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Sêr Cymru programme
We have committed up to £50 million to the Sêr Cymru programme to enhance and build upon the research capability in Wales.
In June 2013 we announced the appointment of a Sêr Cymru Research Chair in Neurobiology - Professor Yves-Alain Barde to the School of Biosciences at Cardiff University. Professor Barde’s research in neurobiology strengthens the outstanding neuroscience research that already exists in Cardiff University.
We are proud to announce that a further two Sêr Cymru Research Chair appointments have now been made; Professor James Durrant and Professor Andrew Barron.
Professor Durrant’s research areas are in polymer and organic pholtovoltaics and he will be located in the College of Engineering at Swansea University.
The appointment will be formally known as the Sêr Cymru Research Chair in Solar Energy Research.
Professor Durrant will establish and lead a world class, dedicated research facility at a new Solar Futures Laboratory (SFL) based within the EPSRC funded SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge Centre at Baglan which will be a unique partnership between universities in Wales (led by Swansea) and Imperial College London.
Professor Andrew Barron is also a Ser Cymru Chair at Swansea University’s College of Engineering where his research involves the application of nanotechnology to fundamental problems in energy research. At Swansea, Professor Barron is facilitating the creation and growth of the Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI), on the new Science and Innovation Campus which will concentrate elements of the University’s energy research with a unique focus on safety.
We are pleased to extend a warm welcome to our new Sêr Cymru Research Chairs and look forward to seeing a productive research programme and the building of a team of research excellence that commands world renown and presence.
The appointments of these outstanding researchers to Wales is a reflection of the importance of the Sêr Cymru research programme and the regard and status Welsh Universities hold on an international stage.