The 2012-2013 Sloane Robinson Scholarships

This year the Sloane Robinson Foundation has awarded two scholarships to graduates, Marisol Martinez-Alanis from Mexico and Qian Cheng from China, who are undertaking the Department of Engineering Science's MSc course in Biomedical Engineering.

Marisol Martinez-AlanisMarisol Martinez-Alanis (St Catherine’s College, Oxford) said: “I chose to study biomedical engineering because I knew it would mix my desire to help improve people’s lives with learning and using technologies.  My MSc project will focus on e-health research, which I believe is a great tool with a lot of potential specially in developing countries like Mexico where there are not enough doctors to cover the demands of the population”.

Qian ChengQian Cheng (St Hilda’s College, Oxford) said: “As an overseas student there are few funding options for us.  The Sloane Robinson Scholarship really releases my economic burden.  During my MSc studies I am keen to discover different biomaterials and analyse the mechanical properties of soft tissues as new therapies for the replacement of joints, valves and other organs”.

Sloane Robinson scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional talent and promise in the field of biomedical engineering who have been offered a place on the taught MSc in Biomedical Engineering.

The Department thanks the trustees of the Foundation, Mr George Robinson and Mr Hugh Sloane, for their continued support and personal commitment to the field of Biomedical Engineering.