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The INT congratulates Duygu Dikicioglu (2016-17 cohort) on her appointment to an Associate Professorship in the Department of Biochemical Engineering at University College London


Our current Leverhulme ECFs are:

2018-19 Cohort    
Name Research Subject Department
Dr Andrew Buskell The empirical and metaphysical assumptions at work in comparative studies and formal models of culture' History & Philosophy of Science
Mr Christopher Markou Artificial Intelligence and Legal Evolution Law
Dr Charlie McTernan Controlling the Temporal Evolution of Molecular Capsules Chemistry
Dr Gabrielle Davidson Microbiome and cognition Psychology
Dr Jason Sanders Dynamics of the Milky Way with the Gaia satellite Astronomy
Dr Justin Rivest The State and the Charitable Distribution of Drugs in Old Regime France History
Dr Lucía Martí-Prats Study of  the psychological factors and cellular mechanisms of the coping behaviours, with a special emphasis in those  relying on the use of alcohol. Psychology
Dr Charlotte Kenchington Ecology and diversity of the first large, complex macro-organisms Earth Sciences
Dr Raquel Rojo Carrillo Transition from the Old Hispanic (or 'Mozarabic') rite to the Franco-Roman rite in medieval Iberia Music
Dr Heye Freymuth Petrology: Igneous, Metamorphic and Volcanic Studies: Earth Sciences
Dr Bart de Nijs Active Plasmonics for Photochemistry and Ultrasensitive Sensing Physics
Dr Claire Donnelly Domain wall dynamics in three dimensional magnetic nanostructures Physics
Dr Robert Pralat Technologies of Desire Sociology
Dr Alison Ming Interactions in the upper troposphere/lower stratosphere region Applied Maths & Theoretical Physics
Dr Yang Liu Logic, Decision Theory, and Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence  Philosophy
Dr Magdalen Connolly Linguistic Variation in Egyptian Judaeo-Arabic folk tales and letters from the Ottoman period Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
Dr Benjamin Chemouni Comparative politics of development, with a geographical focus on Africa Politics & International Studies
2017-18 Cohort    
Name Research Subject Department
Hjoerdis Becker-Lindenthal Kierkegaard’s Reception of Johannes Tauler. Rheno-Flemish Mysticism and its Existential Reinterpretation Divinity
Franck Courbon Keeping data secret using hardware-rooted device security Computer Lab
Volker Deringer In Silico Design of Amorphous Functional Materials  Engineering
Kristaps Ermanis Reaction Invention and Smart Catalyst Design from Computation and Experiment  Chemistry
Calbert Graham Can non-native speech identify a criminal? Automatic native language
identification by computational speech error analysis
Diarmuid Hester An original investigation of waste’s impact on New York cultural production in the twentieth century English
Eszter Kovacs Dependency and diversity: the role of local government and finance in farming and
conservation in Eastern Europe
Emma Liu The interplay between sulfide- and vapour-saturation in mafic magmas:
Implications for volcanic sulfur and metal budgets
Earth Sciences
Emma Loftus Coastal Origins: Our earliest occupation of the shoreline Arch & Anth
Nathaniel Miller The Poetics of Sunnism: Arabic Literary Networks in the Crusades-Era Mediterranean FAMES
Burcu Ozcelik Resurgence or resilience? Religious nationalism, democracy and violence POLIS
Olga Petri Beastly St. Petersburg: humans and other animals in imperial Russia Geography
Ubaid Ali Qadri Optimizing ignition in unsteady reacting flows  Engineering
Reuben Rideaux Perceiving in depth: the intersection of minds and machines Psychology
Sergii Strelchuk Quantum algorithms and multipartite entanglement structure for emerging quantum computers DAMTP
Romans Vaters Nationalist anti-Zionism in Israel: the making of a dissident ideology FAMES
Jinqing Wu Anticlerical literature and the social status of Chinese Buddhist clerics from the
sixteenth to the twentieth century
2016-17 Cohort    
Name Research Subject Department
Konstantin Barylyuk  Mapping subcellular localisation of proteins in a model apicomplexan
parasite Toxoplasma gondii with a spatial proteomics technology LOPIT.
Anjali Bhardwaj-Datta A novel history of Delhi and the feminisation and commercialisation of its urban space POLIS
Jeongmin Choi Decoding an ancient plant-microbe dialogue: the signaling role of DWARF 14 LIKE (D14L) protein in arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis of rice Plant Sciences
Duygu Dikicioglu Understanding the beneficial role of the co-existence of multiple species in microbial communities for biotechnological applications Chem Eng & Biotech
Remco Heesen Social epistemology of science Philosophy
Alison Knight Stranger Churches: Hate Speech and Religious Refugees in Early Modern England CRASSH
Guillaume Schweicher Organic semiconductors to enable a new electronics Physics
Claudia Tobin The conjunction between colour and writing English
Banu Turnaoglu The Political Thought and Global Intellectual History of the
Eastern Question 
Darryl Wilkinson The Material Culture of Anarchism.  The Archaeology of Religion. Arch & Anth
Noa Zilberman NetFPGA SUME: Rapid Prototyping of High Performance Devices in Open Source - Current Research  Computer Laboratory
2015-16 Cohort    
Name Research Subject Department
Boris Jardine The Lost Museums of Cambridge Science, 1865–1936 History & Philosophy of Science
Christy Kulz Governing schools, governing subjects: the academies programme, mobility dreamscapes and new formations of inequality Education