The winners have been announced for a variety of awards conferred by the IMarEST including Denny Medals for 2015 and 2016, Outstanding Contribution Awards for 2016 and the John Blackburn Main Undergraduate Awards for 2016. The winners are detailed below.
Outstanding Contribution Awards 2016
The IMarEST Outstanding Contribution Awards recognise individuals who have made a significant contribution within the category they have been nominated for.
- Abigail Alling
- Nikeel Idnani
- Dr Rachel Nicholls-Lee
- Dr Inaki Lorono
Denny Medal winners
The Denny Medal, launched in 1893, is awarded to the best paper published over the course of one year in each of the Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology (JMET) and the Journal of Operational Oceanography (JOO). The medal is awarded by IMarEST Council following recommendation from each journal’s editorial board and the Proceedings Supervisory Board.
- Alistair Greig
- Santiago Suárez de la Fuente
For the paper 'Making shipping greener: comparative study between organic fluids and water for Rankine cycle waste heat recovery’ published in 2015.
- MA Balmaseda
- ORA-IP team
For the paper ‘The Ocean Reanalyses Intercomparison Project (ORA-IP)’ published in 2015.
- João Falcão
- Rui Castro
- J. M. Ferreira de Jesus
For the paper ‘Frequency control during transients in offshore wind parks using battery energy storage systems’ published in 2016.
- Joaquin A. Trinanes
- M. Josefina Olascoaga
- Gustavo J. Goni
- Nikolai A. Maximenko
- David A. Griffin
- Jan Hafner
For the paper ‘Analysis of flight MH370 potential debris trajectories using ocean observations and numerical model results’ published in 2016.
John Blackburn Main Award winners
The John Blackburn Main Award supports students at the University of Strathclyde to gain practical experience, in a country different from their birth or normal citizenship. John Blackburn Main was a Fellow of the Institute and former director of Shell Marine International, and this fund was set up through a generous donation from his family in 2007.
- Arash Hemmati - the award contributed to Arash’s PhD industrial research internship with Ramboll in Esbjerg, Denmark.
- Christos Papazisis - the award contributed to Christos’s internship in outfitting, painting and machinery inspection of tankers with SWS Waigaoqiao Shipyard (CSSC Group) in Shanghai, China.
- Emmanuel Ngang - the award contributed to Emmanuel’s placement at AVL List GmbH in Graz, Austria and Moribor, Slovenia.
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