Grant winners

March 20, 2008

ENGINEERING AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL

- Award winner: Graham Leggett

- Institution: University of Sheffield

- Value: £411,344

Mechanics of nanoscale single asperity contacts in friction force microscopy

- Award winner: Ben Whitaker

- Institution: University of Leeds

- Value: £16,454

Velocity map imaging

- Award winner: Walther Schwarzacher

- Institution: University of Bristol

- Value: £415,706

Periodic 3-D nanoparticle arrays by protein crystallisation

- Award winner: Martin Wills

- Institution: University of Warwick

- Value: £185,603

Squeezing hydrogen out of biomass; new catalysts for clean energy generation

- Award winner: Chris Hamilton

- Institution: University of East Anglia

- Value: £158,645

A chemo-selective ligation route to glycosyltransferase substrate mimetics

- Award winner: Sankara Narayanan Ekkanath Madathil

- Institution: University of Sheffield

- Value: £101,899

High-power IGBT modules for marine drive applications (HiDrive)

- Award winner: Sankara Narayanan Ekkanath Madathil

- Institution: University of Sheffield

- Value: £1,443

Advanced modelling and simulation of smart power ICs and packages for operation at 225C in automotive electronics (ADAM-SPICE)

- Award winner: Jonathan Peter Kyle Seville

- Institution: University of Birmingham

- Value: £354,329

A novel supercritical fluid coating method

- Award winner: Maria Merlyne DeSouza

- Institution: University of Sheffield

- Value: £411,2

Device electronics based on nanowires and nanotubes

- Award winner: Hongbing Wang

- Institution: Queen's University Belfast

- Value: £180,939

Network of leading UK SUPERGEN and Chinese institutions in energy research

- Award winner: Dmitry Bavykin

- Institution: University of Southampton

- Value: £303,406

The hydrothermal route to metal-oxide nanotubes: synthesis and energy-conversion application

- Award winner: Tadeusz Stolarski

- Institution: Brunel University

- Value: £180,116

Exploratory study of using near-field acoustic levitation to separate contacting surfaces

- Award winner: Xiangqian Jiang

- Institution: University of Huddersfield

- Value: £206,184

New geometrical filtration for ultra-precision and micro/nano manufactured products

- Award winner: Stephen F. Brown

- Institution: University of Nottingham

- Value: £469,548

Development of a hollow cylinder apparatus to investigate shearing characteristics of asphalt

- Award winner: Michiel Postema

- Institution: University of Hull

- Value: £133,913

Observing and predicting encapsulated microbubble disruption with an optical and acoustical set-up

- Award winner: Jin Wang

- Institution: Liverpool John Moores

- Value: £135,751

A risk-based fire and rescue management system

- Award winner: M. Sergio Campobasso

- Institution: University of Glasgow

- Value: £304,089

Enhancing aeromechanical analysis and design capabilities of wind turbine rotors by means of nonlinear frequency-domain computational fluid dynamics

- Award winners (institution): Angelo Cangelosi (University of Plymouth), Martin Fischer (Dundee University)

- Value: £507,722 (Plymouth), £301,410 (Dundee)

Vision, action, and language unified by embodiment (VALUE)

- Award winner: Lorraine Tyler

- Institution: University of Cambridge

- Value: £723,206

Computational natural language processing and the neuro-cognition of language

- Award winner: Rudolf Allemann

- Institution: Cardiff University

- Value: £1,451,782

Intracellular biophotonic nanoswitches

- Award winner: Grant Wright

- Institution: Heriot-Watt University

- Value: £226,754

Modelling mixed flow conditions within building and local drainage systems

- Award winner: Mark Miodownik

- Institution: King's College London

- Value: £17,800

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