£1.5m EPSRC fellowship for Professor Neil Champness

Neil Champness, Professor of Chemical Nanoscience, has been awarded a £1.5m Established Career Fellowship by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). EPSRC fellowships support exceptional individuals who are delivering the highest quality research to meet UK and global priorities. The award to Professor Champness recognises his world-leading research into molecular structures and will support the development …

Chief Scientific Adviser, fellowships and honours for researchers

Professor Tom Rodden has been appointed as Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. He is among significant numbers of our outstanding academics recognised throughout 2018  by their peers and learned societies for pioneering contributions to scholarship and delivering world-class research. Many of these accolades featured in a review of  2018 …

Discovery. For the world: celebrating the impact of our exceptional research

Discovery. For the world This is the message the University of Nottingham and our partners are sharing as we celebrate the impact of our exceptional research across the world. We echoed this message at the University’s Knowledge Exchange and Impact Awards 2018, which recognised the contribution of outstanding individuals and teams to our mission of …

University’s one million Open Access downloads

Coinciding with International Open Access Week (22 – 26 October), downloads from the University’s repositories of research papers, theses and datasets have just passed one million since the start of 2018.  This has never happened in any previous calendar year. Guest blog by Tony Simmonds, Senior Research Librarian   This milestone underlines the commitment of …

Engineering’s new APVC for research

Professor Christopher Tuck has been appointed as Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, Faculty of Engineering.   Chris Tuck is Professor of Materials Engineering and Deputy Director of the EPSRC Centre Of Innovative Manufacturing in Additive Manufacturing. He  is also Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing, a training …

New Director of Centre for Biomolecular Sciences   

Professor Chris Denning has been appointed as Director of the Centre for Biomolecular Sciences (CBS) as it undergoes a £23m expansion to underline its reputation as a hub of world-class interdisciplinary research.   The project extends the existing £40m CBS buildings, where areas of research excellence include the Centre for Synthetic Biology, and the National Biofilms Innovation Centre, as well …

Open access: research funders issue 2020 deadline

I would like to share with you an important and very significant change that is set to accelerate the transition towards open access (OA) publishing of research outputs, writes Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange. From 2020, 11 national funding organisations across Europe, including UKRI, will require that every paper they …

Brexit: availability of EU funding to UK institutions for research

December 2018 update Brexit remains unclear but the message to our researchers below on funding is unchanged: European funding remains a viable option, and we should be alert to these opportunities. Any funding secured through the EU  before the end of 2020, including Horizon 2020 money “will be guaranteed by the UK government even in a no-deal …

British Academy honours Professor Judith Still

Judith Still, Professor of French and Critical Theory, has been elected as a Fellow to the British Academy. Professor Still, of the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, joins a record 76 academics elected in recognition of their achievements in the humanities and social sciences. This is the largest cohort of new Fellows elected …

NHS at 70: Professor Dame Jessica Corner is celebrated among its most influential nurses and midwives

Today the NHS is 70 – and Professor Dame Jessica Corner, the University of  Nottingham‘s Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, has been named as one of the most influential nurses in its history. The Nursing Standard’s 70 NHS years: a celebration of 70 influential nurses and midwives from 1948 to 2018, recognises Dame Jessica’s …