Small grants fund innovative new projects
Five innovative projects have been funded under the first IFM Small Grants scheme.
- Abu Sadek for a project on Nanomaterials for high performance gas and bio-sensing device applications
- Rajeev Gupta - Towards high strength stainless aluminium alloys
- Ludovic Dumee and Li He - Bio-fouling resistant membranes by high velocity embedment of antimicrobial particles
- Alexey Glushenkov - Combining the power of advanced TEM and NMR to reveal lithium and sodium storage mechanisms in battery electrodes
- Rangam Rajkhowa - Fibre based particle carriers for micronutrients and bio fertiliser delivery for sustainable crop production
The awards attracted 24 applications from across all groups and themes. Chairman of the Research & Research Training Committee, Maria Forsyth praised the applications, which she said were of an excellent standard and well aligned with IFM’s strategic goals.
Members of the RRTC reviewed the applications and selected the successful projects from a short list of seven.
“The successful projects were innovative and importantly, also showed strong evidence of collaboration across both IFM and also outside of IFM,” said Prof Forsyth.