTH Awarded a Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Chinese students studying abroad
Mr Yu Luo CMTH Won the Blackett Laboratory - Industry Club Thesis Prize
Dr Kaisey Mandel ASTR 1st place winner - Savage Award
Dr Stuart Mangles PLAS Royal Society URF Renewed for another 3 years
Ms Marisa March ASTR PhD Thesis selected by Springer for Publication
Mr William Neal PLAS/ISP Won Anne Thorne Thesis Prize
Professor Jenny Nelson EXSS Armourers and Brasiers' Company Prize - Royal Society
Mr Johannes Noller THEO Jointly won the Winton PhD Prize
Professor Sir John Pendry CMTH Elected as Member of the American Academy of Arts & Science
Professor Sir John Pendry CMTH Rectors Medal for Excellence in Research Supervision
Professor Sir John Pendry CMTH Awarded 2013 James C McGroddy Prize for New Materials
Dr Terry Rudolph QOLS Leverhulme Research Fellowship
Professor Steve Schwartz SPAT Rectors Award
Miss Stephanie Smallwood Teaching FONS Award for Support of Excellence in Teaching
Mr Rak-Kyeong Seong THEO Jointly won the Winton PhD Prize
Professor David Southwood SPAT Elected President of The Royal Astronomical Society
Ms Charlotte Strege ASTR Won Santander Mobility Award
Ms Charlotte Strege ASTR Selected by Science Board of the Centre for CCAPP for the Dr. Pliny A. and Margaret H. Pice Prize in Cosmology and Astro-Partical Physics 2012.
Ms Charlotte Strege ASTR Awarded the Stefano Franscini Centre Prize for the best talk by a young researcher under the age of 33 at the conference DarkAttach2012.
Professor Adrian Sutton CMTH Rectors Medal
Professor Roy Taylor PHOT Rumford Medal
Mr Alex Thompson PHOT Postgraduate Award - Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers'
Mr Arthur T urrell PLAS The Rutherford Prize
Professor Tejinder Virdee HEPH Awarded FRS (Fellow of the Royal Society)
Professor Tejinder Virdee HEPH Awarded the Fundamental Physics Prize
Dr Peter Wass HEPH Awarded the International Zeldovich Medal
Mr Jonathan Wood   Awarded a EPSRC Prize Studentship 2012
Dr Toby Wiseman THEO Rectors award and FONS Award for Excellence in Teaching
 

2011

NameGroupType of Prize/Award
Dr Thomas Anthopolous EXSS ERC Award 
Dr Chris Arrell QOLS Beloe Fellowship by the Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Markers'
Dr Piers Barnes EXSS  EPSRC CAF Award
Dr Daniel Bedingham THEO Courageous Post-Doc Award awarded by FQXi
Mr Shailen Bharadia QOLS Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Markers' Postgraduate Student Award
Dr Leron Borsten THEO  Imperial College Junior Research Fellowship
Ms Caroline Clark THEO 2011 GSEPS Research Symposium Poster Competition - 1st Prize Winner
Ms Caroline Clark THEO PGR Symposium - Poster Winner
Mr Sergio Coda PHOT  Prize Scholarship - XXVII European Federation of the International College of Sergeons Congress in Rome
Dr Sami Dib ASTR Imperial College and Santander International Mobility Award 2011 
Mr James Farley-Nicholls SPAT PGR Symposium - Poster Winner
Dr Rachid Ganeev QOLS QOLS Khwarizmi International award for outstanding achievements in research
Dr Marco Genoni QOLS EPSRC Postdoctoral Fellowship
Professor Joanna Haigh SPAT Royal Meteorological Society Adrian Gill Medal
Professor John Harries SPAT  NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal 
Miss Ute Hausmann SPAT Best Student talk award
Professor Chris Isham THEO Dirac Medal of the Institute of Physics
Mrs Sarah Ives HEPH PGR Symposium Winner - Session 4
Professor Andrew Jaffe ASTR Winton Capital Research Prize
Dr David Jennings QOLS 1851 Research Fellowship
Miss Linda Jones HoDs office MBE New Year's Honours List
Dr Sugata Kaviraj ASTR 2011 Royal Astronomical Society 'A' Winton Capital Award
Mr Hyun Tae Kim PLAS PGR Symposium - Poster Winner
Dr Stefan Kneip PLAS 2011 Winton Capital Thesis Prize Winner
Dr Stefan Kneip PLAS Culham Thesis Prize for Plasma Physics
Dr Stefan Kneip PLAS European Physical Society Plasma Physics 2011 Thesis Prize
Dr Stefan Kneip PLAS UK Plasma Physics Thesis Prize
Professor Sir Peter Knight QOLS President of IOP from 2011
Dr Matt Lilley PLAS  Imperial College Junior Research Fellowship
Professor Stefan Maier EXSS Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award 
Professor Jon Marangos QOLS ERC Award 
Dr Kelly Morrison EXSS Anne Thorne Thesis Prize Winner
Professor Martin Plenio QOLS 2012 IoP Born Medal
Professor Robin Smith PHOT Imperial Medal 2011
Professor David Southwood SPAT NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal
Professor David Southwood SPAT Sir Arther Clarke Award for Exceptional Space Achievement
Mr Mariusz Szmigiel THEO Imperial College and Santander International Mobility Award 2011 
Mr Matt Taylor EXSS PGR Symposium Winner - Session 1
Dr Roberto Trotta ASTR Awarded position of Next Einstein Visiting Scholar at the African Insitute of Mathematical Sciences
Mr Stefan Truppe QOLS PGR Symposium - Poster Winner
Professor Arkady Tseytlin THEO ERC Award 
Professor Arkady Tseytlin THEO Rayleigh Medal and Prize - IoP
Mr Arthur Turrell PLAS Runner up Prize - The Rutherford Prize
Ms Fern Watson QOLS AWS in Education Research Grant
Mr Daniel Went SPAT PGR Symposium Winner - Session 3
Miss Rachel White SPAT 2011 GSEPS Research Symposium Poster Competition 2nd prize Winner
Mr Sebastian Wuestner CMTH PGR Symposium Winner - Session 2
Mr Ned Yoxall EXSS PGR Symposium - Poster Winner
Dr Amelle Zair QOLS EPSRC CAF Award