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Venture Prize awarded to Dr Adrian Walters and Kubal-Wraith team

Congratulations to Dr Adrian Walters, our Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence, who with the Kubal-Wraith team has been awarded the 2018 Armourers and Brasiers’ Material Science Venture Prize.

Armourers and Brasiers’ gave the prize to Swansea University spin-out company Kubal-Wraith Ltd for their new laser technology. This technology will for the first time allow real-time monitoring in molten metal furnaces.

Dr Walters is a project manager and commercialisation expert for SUNRISE, supporting the translation of solar technology into socio-economic impact. It is the second time he has worked closely with the Venture Prize winning team and it is the first time any university has won it twice.

The winner of the award was announced today at the Armourers and Brasiers’ annual Materials Science Forum in Cambridge, at the Cavendish Laboratory.