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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 Felix Oppong has a PhD in Physics from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. His main area of expertise is the rheology of soft materials. Since 2009, he has been working as a Research Scientist at Unilever R&D, UK. 

Rachel O’Reilly is a professor of Polymer Science in the Chemistry Department at the University of Warwick.

Richard holds the Chair in Responsible Innovation at the University of Exeter Business School, where he sits in the School of Management. Originally an environmental scientist, Richard's research involves understanding the responsible emergence of innovation and new technologies in democratic society.

Miles Padgett holds the Kelvin Chair of Natural Philosophy at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. He is currently PI of the Quantum Imaging Hub, one of the four Quantum Technology hubs forming the UK network.

Kedar is Director for Cross-Council Programmes, with responsibility for Cross-Council themes including AI, Digital Economy, Manufacturing, Energy and Decarbonisation, Quantum Technologies and Healthcare Technologies. He works with senior colleagues across UKRI Councils, Government Departments and UKRI Centre to identify exciting new Cross-Council opportunities and to deliver collective priorities, for example in ISCF and SPF.

Dr Paolo Paoletti is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Engineering at the University of Liverpool. He graduated cum laude in Automation Engineering (2006) and obtained a PhD in Nonlinear Dynamics and Complex Systems (2010) from the University of Florence, Italy.

University of Liverpool

Durham University

Alessia Pasquazi received her PhD in Engineering from the University of Roma Tre in 2009. She has been MELS fellow (Quebec, Canada) from 2010-2011 and EU Marie-Curie Fellow from 2013-2015. She works in nonlinear photonics and she is currently Reader in experimental physics at the University of Sussex. 

Siddharth Patwardhan (SP) has received a BEng in Petrochemical Engineering and MSc and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering. He has obtained expertise in multidisciplinary areas such as biologically inspired green routes to nanomaterials, self-assembly of biomacromolecules and scale-up manufacturing of nanomaterials.

Adrian is Deputy Director for Planning, Operations and Governance and ensures effective business planning, operational, governance, and evaluation arrangements within EPSRC, and manages the interface with the corporate centre on operational matters to ensure that EPSRC obtains high-quality services.

University of Southampton

Eujin’s research interest focuses on Functionally Graded Additive Manufacturing (FGAM) that falls under the EPSRCs theme of Manufacturing the Future. FGAM uses Additive Manufacturing processes to produce functional parts, establishing a radical shift from contour modelling to performance modelling.

Imperial College London

Professor Lydia Plowman is Chair in Education and Technology and Dean of Research in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. She was formerly Vice-Chair of the ESRC's Grant Assessment Panel and is an elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Maria Pregnolato is a Lecturer in Civil Engineering and EPSRC Research Fellow at the University of Bristol. Her projects within the Living with Environmental Change (LWEC) area investigates the impact of flooding on bridges and transportation.

Mark Price is Professor of Aeronautics and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Engineering and Physical Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast.  His research background is on engineering design methods, particularly in relation to integrated design and manufacturing systems.

University of Leicester

Dr Jonathan Radcliffe is a Reader at the University of Birmingham where he leads the Energy Systems and Policy Analysis Group; and is a Fellow of the university's Institute for Global Innovation, for which he leads the interdisciplinary 'Resilient Cities' theme.

Dr Qasim Rafiq is a Senior Lecturer at University College London in Bioprocess Engineering and has been working in the field of cell and gene therapy, regenerative medicine and tissue engineering for  more than 10 years.

Paul Raithby is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Bath and currently holds an EPSRC Senior Research Fellowship. He read for a BSc Degree in Chemistry at Queen Mary College, London, and completed a PhD in Chemical Crystallography. He begun a faculty post at Cambridge and stayed for 25 years, becoming a Fellow of St Catharine's College and a Reader in Structural Chemistry.

Rasmita Raval is a Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Interdisciplinary Surface Science Research Centre at the University of Liverpool.

Susan has over 35 years working in the IT sector. She has worked for Blue chip manufacturers, Big 4 consultancies, and an IT services company. Her main focus has been the use of IT for innovation in the manufacturing and media sectors. Susan lived through the digital revolution in the media industry and has a deep understanding of the unexpected impacts digital technology can have on business. She is now bringing that experience to help manufacturing organisations make the digital transformation.

Experience in the manufacturing sectors includes the manufacture of tyres, aero engineering, esters for potato crisps, spinning of concrete, paint, furniture fittings and street furniture.

Dr. Alexander Reip received his MSc in Chemistry from The University of Reading and PhD in Materials from Brunel University. In 2012 he joined Oxford nanoSystems at its founding. The company develops innovative nanocoatings to improve heat transfer in two phase systems such as air conditioning, refrigeration and energy generation. Alex developed the company's coating technology and was made CEO in 2015 to being scale up and commercialisation.

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