Grant winners

January 24, 2008


The ESRC has announced funding for five public heath centres. Each will receive £4 million over the next five years. Funding is in conjunction with the Department of Health, the UK Clinical Research Collaboration and the Medical Research Council.

- Award winner: M. White

- Institution: Newcastle University

North East Centre of Excellence for Translational Research in Public Health.

- Award winner: L. A. R. Moore

- Institution: Cardiff University

Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement

- Award winner: F. Kee

- Institution: Queen's University Belfast

UKCRC Public Health Research Centre of Excellence

- Award winner: N. Wareham

- Institution: University of Cambridge

Diet and Physical Activity Public Health Research Centre

- Award winner: K. Britten

- Institution: University of Nottingham

UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies


- Award winner: Timothy J. Cole

- Institution: MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health/ UCL Institute of Child Health

- Value: £349,155

Mathematical methods in the assessment of human growth

- Award winner: Paul Elliott

- Institution: Imperial College London

- Value: £405,772

Effects of early-life exposure to particulates on respiratory health in childhood and adolescence


- Award winner: Denis Burdakov

- Institution: University of Cambridge

- Value: £284,000



As part of its spring 2007 collaborative research and development competition, the TSB has awarded grants to 35 university projects. A selection of winners is published here. All have industrial partners.

- Institution: University College London

- Value: £196,754 Lighting technology for next-generation games and CGI

- Institution: University of Bristol

- Value: £487,041

Closing the Loop for Everybody's Energy Resources (Clever)

- Institution: Imperial College London

- Value: £93,352

Optimisation of oxyfuel PF power plant for transient behaviour

- Institutions: Durham University; North East Wales Institute of Higher Education; University College London

- Value: £239,112 (Durham), £282,887 (Newi), £291,457 (UCL)

New improved muds from environmental sources (Nimes)

- Institution: University of Southampton

- Value: £301,750

Deepwater permanent reservoir monitoring using fibre optic seismic arrays (Fosar Deep)

- Institution: University of Manchester

- Value: £605,7

Quantifying wet-gas liquid production to improve productivity and reservoir management

- Institution: Swansea University

- Value: £9,341

High-resolution R2R flexo printing for volume production of flexible plastic electronics

- Institution: University of Manchester

- Value: £313,185

Ultra-fast inorganic nanoelectronics on flexible substrates (Ultrafine)

- Institution: Brunel University

- Value: £296,252

Addressable, conductive tracks in vehicles for ACEL flexible displays (Activel)

- Institution: University of Manchester

- Value: £183,631

Customised adhesion of interlayers for plastic electronics

- Institutions: Queen Mary, University of London; University of Sheffield

- Value: £245,454 (Queen Mary), £47,522 (Sheffield)

Prototype sensor for periodontal disease monitoring

- Institution: University of Sheffield

- Value: £556,657

Nanoscale polymer-ceramic composites for biomedical applications

- Institution: Cranfield University

- Value: £140,747

Sealing and surface engineering technologies for USC steam turbine plant

- Institution: University of Leeds

- Value: £250,239

Enhanced capture with oxygen critical operating parameters post-combustion scrubbing

- Institution: University of Nottingham

- Value: £170,704

Integrated biomass-fuelled CHP/cooling system.

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