Rawia El Rashidy from University of Leeds and Nottingham University student Pejman Keikhaei Dehdezi, competed against 350 entries for this year's Young European Arena of Research (YEAR) Award.
Rawia's work focused on designing a reliable way to measure the resilience of transport networks during and after an unexpected climate change event by using characteristics such as redundancy, reliability and mobility. She is currently a PhD research student at the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds. Pejman looked into how large pavement areas (roads, pedestrian pathways and parkings) can be used as energy collectors and/or storage. He is currently a PhD student at the University of Nottingham and has so far authored or co-authored five peer-reviewed journal publications and four conference publications.