Best Use of ARCHER competition: winners announced

03 July 2017

We are delighted to announce the winners of the EPSRC Best Use of ARCHER competition, which was run by EPCC on behalf of ARCHER.

Each winner, either a PhD student or Post-doctoral researcher, will receive £3000 to support travel to the US for building collaborations, helping to develop the next generation of outstanding researchers utilising HPC.

The following entrants were selected from a range of outstanding submissions that demonstrate how ARCHER, the UK’s National Supercomputer, has been used to further scientific advancement in the engineering and physical sciences:

  • Tai Duc Bui, Department of Chemical Engineering, University College London
  • Alex Ganose, Department of Chemistry, University College London
  • Chiara Gattinoni, Tribology group, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London and Materials Theory, ETH Zürich
  • Nguyen Anh Khoa, Hopkinson Lab, Department of Engineering, Cambridge University
  • Thomas Mellan, Thomas Young Centre for the Theory and Simulation of Materials, Imperial College London
  • Michael Ruggiero, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge
  • Nathan Sime, Department of Engineering, The University of Cambridge.
  • Dr Gabriele Cesare Sosso, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University College London
  • Guido Falk von Rudorff, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London
  • Zhong-Nan Wang, Department of Engineering, The University of Cambridge.

Awards event

An announcement about the formal presentation of the awards by ARCHER and EPSRC will be made soon. Awardees will also present their work at this event.


ARCHER is the UK’s primary academic research supercomputer. It is hosted by EPCC, which also provides computational science and engineering support. Industry can gain on-demand access to ARCHER through EPCC's Accelerator programme.

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Tracy Peet
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