Junior Research Fellow Suchitra Sebastian has just won The L'Oréal UK & Ireland Fellowship For Women in Science 2013.
Created over 15 years ago, the L'Oréal programme recognises the achievements of talented female scientists around the world, awarding them with fellowships to help support their research.
Suchitra is an experimental condensed matter physicist who studies quantum phenomenon such as superconductivity and magnetism in novel materials. She was awarded the L'Oréal Fellowship for work on creating the next generation of superconductors.
Suchitra said: 'I'd like to inspire other young women to pursue the science they are passionate about, with enthusiasm and joy at the immense privilege of a career in research.'
The Fellowship rounds off a successful twelve months for Suchitra. Earlier this month she was awarded a prestigious five-year Starting Grant by the European Research Council (ERC) for her research project titled 'Unconventional superconductivity from a Mott insulating parent material.'
The ERC was created in 2007 by the European Union to enable the most promising scientists to develop their best ideas at the frontiers of knowledge. It aims to stimulate scientific excellence by encouraging competition between the very best, most creative researchers for funding of up to €2 million per project.
Last July Suchitra also won the Institute of Physics (IOP) Moseley Medal and Prize and The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) Young Scientist Medal (see the news story).
Congratulations to Suchitra on her latest success!