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Eight Cambridge researchers awarded major European starter grants

last modified Sep 04, 2019 12:21 PM

Eight Cambridge researchers are among the latest recipients of European Union awards given to early-career researchers from over 50 countries.

The European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants have been awarded to 408 researchers from across Europe. The awards will help individual researchers to build their own teams and conduct world-leading research across all disciplines, creating an estimated 2,500 jobs for postdoctoral fellows, PhD students and other staff at the host institutions.

The successful Cambridge researchers are:

  • Felix Deschler - Twisted Perovskites: Control of Spin and Chirality in Highly-luminescent Metal-halide Perovskites
  • Louise Hirst - Gliding epitaxy for inorganic space-power sheets
  • Roland Bauerschmidt - Renormalisation, dynamics, and hyperbolic symmetry
  • Quentin Berthet - Computational Trade-offs and Algorithms in Statistics
  • Lorenzo Di Michele - A DNA NANOtechology toolkit for artificial CELL design
  • Sertac Sehlikoglu - Imaginative Landscapes of Islamist Politics Across the Balkan-to-Bengal Complex
  • Blake Sherwin - CMB Lensing at Sub-Percent Precision: A New Probe of Cosmology and Fundamental Physics
  • Margherita Turco - Human Placental Development and the Uterine Microenvironment


“Six of our successful researchers are non-UK nationals, showing once again that Cambridge has the ability to attract the very best talent from around the world to carry out research at its world class facilities.” Peter Hedges.

Click here to read the full university article.


Image credit: Naturally-occurring perovskite, Géry PARENT