March 20, 1998

University of Birmingham

Research contracts

(continued) Mr I. Ferris, Pounds 32,922 from Haslam Homes (Orton's Pasture, Rochester, archaeological excavation); Dr J. Shapiro, Pounds 84,000 from NHS Exec. (Berkshire integrated purchasing project - evaluation); Professor J. Callow, Pounds 32,249 from Office of Naval Research United States (primary adhesion in enteromorpha); Dr J. Allen, Pounds 31,200 from London Underground Ltd. (application of signal processing techniques to earth fault detection); Dr S. Woolley, Pounds 26,520 from Kodak Ltd. (CASE award - robust image compression); Dr J. Abell, Pounds 31,960 from Rolls-Royce plc (solid oxide fuel cell fabrication); Dr G. Williams, Pounds 75,000 from Rockwell Light Vehicle Systems (UK) Ltd (research fellowship in world-class maintenance); Drs C. Macarthur, G. Cooper, M. Lewis and Mrs D. Bick, Pounds 214,805 from NHS Exec. (two centre trial of mobile and non mobile techniques of regional analgesia for labour evaluating short and long term outcomes);

Professor N. Bowery, Pounds 42,631 from Novo Nordish A/S (effect of NN A/S compounds on neuropeptide and amino acid release from mammalian spinal cord); Dr A. Smith, Pounds 65.165 from SmithKline Beecham plc (in vitro screening methods for the dissolution of dental enamel); Professor P. Marquis, Pounds 72,973 from NHS Exec. (advanced biomaterials prototyping initiative);

Professor K. Harris, Pounds 44,434 from Ciba-Geigy Ltd. (powder X-ray diffraction studies of pigments) and Pounds 175,000 from the Higher Education Funding Council (joint research initiative bid: fundamentals of solid state NMR spectroscopy and its applications to probe structure and dynamics of solids); Dr M. Ryan, Pounds 49,671 from British Telecom Research Lab. (studentship); Professors T. Beynon, D. Kerr and Dr N. James, Pounds 250,000 from West Midlands Health (development of an accelerator-based beam for boron neutron capture therapy) and Pounds 249,640 from HEFC (research and development for boron cancer therapy clinical facility); Professor R. Palmer, Pounds 399,137 from HEFC (centre for nanoscale sensors and devices); to be continued

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