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Royal Society announces recipients of prestigious Wolfson Research Merit Awards

12 March 2015

The Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science, has announced the appointment of 19 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 full list of appointments is as follows:

Professor Jonathan Bamber - University of Bristol
Global Ice Mass Balance and sea level (GIMBal)

Professor Paola Borri - Cardiff University
Shedding new light on cells with coherent multiphoton nanoscopy

Professor Neil Bulleid - University of Glasgow
Protein disulfide formation and thiol modification in the mammalian endoplasmic

Professor Franco Cacialli - University College London
Fundamentals and applications of printable and nanostructured semiconductors

Professor Luigi Del Debbio - University of Edinburgh
High-performance computing at the high-energy frontier: results for the LHC

Professor Sian Ellard - University of Exeter
Improving clinical care in monogenic diabetes through genomics

Professor Kenneth Grattan - City University
Developing & implementing next generation optical & fibre optic instrumentation

Professor Myungshik Kim - Imperial College London
Theoretical studies on the foundations and applications of quantum mechanics

Professor Martin Kuball - University of Bristol
Gallium Nitride Diamond Electronics - Novel Thermal Management Concepts

Professor William Lionheart - University of Manchester
Novel Methods in Tomography imaging: "Rich tomography" and fast dynamic imaging

Professor Keith Matthews - University of Edinburgh
The developmental control and transmission biology of African trypanosomes

Professor Tim Minshull - University of Southampton
The ocean-continent transition at magma-poor rifted margins

Professor Nigel Minton - University of Nottingham
Sustainable Routes to Chemicals and Fuels from C1 Gases

Professor Hywel Morgan - University of Southampton
Low cost Thin Film Transistor electronic systems for Healthcare and Diagnostics

Professor Roger Patient - University of Oxford
Patient Stem cell ontogeny and tissue regeneration

Professor Alban Potherat - Coventry University
Rotating & magnetohydrodynamic turbulence in geophysical and nuclear problems

Professor Mark Sandler - Queen Mary, University of London
Computational Audio: the importance of sound in computational systems

Professor Andrew Smith - University of St Andrews
Developing Catalysis Research: New Reaction Discoveries and Practical Applications

Professor Mathew Williams - University of Edinburgh
Tracing sources and sinks in the terrestrial carbon cycle under global change

The Wolfson Foundation is a grant-making charity established in 1955. Funding is given to support excellence.