Manchester physics student named latest Millman Scholar

An undergraduate physics student at The University of Manchester has been named the latest Millman Scholar by the Materials Processing Institute.

Billy Quartermain, of Redcar in the North East of England, is currently in his first year at Manchester and will receive a range of practical and academic support throughout his degree course.

Offered by the Teesside-based Institute in conjunction with the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers, the scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving candidate from the Tees Valley region who is either planning to, or has already started, a materials or science-related degree.

Billy will receive an annual bursary, a paid summer industrial work placement at the Institute, mentoring support from an appointed industrial supervisor, and an invitation to attend the annual symposium.

He previously joined the Tata Steel Industrial Cadet Scheme in 2015 - designed to inspire young people to consider a career in engineering and manufacture - and in 2019 he took part in High Tide workplace experience programmes. 

Billy was student of the year for two years in succession at Sacred Heart Catholic Secondary School, and was named physicist of the year in 2019 - the year he also visited CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research in Switzerland.

I'm tremendously grateful to the Materials Processing Institute and the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers for providing me with such a valuable opportunity, one that will allow me to progress my career in a science-based industry.
Having grown up on Teesside, I'm very aware of the role the area has played in the country's industrial development and the Millman scholarship will give me an insight into the research taking place that will transform our future industrial landscape.
Billy Quartermain

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