Commenting on David’s award, Diamond’s CEO, Andrew Harrison, observed: “I’m delighted that the Early Career Researcher prize is going to such a worthy recipient. It’s great to see scientists discovering the enormous potential of Diamond early on in their academic lives. We hope to be able to continue offering David and other scientists like him cutting-edge technology and expertise as their research progresses throughout their careers.”
Professor Angus Wilkinson is David’s supervisor at the Department of Materials, University of Oxford. He comments: “David is already beginning to develop an international reputation through the originality and ambition of his research. He is at a relatively early stage of a career that is moving forward at pace. David is an exceptional talent and I feel certain that he will develop into a leadership role and make significant contributions to shaping and delivering materials engineering at the interface between academia and manufacturing industry.”
Prize winner David Collins with Andrew Harrison (L) and Chris Locke (R)
Both David’s research and the iCAR 2015 conference highlights the importance of this interface. Collaboration between industry, academia and cutting-edge research facilities like Diamond will be crucial to shaping the future of the automotive industry. With skills and expertise from different backgrounds alongside pioneering technology that allows us to see more than ever before, innovation is sure to thrive.