March 7, 1997

Queen's University, Belfast

Research contracts

Dr W. Kernohan, Pounds 72,639 from Zimmer Co.UK (continuation of IBIJ audit); Dr R. Mark, Pounds 44,700 from Department of Environment Northern Ireland (evaluation of MBW's impact on further education provision in north and west Belfast).

Research grants

Professor V. Fusco, Pounds 171,762 from Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (micromachined active antennas) and Pounds 70,550 from EPSRC (electromagnetic field solution of non-homogeneous computing networks); Dr P. Dawson, Pounds 190,841 from EPSRC (optical tunnelling at 80K in applied and fundamental studies of PTSI and YBCO); Dr D. Riley, Pounds 128,752 from EPSRC (experimental investigation of X-ray scattering in dense plasmas); Professor S. Ragunathan, Pounds 196,724 from EPSRC (simultaneous optimisation of the aerodynamic and manufacturing tolerances of aircraft structure) and Pounds 31,350 from EPSRC (passive boundary layer - vortex control for drag reduction and buffet alleviation); Dr A. Douglas, Pounds 169,692 from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Centre (study of bovine viral diarrhoea virus Portease p80); Professor A. Jennings, Pounds 122,550 from EPSRC (automation of yield-line methods for plates and slabs); Dr A. Gallagher, Pounds 28,000 from Northern Ireland Economic Research Council (educational achievement in Northern Ireland); Dr I. Meighan, Pounds 23,134 from Natural Environment Research Council (trace element and isotope characterisation of porcellanites to distinguish between two Irish Axe factory sources); Dr S. Swain, Pounds 70,923 from EPSRC (quantum optics and cavity quantum electrodynamics)

Professor K. Berrington, Pounds 72,542 from Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (the Iron project); Professor C. Lewis, Pounds 180,728 from EPSRC (X-ray laser research and development); Professor J. Earnshaw, Pounds 87,475 from EPSRC (investigation of chaotic dynamics and fractual structures); Professor K. Seddon, Pounds 105,853 from EPSRC (design of novel room-temperature ionic liquids); Professor M. McKervey, Pounds 47,342 from EPSRC (ROPA generation of novel proteinase inhibitors by solid-phase combinatorial approaches); Professor N. Cowan, Pounds 117,804 from EPSRC (genetic algorithms applied to the adaptation of non-linear filters); Professor R. Crawford, Pounds 130,240 from EPSRC (development of process technology for moulding multi-layer products from powdered plastics); Dr J. Jamison, Pounds 101,040 from Medical Research Council (training fellowships in health service research); Dr P. Basheer, Pounds 159,603 from EPSRC (development and validation of an in situ accelerated ionic migration test); Professors K. Bell, P. Burke, A. Hibbert, F. Keenan, A. Kingston, Pounds 455,778 from PPARC (astrophysics at QUB 1996-2000).

European funds

Dr M. Service, Pounds 28,099 from the EU (impacts of new focused fishing technologies on bivalve mollusc fisheries and their environment; Dr A. Brown, Pounds 154,545 from the EU (development of diagnostic methods and a rapid field kit for monitoring Monilinia rot of stone and pome fruit); Dr S. MacAnt-Soir, Pounds 112,195 from EU (developing somatic embryogenesis as a tool for spruce tree improvement)

Continued next week.

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