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Andrea Hamilton

As a materials scientist, Andrea's research activities span over engineering, geosciences and physical chemistry, and focus on porous materials. Her interests are rock fracture and pore level chemical-mechanical processes combined with colloid stability theory, making designer small particles and how particles move through pore networks.
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geoscience, chemistry, conservation
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Philip Hands

Philip is a Lecturer and Chancellor's Fellow at the School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh. His research is interdisciplinary and applications-focussed, often in collaboration with industry, on a range of technologies exploiting the electronic and photonic properties of soft materials such as liquid crystals, polymers and composites.
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photonics, sensors, entrepreneurship, liquid crystals, lasers, soft matter
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Patrick Harkness

Patrick is a Lecturer in space systems engineering at the University of Glasgow. He studied at The Queen’s University of Belfast and then at Cranfield University before moving here, in 2008, to work on planetary drilling and sampling tools in support of the future exploration of Mars.
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space research, space engineering
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Louise Harris

Louise Harris is an electronic and audiovisual composer. She is also Lecturer in Sonic and Audiovisual Practices at The University of Glasgow. Louise specialises in the creation of audiovisual relationships utilising electronic music and computer-generated visual environments.
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Sound, music, moving image, interactivity, collaboration, education
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Jennifer Hastie

Jennifer Hastie is a Research Team Leader at the Institute of Photonics, University of Strathclyde with a main interest in optically-pumped semiconductor disk lasers (SDLs, also known as VECSELs) for high spatial and spectral brightness and broad tunability at novel wavelengths.
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physics, photonics
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Ik Heng

Dr Ik Siong Heng is a physicist at the University of Glasgow. His main research focuses on gravitational wave astronmy. Gravitational waves, predicted by Einstein in his theory of General Relativity, are ripples in the fabric of the universe we live in (aka spacetime). These gravitational ripples will uncover the mysteries that lie in the darkest, densest regions of the Universe.
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Gravitational waves, astronomy
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Fiona Henriquez

Fiona is a Reader in Parasitology and leads the Infection and Microbiology Research Group within the Institute of Biomedical and Environmental Health Research at UWS. She is focused on leading high quality interdisciplinary research, teaching and mentoring early career researchers and PhD students in the area of Infectious Disease, Immunology and Biomedical Science.
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Eva Hevia

Originally from Gijón (Spain), Eva Hevia is currently a Reader in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde. She received both her MSci degree in Chemistry and her Ph.D. degree from the Universidad de Oviedo (Spain) in 1998 and 2002 respectively.
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Stefan Hild

Stefan Hild obtained his PhD in 2007 from the Max-Planck-Institute for Gravitational Research and the Leibniz University Hannover for his work on the British/German gravitational-wave detector GEO600. In 2009 he took up a Lectureship in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the UniversiStefan Hild obtained his PhD in 2007 from the Max-Planck-Institute for Gravitational Research and the Leibniz University Hannover for his work on the British/German gravitational-wave detector GEO600. In 2009 he took up a Lectureship in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Glasgow.
ty of Glasgow.
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Gravitational Waves, Quantum Measurements, Laser optics, interferometry, renewable energy
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Louise Horsfall

Dr Louise Horsfall is a Senior Lecturer in Biotechnology at the University of Edinburgh. Louise believes that biotechnology has the potential to transform manufacturing by using waste as a feedstock, rather than it being an end product.
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Synthetic Biology, Industrial Biotechnology, Resource Efficiency, Sustainability
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Paul Hoskisson

Dr Paul A Hoskisson is a senior lecturer in Microbiology at the University of Strathclyde. Paul obtained his PhD from Liverpool John Moores University in 2002, followed by post-doctoral positions at the John Innes Centre and the University of Aberdeen. He established his own research group at the University of Strathclyde in 2007.
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Microbiology, Evolution, Antibiotics, Science communication
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Wenxuan Hou

Wenxuan Hou is Professor and Chair in Corporate Finance at the University of Edinburgh Business School. His research interests cover corporate finance and governance, business ethics and financial markets.
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Finance, Corporate Governance, Business Ethics, Legal Institutions and Culture, Emerging Markets, Capital Markets
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Sharon Hutchinson

Sharon is a Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health at Glasgow Caledonian University, and works in association with Health Protection Scotland to develop surveillance on blood-borne viruses. She manages a broad translational research programme, which is both methodological and applied and spans activities including infectious disease modelling, record-linkage studies and evaluation of public health interventions.
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epidemiology, health, hepatitis, blood borne viruses
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Rachael Jack

Dr. Jack is a Lecturer in the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, University of Glasgow. Her work focuses on human social communication – i.e., how people transmit and decode signals (e.g., facial expressions) for social interaction – with particular focus on cross-cultural communication.
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facial expressions, emotion, perception, social interaction, psychophysics
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Olof Johansson

Olof Johansson is a Royal Society of Edinburgh/BP Trust Research Fellow in the School of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh. His research group uses recent advances in ultrafast laser techniques, which have made it possible to explore magnetic interactions on unprecedented timescales, and apply these to study magnetisation dynamics in molecular materials.
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Chemical physics, femtosecond lasers, molecular magnets, nanomaterials, spectroscopy and dynamics, public engagement
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Alexander Kagansky

Alexander (Sasha) Kagansky is a Chancelor’s Fellow at the MRC Human Genetics Unit, Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, School of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh, and leads the research at the Synthetic Epigenetics Lab, Chromosomes and Gene Expression Section of the IGMM.
In 2005 – 2012 Sasha worked at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, University of Edinburgh, as a postdoctoral research associate (Robin Allshire lab, until 2010) and then as senior research associate (Bill Earnshaw lab). Research in his lab is aimed at the understanding of the molecular basis of the epigenetic transitions of the mammalian genomes, and at finding ways to control these transitions, which will be crucial for the future of molecular medicine. In his studies he combines genetics, synthetic biology, biochemistry and proteomics. He received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology in 2004 after spending 3 years in National Institutes of Health in USA. In 1998 he got his MS in Biophysics from from St.Petersburg State Polytechnical University in Russia.
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biology, genetics, gene expression
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Debora Kayembe

Ms Debora Kayembe was called to the RDC Bar in September 2000. As principal of Debora Kayembe MITI, Lawyer- Linguist, she focuses on matters involving legal, Political, language issues as well as Human Rights and International Law.
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law, lingusitics, human rights, refugees, international criminal law
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Karly Kehoe

Dr S. Karly Kehoe was YAS co-chair from 2014-2016 and is now the Canada Research Chair in Atlantic Canada Communities at Saint Mary’s University in Canada. When she joined the Young Academy of Scotland, she was a senior lecturer in History at Glasgow Caledonian University.
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religion, national identity, migration
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Maiwenn Kersaudy-Kerhoas

Maïwenn Kersaudy-Kerhoas is an engineer who develops miniaturised devices for rapid clinical diagnostics. Her research is focused on sample preparation and in particular on the transformation of blood samples using microfluidic techniques.
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Engineering, Pre-analytics, Microfluidics, Point-Of-Care, Lab-On-Chip
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Christine Knight

Dr Christine Knight is Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Science, Technology & Innovation Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on contemporary food history and culture, especially nutrition and dietary advice.
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Food, Nutrition, Diet, National identity, Scotland, Media
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Alice König

Alice König is a Lecturer in Classics at the University of St Andrews. She is involved in all aspects of higher education, from teaching and examining to research and outreach. A passionate Latinist, she works on the literature and culture of different communities within the Roman Empire, and was awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship in 2012 for a project on the Roman author and statesman Julius Frontinus.
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Classics, Latin, intellectual history, literature, cultural interactions, education

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