UNIVERSITY OF SURREY: Research grants
Dr B. Weiss, Pounds 100,161 from Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (gratings and amplifiers fabricated in planar Si02 structures using ion implantation); Mr R. Tafazolli and Professor B. Evans, Pounds 92,197 from EPSRC (GSM network optimisation); Dr A. Kondoz, Pounds 84,863 from EPSRC (source-aided channel coding: improving the quality voice service in noisy communication networks); Professors J. Castle and J. Watts, Pounds 83,145 from EPSRC (development of high energy XPS for analysis of polymer surfaces and organic/inorganic interfaces); Drs D. Dunstan, P. Kidd and Professor A. Kelly, Pounds 82,226 from EPSRC (coherency strain and high-strength high-temperature materials); Professor R. Clift, Pounds 1,507 from the Royal Academy of Engineering and EPSRC (thermodynamic approaches to clean technology, waste management and life cycle assessment; Dr D. Heyes, Pounds 115,136 from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (rheology of filled food polymer solutions and weak gels by experiment and Brownian dynamics computer simulation); Dr J. Fielding, Pounds 74,450 from EPSRC (gender and science, engineering and ESRC technology);
Professor G. Gilber and Mr E. Chattos, Pounds 66,180 from Economic and Social Research Council (distributed artificial intelligence simulation of budgetary decision making); Professor J. Jones and Dr D. Highgate, Pounds 58,783 from EPSRC (development of improved solid polymer electrolyte embrane materials for use in fuel cells); Drs P. McDonald and D. Gillies, Pounds 107,000 from EPSRC (study of polymers and porous media using stray field magnetic resonance imaging); Drs P. Aston, P. Voke and M. Bartucelli, Pounds 105,771 from EPSRC (numerical investigation of turbulence in the complex Ginzburg-Landau equation); Professor A. Adams and E. O'Reilly, Pounds 132,851 from EPSRC (gain and loss in 1.5 micrometer strained-layer lasers) and Pounds 68,002 from EPSRC (theoretical investigation of advanced strained-layer bandstructure engineering for optical modulators); Professor A. Adams, Pounds 77,062 from EPSRC (development of strained-layer semiconductors and their application to optical amplifiers); Dr P. McDonald, Pounds 69,252 from EPSRC (chain dynamics and solvent ingress in polymers as measured by broadline magnetic reasonance imaging); Professor W. Gelletly, Dr J. Al-Khalili, Pounds 132,176 from EPSRC (Li, application of 'few body' scattering).
Dr A. Robins and Professor I. Castro, Pounds 166,292 from EU Environment (uncertainty in modelling of major industrial hazards); Dr A. Danil de Namor, Pounds 73,334 from EU (macrocyclic ligands for the design of new materials for environmental purposes).
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF WALES ABERYSTWYTH
Following merger of the Welsh Agricultural College and the Agricultural Sciences Department, Pounds 1.6 million from the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales to establish the Welsh Institute of Rural Studies.