University of Liverpool. continued.
Professor S. Williams, Pounds 87,163 from the Natural Environment Research Council (characterisation of typical lake water bacteria); Professor D. Black and Drs M. Barry and S. Khoo, Pounds 79,132 from the Medical Research Council (protease inhibitors and drug disposition); Professor R. Bentall, Pounds 130,600 from MRC (quantification and clinical relevance of lay measures of response to neuroleptic medication for outcome in first episode psychosis); Professor D. Bethell, Pounds 71,750 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (composite nanostructured materials for optoelectronic/magnetic applications); Dr W. Cantwell, Pounds 57,2 from EPSRC (skin-core debonding in composite sandwich structures); Professor A. Cossins and Dr C. Howard, Pounds 125,752 from NERC (dietary larval perturbation of environmental stress tolerance effects of HUFA lipids on brain development and behavioural function); Professor J. Crampton, Pounds 137,329 from NERC (dynamic patterns in insect multispecies interactions); Professors E. Derouane, I. Kozhevnikov and Dr J. Xiao, Pounds 77,100 from EPSRC (catalytic redox chemistry in ionic liquids: neoteric solvents for clean synthesis); Professors E. Derouane, D. Bethell, G. Hutchings and Dr D. Willock, Pounds 111,908 from EPSRC (novel Friedl crafts catalysts using cation exchanged zeolites for the clean synthesis of fine chemicals)
Dr P. Dunne and Professor A. Gibbons, Pounds 133,955 from EPSRC (general phase-structural study of computationally hard problems and efficient algorithmics); Dr S. Hall and Professor W. Eccleston, Pounds 256,385 from EPSRC (a SiGe insulator technology for high-speed, low power mobile communications applications); Professor N. Jones and Dr W. Cantwell, Pounds 97,751 from EPSRC (impact response of novel thermoplastic/aluminium laminates); Professor J. Lucas and Dr J. Smith, Pounds 93,871 from EPSRC (metering of oil/gas/water mixtures in pipelines); Drs J. Marshall and J. Bloemendal, Pounds 178,688 from NERC (high resolution lacustrine record of Holocene climate change); Mr W. O'Neill and Professor K. Hon, Pounds 138,3 from EPSRC (metallic object construction by controlled fusion of multi-modal power distributions using nanosecond pulsed laser); Professor D. Oldham, Pounds 147,762 from EPSRC (controlling urban noise in naturally ventilated buildings); Dr R. Raval, Pounds 99,398 from EPSRC (towards a generic method for self-assembling complex, polyfunctional molecules on ultra-clean surfaces); Dr G. Schleyer, Pounds 66,287 from EPSRC (electrorheological fluids in blast resistant design applications); Professor W. Stirling, Pounds 1,033,387 from EPSRC (operational phase of the UK-CRG at ESRF for X-ray magnetic and high solution diffraction); Drs R. Williams and P. Doherty, Pounds 162,256 from EPSRC (polymer degradation and its modification by gamma-irradiation under simulated physiological conditions); Drs P. Williamson, A. Marson and Professor D. Chadwick, Pounds 74,737 from MRC (individual patient data meta-analysis of epilepsy trials).
Dr A. Geffen, Pounds 134,079 from EC Belgium (precision and accuracy of tools in recruitment studies).
University of Westminster Research contracts
Professor J. Littler, Pounds 104,557 from the Building Research Establishment (modelling moisture in homes).
Professor P. Jones, Pounds 420,765 from the Commission (information and publicity helping the objective of reducing motorised mobility); Dr J. Lewis, Pounds 63,296 from the Commission (investigations into the role of bacterial dinoflagellate interaction in parclytic shellfish poisoning); Dr S. Winter, Pounds 716,429 from the Commission - including Pounds 144,155 from the University of Westminster (hypertrans).
University of Central England in Birmingham
Dr A. Davies, Pounds 70,000 (jointly with Dr K. Kelly, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh) from the College of Anaesthetists, Intervent (examination of liquid breathing).
Professor M. Ram, Pounds 56,000 from Economic and Social Research Council (examination of ethnic minority firms from the African-Caribbean, Indian and Pakistani communities based in inner-city areas who are attempting to secure growth in new or different markets).
The European Social Fund has granted Pounds 225,000 to the faculty of the built environment (grant 1: upskilling of 165 professionals in early or mid-career in the latest knowledge and techniques of management in construction and development industries) (grant 2: specialised knowledge and skills to enable postgraduates to take a leading role in the initiation, integration or management of complex environmental projects).
University of Plymouth
Professors M. Depledge and M. Jones, Pounds 60,000 from the Environment Agency (identification of endocrine disrupting chemicals in treated effluents and rivers of the Thames catchment); Drs R. Parkinson, M. Fuller and Mr M. Warren, Pounds 175,138 from Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the Environment Agency and the BOC Foundation (enhancing effective utilisation of animal manures on-farm through compost technology); Dr R. Parkinson, Pounds 105,400 from the States of Jersey (study of nitrates in Jersey water).
Dr G. Taylor, Pounds 91,536 from Natural Environment Research Council (rotation, translation and strain in the overriding plate at the Andean convergent boundary zone).