Two Leeds academics win Wolfson awards

Two of the University’s academics have each received a prestigious Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award.

The awards recognise the excellent research work of Professor Ken Carslaw (School of Earth and Environment) and Professor Giles Davies (School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering).

Professor Carslaw's research involves modelling of the physical and chemical properties of atmospheric aerosols and the effect on clouds, atmospheric composition and climate. Professor Davies leads two groups which are confronting major international research challenges of terahertz frequency electronics and bio-nanoelectronics. 

Only about 30 awards are offered each year, and the criteria for receiving them include:

  • the research record or promise of the researcher
  • the contribution that the researcher can make to the furtherance of UK research in the researcher's field 
  • the record and promise of the university in the researcher's field 
  • the quality of laboratory and other facilities which the university intends to make available to the researcher to undertake research 
  • the researcher's expected contribution to promoting and disseminating research at the university and more widely, including the balance between research, teaching and any other duties and the university's commitment to his or her longer-term and broader career development.  

For more details visit the Royal Society website.

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