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Martin Dornheim and Graziano Venanzoni awarded Leverhulme International Professorships

The Leverhulme Trust Board is pleased to announce the third and fourth winners of its 2021 Leverhulme International Professorships.

Dr Martin Dornheim will be joining the University of Nottingham’s Energy Institute this September. The award will see Dr Dornheim recruit a team of researchers and PhD students to undertake groundbreaking research focused on the development of novel materials for hydrogen storage and compression. Hydrogen technologies will play a key part in enabling the UK to meet the 2050 net-zero emissions target, with green hydrogen expected to replace coal, oil and fossil gas. 

World leading researcher in precision muon physics, Professor Graziano Venanzoni, will join the University of Liverpool in October. Professor Venanzoni will establish a team of experts, early career researchers and graduate students to carry out a cutting-edge programme in precision muon physics. Joining forces with the existing particle physics, theoretical physics and accelerator science groups, the university will extend its involvement and leadership in the international muon precision physics programme.

Professor Anna Vignoles, Director of the Trust, said:

‘Attracting world class researchers from across the globe truly strengthens the UK higher education system. I am therefore thrilled that the Trust has been able to support two such talented researchers to come to the UK. Their work will undoubtedly benefit the country and indeed the world. Dr Dornheim is a leading expert on hydrogen storage technologies and his expertise will be vital in our efforts to combat climate change. Professor Venanzoni is working at the frontier of particle physics and will enhance the UK’s already strong reputation in this field.’

Read the University of Nottingham’s full media release

Read the University of Liverpool’s full media release

The final winner will be announced shortly.
 

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