Grant winners – 21 May 2015

May 21, 2015

Royal Society

Wolfson Research Merit Awards

Awards are worth £10,000-£30,000 a year, which is a salary enhancement

Gallium nitride diamond electronics – novel thermal management concepts

  • Award winner: Alban Potherat
  • Institution: Coventry University

Rotating and magnetohydrodynamic turbulence in geophysical and nuclear problems

  • Award winner: Roger Patient
  • Institution: University of Oxford

Stem cell ontogeny and tissue regeneration

Sustainable routes to chemicals and fuels from C1 gases


Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Research grants

  • Award winner: Igor Khovanov
  • Institution: University of Warwick
  • Value: £375,556

Ionic Coulomb blockade oscillations and the physical origins of permeation, selectivity and their mutation transformations in biological ion channels

How does respiratory complex I pump protons? Finding the missing link using EPR spectroscopy

  • Award winner: Gabriel Samuel Koch
  • Institution: University of Sussex
  • Value: £98,129

Analysis of the Navier-Stokes regularity problem


Leverhulme Trust

Research project grants

  • Award winner: Michael Ingleson
  • Institution: University of Manchester
  • Value: £167,561

New routes to B,N-oligoacenes for application in oxygen reduction catalysis


  • Award winner: Murray Selkirk
  • Institution: Imperial College London
  • Value: £178,096

Dissecting the immunoregulatory function of helminth-secreted proteins

Exploiting microbial metagenomics to alter plant cell wall composition

In detail

Lisa Lewis (PI) and Aparna Sharma

Award winners: Lisa Lewis (PI) and Aparna Sharma
Institutions: University of South Wales and University of California, Los Angeles
Value: £286,349

Welsh and Khasi cultural dialogues: an interdisciplinary arts and performance project

This study will compare Welsh and Indian cultures, investigating the shared cultural history of the people of Wales and the Khasi people of Northeast India. The interdisciplinary project will use film and performance to examine the 180-year period from the arrival of Welsh missionaries in the Khasi Hills from the 1840s, to the removal of all foreign missionaries from the country in 1967 and beyond. The legacy of the interaction will also be studied. “This is a tremendous opportunity and will allow us to explore and document the often surprising cultural crossovers between Wales and the Khasi Hills,” said Lisa Lewis, reader in theatre and performance at the University of South Wales. “Through the use of film and performance we hope to forge new connections and to make this legacy accessible to a wide audience in both countries.”

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