The October 2017 edition features conversations with Professor Denise Schmandt-Besserat, a renowned archaeologist and expert on token, and Professor Bill Maurer, a renowned cultural anthropologist, and with Professor David Greenwood, who leads the Advance Propulsion System team at Warwick Manufacturing Group and has a wealth of experience in the automotive industry. There is also a themed section on Movement.
The Institute appoints two rounds of Early Career Fellows each year, for fellowships of 6-10 months duration. The programme supports fellows in the transition period from the submission of doctoral thesis through to beginning postdoctoral careers. Fellows use their time to undertake career development activities (including job applications and writing papers), while engaging with the interdisciplinary environment of the IAS and participating in the Academic Careers and Employability Programme to develop skills for academic careers. Fellows also run a workshop or symposium, often working in collaboration with other fellows to produce innovative interdisciplinary events.
Congratulations to Professor Peter Scott who will take up the role of Director of the Warwick Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) from 1 September 2017.
Professor Scott joined Warwick’s Department of Chemistry in 1997 as a Lecturer and has served in a variety of roles for the department and university. Peter is also the founder and scientific director of the Warwick spin-out Interface Polymers Ltd.
Peter was educated at Salford and Oxford and later undertook post-doctoral work at Universität Konstanz in Germany and Sussex University, holding a Royal Society European Research Fellowship and the Ramsay Memorial Fellowship. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Chair of the National Chemical Database Service Advisory Board.
He leads collaborative interdisciplinary research in two areas: the discovery of self-assembling molecules as antimicrobials and cancer medicines; interfacially-active polyolefin materials for industry.
The IAS is delighted to announce that the first nine WIRL-COFUND Fellows have been recruited to join us for two years. During their time at Warwick, these Fellows will undertake individual research projects and partake in the Academic Careers and Leadership (AcCaLd) training programme.
Many congratulations to Theodora Hadjimichael, Alice Leonard, Ellen Martus, Elisabetta Nadalutti, Elizabeth Nolte, Anirudh Rana, Stephen Seely, Olga Smith and David Fengwei Xie. We also wish to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in the recruitment and selection process.
This programme is jointly funded by the University of Warwick and the European Union's Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions COFUND scheme. The next call for applications will open in October 2017.