The award, in memory of Dr Margaret Steel, is a generous £1000 prize awarded to female students who showed a particular aptitude for innovation and want to develop an idea.
New technology that can monitor nanoparticles in real-time could accelerate the production of advanced consumer products, including drugs that are key to improving the health of a growing population.
Scientists are sharing groundbreaking research with leaders in the Asia-Pacific region in an effort to stem the flow of plastic pollution into the environment.
Researchers are investigating whether a kinder form of radiation known as T-rays could be used to image and treat patients with skin or bowel cancer.
Professor Muhammed Basheer, Chair in Structural Engineering, has been elected as President of The Institute for Concrete Technology (ICT), to serve for the next two years.