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EPSRC National Science Photograph Competition Prize Winner Announced: Peter Pedersen

last modified Jun 28, 2019 10:47 AM
EPSRC National Science Photograph Competition Prize Winner Announced: Peter Pedersen

The image was taken in the Alps, on 1 September 2018, with an Android phone

The 2019 National Science Photography Competition, organised by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) part of UK Research and Innovation, has recently announced the winners.  We are proud to announce Peter Pedersen (Sensor CDT 2017 cohort) won a prize in the Equipment and Facilities category for 'Citizen science abroad'.

Taking our sensor hub that our group developed abroad in the Alps was all part of a citizen science initiative, called Cambike Sensor, on measuring the air pollution that cyclists are subjected to on a day-to-day basis around Cambridge. The aim of the project was to engage members of the public, children and adults alike with the technology and science behind measuring air pollution, and how easy it can be for anyone at home to get involved.

Competition judge, Dr Hayaatun Sillem, CEO of the Royal Academy of Engineering, said: “The striking photographs in this year’s competition reflect the real breadth and ingenuity of engineering research supported by the EPSRC.  Many of the projects captured in these images will go on to transform our world for the better, improve people’s lives and the economy. It is fantastic to see such creativity, both in the images and the research projects, captured in the winners’ work.”

Fellow judge, Professor Sarah Sharples, EPSRC Board member and Pro Vice Chancellor for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Nottingham said: “Judging was not easy, there were some really arresting images that prompted a need to know more. They really demonstrate the breadth of the EPSRC portfolio of research and how it touches people’s lives.”

The competition attracted 169 entries which were drawn from researchers in receipt of EPSRC funding, which were grouped into five categories. 

The judges were:

Sarah Sharples - EPSRC Board member and Associate Pro Vice Chancellor for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Nottingham.

Hayaatun Sillem – CEO of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Kedar Pandya – Associate Director, Business Engagement at the EPSRC

Martin Keene – Group Picture Editor, Press Association