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08 February 2013
The Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science, has announced the appointment of 24 new Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holders.
Jointly funded by the Wolfson Foundation and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the scheme aims to provide universities with additional support to enable them to attract science talent from overseas and retain respected UK scientists of outstanding achievement and potential.
The newly appointed award holders are working on a wide range of projects including the characterisation of exoplanets, modelling for more realistic computer graphics, medical device development and investigations into the evolution of culture.
The full list of appointments is as follows:
Professor Luis Fernando Alday – University of Oxford
Dualities in high energy theoretical physics
Professor Fraser Armstrong – University of Oxford
Fundamental discoveries and applications of protein film electrochemistry
Professor Steven Balbus – University of Oxford
The coupling of rotation and heat transport in stars and disks
Professor Darren Crowdy – Imperial College London
Multiply connected conformal geometry in microstructured optical fibre (MOF) fabrication
Professor Philip Donoghue – University of Bristol
Professor Andrew Ellis – Aston University
Terabit enabling system technology
Professor Jonathan Essex – University of Southampton
Multiscale computational modelling of chemical and biological systems
Dr Abhijeet Ghosh – Imperial College London
Measurement based appearance modelling for realistic computer graphics
Professor Mark Green – University of Kent
Professor Yang Hao – Queen Mary, University of London
Tailoring antennas and microwave metamaterials using graphene
Professor Jane Hutton – University of Warwick
Statistical models for medical research, patient care and decision-making
Professor Kevin Laland – University of St Andrews
Animal social learning and the evolution of culture
Professor Furong Li – University of Bath
Accelerating the UK’s decarbonisation through stimulating micro-generation
Professor James Moore – Imperial College London
Vascular biomechanics and medical device development
Dr Detlef Mueller –University of Hertfordshire
Raman spectroscopy for inferring chemical signatures in particle pollution
Professor Paul Palmer – University of Edinburgh
An improved understanding of the Earth system using space-borne data
Professor Carole Perry – Nottingham Trent University
Studies of the biomolecule-mineral interface – towards new materials
Professor Jeffrey Pollard – University of Edinburgh
The Metastatic cascade: macrophages lead the way
Professor Didier Queloz – University of Cambridge
Towards the detection and characterisation of exoplanets
Professor Kevin Shakesheff – University of Nottingham
Combining materials and human stem cells to create developmental niches
Professor Stefan Soldner-Rembold – University of Manchester
Studying the origin of mass
Professor Andrew Stuart – University of Warwick
The Bayesian approach to inverse problems in differential equations
Professor Brian Wyvill – University of Bath
Content creation with implicit modelling – rapid prototyping of 3D models
Professor Xunyu Zhou – University of Oxford
Continuous-time behavioural portfolio choice and time inconsistency
The Wolfson Foundation is a grant-making charity established in 1955. Funding is given to support excellence. More information is available from www.wolfson.org.uk
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