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04 October 2013
The Royal Society has announced the appointment of 41 new University Research Fellows (URFs) for 2013. 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 missing link in galaxy formation, deep brain tissue imaging using nanodiamond, and the biomechanics of insect flight.
The full list of appointments is as follows:
Dr Diego Altamirano – University of Southampton
Accretion onto compact objects: extreme physics at the Eddington rates
Dr Andrew Angel – University of Oxford
Mathematical modelling of gene regulation
Dr Benjamin Beri – University of Birmingham
Novel topological phases and exotic particles in condensed matter
Dr Thomas Blake – University of Warwick
Exploring new physics through rare decays of B meson particles at LHCb at CERN
Dr Michael Buckley – University of Manchester
Dr Alfonso Arturo Castrejon-Pita – University of Oxford
Liquid droplet generation and deposition
Dr Pascal-Antoine Christin – University of Sheffield
Fine scale genetics of large scale evolutionary innovation
Dr Simone De Liberato – University of Southampton
Cavity QED with artificial atoms: toward next generation integrated THz emitters
Dr Vladimir Dokchitser – University of Warwick
Special values of L-functions and arithmetic
Dr James Geach – University of Hertfordshire
Exploring the molecular Universe: the missing link of galaxy formation
Dr David Glowacki – University of Bristol
Beyond equilibrium: ultrafast solution-phase dynamics and enzyme catalysis
Dr Sofia Gripenberg – University of Oxford
Plant-eating insects and the structure of tropical plant communities
Dr Yvonne Grunder – University of Liverpool
Alternative solvents for electrochemical processes
Dr Iain Hannah – University of Glasgow
Electron acceleration on the flaring Sun: simulations and hard X-ray statistics
Dr Katharine Hendry – University of Bristol
The role of ocean circulation on the marine silicon cycle and global climate
Dr Christopher Jefferson – University of St Andrews
Constraints between solutions
Dr Kim Jelfs – Imperial College London
Directing the synthesis of functional molecular materials
Dr David Jennings – Imperial College London
Novel quantum resources and the analysis of exotic quantum field systems
Dr Stefan Kiefer – University of Oxford
Quantitative analysis of infinite-state systems
Dr Philip King – University of St Andrews
Electronic structure engineering of novel topological phases
Dr Steven Lee – University of Cambridge
3D quantitative molecular mechanisms of cellular machinery
Dr Yanki Lekili – King's College London
Floer theoretical invariants of low-dimensional manifolds
Dr Luning Liu – University of Liverpool
Unveiling structural assembly and regulation of cyanobacterial carboxysomes
Dr Carlos Marti-Gastaldo – University of Liverpool
Layered solids and 2D nanomaterials for energy conversion and storage
Dr Gunnar Moller – University of Cambridge
Simulating strong correlations in unconventionally ordered systems
Dr Xavier Moya – University of Cambridge
Controlling caloric materials via multiple order parameters
Dr Joshua Nunn – University of Oxford
Scalable Photonics via Ensemble Atomic Raman Scattering (SPEARS)
Dr Andrew O'Bannon – University of Oxford
Strong coupling, strange transport, and holography
Dr Constantinos Papageorgakis – Queen Mary, University of London
Using Yang-Mills theory to understand objects with five spatial dimensions in M-theory (M5-branes)
Dr Brian Patton – University of Oxford
Imaging deep tissue neural processes with nanodiamond
Dr Leonid Ponomarenko – University of Lancaster
Materials and devices assembled on demand from graphene and other atomic planes
Dr Andrew Pontzen – University College London
Connecting physics and galaxy formation
Dr Amelie Saintonge – University College London
Cold gas as a probe of galaxy evolution
Dr Tim Scanlon – University College London
Determining the true nature of the Higgs-like particle
Dr Francisco Suzuki Vidal – Imperial College London
Strong magnetised shocks: a new regime in laboratory plasma astrophysics
Dr Gavin Thomas – University of Sheffield
Understanding variation in evolutionary rates on the Tree of Life
Dr Andrew Truman – John Innes Centre
Investigating the biosynthesis of unusual peptide natural products
Dr Simon Walker – University of Oxford
Biomechanics of the insect flight motor
Dr Silke Weinfurtner – University of Nottingham
Quantum gravity laboratory
Dr Yulia Yuzenkova – Newcastle University
Mechanisms of cyanobacterial transcription
Dr Stanislav Zivny – University of Oxford
Optimisation of separable functions
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