£13m for UK researchers
The Fellowship awards range between £804,000 and £1,250,000 and will fund work for five years.
“To provide opportunities for growth, both scientific and economic, it is vital that the UK has a steady supply of academic talent in the physical sciences and engineering. To do this we must support academics throughout their careers. These Fellowships will mean we are retaining the leaders we need,” said Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) CEO Professor Philip Nelson.
Advanced materials projects include work in semiconductors research, and using imaging to understand how metals behave during solidification and casting.
In robotics, researchers at the University of Glasgow will develop tactile synthetic skin that can be printed, for use on healthcare robots.
Synthetic biology projects include applying control theory to biological parts such as cells.
Fellowships for Growth:
Professor T. Ashley University of Warwick
Narrow Band-gap Semiconductors for Integrated Sensing and Communications. £1,015,000
Professor A.J. Bell University of Leeds
Engineering Fellowships for Growth: Polar Materials for Additive Manufacturing. £1,031,000
Professor R. Williams University of Liverpool
Engineering Fellowships for Growth: Building Advanced Materials to Treat Vision Loss. £1,213,000
Dr C.M. Gourlay Imperial College London
Engineering Fellowships for Growth: Solidification Processing of Alloys for Sustainable Manufacturing. £804,000
Dr S.T. Pinho Imperial College London
Engineering Fellowships for Growth: Next Generation of Lightweight Composites – How Far Can We Go? £818,000
Dr M.F. Craciun University of Exeter
Engineering Fellowships for Growth: Imperceptible Smart Coatings Based on Atomically Thin Materials.£1,127,000
Dr H.A. Kim University of Bath
Engineering Fellowships for Growth: Materials by Design for Impact in Aerospace Engineering.£1,237,000
Dr RS Trask University of Bristol
Engineering Fellowships for Growth – Morphogenesis Manufacturing: Smart Materials with Programmed Transformations.£871,000
R. Dahiya University of Glasgow
Engineering Fellowships for Growth: Printable Tactile Skin £1,068,000
Dr G.V. Stan Imperial College London
Engineering Fellowships for Growth: Systems and control engineering framework for robust and efficient synthetic biology. £1,016,000
Dr T. Ellis Imperial College London
Engineering Fellowships for Growth: Advanced synthetic biology measurement to enable programmable functional biomaterials. £964,000
Professor A. Papachristodoulou University of Oxford
Engineering Fellowships For Growth: Designing Feedback Control in Biology for Robustness and Scalability. £1,068,000
Dr W. Huang University of Sheffield
Engineering Fellowships for Growth: Development of SimCells as building blocks for synthetic biology. £843,000