IfM Postdoctoral Awards announced

The 2023/2024 IfM Postdoctoral Award winners were announced on Friday, April 26, during Professor Tim Minshall’s Buns Talk. The awards recognise excellent contributions to the IfM community and its mission to manufacture a better world.



Postdoctoral Award for Excellence in Research: Slawek Tadeja



Slawek is a Research Associate in the Cyber-Human Lab where his research is focused on understanding, designing and prototyping solutions where cyber-physical systems can bring the most benefit to users.


"It was a great pleasure to be awarded the IfM 2023 Postdoctoral Award for Excellence in Research. The award came as a great surprise to me, and it has boosted my motivation to do even more this year. I treat it as a distinction not only for my work but also for all my close collaborators in Cyber-Human Lab (CHL) and abroad, and especially to my supervisor, Dr Thomas Bohné, for supporting me since the very beginning of my joining the Cyber-Human Lab, (CHL). My research results would also not have been possible without the support of my colleagues in the Made Smarter - Research Centre for Connected Factories (MSCF) headed by Professor Duncan McFarlane.


"I would like to thank Professor Tim Minshall and the whole IfM Postdoctoral Awards Committee for bestowing me this distinction. I would also like to congratulate other awardees, Zoi Roupakia and Kate Sanders, for their respective distinctions and thank the whole IfM community for creating such a vibrant and supportive place for doing research."



Postdoctoral Award for Excellence in Research (highly commended): Kate Sanders



In her role as Research Associate in the NanoManufacturing group, Kate works on a novel process to create structured microparticles using emulsion droplets.


"I was surprised to receive the award as there are so many fantastic postdoctoral researchers at the IfM, and it means a lot to be acknowledged by such a great community of people."



Postdoctoral Award for Academic Citizenship: Zoi Roupakia



Zoi works as Research Associate in the University Commercialisation and Innovation Policy Evidence Unit where she leverages her expertise in machine learning and data science to improve the quality and robustness of data and metrics available on university commercialisation and innovation for public policy.


"The IfM is an amazing community; I am so happy to be part of it and proud to contribute in any way I can! Thank you, IfM!" says Zoi.



Many congratulations to Slawek, Kate and Zoi!

Date published

7 May 2024

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