QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY BELFAST Research Grants Dr B. Graham, Pounds 196,511 from Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (study of RF driven hydrogen discharges); Dr D. Cleland, Pounds 140,759 from EPSRC (high strength concrete in bridge deck slabs); Mr S. O'Cathain, Pounds 53,229 from EPSRC (towards a greater understanding of communication between building designer and site worker); Professor K.
Seddon, Pounds 141,149 from EPSRC (reduction of organics in ionic liquids); Professor D. Boyd, Pounds 163,120 from Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (clean synthesis -CPD); Dr C. Shaw, Pounds 76,300 from BBSRC (evaluation of frog skin secretions for the presence of novel anthelmintics); Drs G. Irwin and G. Lightbody, Pounds 99,561 from EPSRC (local model networks for dynamic modelling an internal model control of industrial plant); Professor J. McCanny, Pounds 124,820 from EPSRC (synthesis of application specific DSP chips using systems level 'Silicon Algorithms'); Professor C. Lewis, Pounds 255,815 from EPSRC (quantitative study of laser-ablated plasma plumes of technological interest); Professor F. Keenan, Pounds 51,443 from Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (calculation of proton impact excitation); Dr C. Latimer, Pounds 666,355 from EPSRC (fully characterised, high resolution, polarization selectable, synchrotron beam line for VUV Science).
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Professor C. Chaplin and Dr I. Ridge, Pounds 68,510 from EPSRC (rope degradation and fatigue behaviour); Professor G. Jeronomidis, Pounds 82,550 from EPSRC (design of integral strain sensors in composite laminates based on biomimetics of insect sense organs); Professors M. Breheny and I. Gordon, Pounds 60,831 from EPSRC (densities in the sustainable city); Professor D. Bassett, Pounds 128,455 from EPSRC (quantised molecular folding, spherulitic growth and lamellar microstructure in monodisperse paraffins); Dr B. Evans, Pounds 26,426 from EPSRC (formation of a regular array of nanometre sized metallic particles); Dr A. Wright, Pounds 50,000 from EPSRC (new opportunities for amorphous state science); Professor J. Almond and Dr D. Evans, Pounds 1,093,890 from Medical Research Council (molecular cell biology and pathogenesis of human picornaviruses); Dr W. Barclay, Pounds 136,636 from MRC (analysis of the Cis-acting signals of influenza B virus RNAs); Drs J. Keating and C. Dean, Pounds 156,659 from MRC (functional significance of VIV2 sequence variation in the cascade of events leading to HIV-1 envelope-cell fusion); Dr E. Gaffan, Pounds 125,336 from MRC (neural basis of visuo-spatial and episodic memory in the rat); Dr A. Culham, Pounds 191,639 from NERC (origins and relationships of pelargonium with emphasis on the African/Australian divide); Dr G. Marston, Pounds 92,177 from NERC (studies of gas-phase reactions of ozone with alkenes); Mr R. Hunneman, Pounds 36,700 from NERC (high resolution dynamic limb sounder) and Pounds 135,560 from NERC (research development and supply of infrared filters for the high resolution dynamics limb sounder); Professor R. Gurney, Pounds 6,125 from NERC (NERC unit for thematic information systems) and Pounds 140,056 from NERC (cloud structures: observations and representation in weather forecasting and climate models); Professor A O'Neill, Pounds 32,586 from NERC (global modelling of atmospheric chemistry Phase II).
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