Congratulations to Our Postgraduate Prize Winners

Congratulations to our PhD Students who have won the annual postgraduate prizes within the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Heriot-Watt University. The winners are: 

1. Montserrat Recasens – prize winner of 5th annual IMPEE conference

Montserrat Recasens, a PhD student at RCCS, has been awarded £500 for her oral presentation on her work “CO2-brine-well cement interactions for the North Sea Goldeneye field” in the 5th annual IMPEE conference. Montserrat Recasens obtained her Bachelor degree in Geology and the Master of Geophysics, both at University of Barcelona (Spain). She also stayed in Bergen, Norway through an Erasmus programme, where she learned to model hydrocarbon reservoirs and simulate the involved processes using the ECLIPSE software. 

 Montserrat Recasens(Middle)

2. Ahmed Saleh – prize winner of EPS poster competition

Ahmed Saleh, a PhD student at RCCS, was selected to win the 1st year postgraduate research prize during the EPS poster event held on 4th of October 2017. His research thesis focus on the Process Integration of High-Temperature CO2 Capture with Lithium-Based Sorbents in Power and Industrial Plants. Ahmed was graduated with a bachelor degree in Mechanical engineering from Alexandria University, Egypt in 2008 and achieved his Master’s Degree in Oil and Gas Technology (with Distinction) from Heriot-Watt University in 2015. Ahmed has +6 years of experience in Oil and Gas field Mega Projects where he has worked with Main Oil and Gas Engineering Companies (Petrofac International Limited and GS Engineering and Construction).

Ahmed Saleh

The Postgraduate Research Prizes

The postgraduate research prizes is a series of annual postgraduate research prizes that have been created in the School of Engineering & Physical Sciences (EPS) to recognise the contribution made by postgraduate research (PGR) and to award the best PGR students in the School.  Each year, up to 20 prizes will be awarded, comprising: up to 8 first year prizes; up to 8 second year prizes; and up to 4 thesis prizes. The EPS poster event also serves as a platform for students who are in the first 6 – 18 months of their PhD study to showcase their research, and provides an ideal opportunity for students and staff across the School/University to meet and discuss current projects.