August 30, 1996

SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY Research contracts

Dr B. Gabbitas, Pounds 60,000 from Department of Trade and Industry and Pounds 20,000 from Jacobson Chemicals Ltd; Professor M. Whieldon, Pounds 60,620 from DTI and Pounds 19,500 from Ultrapharm Ltd and Pounds 121,240 from the DTI and Pounds 39,000 from E. E. Brown Ltd; A. Bent, Pounds 121,240 from the Ministry for Agriculture, Fisheries and Foods and Pounds 39,000 from Anglo-Austrian Patisserie Ltd; Dr D. Siviter, Pounds 47,057 from HEFCE/JISC (computer assistance for managing collaborative educational processes).

Research grants

Dr S. Chen, Pounds 94,930 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (optical spatial domain multiplexing of interferometric optical fibre sensors systems); Professor A. Murcott, Pounds 56,230 from Economic and Social Research Council (the nation's diet); Professor D. Gawne, Pounds 44,482 from EPSRC (engineering properties of thick chromium plating from Cr(III) electrolytes) and Pounds 49,673 from EPSRC (plasma spray deposition of FeNdB permanent magnets) and Pounds 155,976 from EPSRC (LINK programme: vitreous enamelling by plasma spraying) and Pounds 43,386 from EPSRC (high-velocity flameless spraying for low temperature materials);

Dr H. Reehal, Pounds 76,799 from EPSRC (LINK programme: enhanced and novel wear resistant coatings for valve service); Professor N. Alford, Pounds 156,398 from EPSRC (high dielectric constant, low loss dielectric resonator materials) and Pounds 59,514 from EPSRC (transport properties of BSCCO superconducting tapes under cyclic stress/strain conditions); Dr R. Edwards, Pounds 62,961 from ESRC (parenting and step-parenting after divorce/separation: issues and negotiations); Dr M. Lyons, Pounds 29,997 from ESRC (life chances, life cycles and migration in the London economy); Professor G. Weiner, Pounds 50,000 from ESRC (getting published: a study of writing refereeing and editing practices); Professor R. Whitty, Pounds 115,885 from EPSRC (modelling propagation of faults in computer software); Dr H. Zhou, Pounds 87,156 from EPSRC (conformal patch array antenna analysis using finite difference time domain method in body fitted grids).

European funds P. Philo, Pounds 50,579 from DGXII (co-operation between unions and universities on technological development for sustainable growth and employment creation); Professor N. Alford, Pounds 197,500 from DGXII (optimise and exploite dielectric and high-temperature superconducting materials for microwave communication system); Professors A. Bosco and I. Begg, Pounds 33,000 from Secretariat General (support for the European institute at the university); Professor I. Begg, Pounds 74,000 (technology, economic integration and social cohesion); Professor M. Trevan, Pounds 41,665 from INTAS (stability and denaturation of oligomeric enzymes).


Research contracts

Professor J. McDonald, Pounds 100,500 from Ascada Ltd (studentship/developing the APDEX system) and Pounds 49,150 from Eastern Electricity (field trial of three phase optical current and voltage sensors); Professor B. Banks, Pounds 47,623 from DTi/Bombadier Prorail Ltd (modern methods of petroleum wagon manufacture); Professors P. Waterman and A. Harvey, Pounds 80,000 from Sankyo Ltd (new lead compounds from plant extracts); Professor W. Gurney, Pounds 29,820 from the MAFF (tool for evaluation of sea lock nutrient loading); Professor Gerard Hastings and Messrs N. Goodlad and D. Eadie and Ms K. Hughes, Pounds 33,000 from the Health Education Authority (smoking health education and contemporary youth culture); J. Bachtler, Pounds 29,700 from the Council of Tampere Region (evaluation of regional development potential and strategic planning). to be continued Noticeboard is compiled by Lynne Williams . For further information see NetGazette http//

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