Show/hide main menu


News Highlights

Funding of £1.1m to benefit Faculty researchers

Posted on 12/04/2017

Scientists in the Faculty of Natural and Mathematical Sciences are to benefit from funding of £1.1M as part of an Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

This new 3 year award will provide the support for researchers to transfer ideas and technologies developed from previous EPSRC-funded grants out into society.

The grant, which will be administered by the Faculty, will be used to support prototype development, skills enhancement and training, placements and knowledge exchange, and to strengthen links with businesses and end users.

King’s was awarded its first EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account in 2015, and it has been instrumental in providing support for work that has advanced beyond the research stage. Staff and PhD students from the Faculty received grants that enabled them to work on projects as diverse as artificial intelligence (Department of Informatics with Transport for London), mathematical techniques in medicine (Departments of Primary Care & Population Health Sciences and Mathematics with GlaxoSmithKline) and fluorescence instrumentation and design (Dental Institute with clinical partners and the Design Council).

The news of the new award coincided with a showcase event of some of the research and innovation work taking place at King’s in the areas of Science and Engineering. The event was held on the 4th April in the Anatomy Museum on the Strand campus, and attendees had the chance to see demonstrations and try some of the emerging technologies for themselves.

Richard Matthewman, Faculty Research Officer, said: “The original impact funding has allowed many researchers to make substantial progress in taking their work forward, and has made a real difference in creating a culture of innovation. This new funding will enable King’s to be even more effective in delivering impact and making a difference in the world, and will help to bridge the gap between research and successful commercialisation.”

A call for proposals will be issued in May, and will be open to staff and PDRAs for activities that link to previous EPSRC funding; for further information please contact the Impact Acceleration Account Manager:


Rss Feed Atom Feed

News Highlights:

News Highlights...RSS FeedAtom Feed

NMS students present their research in parliament

PhD students Soraya Caixeiro, Nicola Evans and Christian Jorgensen visited the House of Commons on Monday 13 March 2017, to present their research to politicians and a panel of expert judges.
The Prime Minister visits the Maths School

The Prime Minister visits the Maths School

Prime Minister Theresa May visited the King's College London Mathematics School (KCLMS) on Monday (6 March), met Head Teacher Dan Abramson, current students and visited both a mathematics lesson, in which students were deriving a regression formula, and a physics lesson involving standing waves, and their link to the electron.
Rosalind Franklin: A contextual account

Rosalind Franklin: A contextual account

On Friday 10 February, Marelene and Geoff Rayner-Canham of Memorial University, Newfoundland gave a lecture about Rosalind Franklin.

Share this story:


Follow Us


Live Twitter feed...

Join the conversation
Sitemap Site help Terms and conditions Privacy policy Accessibility Modern slavery statement Contact us

© 2017 King's College London | Strand | London WC2R 2LS | England | United Kingdom | Tel +44 (0)20 7836 5454