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1 Nov 2016

Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellows join Loughborough

The University has appointed its first Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellows. Established to support outstanding early career individuals who are developing an international reputation for the quality of their research, the Fellowships are a critical part of the University’s investment in research excellence. The posts will help Loughborough to continue developing a staffing profile that allows the University to enhance its global profile.

The five Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellows are:

Dr Mark Greenaway, who joined the Physics department in October. He was previously a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham. Mark is a theoretical condensed matter physicist currently investigating the electronic properties of 2D materials. He has a particular interest in understanding and controlling electron transport in van der Waals heterostructures (multilayer stacks of different types of 2D crystals) which have highly configurable characteristics and properties that can be customised for myriad applications.  

Dr Oonagh Markey joined the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences in October. Prior to this Oonagh worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Reading’s Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition. Her research has focused primarily on the impact of dietary components on markers of cardiovascular disease risk, including vascular function and postprandial lipid metabolism. Oonagh is a UKVRN (UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists) Registered Nutritionist (Nutrition Science).

Dr Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Martin-Fabiani joined the Department of Materials in October from the Department of Physics at the University of Surrey, where he was a Research Fellow. Nacho is an experimental physicist with special interest in developing new antibacterial surfaces to prevent the spread of antimicrobial resistance. His expertise relies on the use of large international X-ray facilities to characterise structures at the nanoscale. He was awarded the Best PhD Prize from the Spanish Association of Synchrotron Users (AUSE) in 2015.

Dr Antonis Vradis, who joined the Geography department in September from the University of Durham, where he was a Junior Research Fellow. Antonis is an urban geographer with a strong interest in migration. He is a member of the Transcapes Collective, and was part of the collective project The City at the Time of Crisis and the Occupied London collective. He is also Senior Editor of the journal CITY.

Dr Ahren Warner, who joined the School of the Arts, English and Drama in July, is a poet, literary editor and critic. His previous books include Confer (Bloodaxe, 2011) and Pretty (Bloodaxe, 2013). His third, a book of poems and photographs, Hello. Your promise has been extracted, will be published in 2017. His research at Loughborough centres on historical and speculative interactions between poetry and new media. He is also the Poetry Editor of Poetry London