Grant Winners

February 28, 2008


- Award winner: Ian Wilmut

- Institution: University of Edinburgh

- Value: £1,608,092

Centre for Regenerative Medicine

- Award winner: Peter Andrews

- Institution: University of Sheffield

- Value: £1,368,664

Culture adaptation in human embryonic stem cell lines.

Top 10 researchers in economics and business based on total citations
Data from Thomson Scientific’s Essential Science Indicators, 1 January 1997–31 October 2007
NumScientist Papers Citations per paperCitations
1hleifer, Andrei Harvard - University, US55 4,384 79.71
2 Lopez de Silanes, Florencio - University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands23 2,811 122.22
3 La Porta, Rafael Tuck - School of Business Dartmouth College, US21 2,808 133.71
4 Vishny, Robert W., - Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago, US8 1,747 218.38
5 Levine, Ross - Brown University, US34 1,589 46.74
6 Fehr, Ernst - University of Zurich, Switzerland36 1,578 43.83
7 Acemoglu, Daron Massachusetts - Institute of Technology, US51 1,531 30.02
8 Gali, Jordi Pompeu Fabra - University, Spain24 1,4 59.46
9 Teece, David J., Haas - School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, US16 1,418 88.62
10 Tirole, Jean, Industrial - Economics Institute, University of Toulouse, France52 1,401 26.94
The data above were extracted from Thomson Scientific’s Essential Science Indicators database. This database, currently covering the period January 1997 to October 2007, surveys only journal articles (original research reports and review articles) indexed by Thomson Scientific. Articles are assigned to a category based on the journals in which they were published and Thomson Scientific’s journal-to-category field definition scheme. Both articles tabulated and citation counts to those articles are for the period indicated. Naturally, scientists publishing large numbers of papers have a greater likelihood of collecting more citations than scientists publishing fewer papers. This ranking is by total citations. For articles with multiple authors, each author receives full, not fractional, citation credit. Another ranking could be based on citations per paper, which reveals weighted impact. The first four names on the list were frequent co-authors of numerous highly cited papers dealing with law, finance, and governance. Other topics represented in the highly cited papers of the others on the list include theories of growth and development, fair trade, monetary policy and inflation, as well as contracts, strategic management, and knowledge assets. Essential Science Indicators lists authors ranked in the top 1 per cent for a field over a given period, based on total citations. For the current version, 930 authors are listed in the field of economics and business, meaning that a total of about 93,000 author records were reviewed to obtain these results. For more information on Thomson Scientific’s Essential Science Indicators, see


- Award winners: Terry Kee (University of Leeds), Ian Scowen (University of Bradford), David Greenfield (Sheffield Hallam University)

- Value: £464,379 (Leeds), £87,869 (Bradford), £,521 (Sheffield Hallam)

Did nature use reduced oxidation state phosphorus in prebiotic chemistry? Strengthening the case for a non-phosphate world prior to the RNA-world.

- Award winner: Yi Pik Cheng

- Institution: University College London

- Value: £361, 659

Discrete element modelling of transitional soils.

- Award winner: Andrew Mills

- Institution: University of Strathclyde

- Value: £167,530

Aerogel photocatalytic diodes for carbon dioxide reduction.

- Award winner: Jenny M. Jones

- Institution: University of Leeds

- Value: £135,848

Cost-effective production of renewable liquid biofuel and chemicals through the thermochemical liquefaction of aquatic biomass.

- Award winner: Richard Phillips

- Institution: University of Cambridge

- Value: £747,158

Coherent matter in semiconductor microcavities: non-equilibrium polariton condensates.

- Award winner: Jonathan Wright

- Institution: Loughborough University

- Value: £28,970

Advanced analysis of building energy performance using computational intelligence approaches.

- Award winner: Sougato Bose

- Institution: University College London

- Value: £79,725

Developing coherent states as a resource in quantum technology.

- Award winners: Sandy Day (University of Strathclyde) and Rob Harris (Heriot-Watt University)

- Value: £133,282 (Strathclyde), £34,979 (Heriot-Watt)

Feasibility of an innovative methodology for testing marine current turbines in unsteady flow.

- Award winner: Catherine O'Sullivan

- Institution: Imperial College London

- Value: £69,615

Automating particle size and shape measurement in soil mechanics.

- Award winner: Mark French

- Institution: University of Southampton

- Value: £287,183

Robust stability for nonlinear control: analysis and synthesis.

- Award winner: Mike Ward

- Institution: University of Birmingham

- Value: £331,2

The Casimir force in complex topologies and its utility in nanomachines.

- Award winner: Anthony Kucernak

- Institution: Imperial College London

- Value: £188,049

Killing two birds with one stone: Can fuel cells operate on a high-energy density fuel derived from coal?

- Award winner: David Infield

- Institution: University of Strathclyde

- Value: £153,752

Feasibility study of the potential for electric vehicle batteries to be used for network support.

- Award winner: Peter Holliman

- Institution: University of Wales, Bangor

- Value: £110,020

Increasing photocurrents in biosolar cells using microporous electrodes: a feasibility study.

- Award winner: Stuart Irvine

- Institution: University of Wales, Bangor

- Value: £177,843

Iron pyrite: a super absorber for PV solar energy.

- Award winner: Martin Sweatman

- Institution: University of Strathclyde

- Value: £2,702

Feasibility study for a new "wetting layer" absorption process, with application to carbon dioxide capture.

- Award winner: Tom Bruce

- Institution: University of Edinburgh

- Value: £237,809

Real-time wave-field mapping for the offshore renewable energy industry.

- Award winner: Peter Budd

- Institution: University of Manchester

- Value: £149,042

Novel catalytic membranes for CO2 removal and recovery.

- Award winner: Myungshik Kim

- Institution: Queen's University Belfast

- Value: £193,616

Developing coherent states as a resource in quantum technology.

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