UCL Engineering


UCL Engineering awarded four Future Leaders Fellowships

1 May 2020

UCL Engineering academics have been awarded four of a total of seven UKRI Future Leaders fellowships awarded to UCL, and will receive government investment to support their research

A photocollage of portrait photos of the four Future Leaders Fellows.

A total of Seven UCL academics have been named by the government as recipients of prestigious UKRI Future Leaders fellowships, which are designed to identify and nurture the research leaders of tomorrow and support them in their academic careers. The scheme is designed to offer longer-term support to enable researchers to explore complex problems and establish new research teams. UCL has so far been awarded 23 fellowships, the highest number of any institution.

Of these fellowships, over half have been awarded to researchers from within UCL Engineering

Professor Tony Kenyon, UCL Engineering Vice-Dean (Research) said:

This is excellent news, and tribute to the outstanding researchers that I am proud to share a faculty with. The new fellows are already at the cutting edge of their research fields, and these awards will provide a superb opportunity for them to further develop their careers and perform some world-class research.

Professor David Price, UCL Vice-Provost (Research), said:

Recruiting and retaining the best academic talent is integral to UCL’s commitment to research excellence, and, through the Future Leaders scheme we are able to nurture the research leaders of tomorrow. I’d like to extend my warmest congratulations to the successful applicants, and also to the research coordination and facilitation teams, whose support has been a crucial factor in making UCL the most successful participant in the scheme to date.

The UCL Engineering academics are:

Dr Midhat Talibi (UCL Mechanical Engineering)
Dr Elly Martin (UCL Medical Physics and Biomedical Eng)
Dr John Hales (UCL Biochemical Engineering)
Dr Marco Palombo (UCL Centre for Medical Imaging Computing)