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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.

I occupy the Chair of Functional Materials & Photonics and head the Materials And Photonics Systems (MAPS) Group at the University of Dundee. The extended Group currently comprises 12 research-active members and 15 research and project students.

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”. 

Dave Adams obtained his PhD from the University of York. After postdoctoral work at York, Leeds and Leicester, he worked within Unilever for four years. He joined the University of Liverpool in 2008 before moving to the University of Glasgow in 2016. His research involves self-assembly, gels, and conductive materials.

Claire received her PhD in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University. Her research interests are in integrated process and molecular/materials design, property prediction, optimisation. She received several prizes including RAEng-ICI Fellowship (1998-2003), Philip Leverhulme Prize for Engineering (2009), and SCI Armstrong Lecture (2011).

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

Mark Ainslie received his PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge in 2012. Mark has over ten years of experience in the field of applied superconductivity in electrical engineering, and from 2012-2017, he was a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow investigating superconducting electrical machine design.

I received a BA in Natural Sciences, followed by a PhD in Theoretical Chemistry from the University of Cambridge. My first academic appointment was at Queen's University of Belfast in 1995. I returned to the University of Cambridge in 2000 where I become Reader, and then Professor in 2011. I was elected FRS in 2015.

Cameron Alexander is Professor of Polymer Therapeutics and Head of the Division of Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering at the School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham, UK.

  • Degree and PhD in Chemistry from University of Durham
  • Post-Doc at The Melville Laboratory for Polymer Synthesis, University of Cambridge
  • Joined the School of Pharmacy in Nottingham in 2005

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.

I am a EPSRC/BBSRC Innovation Fellow. My research uses computational approaches to gather, integrate and analyse biological big data, including working extensively with next-generation sequencing data. A major part of my work uses network approaches to study pathogenicity in yeast in order to identify novel disease-associated pathways. 

I have been involved in seismic research for over 15 years and have published on a diverse range of problems, spanning theoretical seismology, global seismology as well as hydrocarbon, carbon storage and engineering scale problems. My core expertise is in elastic and acoustic waveform simulation of seismic body-waves.

Studied at Bristol University (PhD 1987). Worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory for two years before accepting a lectureship at Sussex University in 1989. Promoted to Professor in 2000 and moved to Sheffield University in 2004. Received five RSC medals and elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2014. 

  • 2013- Crum Brown Chair of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh.
  • 2009- Chair of Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry, University of Edinburgh.
  • 2009-14 EPSRC Leadership Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh.
  • 2007-09 EaStCHEM Reader in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Edinburgh.

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.

I am a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Analysis from the University of Surrey. I have developed forensic applications for Ion Beam Analysis and mass spectrometry techniques for many years, working with a number of law enforcement agencies.

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.

Richard is a research fellow working at the University of Manchester. His work aims to combine synthetic biology with tissue engineering in order to create drug testing tools that are accurate, cheap and high-throughput.

Imperial College London

Adam’s research develops mathematical methods for studying the neural basis of consciousness. Complexity and information theory are central to the research. He is based at the multi-disciplinary Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science at the University of Sussex. He got his PhD in string/M-theory at Oxford

John Batchelor is head of the Antennas Group at Kent. His current research interests include bodyworn antennas, platform independent RFID tags including transfer tattoo tags for skin, compact multiband antennas, Electromagnetic-Band Gap (EBG) structures, long-wavelength Frequency-Selective Surfaces (FSS) and the use of passive wireless sensors for Assistive Technologies.

I am the Chair in Molecular Bionics in the Department of Chemistry at the University College London (UCL). Prior to UCL, I held positions as Lecturer -2006, Senior Lecturer -2009 and Professor -2011 in the Departments of Materials Sci. Eng. (2006-2009) and Biomedical Science (2009-2013) at the University of Sheffield.

Dr Bauer graduated from ETH Zurich (Switzerland) in 2008, where he afterwards obtained a PhD in Computational Neuroscience in 2013. After a postdoctoral research position and an MRC Skills Development Fellowship at Newcastle University (NU), he then started his EPSRC UK Research and Innovation Fellowship in 2018 (also at NU). 

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

University College London

  • EPSRC PDRA Mechanical Engineering Bath, 2000
  • Lecturer in Mathematics, Bristol Uni, 2000
  • Lecturer, SL, Reader in Mathematics, Imperial College, 2000-2011
  • Professor in Mathematical Biosciences, Exeter Uni, 2011-present

In 2008, Paul was appointed as the Head of Strategic Development, for Siemens Technology and Concepts Group. He continues to be the UK representative responsible for identifying new technologies and concepts for Siemens AG's future portfolio, developing relationships with key universities in support of these developments.

Professor Steve Beeby leads the Smart Electronic Materials and Systems (SEMS) group in the Department of Electronics and Computers Science at the University of Southampton.  He leads research into energy harvesting and e-textiles that has led to two spinout companies and over 250 publications. 

I am a Civil Engineer and Associate Professor in Water Management at Heriot-Watt University. My research focuses on the impacts of hydrological extremes (floods and droughts - hydro-hazards) on society. Prior to Heriot-Watt I held an academic position at UNESCO-IHE in the Netherlands and worked as an engineer for Jacobs.

As the Met Office Chief Scientist, Professor Stephen Belcher is responsible for providing leadership of its 500 research and development staff, who have earned a world-wide reputation for excellence in weather and climate science and the translation of this science into weather and climate services. He represents the Met Office on science and research to UK Government and is a member of the Government Chief Scientists Network.

Sarah Bell is an environmental engineer and Director of the Engineering Exchange at UCL. Her research addresses the relationships between engineering, infrastructure and society in order to address urban sustainability and resilience.

I obtained my PhD from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm in 2005. From Stockholm I moved to Princeton where I became a Veblen Instructor at Princeton University and the Institute for Advanced Study. After that I stayed at Princeton as an Assistant Professor and in 2011 I came to the University of Oxford as a Lecturer in Analysis. I am also a Fellow of St. Anne's College.

After studying mathematics and physics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jonathan moved to Brown University where he received his PhD in mathematics (2011). After spending time at Cambridge University (2011-2014), Imperial College London (2014-2016) and Durham University (2016), Jonathan is now a senior Lecturer at Cardiff University.

I joined the University of Cambridge as a lecturer in 2007. I became a Reader in Probability in 2012. I am also a fellow of King's college. Prior to hat I was educated in France and did a joint PhD thesis at Cornell University (USA) and Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris), and continued as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver (Canada).

Susan is a University Academic Fellow (Assistant Professor) in Cementitious Materials at The University of Leeds, and her research focuses on the development, characterisation and exploitation of advanced and non-traditional cement and concrete technologies for sustainable infrastructure. 

My research concerns the development of materials for tissue repair and regeneration. I currently direct, together with Professor Ruth Cameron, the Cambridge Centre for Medical Materials, a group of around 25 post-docs and PhD students.

This is a job-share fellowship with Ruth Cameron.

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.

I work in the field of machine translation and recently I have focussed on neural machine translation where advances using sub-word units and monolingual data have beaten state-of-the-art baselines. More generally I am interested in how computational linguistics and machine learning can be combined to provide compelling NLP applications

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 is an Associate Director at EPSRC. He is responsible for EPSRC's contribution to the UK's National Quantum Technologies Programme.

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.

I received my PhD in Physics from the University of Nottingham where I specialised in the development of MRI methodologies. I continued this work during postdoctoral positions in Nottingham, the University of California San Diego and the University of Oxford, before being awarded an EPSRC Early Career Fellowship in 2013.

Daphne Jackson Fellow: I did my PhD at the University of Amsterdam under supervision of Professor Albert Shiryaev and Professor Chris Klaassen. Following the completion of my PhD, I was a University Research Fellow at City University, London.

Sarah completed her PhD in Radiation Physics at University College London in 2008 and then worked in both the UK (at Cambridge) and the USA (at Stanford) as a postdoctoral fellow in molecular imaging. In 2013, she returned to the UK as a Lecturer at the University of Cambridge and was promoted to Reader in Biomedical Physics in 2017. 

Richard obtained his PhD from Oxford in 2004. Postdoctoral positions at Bath and Oxford led to an EPSRC Fellowship in 2009. In 2013, Richard moved to the Royal Veterinary College. In 2015, Richard was made Reader of Biomechanics and he continues to work on aerodynamics, sensing, control, and bio-inspired robotics.

Dr Peter Bonfield joined world leading building science centre BRE in 1992 as Senior Scientific Officer and rose through the ranks to become Chief Executive of the BRE Group in January 2012. A materials engineer with a PhD in wind energy and the design of turbine blades, Peter has led major initiatives in these areas of new build and existing housing, as well as in commercial and public sector buildings.

I have studied physics up to PhD degree in Hannover, did a postdoc at Yale University, Habilitation in Hamburg and am chair of Quantum Matter in Birmingham since 2007.

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