A University of Bristol postgraduate researcher has been awarded a Scholarship from The Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers (WCSIM), granted to postgraduate researchers who develop new technology or systems with novel applications.
Sam White has recently finished a PhD in nuclear robotics in the School of Physics, where he has developed a robotic nuclear waste sorting and segregation system that can autonomously identify and categorise different materials.
Each year, WCSIM awards several Research Scholarships to postgraduate students, with a value of £2,000 each. They are open only to registered Postgraduate Research students, with only one applicant allowed from each affiliated University.
Eligible projects must involve research and development in the methods, techniques and technology of measurement and instrumentation, including data analysis methods and algorithms, or their novel application to a science or engineering topic.
Speaking about the award, Sam said: “It is a great honour to have been given this award from the WCSIM. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the great team in my research group at the Interface Analysis Centre who have supported me and helped make this possible.”
Scientific Instrument Makers' Company
The Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers is one of 110 Livery Companies of the City of London. Formed in 1955, the Worshipful Company is a modern Livery for the development and furtherance of the skills and practice of scientific measurement and instrumentation, encompassing all related technologies and data analysis.