Manchester, United Kingdom
The University of Manchester (UoM) was created in 2004 by bringing together The Victoria University of Manchester and UMIST, two of Britain’s most distinguished universities. Research is at the heart of UoM which has a distinguished history in research, innovation and enterprise stretching back over 75 years. No fewer than 20 former staff and students have gone on to become Nobel Prize winners and the University currently has 4 Nobel laureates as members of academic staff. The University has an annual income of over £827 million, a staff of over 11,000 including nearly 6,000 research/academic staff and a student population of over 38,000 (including nearly 3,500 research postgraduates), which makes it the largest university in the UK. UoM has extensive experience in managing research projects and international networks. UoM involvement in FP7 has already resulted in over 395 successful projects including over 25 large University coordinated projects, 80 Marie Curie Fellowships and ITN projects, and 34 prestigious European Research Council (ERC) awards, including a prestigious ERC Synergy Grant Award.
The UoM Team
Professor Prof. Lee, School of Materials, professor of Materials Imaging, director of the Diamond-Manchester Collaboration (DMC);
Professor Kevin G Taylor, School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, Head of Mudstone and Shale Reservoir Research.
Prof Peter Lee
Prof Kevin Taylor