Dr. Eilish McLoughlin awarded 2022 Institute of Physics Lawrence Bragg medal and prize
Dr. Eilish McLoughlin, Head of School of the School of Physical Sciences, has been awarded the 2022 Institute of Physics (IOP) Lawrence Bragg medal and prize.
The IOP awards celebrate physicists at every stage of their career; from those just starting out through to physicists at the peak of their careers, and those with a distinguished career behind them.
They proudly reflect the wide variety of people, places, organisations and achievements that make physics such an exciting discipline.
They also recognise and celebrate companies which are successful in the application of physics and innovation, as well as employers who demonstrate their commitment and contribution to scientific and engineering apprenticeship schemes.
Dr. Eilish McLoughlin has received her award for outstanding leadership in physics teacher education and significant impact on the learning and teaching of physics in Ireland.
“I am honoured to receive the 2022 Lawrence Bragg Medal and Prize from the Institute of Physics. I am privileged to have had the opportunity to collaborate with passionate and inspirational teachers and researchers over the past twenty years to promote inclusion and equity in physics education and enhance the learning and teaching of physics in Irish schools and universities."
Congratulating this year’s Award winners, Institute of Physics President, Professor Sheila Rowan, said:
“On behalf of the Institute of Physics, I warmly congratulate all of this year’s Award winners.
Each and every one of them has made a significant and positive impact in their profession, whether as a researcher, teacher, industrialist, technician or apprentice.
Recent events have underlined the absolute necessity to encourage and reward our scientists and those who teach and encourage future generations. We rely on their dedication and innovation to improve many aspects of the lives of individuals and of our wider society."
About the Institute of Physics
The Institute of Physics (IOP) is the professional body and learned society for physics in the UK and Ireland. It seeks to raise public awareness and understanding of physics, inspire people to develop their knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of physics and support the development of a diverse and inclusive physics community. As a charity, it has a mission to ensure that physics delivers on its exceptional potential to benefit society.
About the Institute of Physics Awards
The IOP Awards proudly reflect the wide variety of people, places, organisations and achievements that make physics such an exciting discipline. They celebrate people at every stage of their career, from those just starting out through to those at their peak. They also recognise and celebrate companies which are successful in the application of physics and innovation, as well as employers that demonstrate their commitment and contribution to scientific and engineering apprenticeship schemes.