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New prize for graduate research in sustainable energy or energy efficiency

last modified Jul 18, 2019 10:44 AM

The Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge launched its new prize, the Helios Prize, for graduate research in sustainable energy or energy efficiency. The prize has been made possible thanks to a generous donation from Cambridge alumnus John Firth.

The Prize is named after Helios, in relation to global renewable energy fundamentally driven by solar energy.

Amanda Smyth and Lachlan Jardine, PhD students in the Whittle Laboratory, accepted their cash prize and a brass medal depicting the Greek sun god, Helios, for their co-authored conference papers: Three-Dimensional Unsteady Hydrodynamic Modelling of Tidal Turbines and The Effect of Heat Transfer on Turbine Performance, respectively. The runner-up was Jeremy Watson, PhD student in the Control Group, for his co-authored research paper titled Optimized Dispatch of Energy Storage Systems in Unbalanced Distribution Networks.


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Image: Department of Engineering. PhD student Lachlan Jardine accepts the Department's Helios Prize from donor John Firth.