Academics in Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics and the Business School, were rewarded in the latest wave of Starting Grants – worth around €1.5 million each.
ERC Starting Grants recognise talented early-career scientists who show potential to be research leaders and have a scientific track record showing great promise. Across Europe the ERC awarded 408 grants, worth in total €603 million, as part of the EU’s Research and Innovation programme, Horizon 2020.
Vice-Provost, Professor Nick Jennings, said: “Congratulations to our seven academics who have been recognised with these highly prestigious awards. These researchers have all shown the ability and ambition to be future leaders in their field.
“Imperial was one of the top recipients in Europe of these greatly sought-after grants – demonstrating our research excellence and standing among the world’s very best institutions.
“These projects, and many others in our research portfolio, involve close working with partners in Europe and we know that such international collaborations improve research quality. That is why we are supporting and encouraging colleagues to keep applying for new European grants, as we campaign for continued access to European research programmes after Brexit.”