New Delhi: Tata group and the Royal Society are pleased to announce the appointment of three new Tata University Research Fellows (URFs) to the Royal Society’s prestigious University Research Fellows scheme.
The University Research Fellowship scheme aims to provide outstanding early career scientists, who have the potential to become leaders in their chosen fields, with the opportunity to build an independent research career.
Last year, the Royal Society’s longstanding University Research Fellowship scheme received a £5.6 million boost, thanks to a generous funding from a group of Tata companies, including Tata Sons, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). Tata support will fund up to nine fellowships in the Physical Sciences and Engineering streams over the next decade. The partnership will support the selected candidates in their respective area of research for a period of five years, with the option to apply for a further three years of funding.
The newly appointed research fellows are:
Dr Adriana Paluszny Rodriguez (Isogeometric fracture growth in heterogeneous media), Imperial College London
Dr Rowan Leary (Understanding single-atom catalysts by electron microscopy), University of Cambridge
Dr David Turton (Black holes in string theory and holography), University of Southampton
Commenting on the announcement, Dr David Landsman, executive director, Tata Limited, said, “We’re all aware of the impact of technology in our lives today, and the importance of R&D across business. But behind many of the most important human advances is pure science, which enhances our understanding of the world and forms the foundation for future innovations. That’s why we’re proud to be continuing our partnership with the Royal Society. Pioneering with purpose is at the heart of the Tata ethos, so by supporting some of the brightest minds in UK research, Tata is helping to uncover the answers to some of the most complex scientific questions in the world today”.