Congratulations to Achilleas Kostoulas!

Many congratulations to Achilleas on passing his viva today with an Aii. Well done! I still remember the day when Julian Edge told me about a new PhD student joining our group – called ‘Achilleas’. Since then, I had the pleasure of attending several of his presentations, and reading many of his blog posts. It was great to follow Achilleas’ doctoral work over the years, and I wish him all the best in what comes next 🙂



  • Achilleas Kostoulas

    Apologies for the delay in replying – I had some issues with my username/password. And many thanks to all of you for your kind words, and for being on my side during this journey.

    I also have a story about the start of my PhD. On my first day of the induction, we attended a session where more senior PGRs talked about their research experience. I vividly remember thinking, during Mariam’s presentation, that “this is what I want to be – I want to be as clever, confident and professional as she is”. I’m still working on it.

  • Richard Fay

    Next up, Lou on December 5th ….. break a leg 🙂

  • Magda Rostron

    Fantastic news, Achilleas, well done!


  • Susan Dawson

    Such brilliant news, Achilleas. So pleased for you. Congratulations!