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Congratulations to our newest UKRI Future Leaders Fellow

20 May 2020

Congratulations to Dr Andrew Logsdail from the School of Chemistry, who has been selected for a prestigious UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Future Leaders Fellowship.

Supported by a £900m research fund, the Future Leaders Fellowship scheme aims to grow the strong supply of talented individuals needed to ensure that UK research and innovation continues to be world-class. The Fellowships provide researchers from diverse backgrounds and career paths with the flexibility and time they need to make progress on some of society’s most pressing issues.

Dr Logsdail said: “I’m really excited about the opportunities that will be created by this Fellowship - it means a reward for the ideas and work that I have developed, and recognition for my potential as a Future Leader.”
He added: “The goal of my Fellowship is to improve how computer modelling describes interactions between molecules and materials. The Fellowship will apply these methods to new chemistry for renewable fuels, which is a step towards addressing the broader challenges of making chemical processes cleaner and more energy efficient. The Fellowship will also enable me to create, support and develop a team of researchers addressing several important scientific issues, with potential for revolutionary impact on how we live.”

Dr Logsdail is now part of a cohort of 90 fellows selected in this latest round of the scheme, comprising researchers and innovators from academia, business, and industry throughout the UK. Kirsty Grainger, Director of the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships, said: “The Future Leaders Fellows represent some of the most brilliant people working in the country. We’re supporting researchers from every background – from the arts to medicine, and the social sciences to engineering – helping them become the research and innovation leaders of the future.”

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