Engineers and scientists celebrate new EPSRC Fellowships
17 September 2010
focusing on state-of-the-art eco engines, gloopy cells, and nanoscale light are amongst the Imperial scientists who were awarded Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Fellowships worth up to £8 million in July.
The researchers were awarded two different kinds of Fellowships: Career Acceleration Fellowships, which give support to early stage researchers, and Leadership Fellowships, which provide support for talented researchers with the most potential to develop into international research leaders.
Rector Sir Keith O’Nions
congratulated the new Fellows: “Here we have nine star researchers, some at the start of their careers and others already established leaders in their fields, awarded by the EPSRC to carry out important work in engineering and physical sciences, which could make a real difference to all our lives.
“The Leadership Fellowships will help established researchers to make great progress in their fields, giving them the opportunity to strengthen their research groups and make exciting new discoveries. Starting out in science can be tough and the Career Acceleration Fellowships will help the next generation of science and engineering leaders to kick-start their careers and overcome the obstacles that can hamper progress. Today’s news is a testament to the hard work and commitment shown by our scientists and engineers. I look forward to seeing the results of these Fellowships,” added Sir Keith.
— Colin Smith and Lucy Goodchild, Communications and Development
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