Imperial College London

Society of Chemical Industry scholarship awarded to chemical engineer


Recipients of SCI scholarship holding their certificates

Brett Parkinson (right) receiving his award certificate

PhD student Brett Parkinson has been awarded the prestigious SCI Scholarship to support his studies in the Department of Chemical Engineering.

In addition to the £2,500 scholarship, which will support his research into low-CO2 conversion of natural gas to hydrogen via methane pyrolysis, Brett will benefit from publishing opportunities, access to a high-calibre network to help launch his career, and opportunities to raise his profile within the scientific community.

Brett said: "“I’m now halfway through the second year of my PhD and I am really enjoying it so far. It’s a really hands-on and challenging project which, ultimately, I hope will contribute to helping reduce the environmental footprint of hydrogen production from fossil fuels. The funding and support offered by my SCI Scholarship will not only provide valuable financial assistance, but access to an impressive network of like-minded scholars over my career." 

About SCI

SCI is an inclusive, inter-disciplinary forum connecting scientists and business people to advance the commercial application of chemistry and related sciences for public benefit.

The SCI Scholars Fund was established in 1920 by Rudolph Messel and John Gray, both former presidents and founding members of SCI. Each year, SCI provides scholarships and bursaries to early career scientists.

Originally established in 1881, SCI is a registered charity with members in over 90 countries. For more information on SCI activities and publications, please visit


Sara West

Sara West
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