Alexander Hunt wins the 2013 SET Maritime Technology Award

Congratulations to Alexander Hunt (Worcester College) who has won this year’s Science, Engineering & Technology Student of the Year (SET) Award. Alexander won the Lloyd's Register Foundation Award for the Best Maritime Technology Student, which was judged by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology and the Royal Institution of Naval Architects.

2013 SET Maritime Technology Award
Alexander Hunt is seen here (left) receiving his Award from Tim Kent, Technical Director at Lloyd’s Register.
The SET Awards, which are Europe's most important awards for science and technology undergraduates were presented recently at a spectacular ceremony at Kensington Town Hall, London, bringing together hundreds of technology students and academics, as well as senior figures from industry, government, science and the media.

The SET Awards provide a showcase for educational excellence by publicly recognising the exceptional achievements of both students and universities, and are supported by industry, and leading scientific and technical institutions.

Alexander Hunt at 2013 SET Maritime Technology AwardAlexander’s project on ‘Determining the approach direction of waves towards an FPSO’ was run in co-operation with BP and supervised by Professor Paul Taylor. Alexander said: “I’m delighted that my 4th Year Project was able to solve the problem posed to us by BP. With Professor Taylor’s guidance and commitment I developed a model that could accurately pinpoint the approach direction of waves towards a vessel through analysing the water surface elevation around the hull. Presenting my work to judges so highly esteemed within the maritime industry was a great opportunity and I feel very fortunate to have won”.

In 2008, Professor Taylor also supervised Vicki Barker who won the SET Award for her 4th Year project studying extreme waves off the coast of Norway. Professor Taylor’s research interests include ocean waves and wave-structure interaction in off-shore and coastal engineering.

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