Professor David Haddleton, Department of Chemistry, has been awarded a Wolfson Research Merit Award by the Royal Society, the UK's national academy of science.
This award aims to provide universities with additional support to attract to this country and retain respected scientists of outstanding achievement and potential. It is jointly funded by the Wolfson Foundation and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
Professor Haddleton will be working on a project entitled "Controlled polymerisation to new materials: Polymer therapeutics to oil recovery". He will take up his award by 1 May 2011.