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Medical Engineering undergraduate wins Student of the Year award

University of Surrey celebrates achievements of high-performing students.

Manisha with her award. Next photo: Professor Neil Ward with Manisha.

Third-year Medical Engineering undergraduate Manisha De Mel wins Surrey’s Professional Training placement ‘Student of the Year 2013’ award for her academic development and contribution to enhancing the experiences of others.

Surrey’s Professor Neil Ward presented Manisha with her certificate (pictured) and runners up included Sam Gray, Joachim Fainberg and Chemical Engineering student Bianca Borg.

Manisha came to Surrey from Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2010 and undertook her placement year at Elekta Oncology, working within the Research & Development division of the Mechanical Systems Department.

Her key roles and responsibilities included research, design, testing, and data analysis to improve the AgilityTM treatment head, a beam shaping solution that was part of the linear accelerator used for radiation therapy.

“I’m thrilled to receive this award,” Manisha said. “This means a lot to me and will help me grow in confidence for my future research and career. I had a great time on placement and learnt a lot about real-world medical engineering, and am eager to pursue this after I graduate from Surrey.”

Read about Manisha’s Surrey experience

Learn more about Surrey’s Mechanical Engineering Sciences programmes

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