Leeds academic awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship

The Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowships programme has announced 17 new awardees, including a research fellow from the University of Leeds.

Dr Adam Clayton, from the School of Chemical and Process Engineering, has been awarded the prestigious fellowship for his project on autonomous development of multi-stage chemical processes. The value of the award has been increased this year, offering up to £625,000 over five years, which enables researchers to advance excellence in engineering. Dr Clayton commented: 

“I am honoured to have been awarded this RAEng Research Fellowship, and grateful to the University of Leeds and collaborators for their support.  

My work will address the major challenge of combining different types of catalysis in multistep syntheses, and will integrate new digital technologies to develop the next generation of sustainable chemical manufacturing.

These fellowships are valuable as they provide researchers with financial support and the opportunity to spend more dedicated time to conduct research work in their chosen field of engineering. This helps open doors for more funding and research opportunities. Besides that, the recipients of the fellowship are also mentored by Academy Fellows regarding career and research development and have the chance to network with other Research Fellows and Academy Fellows.