IOP members awarded University Research Fellowships by the Royal Society

18 July 2013

Five IOP members have been awarded University Research Fellowships (URFs) by the Royal Society. The fellowships are awarded to outstanding scientists who are judged to have the potential to become leaders in their fields.

IOP affiliate member Alfonso Arturo Castrejon-Pita, of the University of Oxford, has been awarded a URF for a project on fine-scale genetics of large scale evolutionary innovation; and affiliate member Simone De Liberato, of the University of Southampton, has a URF for a project on cavity QED with artificial atoms: toward next generation integrated THz emitters.

IOP member Iain Hannah, of the University of Glasgow, has been awarded a URF for his project on electron acceleration on the flaring Sun: simulations and hard X-ray statistics; IOP member Philip King, of the University of St Andrews, has been awarded a URF for his project on electronic structure engineering of novel topological phases; and IOP member Brian Patton, of the University of Oxford, has been awarded a URF for his project on imaging deep tissue neural processes with nanodiamond.