Grant winners

May 20, 2010

ENGINEERING AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL

Award winner: R.A. Oliver

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £593,937

Materials World Network to optimise the growth of InGaN quantum dots within high-quality optical microcavities

Award winner: T.J. Ryley

Institution: Loughborough University

Value: £372,584

DRT for DRT: developing relevant tools for demand-responsive transport

Award winner: J. Latham

Institution: Imperial College London

Value: £475,8

GGS - modelling forces and stresses in gigantic granular systems for coastal engineers

Award winner: R.A.W. Dryfe

Institution: University of Manchester

Value: £320,347

Materials World Network: the designer nanoparticle

Award winner: S.A. Maier

Institution: Imperial College London

Value: £530,211

Materials World Network: nano-structured materials from nanoparticle and block-copolymer assemblies for nanophotonics and optoelectronics

Award winner: J.L. Driscoll

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £380,535

Novel interface and strain control in epitaxial nanocomposite films

Award winner: J. Boxall

Institution: University of Sheffield

Value: £163,523

Real-time condition monitoring and early warning of failure of potable water using novel fluorescence spectroscopy instrumentation

Award winner: E. Komendantskaya

Institution: University of Dundee

Value: £124,269

Computational logic in artificial neural networks

Award winner: J.T. Mottram

Institution: University of Warwick

Value: £445,030

Connections and joints for buildings and bridges of fibre-reinforced polymer

Award winner: M.J.D. Henshaw

Institution: Loughborough University

Value: £31,526

C2 agility and requisite maturity: Loughborough University participation in Nato Task Group SAS-085

Award winner: S. Hofmann

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £151,813

Materials World Network: novel catalyst systems for carbon nanotube (CNT) synthesis and their underlying mechanisms

IN DETAIL

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Award winner: Ann McNeill

Institution: University of Nottingham

Value: £1.2 million

Government funding will be provided to the UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies, coordinated by Nottingham, to drive six pilot studies across the country aimed at encouraging vulnerable sectors of society to stop smoking. Researchers at Nottingham will be involved in each pilot and will lead on a project focused on helping people with serious mental illness to tackle their tobacco dependence. Research will also take place at University College London, which will focus on services for children; Queen Mary, University of London, where studies will investigate relapse prevention and smokeless-tobacco use; the University of Bath, which will concentrate on services for pregnant women; and the universities of Central Lancashire and Stirling, which will focus on services for prisoners.

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