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04 October 2012
The Royal Society has announced the appointment of 36 new University Research Fellows (URFs) for 2012. The scientists started to take up their new posts at institutions across the UK at the start of October.
The Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science, has announced the appointment of 36 new University Research Fellows (URFs) for 2012. The scientists started to take up their new posts at institutions across the UK at the start of October.
The University Research Fellowship scheme aims to provide outstanding scientists, who have the potential to become leaders in their chosen fields, with the opportunity to build an independent research career. The scheme is extremely competitive and URFs are expected to be strong candidates for permanent posts in universities at the end of their fellowships.
The newly appointed URFs are working on a wide variety of projects including exploring the mysteries of giant planets in our solar system; precision calculations for the Large Hadron Collider; and chemical systems biology to study circadian control of plant immunity.
The full list of appointments is as follows:
Dr Christopher Arridge - University College London
Mass and energy transport in giant planet magnetospheres throughout the universe
Dr Andrew Ashley - Imperial College London
New catalytic hydrogenations of CO2 and N2: Fuelling and feeding the future
Dr Nathan Bastian - Liverpool John Moores University
Searching for variations in the stellar initial mass function
Dr Guido Bell - University of Oxford
Precision calculations for the Large Hadron Collider
Dr Goncalo Bernardes - University of Cambridge
Chemical approaches to biology and medicine
Dr Anthony Bishopp - University of Nottingham
The regulation of vascular pattern in flowering plants
Dr Andrew Buckley - University of Edinburgh
Jet substructure and new physics studies with the ATLAS experiment
Dr Clare Burrage - University of Nottingham
Dark Energy: Preparing theory to meet experiment
Dr Christopher Cordier - Imperial College London
The union of asymmetric organocatalysis with transition metal chemistry
Dr David Craven - University of Birmingham
Representation theory and local finite group theory
Dr Toby Cubitt - University of Bristol
Quantum channels in mathematics and physics
Dr David Fairen-Jimenez - University of Cambridge
Rational design of nanoMOFs for drug delivery and bioimaging
Dr Leigh Fletcher - University of Oxford
Exploring the mysteries of the giant planets in our solar system and beyond
Dr Ross Forgan - University of Glasgow
Engineering metal-organic frameworks as artificial enzymes
Dr Lucinda Green - University College London
Magnetic helicity evolution of solar active regions
Dr Anders Hansen - University of Cambridge
From spectra to sampling - Functional analysis meets applied harmonic analysis
Dr David Loeffler - University of Warwick
L-functions and Iwasawa theory
Dr Cecilia Mattevi - Imperial College London
Novel atomically thin two-dimensional layered materials for energy applications
Dr Gavin Morley - University of Warwick
Bismuth in silicon quantum information technology (BISQUIT)
Dr Steven Murdoch - University of Cambridge
Understanding, measuring and improving Complex System Security (UMICSS)
Dr Magnus Myreen - University of Cambridge
Systems verification – The last mile
Dr Rebecca Notman - University of Warwick
Modelling the lipid layers of the human skin barrier
Dr Vardis Ntoukakis - University of Warwick
Role of chromatin remodelling in plant microbe interactions
Dr Sijme-Jan Paardekooper - University of Cambridge
Extreme planet formation simulations
Dr Andrew Pilkington - University College London
Establishing the nature of electroweak symmetry breaking
Dr Taufiq Rahman - University of Cambridge
Structure and function of lone and clustered IP3 receptors
Dr Sarah Reece - University of Edinburgh
Plasticity in parasites: adaptive strategies for survival and reproduction?
Dr Sebastian Schornack - University of Cambridge
Plant cell mechanisms to accommodate filamentous pathogens or symbionts
Dr Susanne Shultz - University of Manchester
Incorporating historical processes in behavioural and brain evolution
Dr Jennifer Smillie - University of Edinburgh
Multiple jet production at the Large Hadron Collider
Dr Robert Smith - University of Cambridge
Interacting Bose gases in uniform and layered potentials
Dr Michael Smith - University of Nottingham
Extensional flow and jamming of concentrated colloidal suspensions
Dr Tobias Uller - University of Oxford
Epigenetics in context: the evolutionary ecology of development
Dr Alexander Thom - University of Cambridge
Towards predictive quantum chemistry: high accuracy from stochastic methods
Dr Gerben van Ooijen - University of Edinburgh
Chemical systems biology to study circadian control of plant immunity
Dr Robert Young - University of Lancaster
GaSb quantum dots for a room-temperature light-matter interface
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