Professor Steve Howdle
Director of Research, School of Chemistry
“The School’s over-arching strategic objectives are to strengthen internationally-leading research, while nurturing the research careers of young staff as our leaders of tomorrow. This latter objective has been a key priority and has been achieved through the strategic use of School funds, close mentoring of staff, provision of first-class facilities and acquisition of state-of-the-art instrumentation. The School’s s uccess in attracting young scientists to Nottingham via competitive Fellowships has continued to inject vitality and dynamism into the teaching and research environment.
“For this reason the School has been highly proactive in identifying and preparing internal candidates for UoN Awards (Anne McLaren and NARF) and in securing high quality applicants from across the world. These early career Fellowships provide tremendous opportunities to secure excellence to Nottingham. Once at Nottingham, we can then develop and nurture candidates towards prestigious external Fellowships or academic appointment.
“The School’s track record speaks for itself, with a number of early career researchers winning prestigious competitive awards. Currently, the School has EPSRC ARFs (Licence and Stockman), Royal Society University Research Fellows (Liddle, Khlobystov and Teal (2011), Dorothy Hodgkin Fellows (Gibson, 2010; Gimenez-Lopez, 2011), EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellow (Bichoutskaia), ERC Starting Grant Awardees (Liddle and Khlobystov, 2011), European Union Young Research Investigator (EUYRI; Khlobystov), Leverhulme Fellowships (Robinson, 2010, Sihai Yang, 2011).”
These Fellowships help to bring the best people to our University. They are the research leaders for 10 years in the future and will ensure that the University keeps making a worldwide impact.
Professor Kevin Shakesheff, Head of the School of Pharmacy