Heriot-Watt researcher named as winner of sustainability award


Heriot-Watt Research Associate Dr Waqas Hassan Tanveer recently received an award for his work on the development of renewable energy conversion systems.

Dr Waqas Hassan Tanveer, from Heriot-Watt's Research Centre Carbon Solutions (RCCS) team, was named the winner of the IUVSTA EBARA Award last week.

Every year, the IUVSTA EBARA Award recognises a young researcher who has shown excellence in the development of environmentally-friendly solutions in the area of vacuum-related science and technologies.

The winner is awarded 3000 euros and invited to give talks to academics and industrial partners of IUVSTA at selected events.

Dr. Waqas Hassan Tanveer is currently working with biomass integrated stack systems development for low carbon jet fuels. His research highlights the importance of vacuum based technologies in improving performance and reducing overall cost for environmental benefits. 

Mercedes Maroto-Valer, Assistant Deputy Principal (Research and Innovation) and Director of RCCS at Heriot-Watt, said: “I would like to congratulate Waqas on this well-deserved IUVSTA EBARA Award in recognition of his impressive achievements in the areas of renewable energy and environment. This is another success for our RCCS team and our focused efforts in nurturing research leaders.”

Dr Waqas Hassan Tanveer collected his award on July 1 in Malmö, Sweden.


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