Young Industrialist of the Year Award 2016 Winner

Angela Symington
Angela Symington


Oil is the largest energy source globally. If particles form as oil is produced they can restrict the amount of oil produced and therefore the amount of value for the business. Angela developed a new framework to predict whether solids can form in oil production systems.


From 2009-2016 Angela worked for BP in their central Upstream Engineering Centre on technology projects for the Gulf of Mexico, in North Sea Operations, Angola Major Projects and, most recently, on the Shah Deniz 2 project. In 2013, she was awarded one of five global BP Tallow Chandlers Technologist Awards and the overall Special Candlestick Award for outstanding performance within BP and contribution to her local community.  Angela is now working with an analytics start-up.

Angela graduated from Cambridge with an MSci in Natural Science and PhD in Atmospheric Chemistry and was awarded a Lowry Prize by the Chemistry Department.