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Aberdeen University Professor announced as joint Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards winner

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PROFESSOR Marian Wiercigroch of the University of Aberdeen School of Engineering has been named one of the winners of the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards.

Around 150 people came together from across Scotland to celebrate the local and global impacts achieved for society and the economy through R&D partnerships and knowledge sharing between businesses, colleges, universities and research institutes.

Professor Wiercigroch, who established Aberdeen’s Centre for Applied Dynamics Research, was chosen by a specially selected panel of judges who looked for academic-business collaborative projects and individuals who go above and beyond in their contribution to knowledge exchange. He was named joint winner along with Professor David Flynn

Dr Siobhán Jordan, director of Interface, who organised the awards, said: “Not only do we celebrate the achievements of the businesses we’ve helped match with academic expertise, this unique ceremony showcases the immense talent and expertise in colleges and universities working with industry.”

Other awards included Innovation of the Year, Innovator of the Future and the Spotlight Award.

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