Two University of Canterbury (UC) academics have been named the inaugural recipients of the University of Canterbury ’s Early and Emerging Career Researcher Award. Dr Brendon Bradley (Civil and Natural Resources Engineering) and Dr. Daniel Stouffer (Biological Sciences), an alumnus of the Amaral Lab, received the award for their outstanding contribution to research at UC so early in their careers.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Steve Weaver says that Dr Bradley and Dr Stouffer showed exceptional talent in their respective fields, producing ground-breaking research that has real world applications. “Brendon and Daniel are both inspiring future research leaders and this award recognises their contributions to their respective fields both nationally and internationally,” says Professor Weaver.
Both Dr Bradley and Dr Stouffer were recently awarded prestigious 2013 Rutherford Discovery Fellowships, each receiving $800,000 over five years to help them further their research. “Both researchers are highly regarded both within New Zealand and internationally. They both have very bright careers ahead of them,” says Professor Weaver.