Fergus and Stuart were both nominated for significant contributions to community and outreach activities.
Of the hundreds of individuals and teams nominated in the UK, 61 technicians have been shortlisted across 10 categories. Nominations needed to meet criteria in success, inspiration, innovation, professional development, expertise or leadership and collaboration.
The Papin Prizes is the UK’s only award ceremony dedicated to celebrating technical excellence and innovation in higher education and research. The awards are named after Denis Papin, a 17th century technician who worked with Robert Boyle, known as a founder of modern chemistry. Papin invented the steam digester and was one of the first technicians to publish in his own name.
The winners will be announced at the 2023 UK Higher Education Technicians Summit on Tuesday 4 July 2023 at the University of Warwick.