SEMS researchers highly commended in Queen Mary Research and Innovation Awards 2024

10 May 2024

The Research and Innovation Awards trophies
The Research and Innovation Awards trophies

Queen Mary’s second annual Research and Innovation Awards highlights excellence across the University, from star early career researchers to impacts in policy, industry and climate action.

Two SEMS research projects were highly commended in two categories.

Runner-up for the Vice Principle’s Award for Research Excellence, Dr Caroline Roney’s work on digital twins and virtual representations of real-life human organs was highly commended.

The Queen Mary + Emulate Organs-on-Chips Centre, which allows researchers to model organs of their own design for use in experiments, was highly commended in the category of Interdisciplinary Team Award.

Not quite making the top spot, but recognised for their contribution to Queen Mary's world leading research, SEMS Technician Qasim Zia was shortlisted for the Technician’s award, and the Su Group were shortlisted for the Impact: Enterprize Award.

"The Awards demonstrate the incredible breadth of Queen Mary's research excellence and the many profound ways our innovation is changing our world for the better”, said Professor Andrew Livingston, Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation) at Queen Mary University of London. “What sets Queen Mary research apart is our commitment to our communities and our partners, and it's been such a pleasure to celebrate those values in action."

This year, the awards ceremony took place at the Barbican Centre cinema and conservatory in the City of London, on 2nd May. The nominees were treated to live music and a silent disco, to celebrate their incredible achievements.