A leading technician from Aberdeen University has been nominated for a prestigious higher education award.
Brian Paterson has been put forward by the university for the Outstanding Technician of the Year category in this year’s Times Higher Education Awards.
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He played a central role in building the department of chemistry’s thermal analysis laboratory, a leading and cutting-edge facility that underpins chemistry research.
As manager of the facility, he has attended training courses in Switzerland with Mettler-Toledo, the supplier of much of the laboratory’s equipment, becoming the only person outside the company to achieve Senior TA Expert status.