Grant winners

May 27, 2010

THE LEVERHULME TRUST

APPLIED SCIENCES

Award winner: Paula Mendes

Institution: University of Birmingham

Value: £109,150

Molecular-level control over the immobilisation of biomolecules on surfaces

Award winner: Ana Ferreira

Institution: University of East Anglia

Value: £139,909

Probing the Earth's deep mantle with multiscale seismology and geodynamics

Award winner: Manish Chhowalla

Institution: Imperial College London

Value: £131,066

Large-area electronics with solution-processed chemically derived graphene

Award winner: Lorenzo Strigini

Institution: City University London

Value: £239,175

Uncertainty and confidence in safety arguments: effect on expert decision-makers

Award winner: Frank Guerin

Institution: University of Aberdeen

Value: £53,840

A computational model of infant means-end behaviour

Award winner: Lijie Li

Institution: Swansea University

Value: £99,179

Coupled electromagnetic and electro-mechanical modelling of high-efficiency radioactive micro-batteries

Award winner: Colin Berry

Institution: Cardiff University

Value: £98,198

The endophytic migration of insecticidal Bacillus thuringiensis in Arabidopsis

Award winner: Dominic Wright

Institution: University of Cambridge

Value: £128,159

Exploring new parallels between main group and transition metal phosphides

Award winner: Mohan Edirisinghe

Institution: University College London

Value: £87,165

Generation of novel structures using co-flow in needles in an electric field

BASIC SCIENCES

Award winner: Ian Crawford

Institution: Birkbeck, University of London

Value: £163,860

Astrobiological studies of volcano-ice interactions on Earth and Mars

Award winner: Derryck Reid

Institution: Heriot-Watt University

Value: £177,957

Frequency combs on the move: a precision frequency reference for everyone

Award winner: Mahmut Tor

Institution: University of Warwick

Value: £178,734

Investigating the phenomenon of a cryptic effector in H. arabidopsidis

Award winner: Euan Brechin

Institution: University of Edinburgh

Value: £132,847

Hierarchical assembly of magnetic materials from polynucleating oximes

Award winner: Mary O'Neill

Institution: University of Hull

Value: £217,972

Semiconducting biaxial nematic liquid crystals

Award winner: Michael Peter Helmuth Stumpf

Institution: Imperial College London

Value: £224,972

Bayesian reverse engineering of complex dynamical systems in nature

Award winner: Fernanda Ferreira

Institution: University of Edinburgh

Value: £139,005

Disfluencies in language: producing and interpreting speech repairs

Award winner: Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

Institution: University College London

Value: £236,193

Genetic influence on development of human rostral prefrontal cortex

Award winner: Vasilios Stavros

Institution: University of Warwick

Value: £136,444

Vibrationally mediated photodissociation: unravelling dynamics in biomolecules

More grant winners will be published in the following weeks

IN DETAIL

EDUCATION

Award winner: Robin Simmons

Institution: University of Huddersfield

Value: £124,721

A longitudinal study of the experiences of 'NEET' young people

This study will examine the experiences of NEETs - young people who are not in education, employment or training. Research suggests they are at risk of social exclusion and more likely to experience ill-health and early parenthood. This group and its average age have increased during the recession. Dr Simmons will explore the lives of 16- to 18-year-old NEETs in two local authorities in the north of England with the aim of improving interventions to move them into work or study.

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