iSLI researcher wins Student Engineer of the Year 2009 for third year running

iSLI enjoy a third consecutive win in the industry-sponsored awards held in London

Online PR News – 07-December-2009 – – An iSLI student has achieved outstanding success in the European Electronics Industry Awards, winning the prestigous Student Engineer of the Year prize at a ceremony in London this week.

The award - which celebrates exceptional students in electronics and software - went to Simon Brown, who judges praised for an exceptional research project that demonstrated a combination of both technical knowledge and practical application of skill. Brown's win, which carried the day in a hotly contested category, marks the third year in a row that an iSLI student ( has won the coveted title.

"I am delighted and honoured to have been presented with this award. Full credit must go to my tutors at iSLI however. The guidance they have given me over the course of my time at the Institute has been invaluable, and in all honesty I don't think I would have enjoyed this level of success without their help and advice," said Brown.

Brown's achievement continues the successful legacy established by previous iSLI EngD students - Carol Marsh and Nazish Aslam - who walked away with the Award in 2008 and 2007. Currently on placement at Teledyne Defence in Shipley, Simon has been working on a radar threat warning receiver seen as a ground-breaking product due to being smaller, lighter and less power hungry than any other system on the market.

iSLI's latest success has been amplified by the winning of the 1851 fellowship, won this year by another EngD student, demonstrating the calibre of research projects iSLI coninues to support and their relevance to industry. Providing the critical link between the academic and commercial engineering worlds, iSLI prides itself on producing highly skilled design engineers and researchers through postgraduate education and research.

"We are extremely pleased for Simon, who has displayed great skill and expertise throughout his time with us. This recognition is well-deserved for such an outstanding mind, while the fact that his success completes a hat trick of Student Engineer of the Year wins for iSLI students serves to underline what a talented group of young engineers we have here," said Siân Williams, EngD Centre Manager at the Institute for System Level Integration (ISLI).