This time, the Awards – which recognise the excellent work undertaken across both the Loughborough and London campuses – celebrate our international research collaborations.
The standard of entrants was exceptional – making it difficult to whittle down the long list of nominees to a shortlist of just eight – and they illustrate the extent and breadth of the University’s international academic collaborations that enable research that could not be delivered by UK partners alone.
You are now invited to review the excellent shortlisted projects and vote for your favourite.
Dr Melodee Beals and Dr Emily Bell
Mapping the histories and data of digitised newspaper collections worldwide
Professor Andrew Morris
Protecting vulnerable road users in the age of connected and autonomous vehicles
Matt Padley and Abigail Davis
Adapting and applying the Minimum Income Standard around the world
Emine Şimşek, Dr Ian Jones, and Dr Iro Xenidou-Dervou
Exploring common misunderstandings that impact global achievement in mathematics
Professor Jo Tacchi, Dr Jessica Noske-Turner, Dr Emma Pullen, Dr Holly Collison, Boeun Bethany Hong and Nik Diaper
Helping to improve attitudes towards disability and increase access to assistive technologies in Africa
Professor Vicky Tolfrey
The Peter Harrison Centre – leading significant research in the field of disability, including SCI
Working together to make African roads safer
Professor Jin Xuan
A unique digital platform for testing hydrogen fuel cell engines
Professor Steve Rothberg, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), says: “The Awards are now a year old, and each of the previous rounds has spotlighted the excellent research undertaken across campus.
“I’m delighted that the shortlisted projects this time round are equally inspiring. Each is a worthy winner. I hope the public vote will get people talking about our international research partnerships.”
Voting closes at midnight on Sunday 12 July, and the winners will be announced on Wednesday 15 July during an online celebration.