St Anne’s Fellow, Professor Saiful Islam, receives Robert Perrin Award for the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

Many congratulations to St Anne’s Fellow in Materials Science, Professor Saiful Islam, who has been awarded the 2023 Robert Perrin award by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

The Robert Perrin Award is presented for outstanding and sustained commitment to outreach activity targeted at 11-19-year-olds. The award is open to those working within university or company environments and the judges are looking for evidence of:

The award is supported jointly with the Worshipful Company of Armourers & Brasiers.

This award will be formally bestowed upon Professor Islam during a special dinner in December 2023.  It is in recognition of Saiful’s outstanding and sustained commitment to Materials Science outreach activity.  The decision-making panel took into account the sharing of best practise with colleagues, and Saiful’s engagement in educational initiatives during his free time.

On the award, Saiful said: “I’m absolutely delighted and honoured to be awarded this IoM3 award.  I’m grateful to my fantastic research group members and collaborators (past and present) for creating such an enjoyable and stimulating environment to work in.

I’ve always enjoyed my outreach and science communication activities for young audiences including the 2016 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures for BBC TV, the Education in Action schools talks using 3D glasses and the Guinness World Record for the highest voltage lemon battery using around 3,000 lemons!”