Royal Society announces prestigious University Research Fellowships

RoyalSoc-1wThe University Research Fellow scheme aims to provide outstanding scientists

The Royal Society has announced the appointment of 41 new University Research Fellows (URFs), including three from the University of Liverpool.

Dr Yvonne Grunder, from the Department of Physics; Dr Carlos Marti-Gastaldo, from the Department of Chemistry; and Dr Luning Liu, from the Institute of Integrative Biology, have been awarded the prestigious posts.

The URF scheme aims to provide outstanding scientists, who have the potential to become leaders in their chosen fields, with the opportunity to build an independent research career.

”We are very proud to have three Liverpool researchers in this prestigious position”
The newly appointed URFs at Liverpool are working on a variety of projects in areas such as global food shortage and energy conversion and storage, as well as advancing technologies in understanding chemical reactions at the atomic scale.

Professor Dinah Birch, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, said: “It is a great achievement to be appointed as on the Royal Society’s new University Research Fellows, and we are very proud to have three Liverpool researchers in this prestigious position.  It recognises the significance of Dr Marti-Gastaldo, Dr Liu, and Dr Grunder’s work in tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges in energy security and environmental sustainability.”


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