Institution awards five MSc research grants
Five MSc research projects have been awarded £500 each by the annual MSc Research Grant Scheme funded by the Institution's Research Fund.
The MSc research grants scheme sponsors postgraduate research projects carried out as part of a full or part-time MSc degree programme. Every year grants of £500 are available for the best project ideas, plus an additional £500 is presented to the best report and poster.
Grants up to a maximum of £500 will be awarded: £200 of which will be awarded to the student and up to £300 of which will be awarded to the university to cover project costs (e.g. equipment, consumables, software licences etc). A breakdown of costs must be provided as part of the application. Grants are paid on commencement of the project.
The projects and their supervisors are:
Connections in advanced composite materials - Mr David Trujillo, Coventry University
The effect of directionality of ground motion on moment-resisting space frame models - Dr Tiziana Rossetto, University College London
Combined chemical/biological healing of cementitious materials - Dr Michael Harbottle, Cardiff University
Prestressed ceramics - Dr Christopher Burgoyne, Cambridge University
Evaluation of timber soleplate and masonry plinth interaction and its effects on the racking performance of timber frame walls – Professor Abdy Kermani, Edinburgh Napier University
These projects were chosen for their innovation, their relationship to a practical problem, and the likelihood of the outcome providing scope for further research.
More details about the scheme and the above projects are available on our MSc research grants page.