Science/Maths stream

UK Young Scientist of the Year 2009

 Peter Hatfield
Simon Langton Grammar School for
 Plasma Prominences





  • Hannah Johnston, Wreake Valley Community College, Enzymatic Reduction of Pro-chiral Ketones
  • Mathew Smith, Wirral Grammar School for Boys, Synthesis of New Anticancer and Antimalarial Drugs Using Focused Microwaves

Highly Commended

  • Imogen Barker, Nottingham Girls High School, Investigation into Lip Plumping Technology
  • Rachael Deller, Royal High School, Ice Cover and Ocean Conditions in the Arctic Northwest Passage
  • Adam Hunt, The Grammar School at Leeds, Pif1: The Last Barrier to Tumorigenesis?
  • Veronica Ilkow, Channing School, The Use of Western Blotting and Flow Cytometry to Confirm Receptor Expression in Different Cell Lines
  • Maya Mistry, National Institute for Medical Research, Investigation into DNA Helicases through mutagenesis
  • Caroline Poulter, Ralph Thoresby school, Should very premature babies be kept alive?
  • Sandeep Sehmi, Langley Grammar School, Characterising Surfactants using Chromatography
  • Haadi Shalabi, Nottingham High School, Stop the Infection
  • Mitu Shroti, University of Liverpool, Investigation into methods for achieving pluripotency in mesenchymal stem cells
  • Hannah Stuart, The King's School Canterbury, Original research into a cancer-linked cell signaling pathway

Engineering/Technology stream

UK Young Technologist of the Year 2009 (now called Young Engineer of the Year)

  Chris Jefferies
Pershore High School 
  Setting Instruments for a Proximity





  • Jack Henderson, Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi, Bike Claw
  • Ciara Morgan-Feir, St. Patrick's Academy, Biomass Boiler for Dale Farm

Highly Commended

  • Philippa Clark, Wyke Sixth Form, Trumpet Scales Tutor
  • Andrew Cowan, Sutton Grammar School, Supermarket Change Machine
  • Christopher Guest, European School Culham, Mapatrack - Mapping Website for GPS Trackers
  • Andrew Hyams, Sir John Lawes School, Electro-mechanical device
  • Christopher Lawrence, Bedford School, Fount Funnel - A device to help reduce spillages
  • Owen McMeel, St Mary’s Grammar, Wire Wise
  • Ciara Mooney, Sacred Heart Grammar School, UV Absorption Monitor
  • James Morgan, St Colman’s College, Rubble Rake
  • Danielle Morrison, Balcarras School, DMX
  • Samuel Wood, Devonport High School for Boys, F1 in Schools technology challenge