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Jenny Cooper specialises in energy research and development management with particular focus on energy networks. She has over twenty five years' experience in innovation within the energy industry, with an initial focus on the electricity industry, developing into gas, short and long term strategic planning, environmental issues, new technology and increasingly all aspects of energy technology.

Jon holds The Wolfson Chair in Biomedical Engineering in the School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow. He has interests in the use of micro and nanotechnologies in the life sciences (particularly in the areas of drug delivery and medical diagnostics). His Fellowship is concerned with the use of phononic crystals to shape acoustic fields and create new microfluidic flows.

I am a condensed matter theorist, working on many-particle quantum systems. My work spans both the traditional solid-state setting of semiconductor materials and the field of ultra-cold atomic gases. I was awarded the 2007 Maxwell Medal and Prize by the Institute of Physics, and a Humboldt Research Award (2013).

Rachel Cooper OBE is Distinguished Professor of Design Management and Policy at Lancaster University, where she is also Chair of the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts and co-Director of ImaginationLancaster.

I studied Physics at Oxford before obtaining a PhD in Medical Physics from UCL. My research focuses on advancing fNIRS and optical imaging techniques, with an emphasis on neonatal clinical applications. Formerly a research fellow at Harvard, I returned to UCL to develop a specialized neonatal neuroimaging research group.

My main area of research is in the mathematical analysis of multi-scale phenomena; specifically in the areas of acoustics, continuum mechanics and electromagnetism.  The aim of my work is to determine multi-scale models of value to the engineering and physics communities, rigorously justified mathematically.

With a background in pharmacology Karen has always had an interest in healthcare and in 2008 was appointed to a lectureship at Loughborough University within the Department of Chemical Engineering.

I am a mineralogist, geochemist and materials scientist, applying my skills to the long-term performance of nuclear waste. Previously, I was a Vice Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Sheffield. I am an avid science communicator, making films and writing about the wonderful applications of science & engineering research.

I studied Engineering Science at the University of Oxford and completed a PhD in Welding Engineering at Cranfield University. Currently, I am a post-doctoral researcher with the Solid Mechanics group at the University of Bristol and have interests in residual stress analysis, fracture mechanics, and structural integrity assessment.

Alex obtained his PhD in Chemistry in 2007 from the University of Nottingham. Following a postdoctoral position at Nottingham he moved to Imperial College London to study photoelectrochemical water splitting with Professor David Klug. In 2013 Alex was awarded an EPSRC early career fellowship on the topic of carbon dioxide reduction.

A sociologist by background, I work in an interdisciplinary design context to shape computing systems around people and the social organisation of everyday life. My interest in computing began during my PhD, which focused on exploring the relationship between ‘ethnography’ (the situated study of human action and interaction) and the development of human-centred computing systems and applications.   My work has since spanned a variety of application domains including the workplace, creative industries, eScience, rural and digital economy, and the home. I was the first ethnographer to be honoured with the award of an Established Career Fellowship by the EPSRC and I hold the position of Professor of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham. I believe strongly in shaping future technologies around those whose lives are affected by them – citizens – and building solutions that demonstrably respond to their interests, needs and concerns.

I started working with computer scientists and software engineers when I did my PhD with John Hughes at Lancaster. John pioneered the use of ethnography in systems design and I've been working on shaping computing around the social for the best part of 20 years now. I was awarded an UK Research and Innovation Academic Fellowship in 2006.

I am Professor of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. I gained my PhD from Kavli Institute of Nanoscience Delft and held a JSPS fellowship at the University of Tokyo. I lead a group of 30 researchers focusing on two-dimensional materials for emerging technologies such as wearable electronics and highly efficient optoelectronic devices.

University of Oxford

Dr Nathan Crilly is a Senior Lecturer in Engineering Design at the University of Cambridge. He has a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Southampton University and a PhD in Design from the University of Cambridge. Nathan's research interests are in the areas of design, creativity and communication. He employs an interdisciplinary approach to studying how products are developed, the properties they exhibit and the ways in which people respond to them.

University of Glasgow

Lizzy Cross is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield. Lizzy's research is about developing methods to help us assess the current condition of structures and systems (like aircraft, bridges and wind turbines). Her work encompasses the application of statistics and machine learning technology. 

A graduate of Bath and Lancaster Universities, Trevor has a PhD in compound semiconductors. He is a Fellow and a council member of the Institute of Physics.

I am passionate about improving the quality of research software. I enable researchers to ask larger and more complex research questions by improving the software they develop. By teaching and demonstrating fundamental software engineering principles, I assist academic colleagues in producing robust, reproducible, fast and correct software.

Darren Crowdy is a Professor of Applied Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College London. He obtained a PhD in applied mathematics from Caltech in 1998 and afterwards held a two-year Instructorship in Applied Mathematics at MIT. He is currently a Royal Society Research Fellow,  has been an EPSRC fellow twice, and has help professorships at MIT, Caltech and UC San Diego.

Based at Heriot-Watt University, Dr Gerard Cummins holds his bachelor degree from University College Cork, Ireland and his doctorate from the University of Edinburgh, where he was the recipient of the Wolfson Microelectronics Scholarship. 

I am Professor of Electronics and Nanoengineering and EPSRC Research Fellow in the School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, UK. I am the leader of Bendable Electronics and Sensing Technologies (BEST) group. My multidisciplinary research interests include Flexible and Printable Electronics, Electronic Skin, Robotic Tactile System, Micro/Macroelectronics, and Wearable Systems. 

Richard Dale is Executive Director of Finance at Newcastle University, a post he has held since 2008.

I have a BSc Control Engineering and a PhD in X-ray Astronomy. I have conducted research in Ultraviolet Astronomy, Terrestrial Remote Sensing and Regional Climate Change. I am now involved in Solar Cell research using Perovskite material. My research work has taken me far and wide: the UK, Japan, the USA and Israel.

Rob joined the School of Engineering, Technology and Maritime operations at Liverpool John Moores University in early 2012 and teaches engineering design, design for manufacture and innovation development among other subjects.

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