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Profiles of people associated with EPSRC including Fellows, Council members and EPSRC staff. Please use the filters to customise the listing on this page.

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Dr Rebecca Boston is a Lloyd’s Register Foundation and Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Sheffield.

Professor Diana Huffaker currently holds the Welsh Government Ser Cymru Chair in Advanced Materials and Engineering. She is Scientific Director of the Institute for Compound Semiconductors (ICS) at Cardiff University.  Her appointment as Professor at Cardiff University is held jointly between School of Engineering and School of Physics.  She maintains Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of California at Los Angeles where she directs the Integrated NanoMaterials Laboratory.  Professor Huffaker has co-authored over 300 refereed journal publications with more than 11000 citations and many invited presentations world-wide. Her research interests include integrated optoelectronic devices, nanostructures, quantum technologies.

Niels Lohse is a Reader in Manufacturing Automation and Robotics at Loughborough University. He leads Intelligent Automation Centre at the Wolfson School for Mechanical, Electrical, and Manufacturing Engineering and is the director of the Made Smarter Innovation – Research Centre for Smart, Collaborative Industrial Robotics.

Noha Abu El Magd obtained her BSc degree in Nanotechnology (Chemical) (2014) with first class honours from the University of Leeds, UK. In September 2014, she joined the Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials at the University of Bristol and is currently in the final year of her PhD project entitled “Nanoporous Protein Crystal Biohybrid Materials”. 

Claire Adjiman is Professor of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. She holds an MEng from Imperial College and a PhD from Princeton University, both in Chemical Engineering. Her research interests include integrated process and molecular/materials design, including the development of design methods, property prediction techniques and optimisation algorithms. She works extensively with industry, especially the oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals sectors and has licensed thermodynamic modelling software.

Ankush is a Lecturer in Engineering and a member of the Glasgow Computational Engineering Centre at the University of Glasgow.

Neil is currently Vice-Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Engineering at Imperial College London.

University of Surrey

Dr. Stephen Allen is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Department of Architecture and Civil  Engineering at the University of Bath. He is an engineer focused on energy and sustainability in the built environment, with professional experience across academia, industry and public policy. He has worked as the Energy Adviser at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology in Westminster, and as a consultant in industry. Stephen is a joint recipient of the George Stephenson Prize from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (2009) for one of his journal publications, and a member of the Early Career Forum of EPSRC’s Engineering Theme.

John Bagshaw is a BAE Systems Engineering Fellow, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and the Royal Aeronautical Society, and a Chartered Physicist and Engineer.

Dr Laura Baker has 20 years' experience in the Steel Industry including senior leadership roles within Technical, Supply Chain and Manufacturing departments. She has represented the industry at international events and has an excellent understanding of the challenges facing manufacturing and the steel industry supply chain in particular.

Imperial College London

Professor Mike Barnes is Deputy Head of the Power & Energy Division in the School of Engineering at Manchester University

John is a Professor in Energy and Climate Policy at the Sustainable Research Institute (SRI), University of Leeds with over 20 years of experience in energy and climate policy. His research interests include energy demand, resource productivity, energy and economy modelling, carbon accounting and exploring low carbon transitions. John has been the Director of a number of large research centres that has employed a range of modelling approaches, including Multi-Regional Input-Output Models, to understand how changes in production and consumption can contribute to a low carbon future. 

Jeremy Baumberg is Professor of NanoScience at the University of Cambridge, and leads centres of NanoPhotonics and a Centre for Doctoral Training in NanoTechnology.

Martin Baumers is Assistant Professor of Additive Manufacturing Management at the Centre for Additive Manufacturing (CfAM) in the Faculty of Engineering. In his research, Martin focuses on the economics and efficient operation of AM as well as the benefits that can be derived from adopting the technology. Starting with his doctoral research, Martin's work has concentrated on the development of novel approaches to production costing and build time estimation. Further areas of interest are process selection, computational build volume packing and scheduling approaches and shape complexity measurement techniques. Martin also investigates the environmental sustainability of additive processes, with an emphasis on energy consumption, to assess whether AM provides a pathway to more sustainable manufacturing and more benign products. Recently, Martin has started investigating management in digital manufacturing settings from the ecosystems and platform perspectives.

University College London

Professor Stephen Belcher became Met Office Chief Scientist in December 2016.

Currently in her second year in the Fluid Dynamics Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) at the University of Leeds, Megan's PhD research centres on the interaction of environmental wind shear and moist convection in the West African Monsoon.

Matthew works at the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). 

Dr Kate Black became a lecturer in the School of Engineering at the University of Liverpool in July 2013. Her research background is in Additive Manufacturing, with particular interest in the development of functional materials for inkjet printing. She is also a member of the Young Academy of Europe and is the chair for the Liverpool Women in Science and Engineering society (LivWiSE).

Liam Blackwell is Deputy Director for Quantum Technologies, with responsibility for our contribution to the UK's National Quantum Technologies Programme, for EPSRC's participation in the Clean Growth Challenge in the Industrial Strategy and ISCF.

Andrew Blake was appointed as the first Director of The Alan Turing Institute in October 2015. Formerly, Andrew joined Microsoft in 1999 as a Senior Researcher to found the Computer Vision group. In 2008 he became a Deputy Managing Director at the lab and in 2010 took up the position of Microsoft Distinguished Scientist and the Laboratory Director of Microsoft Research Cambridge, England.

Dimitra Blana is a Research Fellow in Biomedical Engineering at Keele University. She studied for her undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering in the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, before moving to Case Western Reserve University (Ohio, USA) for her MSc and PhD in Biomedical Engineering.

Paula Booth is currently Daniell Professor of Chemistry and Head of Department at King’s College, London, where she leads the renaissance of the discipline at the university. She is also a Group Leader of a Satellite Laboratory at the Francis Crick Institute. Paula leads an active, interdisciplinary research group working at the interface between Chemistry and Life Sciences, having previously held Faculty positions at Oxford, Imperial College and Bristol in Biochemistry. Her research addresses the biosynthetic folding of integral membrane proteins, studying reaction mechanisms, regulation by membrane lipids and constructing biomembranes for Synthetic Biology applications. Her innovative research has been recognised with  awards including a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award and Philip Leverhulme Prize, and her funding includes a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award, ERC Advanced Grant, EPSRC-NFS award, BBSRC-EPSRC Synthetic Biology Centre funding as well as grants from BBSRC, EPSRC and the Leverhulme Trust.

Paula has extensive experience at executive and advisory level, for example serving on the UK Biochemical Society, US Protein Society and University of Bristol Councils as well as several Scientific Advisory Boards including the Rosalind Franklin Next Generation Chemistry Board that she will Chair in 2021. She is also a REF 2021 panel member, sits in BBSRC Appointments Board and has served on many funding panels including BBSRC,EPSRC, ERC and The Wellcome Trust.

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