Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship and Quantum Technologies Fellowships go to IOP members

28 September 2015

Early-career researcher Dr Anita Zeidler has been appointed to a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship for 2015 and will be taking up her appointment in October.

Dr Anita Zeidler

Zeidler, an associate member of the IOP, will be conducting research at the University of Bath on rational design of glassy materials with technological applications.

The Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship scheme supports outstanding scientists and engineers at an early stage of their careers and is designed to help candidates progress to permanent academic positions. The Royal Society says the scheme, which is conferring eight fellowships this year, is aimed specifically at researchers who require a flexible working pattern and is particularly popular with female scientists.

Zeidler’s fellowship is one of two Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships in 2015 that will be funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

The EPSRC has also announced a number of Quantum Technologies Fellowships as part of the National Quantum Technology Programme and several IOP members, fellows, and affiliates are among the 10 physicists who have received them.

Established-career fellowships have been awarded to IOP fellows Professor John Rarity of the University of Bristol, researching spin-photon systems for scalable quantum processors; Professor Gerald Buller, of Heriot-Watt University (next generation imaging using sparse single-photon data); and Professor Douglas Paul of the University of Glasgow (engineering quantum technology systems on a silicon platform).

Early-career fellowships have been awarded to IOP member Dr Earl Campbell of the University of Sheffield (towards fault-tolerant quantum computing with minimal resources); and affiliate members Dr Jonathan Matthews of the University of Bristol (photonic quantum-enhanced sensors) and Dr Jose Verdu Galiana of the University of Sussex (quantum microwave sensor).