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Dr Adam Branch

African politics; Political violence; Foreign intervention; Popular resistance; Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS); School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Adeline Klotz

Magnetic resonance; Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology; School of Technology

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Dr Agnieszka Iwasiewicz-Wabnig

Science; Technology; Innovation; Brokering collaborations; Multi-disciplinary approaches; Maxwell Centre; Department of Physics; School of Physical Sciences

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Dr Ajith Kumar Parlikad

Systems engineering; Asset management; Asset maintenance; Asset information and decision-making; Institute for Manufacturing (IfM); Department of Engineering; School of Technology

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Professor Alan Blackwell (Director of Research)

Technology; Design; Data; Intelligence; Computer Laboratory; School of Technology

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Dr Alexander Patto

Drinking Water, Water and Sanitation, WASH, Bacterial Contamination; Department of Physics; School of Physical Sciences

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Dr Alexander Archibald

Climate Change; Clean Air; Data; Emissions; Human Health; Department of Chemistry; School of Physical Sciences

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Dr Alexandre Kabla

Bioengineering; Mechanobiology; Large cell population dynamics; Cancer metastases; Wound healing; Department of Engineering; School of Technology

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Alexandra Grigore

ICT4D; Biometrics; Technology; Open-source

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Dr Alexandra Winkels

Migration; Livelihoods; Vulnerability; Rural-urban; Climate risks; Centre of Development Studies; Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS); School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Dr Alice Moncaster

Building resilience and adaptation; Sustainable construction; Building carbon and energy emission; Department of Architecture; School of Arts and Humanities

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Professor Alison Smith

Industrial biotechnology; Algal-bacterial symbiosis; Waste remediation; Algal innovation centre; Biophotovoltaic devices; Department of Plant Sciences; School of Biological Sciences

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An Bao

Energy; Affordable lighting; Off-grid; Electricity; Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy; School of Physical Sciences

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Dr Andrew Marsden

Metal Organic Frameworks (MOF) technology; Monolithic MOF; Gas-storing materials; Materials research; Biophysics

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Dr Anne Alexander

Leadership; Collective action; Social movements; Middle East; Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH)

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Aris Vrettos

Sustainable business; Executive education programmes; Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

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Dr Arjuna Sathiaseelan

Digital Inclusion; Connectivity; ICT ecosystems; Infrastructures for the bottom billion; Frugal Innovation; Computer Laboratory; School of Technology

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Professor Ashok Venkitaraman

Pancreatic cancer; Pathogenesis mechanisms; Small molecule therapeutics; Medical Research Council Cancer Unit; School of Clinical Medicine

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Professor Ashwin Seshia

MEMS; Sensors; Energy harvesting; Gravity imaging; Department of Engineering; School of Technology

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Dr Bhaskar Vira (Advisory Board)

Environmental and developmental economics; Political economy; Institutional change; Public policy in developing world; State-society interactions in development; Department of Geography; School of Physical Sciences

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Professor Bill Clyne

Material thermo-mechanical behavior; Surface coating; Modeling; Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy; School of Physical Sciences

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Dr Bjoern Hassler

Interactive pedagogy; Open Educational Resources; Digital technology; School education; Higher education; Faculty of Education; School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Professor Carol Brayne (Advisory Board)

Ageing; Dementia; Public health, Sustainability of Systems, Population Lifecourse; Cambridge Institute of Public Health; School of Clinical Medicine

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Dr Catherine Rhodes

Existential risk; Catastrophic risk; International governance; Science-policy interface; Centre for the Study of Existential Risk

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Professor Cecilia Mascolo

Mobile and sensor systems; Mobility modelling; Mobile applications, Mobile data analysis; Data science; Computer Laboratory; School of Technology

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Dr Charlotte Sausman

Health policy research; Policy implementation; Cambridge University Public Policy Strategic Research Initiative; Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS); School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Dr Chris Sandbrook

Conservation and society; Political Ecology; Conservation market-based instruments; Department of Geography; School of Physical Sciences

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Christian Boehm

Synthetic Biology: Plant reprogramming; Policy; Education; Climate Change; Department of Plant Sciences; School of Biological Sciences

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Christiana Smyrilli

Water; Sanitation; Development; Gender; Infrastructure; Department of Engineering; School of Technology

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Professor Clare Grey (Advisory Board)

Materials and inorganic chemistry; Structure and dynamics; Rechargeable batteries; Battery and supercapacitor function; Fuel cell membranes; Department of Chemistry; School of Physical Sciences

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Dr Claudia Abreu Lopes

Socio-cognitive mechanisms; Social representations; Centre of Governance and Human Rights (CGHR); Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS); School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Professor Sir Colin Humphreys

Gallium nitride; Electron microscopy; High-temperature materials; Solid-state lighting; UV LEDs; Graphene; Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy; School of Physical Sciences

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Dr Dai Morgan

Industrial Sustainability; Sustainable manufacturing; Systems Thinking; Transdisciplinarity; Institute for Manufacturing (IfM); Department of Engineering; School of Technology

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Dan Storisteanu

Technology; mHealth; Biometrics; ICT4D; Department of Medicine; School of Clinical Medicine

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Dr Darshil Shah

Engineered wood and bamboo composites; Natural materials science; Natural materials technology; Centre for Natural Material Innovation; Department of Architecture; School of Arts and Humanities

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Professor David Dunne (Advisory Board)

Schistosomiasis; Public health; Tropical medicine; Multidisciplinary research; Collaboration with African Universities; Department of Pathology; School of Biological Sciences

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Dr David Fairen-Jimenez

Porous materials; Drug delivery; Biofuels; Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs); Renewable energy; Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology; School of Technology

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Dr David Good (Director of Research)

Interdisciplinary research; Skill development/assessment; Integrative complexity thinking; Department of Psychology; School of Biological Sciences

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Dr Dongfang Liang

Hydrodynamics; Hydro-Environment; Flow instability; Combustion; Hydrocarbon recovery; Department of Engineering; School of Technology

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Dr Dora Pereira

Nutritional deficiency; Iron deficiency; Dietary and supplemental Iron; Department of Pathology; School of Biological Sciences

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Dr Eiko Yoneki

Digital Epidemiology; Complex Networks; Remote sensing; Infectious disease; Computer Laboratory; School of Technology

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Elisabeth Liddle

Water supply; Groundwater; Systems-based analysis; Sub-Saharan Africa; Department of Engineering; School of Technology; Centre for Sustainable Development

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Dr Elizabeth Wagemann

Housing in extreme situations; Prefabricated and modular designs; Department of Architecture; School of Arts and Humanities

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Dr Erwin Reisner (Advisory Board)

Bioenergy; Energy storage; Artificial photosynthesis; Sustainable chemical conversion; Bio-inspired Chemistry; Department of Chemistry; School of Physical Sciences

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Fung Sing Choi

Technology; Lighting; Solar power; Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy; School of Physical Sciences

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Giles Barton-Owen

Technology; Software; Design; Machine learning; Language processing; Centre of Governance and Human Rights (CGHR); School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Han Cheng

Development politics; Knowledge production; Global South; China; Africa; Department of Geography; School of Physical Sciences

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Dr Hatice Gunes

Human behaviour understanding; Affective computing; Social signal processing; Human-robot interaction; Social robotics; Computer Laboratory; School of Technology

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Professor Howard Griffiths (Advisory Board)

Plant productivity; Food sources; Sustainable bioenergy; Diversity; Department of Plant Sciences; School of Biological Sciences

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Dr Ingrid Schröder

Urbanism; Political thought; Civic Space; Department of Architecture; School of Arts and Humanities

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Dr Ivan Reyna-Lorens

Crop productivity; C4 photosynthetic pathway; Department of Plant Sciences; School of Biological Sciences

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Jacqueline Garget

Global food security; Natural capital sustainability; Department of Plant Sciences; School of Biological Sciences

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Professor Jaideep Prabhu

Frugal innovation; Inclusive innovation; Sustainable growth; Responsible capitalism; Judge Business School; School of Technology

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Dr Jagjit Srai

Technology; International supply chains; Sustainable supply chain design; Supply network design and capability; Value chain analysis and mapping techniques; Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), Department of Engineering; School of Technology

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Dr Jake Reynolds

Economy; Private Sector; Investment; Insurance; Sustainability; Development; Health; Education; Conservation; Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

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Dr James Griffiths

Light emitting diodes; Photovoltaics; Electronics; III-nitrides; Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy; School of Physical Sciences

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Dr Jat Singh

Privacy; Security; Technology-related policy; Cloud computing; Internet of Things; Computer Laboratory; School of Technology

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Dr Jennifer Molloy

Synthetic biology; Open source; Open technologies, IP; Innovation; Department of Plant Sciences; School of Biological Sciences

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Professor Jennifer Schooling

Smart infrastructure; Sustainable infrastructure; Sustainable construction; Sensor technologies; Data management tools; Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC); Department of Engineering; School of Technology

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Dr Jenny Tillotson

Wearable Scent Technologies; Stress & Sleep Disorders; Biometric Sensing; Hybrid skin sensors; Design Research; Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology; School of Technology

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Professor Jeremy Baumberg (Advisory Board)

Nanoscience; Nanotechnology; Academia/industry interface; Department of Physics; School of Physical Sciences

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Professor Jim Haseloff

Synthetic Biology; Plant reprogramming; Plant development and morphogenesis; Open sharing; Sustainable bioproduction; Department of Plant Sciences; School of Biological Sciences

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Professor John Clarkson (Advisory Board)

Inclusive design; Healthcare design; Process management; Change management; Cambridge Engineering Design Centre; Department of Engineering; School of Technology

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Dr John Suberu

Pharmaceuticals; Green chemistry; Biopharmaceuticals; Sustainability; Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology; School of Technology

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Juan Sebastian Canavera Herrera

Adaptation; Climate change; Decision-making; Socio-technical systems; Roads; Department of Engineering; School of Technology; EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Infrastructure and Built Environment

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Professor Judith Driscoll

Green materials; Clean energy; Low power electronics; Sustainable manufacturing; Empowering women in technology; Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy; School of Physical Sciences

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Dr Julieta Galante

Mental health promotion; Meditation; Clinical trials methodology; Well-being, Non-violence; Department of Psychiatry; School of Clinical Medicine

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Dr Karishma Jain

Nano; Energy harvesting; Microfluidics, Photovoltaics; Water filtration; EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (NanoDTC)

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Dr Karl Prince

Information and communication technologies (ICT); Mobile services; Technological innovation processes; Service innovation processes; Knowledge translation and management; Judge Business School; School of Technology

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Kate Parsley

Research Operations; Translational Research; School of Biological Sciences

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Dr Kayla Friedman

Built environment sustainability; Centre for Sustainable Development; Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

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Professor Koen Steemers (Advisory Board)

Buildings and cities; Environmental performance; Climate change; Human perception and behaviour; Health and wellbeing; Department of Architecture; School of Arts and Humanities

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Dr Krishnaa Mahbubani

Probiotics; Intestinal delivery; Intestinal microbicides; Bile Adsorbing Resins; Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology; School of Technology

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Dr Lara Allen (Director of Implementation and Impact)

Co-creation; International development; Inequality; Conservation; Livelihoods

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Laura Carnicero

Social innovation; Wicked problems; International development; Quality education; Judge Business School; School of Technology

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Dr Laura James

Innovation; Technology; Engineering; Internet; Knowledge-led empowerment; ideaSpace; innovationLabs

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Professor Lisa Hall

Biosensors; Optics; Electrochemistry; Protein engineering; Analytical biotechnology; Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology; School of Technology

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Dr Ljiljana Fruk

Bionanotechnology; Biosensor design; Bio-inspired materials; Water remediation; Science education; Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology; School of Technology

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Luke Braidwood

Maize; Virology; Agriculture; Department of Plant Sciences; School of Biological Sciences

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Dr Maria Holgado

Industrial sustainability; Resource efficiency; Industrial symbiosis; Sustainable business models; Centre for Industrial Sustainability; Institute for Manufacturing; Department of Engineering; School of Technology

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Dr Mariana Fazenda

Crops; Plants; Kowledge exchange; Innovation; Co-production; Department of Plant Sciences; School of Biological Sciences

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Matt Mahmoudi

Social media for human rights; Government accountability; Enforcement of universal human rights; Contemporary global governance; Centre of Governance and Human Rights (CGHR); School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Dr Maximilian Bock

Materials; Education; Employment; Developing countries; Software tool; Department of Engineering; School of Technology

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Dr Michael de Volder

Nanotechnology; Water filtration; Energy storage; Carbon nanotubes; Department of Engineering; School of Technology

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Michael Coto

Photocatalysis; Water disinfection; Dental treatment; Water splitting; Tanzania; Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy; School of Physical Sciences

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Professor Michael Barrett

Digital innovation; IT diffusion; Digital healthcare; Financial inclusion; Clean Energy; Judge Business School; School of Technology

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Michael Meaney

Massive Open Online Courses; Education equality; Faculty of Education; School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Dr Minna Lammi

Sustainability in consumer society; Consumer practices; Sustainable business models; Sustainable value creation; Social construction of consumption; Media and film; Institute for Manufacturing (IfM); Department of Engineering; School of Technology

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Miranda Robbins

Tau trafficking; Antibodies; Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology; School of Technology

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Miying Yang

Business model of Big Data; Business opportunities in manufacturing Big Data; Capturing value from Big Data; Department of Engineering; School of Technology

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Dr Mukesh Kumar

Risk management; Manufacturing; Resilience; Sustainability; Global food supply chains; Department of Engineering; School of Technology

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Dr Nalin Patel

Semiconductor physics; Hybrid magnetic semiconductor system; Business development; Project managementDepartment of Physics; School of Physical Sciences

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Nicola Buckley

Knowledge exchange; Policy; NGOs; Public engagement; Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP)

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Dr Nigel Collier

Natural Language Processing; Computational linguistics; Machine learning; Bioinformatics; Semantics; Faculty of English; Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages; School of Arts and Humanities

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Oliver Vanderpoorten

Super-resolution microscopy; Two-photon microlithography; Microscopic lab on chip devices; Absorption spectroscopy; Electro optics; Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology; School of Technology

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Professor Oren Scherman

Nano system synthesis; Polymer architectures; Dynamic supramolecular assemblies; Molecular recognition processes; Water-soluble and stimuli-responsive materials; Department of Chemistry; School of Physical Sciences

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Orsolya Ihasz

Institutional theory; Institutional complexity; Hybrid organizing; Social entrepreneurship, Social innovation, Health and Education; Cranfield University

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Professor Paul Tracey

Entrepreneurship, Institutions and Institutional change; Regional innovation; Social innovation; Judge Business School; School of Technology

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Professor Pauline Rose (Advisory Board)

Educational inequality; Education financing; Education governance; State and non-state providers in education; Faculty of Education; School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Paulo Savaget

Hacking; Innovation; System Design; Department of Engineering; School of Technology

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Dr Richard Fenner (Advisory Board)

Water supply; Sanitation; Hygiene; Sustainable development; Food security; Centre for Sustainable Development; Department of Engineering; School of Technology

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Dr Robbie Duschinsky

Mental health; Families; Children; Human behaviour; Resilience; Department of Public Health and Primary Care; School of Clinical Medicine

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Dr Robert Doubleday (Advisory Board)

Science-based policy; Scientific advice; Public policy; Democracy; Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP); Department of Geography; School of Physical Sciences

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Dr Sanjiv Sambandan

Flexible electronics; Wearable electronics; Water; Energy harvesting; Department of Engineering; School of Technology

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Dr Sara Serradas Duarte

Social impact of University-generated knowledge; Education/knowledge-driven empowerment; Responsible innovation

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Dr Sarah Nouwen

Law and politics; War and peace; Justice and the rule of law; Peace negotiations; International Law; Faculty of Law; Lauterpacht Centre for International Law (LCIL); Centre of Governance and Human Rights (CGHR); School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Dr Shafiq Ahmed

Energy policy; Sustainable energy; Energy efficiency; Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology; School of Technology

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Dr Shailaja Fennell (Advisory Board)

Rural Transformations; Renewable energy; Innovative Networks; Gender and Youth; Department of Land Economy; Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS); Centre of Development Studies; School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Dr Sharath Srinivasan (Advisory Board)

Africa’s digital revolution; Politics of international intervention in Africa; Sudan and South Sudan politics; Political violence and armed conflict in the Horn and East Africa; Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS); Centre of Governance and Human Rights (CGHR); School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Dr Sohini Kar Narayan

Energy harvesting; Nanogenerators; Off-grid power; Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy; School of Physical Sciences

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Dr Tariq Masood

Whole life management of infrastructure assets; Future proofing infrastructure; Long term resilient data storage; Provision in large scale infrastructure; Institute for Manufacturing (IfM); Department of Engineering; School of Technology

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Dr Tim Forman

Sustainability of the build environment; Thermal insulation retrofitting of solid walls; Centre for Sustainable Development; Department of Engineering; School of Technology

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Dr Tim Minshall (Advisory Board)

Open innovation; Collaboration; Technological innovation; Manufacturing; Engineering skills; Department of Engineering; School of Technology

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Dr Toby Norman

Technology; mHealth; Biometrics; ICT4D

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Dr Vasant Kumar

Electrochemistry; Energy devices; Materials chemistry; Synthesis; Sensors; Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy; School of Physical Science

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Dr Ying Jin

City planning; Urban design; Urban modelling; Department of Architecture; School of Arts and Humanities

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Dr Yolana Pringle

Mental health; International health; Humanitarianism; Violence; Uganda; Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH); School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Dr Zhongzhao Teng

Heart attack; Stroke; Atherosclerosis; Aneurysm; Biomechanics; Medical imaging; Computer modelling; Department of Radiology; School of Clinical Medicine

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Professor Sarah Radcliffe

Andes; Postcolonial development; National identity; Cartography; Centre of Latin American Studies;Department of Geography; School of Physical Sciences

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Professor Shaz Ansari

Strategic management; Technological and business model innovation; Social innovation; Corporate social responsibility; Judge Business School; School of Technology

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Professor Simon Goldhill (Advisory Board)

Greek tragedy; Greek culture; Literary theory, Later Greek literature; Reception; Nineteenth-century culture; Middle east and Jerusalem; Faculty of Classics; Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH); School of Arts and Humanities

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Professor Simon Szreter

Demographic history; Public health; Contemporary public policy; Faculty of History; School of Arts and Humanities

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Professor Sir Richard Friend (Advisory Board)

Conjugated polymers; Photovoltaics; Time-resolved optical spectroscopy; Molecular conductors and magnets; Department of Physics; School of Physical Sciences

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Professor Steve Evans

Industrial sustainability; Sustainable factories; Sustainable food systems; Sustainable car industry; Department of Engineering; School of Technology

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Rainbow Wilcox

Digital technology; Multidisciplinary research methods; People's beliefs and practices; Africa; Africa's Voices Foundation; Centre of Governance and Human Rights (CGHR)

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Ravi Solanki

Development; Community-driven projects; Gurdon Institute; School of Biological Sciences

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Sarah Garland

Plants' disease resistance; RNA silencing; Department of Plant Sciences; School of Biological Sciences

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Stewart McTavish

Cluster theory; Startup models; Co-working and community spaces; Innovation management; Funding for high growth ventures; Department of Engineering; School of Technology; ideaSpace; innovationLabs

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Taskeen Adam

Educational technologies; Inequality; Africa; Digital neo-colonialism; Massive Open Online Courses; Centre of Development Studies; Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS); School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Tianheng Zhao

Drinking Water; Water and Sanitation; Bacterial Contamination; Food safety; Department of Chemistry; School of Physical Sciences

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Wen Liu

Chemical looping; Calcium loopingDepartment of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology; School of Technology

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