MSc student wins prestigious Elsevier Prize

Congratulations to Emmanouil Lempidakis who has won the 2017 Elsevier Prize at Swansea University for the best Physical Geography dissertation

Elsevier writes: 

Emmanouil LepidakisWe are delighted to announce that Emmanouil (Manos) Lempidakis has won the 2017 Elsevier Prize at Swansea University for the best Physical Geography MSc dissertation with findings that have a clear societal impact or a potential for practical application.

Working at the interface between Behavioural Biology and Geography, Manos applied GIS tools to investigate patterns of movement and understand the processes of optimization of people’s energy expenditure across different types of terrain. The markers of Manos’s dissertation agreed that this is a very original study that required impressive and complex programming skills in GIS.

We wish to congratulate Manos on this achievement and wish him success in his PhD!

Manos (left) is pictured with Dr John Hiemstra, Head of MSc in Geographic Information and Climate Change.