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Leverhulme awards reflect UCL diversity and excellence

18 September 2006

Six new awards from the Leverhulme Trust to members of the UCL community reflect the diversity and excellence of research at the university.

Research Fellowships were awarded to: Professor James Croll (UCL Civil & Enviromental Engineering), to study thermal ratchets in glacial and periglacial mechanics; Professor Julian Graffy (UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies), to examine the representation of foreigners in Russian film; Dr Andrew Hemingway (UCL History of Art), for 'American Modern: Precisionist painting and reification', and Professor David Tuckett (UCL Psychology), to conduct a psychoanalytic study of investment markets.

Early Career Fellowships were awarded to Giancarlo Gavioli (UCL Electronic & Electrical Engineering), to explore 160Gb/s digital optical devices, and Kristin Kovarovic (UCL Anthropology), for 'Hominin Palaeoecology: Comparing fossil bovid evidence'.

The Leverhulme Trustees place special weight on the originality of the projects put to them, the significance of the proposed work, the ability to judge and take appropriate risk in the project, and the removal of barriers between traditional disciplines.

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