Researchers receive over €12 million in grants from the European Research Council
14 November 2011
Nine Imperial researchers are beginning new projects this autumn, after winning more than €12 million in grants from the European Research Council (ERC).
The researchers from the Faculties of Engineering, Medicine and Natural Sciences have received ERC Starting Independent Researcher Grants, which aim to support up and coming research leaders who are about to establish or consolidate a research team and start conducting independent research. Competition for the awards is fierce, with only around 400 granted annually across all member states of the European Union.
Rector Sir Keith O’Nions said: “I know I speak on behalf of the heads of each faculty and the College generally when I say congratulations to all our ERC grant recipients on a job well done. These grants are really important because they give academics the flexibility to further develop their own research direction. Glancing back at the early stages of my career, I know what an important boost funds like this can do for your research. We look forward to watching how you progress with your research in the coming years.”
This year’s recipients are: Dr Thomas Anthopoulos (Physics), pictured above, Dr Joshua Edel (Chemistry), Dr Robert Endres (Life Sciences), Dr Rob Ewers (Life Sciences), Dr Darrel Francis (NHLI), Dr Pier Luigi Dragotti (Electrical and Electronic Engineering), Dr Andre Neves (Mathematics), Dr Natasa Przulj (Computing) and Dr Natalie Stingelin (Materials).
— Colin Smith, Communications and Development