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A further five Newton International Fellowships

2 March 2010

UCL Front Quad

Five more international researchers have been awarded the 2009 Newton Fellowships to undertake two years of research at UCL bringing the total to 13 – more than any other institution.

The Newton International Fellowships Scheme was established to select the best early-stage post-doctoral researchers from all over the world and enable them to work at UK research institutions for a period of two years.

The fellows and their research subjects for the 2009 fellowships are:

  • Dr Alexandra Alvergne: Social influence on the diffusion of cultural innovation: the case of modern contraception
  • Dr Yixian Lin: Early glass and pigments from Majiayuan Cemetery, Gansu, China
  • Dr Christopher Olivola: From fundamental psychological principles to the valuation of human lives
  • Dr Simone Severini: Quantum networks dynamics
  • Dr Xiaobo Zhai: Greatest Happiness, Democracy and Tyranny of Majority: The Normative and Institutional Structure of Jeremy Bentham’s Constitutional Theory
  • Dr Pedro Hallal: Effects of early life exposures on physical activity and body composition throughout the lifespan
  • Dr Koon Fung Lam: Flow Separation Processes in Micro-structured Units
  • Dr Deborah Villarroel-Lamb: Modelling and Prediction of long-term coastal morphology
  • Dr Javier Carrasco: Towards a First-Principles Understanding of Heterogeneous Ice Nucleation on the Nanoscale
  • Dr Simona Irrera: Molecular modelling of DNA/RNA bases on metal surfaces
  • Dr Martha Nari Havenith: A causal role for oscillations in cortical sensory processing? A direct test.
  • Dr Neel Dhruv: Quantitative analysis of cortical response dependence on network activity
  • Dr Marianna D'Arco: Study of the molecular basis of alpha2delta-1 up-regulation in DRG neuron

The Newton International Fellowships Scheme is an initiative run by The British Academy, The Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society. The scheme covers researchers in all disciplines covered by the three academies – natural and social sciences, engineering and humanities. It provides annual grants of £24,000 as part of a long-term goal to build a global pool of research leaders and foster international collaboration with the UK.

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