Andrew Cairns, a former DPhil and now visiting scientist in the Goodwin group has received the 2016 ESRF Young Scientist Award. Andrew was presented with the award at this year’s ESRF User Meeting by Prof Massimo Altarelli, Chairman and Managing Director of the European XFEL. The award is one of the most prestigious in the international synchrotron community, and is coveted recognition of the achievements of scientists under the age of 35 (Andrew is just 27, making him one of the youngest-ever awardees). Previous recipients include Francesco Sette, current Director General of the ESRF.

The ESRF have published a wonderful profile of Andrew on their website.

Congratulations Andrew!

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