Graduate wins global award for brewing and distilling research

Michaela's award-winning thesis examines the effect of raw materials and yeast quality on beer stability

A Heriot-Watt graduate, Dr. Michaela Miedl, has won the 2009 Cambridge Prize of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD), awarded to a member under 35 years of age for a significant contribution to brewing and distilling science and technology.

Awarded every two years, she is the first Heriot-Watt PhD student to receive this global award. In 2007 she was also presented with the IBD Younger Member Award.

Michaela was awarded the Cambridge prize for her thesis entitled: "The Effect of Raw Materials and Yeast Quality on Beer Stability".

Michaela, who is currently the International Supply Chain Manager for Molson Coors International and is based in Burton-on-Trent, will give a talk at the International Brewing Convention that will be held in Manchester in October. She will also be presented with a cash prize of £500 and receive an engraved memento.