North Uist engineer wins prestigious scholarship

Ben receiving his award from the professor.

Ben receiving his award from the professor.

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Benjamin Lindley, from North Uist, has been named as one of the UK’s brightest young engineers after winning a prestigious scholarship from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Ben won a Postgraduate Research Scholarship worth £1,000 per year towards his studies looking into ways to potentially eliminate 100% of nuclear waste from new thorium nuclear power plants. He will begin his PhD at Cambridge University next month.

Professor Roderick Smith, President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, said: “Benjamin is one of the best young engineers the UK has to offer, and we hope this scholarship can help him in his journey towards a hugely successful engineering career.

“The world’s future depends on the ingenuity of the next generation of engineers, like Benjamin, to solve global issues from climate change to overpopulation.”