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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. BC Eric Kim gained his MSc and PhD in Mechanical Engineering at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology). In 2010, he joined ACCIS (Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science) based in Aerospace Engineering Department of Bristol University as a Research Associate.

Ji-Seon Kim is Professor of Solid State Physics and Director of the EPSRC-funded Plastic Electronics Centre for Doctoral Training at Imperial College London.

Julia King, Baroness Brown of Cambridge, has a distinguished background in academia and business. She spent sixteen years as a researcher and university lecturer at Cambridge and Nottingham universities before joining Rolls-Royce in 1994 where she held a number of senior executive appointments.

Dr Kerry Kirwan is a Reader at WMG, University of Warwick. He is the Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing (EngD), Strategic Director of the £10m Industrial Doctorate Centre and Head of the Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing Research Group within WMG. Dr Kirwan also leads the University of Warwick's Global Research Priority in Innovative Manufacturing.

Sir Peter Knight is Senior Fellow in Residence at the Kavli Royal Society International Centre at Chicheley Hall and immediate past-President of the Institute of Physics. Knight retired at the end of September 2010 as Deputy Rector of Research at Imperial College where he was responsible for the College’s research strategy and a member of the Imperial College Management Board and Council.

Dr Panagiotis Kosmas joined King's College London (KCL) as a Lecturer in 2008, and is currently a Senior Lecturer at KCL's Department of Informatics.

Adam Kowalski is a member of Unilever's Strategic Science Group specialising in formulated products and process intensification, including machine and process design and simulation. He is visiting Professor at the University of Manchester.

James Kratz is a Lecturer in Materials Engineering at the University of Bristol. Based in the Bristol Composites Institute, his research aims to develop technologies for digital manufacturing of high-value composite structures.

Dr Bradley Ladewig completed his Bachelor and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering at The University of Queensland in Australia. After postdoctoral positions in France and Australia he took up a Lectureship at Monash University in 2009, and then moved to Imperial College London as a Senior Lecturer in 2015.

Prof Leigh Lapworth is the Rolls-Royce Fellow in Computational Sciences. He has been with Rolls-Royce for over 30 years and has a long experience of developing and applying physics based simulation using High Performance Computers. He has led a number of successful collaborative projects involving industry and academia. He is the principal business investigator for the 5-year EPSRC Prosperity Partnership in “Computational Science for Advanced Simulation and Modelling of Virtual Systems” launched in 2018.

James Law is the Director of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange at Sheffield Robotics and holds a joint post between the Department of Computer Science and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult) at the University of Sheffield. He is a roboticist with strengths in interdisciplinary research, with awards of over £2M in areas spanning design, psychology, computer science, and control engineering.

Jonathan Legh-Smith directs BT's Strategic Research programme and manages BT's collaborative research partnerships with industry and academia. Jonathan was previously BT's Head of Standards, and has contributed to a number of organisations including ISO, Ecma International, and The Object Management Group.

Professor Steven Ley was the BP (1702) Professor of Chemistry. His title is now Director of Research and Professor of Chemistry. Steve obtained his PhD from Loughborough University with Professor Harry Heaney and afterwards carried out postdoctoral research with Professor Leo Paquette (Ohio State University) then Professor Derek Barton (Imperial College).

Qianqian Li is a lecturer in Composites in the Aeronautics Department at Imperial College London since 2013.  She received her PhD in Material Science and Engineering at the University of Edinburgh in 2007. She then did her post-doc at the University of Erlangen in Germany and was leading the research in the area of nanoparticle reinforced light metal composites.

Trevor is a Research Director at BT, where he is responsible for Openreach’s applied research programme.  This includes leading teams investigating the fundamental physics of communications, new transmission systems, software defined networks and robotics for deploying full fibre (FTTP). 

Trevor is a Chartered Engineer, a member of the IET and is co-vice chair of the UK NICC’s Technical Steering Group.

Professor Chris Linton has held the post of Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Loughborough University since 2011, having previously been Dean of Science and before that the Head of the School of Mathematics.

Dr Chee Tong John Low specialises in ‘Electrochemical Manufacturing’ and ‘Applied Electrochemistry’. He joined WMG as Assistant Professor (2013) and leads research in Energy for Low Carbon Vehicles. He was trained as a Chemical Engineer (Bath, BEng 2004), then Electrochemist (Southampton, PhD 2007) and pursued postdoctoral activities (2007-13) at the Southampton Electrochemical Engineering Laboratory.

Owen heads the Performance Materials Venture Fund for Merck.

Gary Lye is Professor of Biochemical Engineering and Head of the UCL Department of Biochemical Engineering. He is Director of the EPSRC CDT in Bioprocess Engineering Leadership. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and of the Institution of Chemical Engineers. He was previously a member of the UK Government’s Industrial Biotechnology Innovation and Growth Team.

Graham has a BSc (Hons) in Physics with Astrophysics from Birmingham University and a DPhil from Oxford University with the title "Cataclysmic variables in globular clusters and low mass X-ray binaries".

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Jane Madeley was appointed the Finance Director at the University of Leeds in January 2009. After graduating, Jane trained as a chartered accountant and has an MBA. Prior to joining the University, Jane has held senior finance positions in businesses within the retail and fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sectors, including Asda Walmart, Campbell Soup Company and Redcats UK.

Kathryn is Deputy Director at EPSRC. Working primarily on cross-council interfaces, Kathryn has oversight of EPSRC's Connected Nation delivery plan priority. Kathryn has a particular focus on Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy, Manufacturing and SPF.

Candice specialises in Additive Manufacturing (AM) and was recognised for academic research with the award of the FAME Junior award 2011, the only UK recipient to date of this award. Her main focus is on polymer materials and processes, with a view to broadening the utilisation of the technologies across a range of industries.

David Manning is a geologist by training, now Professor of Soil Science at Newcastle University.  He holds an Honorary Chair in the School of Geosciences at Edinburgh University.  His research focuses on carbon capture in natural and artificial soils (carbonation and biochar), and on both shallow and deep geothermal energy.  He was Director of Mineral Solutions Ltd for 10 years, and President of the Geological Society of London from 2014-16.

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