MicroTarget Physicist Accepted into Foundation Future Leaders Programme
20 Dec 2022



The CLF would like to say a huge congratulations to Pawala Ariyathilaka for being accepted into the Foundation Future Leaders programme, which is run by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FST).

Picture of Pawala

Picture of Pawala standing outside smiling.

With over 100 applications and only 30 chosen each year, this programme supports future leaders in their journey to scientific excellence​. FST helps successful applicants achieve this by building the connections and knowledge they need – often linking them with senior figures in government, parliament, universities, large industries, SMEs, research charities an others.

Pawala said,

“I am delighted to have been accepted into the Foundation Future Leaders programme. I look forward to building exciting new collaborations with the fellow successful candidates and the interactions between academia and practice to address real world problems.''

Pawala's career has come on leaps and bounds recently, having been awarded Chartered Physicist (CPhys) status back in June of this year.

We are excited to see what the New Year brings for Pawala!

Contact: Towrie, Helen (STFC,RAL,CLF)