04 September 2012
The Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science, has announced the appointment of seven new Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship holders.
Funded by the Leverhulme Trust, the scheme is designed for scientists who would benefit from a period of full-time research without teaching and administrative duties. The scheme reimburses the employing institution with the full salary cost of a teaching replacement. Fellowships cover all areas of the life and physical sciences, including engineering, but excluding clinical medicine.
The newly appointed fellowship holders are working on a wide variety of projects including the biological control of insect crop pests; the future of solar power in Africa; and the use of robotic telescopes to study black holes and cool planets.
The full list of appointments is as follows:
Professor Richard Bowden
University of Surrey
Do androids see optical illusions?
Professor Patrick Fowler
University of Sheffield
Delocalisation, current and ring current in carbon molecules and nanostructures
Professor Keith Horne
University of St Andrews
Robotic telescopes, black holes and cool planets
Professor John Hutchinson
The Royal Veterinary College
Sesamoid bones: an evolutionary, modelling and experimental perspective
Professor Ashley Moffett
University of Cambridge
Immunology of the maternal/fetal interaction
Professor Bryce Richards
Solar future for Africa: indigenous photovoltaic materials, devices & systems
Professor Kenneth Wilson
Epidemiology and biological control of insect crop pests
The Leverhulme Trust was established in 1925 under the Will of the First Viscount Leverhulme with the instruction that its resources should be used to support “scholarships for the purposes of research and education.” More information is available from http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/.