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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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Gavin works within UKRI Finance and is the Senior Finance Business Partner supporting EPSRC. He provides strategic leadership to ensure the finance function provides effective support to EPSRC in delivering its financial objectives.

Prof. Mercedes Maroto-Valer is Associate Principal (Global Sustainability) at Heriot-Watt University, leading the environmental sustainability strategy to make a significant impact in the attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Mercedes is Director of the Research Centre for Carbon Solutions (RCCS), a world leading research centre delivering innovation for meeting carbon targets and decarbonisation.

She has held appointments at the University of Kentucky, Pennsylvania State University, University of Nottingham and currently at Heriot-Watt University. Her internationally recognised track record covers energy systems, CCUS, hydrogen technologies and low carbon fuels and is Principal Investigator/Co-Investigator on a wide range of research and innovation projects, including funding from EPSRC, Innovate UK, Horizon 2020, ERC Advanced, etc. Mercedes has over 550 publications, including editor of 4 books and 15% of her publications are in top 10% most cited worldwide.

Mercedes holds leading positions in professional societies and editorial boards and has received numerous international prizes and awards. She has built successful impact pathways with a large network of industrial partners. Mercedes is also leading the development of the UK Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC) focused on challenge-led research and transformative innovation to accelerate the decarbonisation of industrial clusters.

Christopher Marrows is Professor of Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Leeds. Previously a Research Fellow of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, his research interests span nanomagnetism, nanoelectronics, and spintronics, studying the phenomena that will underpin future generations of information technology hardware.

Dr Haydn Martin is a Senior Research Fellow at the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Advanced Metrology at the University of Huddersfield, having completed his EPSRC in 2009. His field of research is in surface and precision metrology.

Lucy Martin is Deputy Director for Cross-Council Programmes with a focus on energy and decarbonisation and the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Faraday Battery Challenge. Lucy is responsible for strategic leadership and oversight of EPSRC’s environmental sustainability research agenda.

I am Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering and research new ways to measure, control and utilise multiphase properties in products and processes. My group use facilities across Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science and the wider University and make particular use of the Chadwick Building Pilot Hall where we can mix across bench to industrial scale with inline particle characterisation, spectroscopy and electrical tomography and also the Manchester X-Ray Imaging Facility.

Allan Matthews is Professor of Surface Engineering and Tribology in the School of Materials and Director of the BP International Centre for Advanced Materials.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Stephen McArthur is a Professor of Intelligent Energy Systems and a Deputy Associate Principal at the University of Strathclyde.

Dr McCalmont returned to university as a mature student following a career in commercial forestry. He felt there was a need in the industry for people who could understand the changing nature of UK forestry and public demands of it so he decided to study conservation and land management with the idea of returning to the industry following graduation.

Emma is a PhD student funded by the University of Birmingham to research externally manipulating collagen type I. This involves the use of inorganic ions and topographical cues to aid wound repair at different sites within the body.

Alison McKay is Professor of Design Systems in the School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Leeds and director of the Socio-Technical Centre, a multidisciplinary research centre based in the Leeds University Business School.

I am an experimental physicist, working in the field of high power laser-plasma interactions. The award of an EPSRC Leadership Fellowship enables me to dedicate most of my time to research. It is also supporting two postdoctoral research associates (PDRAs) to work on new frontiers and challenging problems in laser-plasma physics. This has opened up promising new directions in my research.

Francesca Romana Medda is a Professor of Applied Economics and Finance at the University College London (UCL). She is the Director of UCL Institute of Finance and Technology.  The Institute of Finance & Technology is the new UCL Institute dedicated to innovative finance and technology. 

The research and teaching in UCL Institute of Finance & Technology are focused mainly on three key areas of interest of Prof Medda and her group: digital finance, impact & sustainable finance and urban & infrastructure investments. Since 2012 she serves as economic adviser to the UK Ministry of Environment and Agriculture (Defra) and in 2014 at the Ministry of Finance (HM Treasury). She is Vice-President of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee.

Her work is published in leading academic and practitioner journals. She has worked and works actively with the private and public sector including The European Investment Bank, The World Bank, UNESCO, UN-Habitat, WILLIS Re, HALCROW, and UITP.

She has hold several grants, two of which pertain to the application of complexity analysis in the real world, co-Investigator in the £6.2m EPSRC Programme Grant “Liveable Cities” and the £5.8m grant “New Business for Infrastructure Investments”. A present she runs the EU Horizon 2020 grant CLIC (Circular models Leveraging Investment in Cultural Heritage).

Tom Melham is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Balliol College, where he is Praefectus and Tutor in Computation. He is also Associate Head (Research) of Oxford’s Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division.

Dr Gillian Menzies is an Associate Professor of Environment and Climate Change at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. She has been in post since 2000, has a track record of research in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and sustainability, and is Director of the RAEng Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Building Design.

Professor Meredith is a professor of Materials Physics and Sêr Cymru National Research Chair at Swansea University and Honorary Professor of Physics at the University of Queensland in Australia. He has long standing research interests in next generation semiconductors and related advanced materials for applications including solar energy, optoelectronics and photodetection, sensing and bioelectronics.

Professor Meredith has worked extensively in and with industry, the SME sector and universities in the UK, Australia, Asia and the USA. He is the co-founder of several start-up companies, served on numerous advisory bodies and boards, and also has a long standing interest in Renewable Energy policy development.

In 2013 he was awarded the Premier of Queensland’s Award for Sustainability and an Australian Research Council Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award, in 2017 he was awarded a Ser Cymru National Research Chair, in 2019 elected Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales and in 2020 received the OBE for services to materials research and innovation. 

Professor Nicole Metje is a Professor of Infrastructure Monitoring in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Birmingham. Her research focusses on buried infrastructure and the development and use of sensing technologies to see through the ground and/or assess the condition of infrastructure assets.

Dr Will Midgley is a Lecturer in Mechatronics and Control Systems Engineering in the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering at Loughborough University. His main focus is research into methods for improving the efficiency, reliability and safety of electric and hybrid vehicles. He joined Loughborough University after three years working in the Vibration Research Group at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Japan.

Gerard Milburn obtained a PhD in theoretical Physics from the University of Waikato in 1982 for work on squeezed states of light and quantum nondemolition measurements. He was appointed to a postdoctoral research assistantship in the Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London in 1983.

Rob Millar is the Head of Electrical for Williams Advanced Engineering, the technology and engineering services business of the Williams Group.

Dr Katy Milne is a Chief Engineer at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. Katy is the project lead for DRAMA - a part of the Aerospace Technology Institute programme, which will develop digitally twinned additive manufacturing test bed facilities.

Kenny Mitchell is research head of Disney Research UK, professor of computing with Edinburgh Napier University and an Imagineer. His work on real-time vision and computer graphics reaches across all Disney business units with over 20 patent filings in the past five years.

Dr Helen Mitrani is a Lecturer in Civil Engineering at Newcastle University and a Chartered Engineer.

Dafne Zuleima Morgado Ramirez is a Biomedical Engineer and Research Associate at University College London exploring the appropriateness and interaction opportunities of manual wheelchairs with power assist devices. Prior to joining the Interaction Centre (UCLIC), her first postdoctoral position was at the UCL Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science in the Wearable Assistive Materials project.

Dr Morrison is a Senior Lecturer and EPSRC Early Career Fellow at Loughborough University. Her research interests include magnetic thin films, spintronics, energy harvesting, magnetocalorics, and superconductivity.

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