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FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS
Fundamental physics looks at the ultimate constituents of matter and the interactions between those constituents. 21m
Akram Khan

PRINTED ELECTRONICS
The challenges involved in printing electronic devices on paper using conventional printing presses to reduce costs and pollution. 17m   
Darren Southee

SET THEORY
A branch of mathematics that studies infinite collections, sequences and sets of numbers. Mathematics, logic and philosophy. 30m
Philip Welch

PARTICLE COSMOLOGY
Using Particle Physics & Quantum Theory to study the early universe of 13 billion years ago and learn about the building blocks of nature. 42m
Ed Copeland

ECOLOGY & CIVIL ENGINEERING
The complex interactions of living organisms. The parallels between engineering systems and ecological systems. How people learn.  28m
Alan Feest

MICRO CHIP DESIGN
How silicon chips in everyday electronic devices are designed to maximise performance whilst minimising energy use.  32m
Simon Hollis

STRUCTURE OF LIQUIDS
Examining how molecules orientate themselves in liquids. This area of work lies between the subjects of physics and chemistry.  17m
Paddy Royall

OPTICS & NANOPHYSICS
Using optics and nanophysics to develop new medical tools, new computer interfaces and other applications.  12m
David Carberry

PARTICLE PHYSICS
Discovering the fundamental constituents of the universe and the forces that hold them together. Taking science to the public.  18m
Helen Heath

THERMO FLUIDS
The branch of mechanical engineering dealing with thermo dynamics and fluid mechanics. Engineering in developing countries.  20m
Hind Saidani Scott

MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATIONS
Improving the efficiency with which multimedia content is transmitted over networks by analysing what people do and don't notice. 12m
George Ghinea

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
Designing new products that reduce the impact on the environment and take account of wider social and economic implications. 10m
David Harrison

MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATIONS
Using compression techniques to removing unnecessary data from images, speech, audio and video making it easier to transmit. 14m
Jonathan Loo

BIO PROCESSING
Bio processing involves the purification of biologically active components from natural or synthetic mixtures. 16m
Ian Garrard

COMPUTER VISION
Using engineering, computer science and psychologies to build up intelligent systems that see the real world. Robot systems. 17m
Huiyu Zhou

ADOPTION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Looking at how people react to new technology, how they assess usefulness and make decisions. 18m
Natasha Papazafeiropoulou

VISUAL NEUROSCIENCE
People recognize objects without difficulty but teaching a computer to recognize those same images is a much greater challenge. 10m
Jonathan Peirce

FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH
Research which seeks to answer important questions about science that do not have immediate commercial applications. 25m
Philip Moriarty

SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS
Engineers and architects working together to design contemporary homes which maximise the use of renewable energy sources. 8m
Mark Gillott

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
Understanding how the chemical properties of materials are influenced by their physical states as gases, liquids or solids. 13m
Anthony Stace

PHYSICAL BIOCHEMISTRY
Using magnetic resonance to research new antibiotics and modify existing medicinal compounds to combat resistant infections. 13m 
Boyan Bonev  

VIROLOGY
Studying how viruses infect cells in order to design new drugs to block them causing infections. Developing new vaccines. 18m 
Jonathan Ball

CARBON CAPTURE & STORAGE
Measuring the environmental effects on grass, crops and soil of capturing carbon emissions and storing carbon underground. 16m 
Michael Steven

APPLIED PHYSICS
Using physics research to develop new technologies in solid state physics such as low dimensional semiconductor structures. 21m
Mohamed Henini

ANIMAL DEVELOPMENT
Understanding the molecular mechanisms that govern early development. Improving the cloning process in cattle, sheep & pigs. 17m
Keith Campbell

PHYSIOLOGY
The study of cells and tissues, how they function and interact with each other. The physiology of articular cartilage and osteoarthritis. 19m
Ali Mobasheri 

MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY
Creating new drugs for the future through the design and synthesis of new biological entities based on known chemical tools. 22m
Jonathan Harburn

MICRO BREWERIES
Producing alcoholic beverages via fermentation using micro organisms. Training people to launch, manage and operate micro breweries. 7m
St-john Usher

CLIMATE CHANGE
Looking at how climate change is about much more than global warming and extends to rainfall, air pressure and wind speeds. 18m
Dennis Wheeler

PSYCHOLOGY
How people go from thinking about something to expressing it in grammatical sentences which can be understood by others. 10m
Matthew Watson

PROBABILITY
The mathematical study of chance phenomena and how this connects up with other areas of mathematics such as group theory and geometry. 15m   
Dave Applebaum

SECURITY IN NURSERIES
An expanding venture using new technology to keep children in day nurseries safe and improve communication with parents. 10m
George Bathurst

GENETICS
The study of heredity. How the instructions to build organisms are passed on from one generation to another through DNA material. 43m
Peter Sudbery

DIGITAL CONVERGENCE
Taking you through the steps involved in launching an innovative system for converging video, TV, web and telephone into one service. 31m
Craig Packer

PSYCHOTHERAPY & E-LEARNING
Using novel electronic techniques to teach psychotherapy to students in eight different countries at the same time. 22m
Chris Blackmore

CONTROL SYSTEMS
How engineers in the aerospace industry connect software, hardware and controls to build flight navigation systems and flight simulators. 9m
Dave Allerton

COMPOSITE MATERIALS
Researching material blends to produce high strength and durability for aerospace use and recyclable materials for everyday use. 20m
Alma Hodzic

FIBRE COMPOSITES
Interdisciplinary field using predictive models to analyse the chemistry, chemical interaction and mechanical properties of materials. 21m 
Frank Jones

FACTORIES OF THE FUTURE
Rapid prototyper. An advanced fabrication technology that can copy itself with far reaching implications for capitalism and climate change. 29m
Adrian Bowyer

SATELLITE TECHNOLOGY
Spacecraft engineering. Radiation environment & effects. Space weather. Atmospheric radiation. Planetary exploration. 23m
Craig Underwood

PHYSICS OF MAGNETISM
Research aimed at producing a unified approach to characterisation of energy efficient soft magnetic materials. 15m
Stan Zurek

NUTRITIONAL MEDICINE
Selenium and human health. Selenium status and disease risk. Selenium functional foods. Nutrition and arthritis. 39m
Margaret Rayman

NANOTECHNOLOGY
Nanotechnology and the structure, transport and electronic properties of carbon based nanomaterials. 20m
David Carey

ION QUANTUM TECHNOLOGY
New quantum technologies such as the quantum computer. Developments in ion trapping technology. Ion trap arrays. 26m
Winfried Hensinger

MATERIALS RESEARCH
Materials surfaces and structural systems. Royal Society research. 13m
Marie-Laure Abel

MATHEMATICS
Mathematics as a study or career choice. Research in combinatorics and combinatorial structures. Algebraic & projective geometry. 16m
James Hirschfeld

MATHS
Maths, popular science and combining research with writing. 25m
Ian Stewart

FUTURE DENTISTRY
Research into bone biology & tissue engineering to find if it is possible to make decayed teeth repair and regenerate themselves. 31m
Alastair Sloan

HUMAN GENOME
Half of what makes us human is written in our genome the other half is the result of how genes interact with the environment. 38m
Araxi Urrutia

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Electrical materials & polymers. Improving  education. 19m
John Fothergill

EXPLORING THE ATMOSPHERE
Understanding the dynamics of the Earth’s Middle Atmosphere. Investigating the role of gravity waves, tides and planetary waves. 34m
Nick Mitchell

DIGITAL BUSINESS ECOSYSTEM
Distributed computing & database systems. Transactional modelling. Algorithm complexity. Peer to Peer networks. 20m
Amir Razavi

DIGITAL MAPPING
Digital mapping and the challenges posed by new innovations. 36m
W Mackaness

DNA DAMAGE AND REPAIR
DNA is damaged by radiation, chemicals and its metabolism. A human daily has one trillion DNA damage events. 13m
Raymond Waters

COMPUTER VISION
Computer Vision. Creating cartoons from video and art from photographs. Non linear cameras. Classifying objects. 32m
Peter Hall

BANK SECURITY
Protecting bank security systems fraud and external attack. 21m
Graham Steel

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
Instrumentation for ophthalmology. Colour vision deficit as a diagnostic tool for diabetic retinopathy and optic neuritis. Orthopaedics. 17m
Lionel Ripley

BIOMIMETICS
Application of concepts from biology within engineering. Mechanical properties of biological materials. Biology as a tool for innovation. 43m
Julian Vincent

ANALYSING EXPERTISE
The nature and sociology of scientific knowledge. Public understanding and science education. The nature of skills, expertise and experience. 43m
Harry Collins & Rob Evans

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
A.I. techniques and their use in emergency response centres. 27m
Austin Tate

ASTROPHYSICS
Astrophysics, art and emerging technologies. 35m
Sandra Chapman

AUTISM
Cognitive psychology, autism, asperger syndrome and gender differences. 17m
John Lawson

CANCER RESEARCH
Medical oncology, renal and prostate cancer, experimental cancer therapies. 11m
Hardev Pandha

CANCER RESEARCH
Pathology, histopathology and oncological pathology. Biomarker analysis in breast cancer & colorectal cancer. Cancer vaccines. 23m  
Bharat Jasani

CO-INFECTION BIOLOGY
Parasites are a major source of production loss and animal welfare issues worldwide. Mathematical and statistical modelling techniques. 24m
Joanne Lello

COMPUTER VISION
Technology transfer. Vision, speech and signal processing. Cognitive vision. Pattern recognition. Audio processing. 18m
Bill Christmas

CONSERVATION
Conservation work on corrosion of iron, wood, glass and fibres. The restoration of the SS Great Britain. 41m
David Watkinson

CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
Construction materials. Experimental and numerical modelling of masonry structures, including arch structures and dry-stone walls. 20m
Pete Walker

EARTH SCIENCES
Earth sciences & academic life in the UK and US. 42m
Jon Davidson

ENTERPRISE
Software, commodity trading and venture capital. 30m
Robert Brady

ENTERPRISE
Enterprise, innovation and the Cambridge Science Park. 42m
Dominic Mikulin

ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN
Thermal performance and sustainability in buildings. 18m
Mary Hancock

FISH PARASITES
Fish parasites devastated the Norwegian salmon industry. Now a study is examining a similar issue affecting ornamental fish. 13m
Tracey King

GEOPHYSICS
Geophysics & exploring the ocean floor.  61m
Roger Searle

INCLUSIONAL RESEARCH
Awareness that space is a vital, dynamic inclusion within, around and permeating natural form. Academic freedoms. 24m
Alan Rayner

NETWORKING
Networks and their use in online games and security systems. 29m
Madjid Merabti

NUTRITIONAL MEDICINE
Selenium and human health. Selenium status and disease risk. Selenium functional foods. Nutrition and arthritis. 39m
Margaret Rayman

OCEANOGRAPHY
Seafloor mapping and acoustical oceanography using remote sensing in underwater environments. Habitat mapping. 35m
Philippe Blondel

PLANT CELL CYCLE
Regulation of the plant cell cycle. Interdisciplinary research with mathematics and computing. DNA replication in plants. 24m
Dennis Francis

PSYCHOLOGICAL MEDICINE
Psychiatric genetics research involving schizophrenia and alzheimer’s disease and developmental dyslexia. 19m
Julie Williams

SPORT SCIENCE
Sport & exercise science, psychology and performance. Momentum. 19m
A Redwood-Brown

TUBERCULOSIS RESEARCH
Tuberculosis is responsible for 2 to 3 million deaths worldwide each year. Collaborative research programme to devise vaccines. 19m
Douglas Lowrie