I am very pleased to report that I was recently made a 2016 Rolex Young Laureate. This award recognizes potential in young scientists and entrepreneurs (under 30’s), so it is extremely humbling to have been selected. I’ll be delivering a project (“Ice Alive”) that will advance our understanding of ice as a living landscape.
I have already been able to meet some incredibly inspiring people, including my fellow laureates, the jury and the Rolex team, and this award will stimulate some big adventures in 2017 and beyond!
For more information, see my Rolex profile page here.
Interestingly, I’m the second researcher from the University of Sheffield’s Geography Department to receive a Rolex Award, after volcanologist Andrew McGonicle (2008).