Graduate wins prize for PhD thesis

Dr Maja Piecyk receiving the James Cooper Memorial Cup

Dr Maja Piecyk receiving the James Cooper Memorial Cup

Heriot-Watt graduate, Dr Maja Piecyk, has won the James Cooper Memorial Cup for the best PhD on a logistics topic in the UK, awarded by the Chartered Institute of Logistics  & Transport.

This is the second successive year and the third time in the last four years that a Heriot-Watt PhD student has won this prestigious award.

The prize, in memory of Professor James Cooper, was inaugurated in 2000. It is awarded annually to students at UK or Republic of Ireland universities for research that makes an original contribution to the field and is directly relevant to the management of the end-to-end supply chain.

Maja, who undertook both her MSc in Logstics and a PhD in Logistics here at Heriot-Watt, was awarded the prize for her thesis titled: "Analysis of Long-term Freight Transport, Logistics and Related CO2 Trends on a Business-as-Usual Basis". She was presented with a cash prize of £500 and the Memorial Cup at the annual Logistics Research Network conference held in Southampton during September.

Maja is now a lecturer in logistics in the School of Management & Languages here at Heriot-Watt University.