Grants

November 10, 1995

ASTON UNIVERSITY

Charities. Professor G. Harding and Dr S. Anderson, Pounds 65,009 from the Japanese Epilepsy Association (epilepsy and computer generated video display games).

Research contracts. Professor W. McWhinnie, Pounds 55,200 from the British Coal Utilisation Research Association (enhancement of hydrocracking reactivities of liquefaction extracts with novel catalysts).

Research grants Dr J. Homer, Pounds 53,382 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (application of neural networks to the elucidation of the theory and prediction of transport properties); Professor C. Page, Pounds 117,838 from EPSRC (corrosion inhibitors in concrete repair systems); Drs N. Short and K. Dennis, Pounds 67,102 from EPSRC (zinc, zinc alloy and zinc duplex coatings for protection of steel in constructed applications); Professor C. Bishop, Pounds 90,534 from EPSRC (neural networks for visualisation of high dimensional data); Professors C. Bishop and D. Lowe, Pounds 183,176 from EPSRC (validation and verification of neural network systems); Professor D. Lowe, Pounds 129,288 from EPSRC (non-stationary feature extraction and tracking for classification of turning points in multivariate time series); Professors N. Doran, I. Bennion and M. Cardwell, Pounds 1,013,170 from EPSRC (ultrafast non-linear optical transmission processing and control); Professors I. Bennion and N. Doran, Pounds 193,115 from EPSRC (maritime application of smart structure technology); Drs M. Dunne and S. Anderson, Pounds 105,148 from EPSRC (development of a system for testing road lighting).

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

Research contract. Dr Ivan Andonovic, Pounds 72,000 from BICC (research into modelling optical systems).

Research grant: Jonathan Ireland, Pounds 67,091 from Economic and Social Research Council (development of COMPACT, a medium scale UK econometric model designed for policy analysis joint award with Glasgow and Exeter Universities); Dr Xiongwei Ni, Pounds 147,048 from Biochemistry and Biological Sciences Research Council (study of particle flocculation); Dr Graham Copeland, Pounds 63,979 from the EPSRC (numerical modelling using inverse methodology of mean induced currents and waves around detached breakwaters); Drs Umit Bitici, D. Bell, William Ion and Professor Alan Carrie, Pounds 177,200 from EPSRC (teaching company scheme project with Falcon Catering Equipment); Professor John Dunlop, Dr Demessie Girma, Pounds 117,872 from EPSRC (research into application of the DQDB MAN to adaptive microcellular systems).

UNIVERSITY OF HULL

Charities. Dr P. Grubb, Pounds 55,199 from Sheffield Health Trust (development of Sheffield and Hull interchange of diabetes information research group).

Research contracts Professor J. Goodby, Pounds 108,418 from Ministry of Defence (behaviour of liquid crystals); Professor J. Monson, Pounds 53,851 from Northern and Yorkshire Regional Health Authority (Yorkshire Research Fellowship); N. Riley, Pounds 144,000 Department of Trade and Industry (LINK mobile telephones project); Professor A. Hutchinson, Pounds 224,690 from Yorkshire Health (research into regional clinical audit unit); Professor P. Dyer, Pounds 64,430 from Hitachi (laser application in material processing); Dr D. Neave, Pounds 72,000 from Lords Feofees and Assistants to the Manor of Bridlington (history of Bridlington).

Research grants. Professor A. Matthews & Dr M. Raines, Pounds 73,233 from Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and Philidas Ltd (development of company teaching programme); Professor M. Darnell, Pounds 66,026 from EPSRC (application of finite integer rings to communications signal design and processing); Drs Metcalfe & Ellis, Professor Pethick, Pounds 107,631 from Natural Environment Research Council (Holocene evolution of Humber estuary); Dr N. Young, Pounds 93,466 from EPSRC (study of generation and characterisation of novel vapour phase in unstable and reactive inorganic materials); Dr B. Aveyard, Pounds 78,245 from EPSRC (wetability of solid particles and its relationship to the stability of films, foams and particles); Professor J. Lovering, Pounds 53,640 from Economic and Social Research Council (restructuring of European Defence Industry and European Community Policy); Professor J. Goody, Drs Hird, Styring and Toyne, Pounds 94,864 from EPSRC (very fast liquid crystal electro-optic switching by optical enhancement); Professor D. Pearson, Pounds 86,208 from EPSRC (theorectical and numerical approach to spectral analysis for Sturm-Liouville problems); Professor A. Alaszewski, Pounds 84,600 from ESRC (risk, vulnerable clients and social welfare); Dr P. Fletcher, Pounds 83,374 from EPSRC (aggregation dynamics of collodial particles stabilised by surfactant monolayers); Dr C. Norris, Pounds 65,310 from ESRC (surveillance, order and social control); Professor B. Hockey, Pounds 75,797 by ESRC (effects of emotion and other state changes on personal risk behaviour); Professor C. Ratledge and Dr M. Midgley, Pounds 115,604 from Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council (role of malic enzyme in fatty acid desaturation and related activities in filamentous moulds); Professor P. Norton, Pounds 56,430 ESRC (dissension in the House of Commons between 1979 and 1992); Professor J. Goodby, Pounds 82,488 from EPSRC (dipole organisation in self-assembled highly chiral and polar liquid crystals); Dr D. Lacey, Pounds 71,592 from EPSRC (heat sensors based on polysiloxane Langmuir-Blodgett films).

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