EPSRC, Royal Academy of Engineering announce RISE Leaders

Rise logoWho are the UK’s most inspirational scientists and engineers? The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), in partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering, has announced ten “RISE Leaders” for 2014.

The idea is to celebrate their “achievements as innovators in engineering and physical sciences research”. Their contribution to science, says EPSRC, “highlights the diversity and impact of the engineering and physical sciences”.

Who are the ten? See below.

RISE leaders University
Professor Jim Al-Khalili University of Surrey
Professor Sadie Creese University of Oxford
Professor Leroy (Lee) Cronin University of Glasgow
Professor Harald Haas University of Edinburgh
Professor Stephen Haake Sheffield Hallam University
Professor Jenny Nelson Imperial College London
Professor Jeremy O’Brien University of Bristol
Professor Rodrigo Quian Quiroga University of Leicester
Professor Kevin Shakesheff University of Nottingham
Professor Rachel Williams University of Liverpool

An independent panel comprising of Philip Greenish, Imran Khan, Dr Sarah Main, Professor Sir Richard Brook, Professor Harold Poor and chaired by Professor David Delpy, selected the leaders from nominations put forward by 30 universities, industries and learned societies. The criteria is leadership, engagement, influence and impact.

“The RISE awards are a unique opportunity to recognise established and future research leaders in engineering and the physical sciences,” said Philip Greenish, CBE, Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

“RISE is part of the Engineering for Growth campaign which aims to bring engineering to the heart of society; celebrating the contribution of inspiring researchers to growth and innovation is a great way to help create a connection between engineering and daily life.”

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[Via Sheffield Hallam University]

 

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