Exceptional times require exceptional researchers with brilliant solutions, like the ones developed by the previous winners of our SRUK/CERU Emerging Talent Award.
2016 – Eva Hevia
Our first #SRUKEmergingTalent was awarded to Eva Hevia, Professor of Chemistry at University of Strathclyde in 2016.
Excellent researcher, outstanding on her outreach and a remarkable mentor, Eva Hevia impact goes beyond her work on polar organometallic reagents.
2017 – Xavier Moya
Moving into 2017 we became green, and so was the second #SRUKEmergingTalent awardee Xavier Moya, Assistant Professor from University of Cambridge, who creates “mechanocaloric” materials that can help to build better refrigerators for a better planet.
2018 – David Fairen-Jimenez
Our 2018 #SRUKEmergingTalent awardee was David Fairen-Jimenez, professor at University of Cambridge, who carries out exceptional research on advanced materials that could be used to fight climate change or even as a new cancer therapy!
2019 – Marc Vendrell
Have you ever wanted to see in the darkness? In 2019, our #SRUKEmergingTalent awardee was Marc Vendrell, PI at the University of Edinburgh, whose researched is focused on the development of fluorescent chemical probes that have the potential to improve the clinical diagnosis of diseases.
2020 – Susana García López
The #SRUKEmergingTalent awardee for 2020 was Susana García López, Assistant Professor of the Department of Chemical Engineering of the Heriot-Watt University, in Edinburgh. Her research focuses on the development of science and technology for the capture of carbon dioxide in various industrial processes that contribute to the fight against climate change.
2021- Rodrigo Ledesma Amaro
The #SRUKEmergingTalent awardee for this 2021 was Rodrigo Ledesma Amaro from Imperial College London for his excellent research career in the field of Bioengineering and Synthetic Biology and in recognition for his outstanding contributions to academic research, its translation to industry, and his important work engaging wider audiences with biotechnology.
2022 – Nuria Tapia Ruiz
The winner of the SRUK/CERU Emerging Talent Award 2022 was Nuria Tapia Ruiz, from the Department of Chemistry at Imperial College London. Her research consists of developing electrochemical energy storage devices such as rechargeable batteries to improve their performance in terms of energy, power, and durability; and thus contribute to a more sustainable environment.