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Million Pound plus Christmas present for Young University Researcher

 Rachel Edwards

University of Warwick physics lecturer Dr Rachel Edwards has just received a Christmas present worth over a million pounds to fund her work as a young researcher.

The European Research Council (ERC) has recently made awards to what it considers to be the brightest young and coming researchers to help them create their own research teams.

Dr Rachel Edwards has been awarded around 1.6 million euros (just over £1 million) to create a new research team around her work in "non-contact ultrasonics", and will use ultrasound to test the integrity of such things as railway lines and pipe networks, as well as investigating the properties of new materials.

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For further information contact:
Peter Dunn,
Press and Media Relations Manager
Communications Office, University House,
University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 8UW, United Kingdom   
Tel: +44 (0)24 76 523708
Mobile/Cell:  +44 (0)7767 655860


PR 117 20th December 2007