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Royal Society University Research Fellowship

Awarded to UCL postdoc: Dr Lai Bun Lok
Royal Society University Research Fellowship

Instrument deployment at the Larsen-C ice shelf, Antarctica

Many congratulations to Dr Lai Bun Lok from Professor Paul Brennan's radar group who has just been awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship for his work on advanced instrumentation radars for geophysics and environmental sciences.

This month, The Royal Society has announced the appointment of 38 new University Research Fellows (URFs) for 2015. The scientists will take up their new posts at institutions across the UK and the Republic of Ireland at the start of October.

The University Research Fellowship scheme aims to provide outstanding scientists, who have the potential to become leaders in their chosen fields, with the opportunity to build an independent research career. The scheme is extremely competitive and URFs are expected to be strong candidates for permanent posts in universities at the end of their fellowships.

The newly appointed research fellows are working on a wide variety of projects including studying the atmospheres of alien worlds, understanding polarized light as an alternative to colour in animal vision and developing enhanced surgical vision for robot-assisted operations.