Researcher wins award for innovative use of MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine

Elisa Vignaga, a Research Assistant from the School of the Built Environment, has won the highly prestigious Dick Chorley Award 2011 from the British Society for Geomorphology.

This award recognises the most significant original published contribution to geomorphology by a current or recently graduated post-graduate student. Her paper "Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for experimental analysis of fine-sediment infiltration into gravel beds" was published in Sedimentology, 56 (7) 1961-1975.

As with many past award winners, a bright academic career beckons for Elisa in establishing herself as one of the leading figures in British geomorphology.

Elisa is a Research Assistant in the Institute of Infrastructure & Environment, School of the Built Environment, working in ecohydraulics and sediment dynamics; her paper was collaborative with Dr Heather Haynes (School of the Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University) and Dr William Holmes (Glasgow Experimental MRI Centre, University of Glasgow).