Grants and fellowships for new arrivals in Engineering
8 October 2008
Two academics recently arrived in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering have been awarded new grants and fellowships from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
Dr Mark Thompson’s appointment, made under the EPSRC’s Challenging Engineering scheme, is a joint lectureship with the Department of Physics. Dr Thompson, whose main research interests are in the field of photonic devices, photonic integration and experimental quantum optics, has also been awarded a 2008 Toshiba Fellowship, a collaboration between Toshiba and EPSRC aimed at fostering and developing the relationship between Japanese industry and UK academia.
Dr Ruth Oulton has just taken up a five-year EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellowship and will take up a full lectureship post when the fellowship period has ended. Her general research areas are quantum optics and the electronic structure of semiconductors.