Business and innovation
IOP Technician Award winners 2020
With the aim of raising the professional status of technicians, the IOP Technician Award highlights the diverse role of technicians in education, research and industry.
Now in its second year, the award recognises and celebrates the skills and experience of four exceptional technicians.
Anthony Clarkson – University of Glasgow
For his pioneering contribution towards the industrial deployment of cosmic-ray muography technology and his outstanding, ongoing contributions to high-energy, fundamental nuclear physics experiments across the globe.
Cryogenics and Clean Room Technical Team – The University of St Andrews
For their outstanding service and the delivery of significant improvements to the helium recovery, storage and liquification system ensuring the long-term sustainability of low temperature condensed-matter research.
Andrea Dawson – Newcastle University
For her outstanding contribution to physics at Newcastle transforming it from a building site to its flourishing physics programme with state-of-the-art physics teaching laboratories.
Warda Heetun – National Physical Laboratory
For her outstanding contributions to measurement science and establishing the world's first standard for quantitative nuclear medicine imaging.
Dr Siobhan Liddle – Stewart's Melville College
For exceptional passion for physics and for promoting physics to the school and wider community.