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Schmidt MacArthur Fellowship 2016 winners announced

March 17, 2016
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The Schmidt MacArthur Fellowship is a year long international programme on circular economy for postgraduates studying design, engineering and business. This year 18 students and their mentors will take part in the programme: 14 from Schmidt MacArthur Fellowship Partner Universities, two from the Pioneer University programme (University College London, UK and Rochester Institute of Technology, U.S.) and two Wildcard winners, one from Nottingham Trent University and one from Strathclyde University, UK.

Students apply to win a place by submitting a 90 second film. The film addresses two questions on the circular economy and is assessed on the student’s passion, creativity, inquisitiveness and understanding of the circular economy. Additionally through the Wildcard competition, one or two students from any university in the world are offered the opportunity to win a place on the Fellowship.


I am thrilled to be awarded the Schmidt MacArthur Fellowship. Not only will it allow me to engage with and learn from circular economy thought leaders, but it allows me to share and promote my research on a truly global platform. I would like to thank the University of Strathclyde for all the support and freedom it has given me to explore the complexity of the circular economy.

- ​Jack Barrie, PhD student, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Strathclyde, and 2016 Wildcard winner

Now in its fourth year, the Fellowship includes a week long summer school in the UK, an online support programme and a cash bursary, as well as the opportunity to link with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's wider activities and networks. The programme will commence in April 2016.

2016 Schmidt MacArthur Fellowship Students

Terence Steinberg – London Business School

Antonio Russo – MIP Politecnico di Milano

Peter Lowe – Stanford University

Serena Pozza – Yale University

Tolu Odusanya – Royal College of Art

Bhaskarjyoti Das – National Institute of Design, India

Priyanka Chatterjee – Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cheng Hu – Tongji University

Grace Kane – Delft University of Technology

Yun Law-Koun – KEDGE Business School

Lijin Chin – Cranfield University

Elena Khishchenko – Imperial College London

Efren Chavez Ochoa – Tecnológico de Monterrey

Naga Srujana Goteti – Rochester Institute of Technology

Jack Bo Chung – University of California Berkeley

Joshua Macabuag – University College London

Jack Barrie – University of Strathclyde – 2016 Wildcard competition winner