September 22, 1995

THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST Research contracts Dr S Thompson, Pounds 169,775 from the Department of Economic Development (industrial research and technology unit, science and technology programme (improved monitoring and control of boiler fouling). Prof R J McClelland, Pounds 70,865 from the Department of Health and Social Services (quality assurance strategy for mental illness services).

Research grants Dr H S Gamble, Dr B M Armstrong, Dr S J N Mitchell, Dr G A Armstrong, Pounds 306,901, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (thin silicon on insulator structures produced by direct wafer bonding and etch stop technology); Prof L R Weatherley, Pounds 50,604 from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (a study into the effect of cell morphology on multi-phase liquid-liquid partition of whole brots using a high speed akufve contactor - SPC03913); Dr G Savidge, Pounds 80,042 from the National Environment Research Council (nutrient fluxed and phytoplankton dynamics at the Hebridean shelf edge); Dr D J Cleland, Dr G I B Rankin, Dr R H Scott, Pounds 84,822, from the EPSRC (the influence of reinforcement anchorage on the shear capacity of bridge decks - GR/K31176); Dr G I Dodds, Pounds 116,637 from the EPSRC (planning and control for multi-arm,co-operative robotic applications - GR/K07959); Prof J A C Stewart, Dr A D Patterson, Pounds 111,8 from EPSRC (large-signal characterisation and design of millimetre-wave integrated circuits - GR/K26998); Dr J Orford, Pounds 121,936 from the NERC (recent environmental history of coastal dune fields in North Norfold and Nort-East Northumberland in relation to land-sea interactions - GST/02/0789); Prof D S F Crothers, Pounds 792,843 from the EPSRC (a rolling programme of research in theorectical atomic molecular and optical physics at QUB 1994-1998 - GR/K24741); Professor B Bates, Pounds 660,511 from the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (a programme of astrophysics research at QUB 1994-98 - extension of rolling grant); Prof S Yearley, Pounds 110,620 from the Economic and Social Research Council (regulatory science; industry, academic research and the European control of chemical toxicity - L323253109); Prof E R Trimble Pounds 61,345 from the British Diabetic Association (pathogenic mechanisms in early diabetic retinopathy; altered calcium channel function in the microvascular pericyte) .

European funds Dr J McCaughey, Pounds 79,577 from the European Commission (monitoring and improvement of the reliability of inspection procedures applied to residues of vetinary drugs); Prof M G L Baillie, Pounds 56,818 from the EC (tree-ring evidence of climate change in northern Eurasia during the last 2000 years); Prof A Ferguson, Pounds 114,800 from the EC (hybridisation between escaped farmed Atlantic salmon and brown trout); Prof G Irwin, Pounds 74,615 from the EC (multi-robot research and development; using parallel processing applied to visualisation, industrial application planning and cognate sensor architectures).


A grant of Pounds 25,000 awarded to Dr T. Copley from The Bible Society was incorrectly recorded as Pounds 320,000.

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