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Issue 465, 23 April 2001

Jifís fluid approach to a cleaner world

The University of Leeds is the only institution to win bids for two research projects out of a total of £24m awarded to 14 projects nationwide. In the final round of grants from the Joint Infrastructure Fund (JIF), Leeds academics gained funding worth jointly almost £2.5m to further research into the reduction of pollution.

Professor Bruce Yardley of Earth Sciences has been awarded £950,000 to research the motion of fluids in the earthís crust, leading to a greater understanding of the movement of oil reserves and the long-term fate of pollutants.

The £1.5m awarded to Professor Michael Pilling and colleagues in the School of Chemistry will purchase new laboratory equipment to study the chemical processes involved in combustion and the atmosphere. The work should lead to improvements in fuel efficiency and reductions in pollutant levels.

Professor Pilling said: "The grant is great news for us and will help us contribute to the sound scientific base needed for future legislation."

Following the Wellcome Trustís decision to stop funding research infrastructure, the government used the announcement of the grants to reiterate its commitment to making the investment necessary to ensure the UK is at the forefront of scientific advances.


 
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