Heriot-Watt University researcher Gareth Lloyd is among more than 100 distinguished academic researchers who received £4.1m in awards from the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). This is the highest figure ever granted by the Society, under schemes funded by both public and private bodies.
The fellowship award is both humbling and an incredibly exciting opportunity, giving me the chance to drive my research in supramolecular chemistry over the next five years...
Dr Gareth O. Lloyd is being an awarded a £391,798 Scottish Government Personal Research Fellowship for his study into the supramolecular chemistry of hydroxamic acid, compounds that are used in medicines, abundant in biology (binders for iron) and are industrially relevant.
He said, "The fellowship award is both humbling and an incredibly exciting opportunity, giving me the chance to drive my research in supramolecular chemistry over the next five years to be more applicable in solving academic, industrial and societal issues."
President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Sir John Arbuthnott, said the awards recognise the best in Scottish research, "I am once again heartened by the sheer breadth of research being supported by our various awards. I would like to offer my congratulations to each of the inspiring individuals whose successes and abilities are being recognised; they represent the continuing ferment of inspired work that typifies the RSE and Scotland's excellent research community."