North Uist engineer wins prestigious scholarship

Ben receiving his award from the professor.
Ben receiving his award from the professor.

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.”