UCL Department of Chemical Engineering


Ramsay Society Dinner and Prize Winners 2020

24 February 2020

On Friday 21 February, the UCL Department of Chemical Engineering celebrated the Ramsay Society Dinner 2020 at the luxurious and iconic St.Pancras Renaissance hotel.

Ramsay Society Dinner 2020 Group Photo

Over 195 guests attended the event, including alumni, students, staff and special guests.

The evening consisted of a welcome drinks reception, three-course meal, speeches, awards ceremony and after-dinner entertainment.

Speeches by:

Prof Eva Sorensen - Interim Head of Department

Eva Sorensen


Ahmed Ali - Ramsay Society President

Ahmed Ali - Ramsay Society President

Martina Pucciarelli - CheERS President 

Martina Pucciarelli CheERS President

Awards Ceremony winners:

    CHARLES KEEL AWARD - to support two promising undergraduate students in the first and second year of the programme.

    Mr Fazl Ahmad wins Charles Keel Prize – Year 2
    • Year 2 winner: Mr Fazl Ahmad
    • Year 1 winner: Ms Faiza Ahmed (not in attendance) 

    LE ROSSIGNOL SCHOLARSHIP - most academically outstanding Year 2 student.

    Honora Driscoll wins Le Rossignol Scholarship

    Winner: Ms Honora Driscoll 

    THE A J V UNDERWOOD EXHIBITION - the A J V Underwood Exhibition prize is given to the most successful PhD student who graduated from UCL Chemical Engineering and remained in the department to do a PhD.

    The A J V Underwood Exhibition winner Maria Kalli

    Winner: Ms Maria Kalli 

    SIR DENIS ROOKE RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP - for outstanding academic performance since MPhil submission. 

    Max Maier wins Sir Denis Rooke Research Scholarship
    • Winner: Mr Max Maier

    NEWTON PRIZE - for the most deserving PhD graduate in the field of sustainable development.

    Jijia XIE wins Newton Prize
    • Winner: Mr Jijia XIE 

    Digital Applications International Limited (DAI) Awards:

    DAI BEST VIDEO AWARD - best short video explaining a difficult chemical engineering concept.

    DAI BEST VIDEO AWARD - Group K Winners
    • Group K Winners: (from left to right) Top: Rafiz Syed, John Forrester Davidson, Samy Magdy Radwan
      Bottom: Ying Jiang Xia Chen, Ayse Nur Yilmaz, Yixuan Chang

    DAI BEST PAPER AWARD - for the best paper published in 2019, authored or co-authored by a UCL Chemical Engineering student.

    Loukas Kollias - DAI Best Paper Award Winner
    • Winner:  Loukas Kollias (not in attendance)

    DAI BEST DEMONSTRATOR AWARD - awarded to the best demonstrator as nominated by staff and students.

    Ms Aikaterini Tsatse - DAI Best Demonstrator Award
    • Winner: Ms Aikaterini Tsatse 

    The Tim Elson Memorial Fund Raffle - raising funds to support Chemical Engineering students facing financial difficulties or hardship.

    Raffle prize winners: Maximiliano Jara Fornerod and Mohammad Alkhunaizi Raffle Winners
    • Winners: Mohammad Alkhunaizi and Maximiliano Jara Fornerod 

    Raffle runner up prize winner - Nazanin Owji
    • Runner up: Nazanin Owji

    After-dinner entertainment - we had the pleasure of welcoming a live band to perform to our guests from 10 pm to midnight at the event.

    Ramsay Society Dinner Live Band

    Ramsay Society Dinner photos

    Ramsay Society Dinner 2020 photos are now available to view on Flickr.