The University of Strathclyde has received seven Research Awards from the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) – more than any other institution.

The awards are among 27, worth more than £500,000 in total, made following a funding call by RSE.

The funding programme aims to support Scotland’s academic researchers, nurture promising talent, stimulate research in Scotland, and promote international collaboration, which will be of lasting benefit to the individuals and communities concerned and to broader society.

The Strathclyde recipients, and their projects, are:

  • Dr Mazheruddin Syed, Electronic and Electrical Engineering – Cloud Connected Geographically Distributed Laboratories for Validation of Complex Power and Energy Systems (International Joint Project)
  • Dr I Safak Bayram, Electronic and Electrical Engineering – Smart Charging Algorithm Design for Human-in-the-Loop Electric Vehicle Parking Lots (Personal Research Fellowship)
  • Professor Tanja Bueltmann, Humanities – Trans-European Scots: Scotland’s European Diaspora Post-Brexit in Longitudinal Perspective (Personal Research Fellowship)
  • Nina Vaswani, Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice – Co-designing Socially Just Justice for Young Adults in Conflict with the Law (Research Network Grant)
  • Professor Jennifer Davidson, Director, Institute for Inspiring Children’s Futures – Quality of Alternative Care for Children: A Global Perspective (Research Workshop Grant)
  • Professor Matthew Cartmell, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering – Terrestrial measurement of frame-dragging (Small Research Grant)
  • Dr Wolfgang Rudig, Government and Public Policy – Polarisation and Harassment: A Survey of Scottish Local Election Candidates 2022 (Small Research Grant).

Professor Charles Withers, RSE Research Awards Convener, said: “The RSE Research Awards Programme continues to sustain the talent pipeline of Scotland’s vibrant research and innovation sector by supporting high quality research work in the sciences, the arts and humanities, and the social sciences.

“This funding enables awardees to deepen their knowledge through research which tackles global challenges, supports career development, and makes significant benefits to society and the economy.” 

Strathclyde had seven Fellows elected to the RSE in 2019 and a further eight in 2021.