Chemistry student Sean wins James Moir Medal
Sean Robinson, a postgraduate student in inorganic chemistry, has been named as a recipient of a James Moir Medal from the South African Chemical Institute (SACI), after he came up tops last year as the best honours student in Chemistry at Stellenbosch University.
SACI annually awards James Moir Medals to the best BSc Honours student in chemistry at each University and University of Technology in South Africa. To be eligible for the award the student must have achieved a minimum final pass mark of 75%.
Sean is currently working towards his master’s degree in chemistry under the guidance of Dr Delia Haynes of the Supramolecular Research Group in the Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science.
Sean, who matriculated from St Andrew’s College in Grahamstown in 2006, is a star student who has already received numerous prizes for his academic excellence at Stellenbosch University.
Earlier this year, he received the Merck Award as the best honours student in chemistry at Stellenbosch University, while he also won a similar award in 2009 for his undergraduate studies.