OnS congratulates winners of the 1851 Industrial Fellowship awards

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One of the prestigious awards has been made to Andrew Anderson by The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, which has awarded Industrial Fellowships, each worth up to £80,000, to the UK’s 14 most promising young doctoral engineers and scientists. The Commission has supported them to help bring their technologies to commercialisation and make an impact on businesses and society.

Originally set up by Prince Albert following the Great Exhibition of 1851, the Industrial Fellowships recognise the best research that could advance British industry and award them funds to bring them to market.

Andrew will develop a novel method for manufacturing enhanced heat transfer surfaces on heat exchangers at a commercial scale. This will involve developing a method of producing microchannels on the internal surfaces of commercial heat exchangers. Current technology developed at Oxford nanoSystems has increased heat transfer efficiency by 524% and Andrew hopes this new technique will build upon this improvement.

Applications for the 2018 Industrial Fellowships are now open and details can be found here.


CEO Dr. Alexander Reip commented:

“Congratulations to all the winners. It was fantastic hearing about all the innovative research which will be happening over the next few years thanks to these Fellowships from The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. Andrew’s award will allow him to complete his PhD at UCL whilst continuing to work with us.”


Andrew Anderson commented:

“It is an honour to be have been awarded this fellowship by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. This award allows me to continue working with the amazing team at Oxford nanoSystems I have enjoyed working in for the last few years and to join the academic community at UCL which will develop me into the best version of myself. Congratulations to my fellow award winners, I look forward to going through this process with you all.”