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Former University of Surrey undergraduate student Thomas Connolly was recently awarded The Morgan Crucible Award for the Best Materials Student at the Science, Engineering and Technology Student of the Year Awards 2007 (SETS).

Best Materials Student Award

Surrey, UK | Posted on October 1st, 2007

Held at Alexandra Palace, the SET Awards are Britain's and Ireland's most important awards for science, engineering and technology undergraduates. Tom's award was based on his project entitled, 'Field Emission Characterisation of Carbon Nanotube Composites'. This highly prestigious award is open to graduating students from around the UK. Dr Neil Emerson, Director of Undergraduate Studies comments, " I am delighted that Tom's technical and engineering achievements have been recognised with the 2007 SETS Award."

Tom joined the University five years ago on the foundation year degree programme and graduated this year with a 1st class BENg (Hons) and US (Distinction). He is still studying in the Department following a one year MSc in Nanotechnology.

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About University of Surrey
The University of Surrey is one of the UK’s leading professional, scientific and technological universities with a world class research profile and a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Ground-breaking research at the University is bringing direct benefit to all spheres of life – helping industry to maintain its competitive edge and creating improvements in the areas of health, medicine, space science, the environment, communications, defence and social policy. Programmes in science and technology have gained widespread recognition and it also boasts flourishing programmes in dance and music, social sciences, management and languages and law. In addition to the campus on 150 hectares just outside Guildford, Surrey, the University also owns and runs the Surrey Research Park, which provides facilities for 140 companies employing 2,700 staff.

The Sunday Times names Surrey as ‘The University for Jobs' which underlines the university’s growing reputation for providing high quality, relevant degrees.

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