Energy Institute celebrates the best students in Aberdeen   

Energy Institute AberdeenThe Aberdeen, Highlands & Islands branch of the Energy Institute (EI) will host its annual ‘MSc Student Best Paper’ competition for postgraduate students in Aberdeen tomorrow (24 Nov 2015)

The event is organised by the EI branch to celebrate this year’s best thesis papers from MSc students studying energy-related topics at Robert Gordon University (RGU) and Aberdeen University.

From a field of over 900 eligible MSc graduates, six have been shortlisted by the two universities and they will present their thesis to a senior industry panel of judges specially chosen by the EI.  

The three shortlisted students chosen to represent Aberdeen University are:-

  • Anthimos Pavlidis (MSc Subsea Engineering with Distinction)
  • Andrea Reischl (MSc (Econ) in Petroleum, Energy Economics & Finance with Distinction)
  • Kirsten Grieve (MSc Oil & Gas Engineering with Distinction)

From RGU the three selected students are:-

  • Sarah Strachan (MSc Oil & Gas Engineering with Distinction)
  • Lucy Obwogo (MSc Petroleum Production Engineering with Distinction)
  • Michael Groarke (MSc Drilling & Well Engineering with Distinction)

Nigel Bradburn FEI, branch chairman said: ”This event is held to bring together industry and academia, showcasing the latest research and thinking from MSc students and offering them a chance to present to and network with key industry figures.”

Professor Jim Anderson of Aberdeen University’s School of Engineering, said: “The Energy Institute competition is an exciting event for staff and students at the University of Aberdeen and a great opportunity for selected students to showcase their dissertation work to a distinguished panel of industry representatives.

“We have an extensive range of energy-based MSc programmes that attract talented students whose work is of a consistently high standard, and this always presents a challenge when it comes to the selection of candidates for the competition.  Nonetheless this remains a great opportunity to showcase the quality of our students as well as the high quality and relevant research undertaken at the University to key decision makers.”

The event will be held on Tuesday 24 November at Altens, Aberdeen.  It is free to attend and starts at 18.00.  Pre-booking is required via the EI website at  MSc student best paper competition – 24Nov15


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