Rolex Awards for Enterpise


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.

Part of the living landscape on the Greenland Ice Sheet: biological material is a major component of the dark impurities on the ice.

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).


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