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Sêr Cymru chairs
We have committed up to £50m to the Sêr Cymru programme to strengthen research capability in Wales.
The scheme seeks to attract leading international scientific talent to prestigious new research chairs at our universities.
In June 2013 we announced the appointment of the first Sêr Cymru research chair, Professor Yves-Alain Barde. Subsequently 2 further appointments were made, Prof. James Durrant and Prof. Andrew Barron.
In May 2015 we are proud to announce the 4th Sêr Cymru research chair, Prof. Diana Huffaker.
The appointment of these outstanding researchers to positions in Wales is a reflection of the importance of the Sêr Cymru programme and the increasing status of our universities in the global scientific community.
Sêr Cymru research chairs
Prof. Yves-Alain Barde
Prof. Yves-Alain Barde, Sêr Cymru research chair in Neurobiology, specialises in the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying brain function. His appointment enhances the outstanding neuroscience expertise at Cardiff University’s School of Biosciences.
Prof. James Durrant
Prof. James Durrant, Sêr Cymru research chair in Solar Energy Research, is an expert in polymer and organic photovoltaics. Prof. Durrant has established a world- class Solar Futures Laboratory within the SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge Centre at Baglan, a unique partnership between Welsh universities (led by Swansea) and Imperial College London.
Prof. Andrew Barron
Prof. Andrew Barron, Sêr Cymru research chair in Low Carbon, Energy and Environment, focuses on the application of nanotechnology to fundamental problems in energy generation. Prof. Barron is supporting the development of the Energy Safety Research Institute on Swansea University’s new Science and Innovation Campus.
Prof. Diana Huffaker
Prof. Diana Huffaker, Sêr Cymru research chair in Advanced Engineering and Materials, is an expert in compound semiconductors. Prof. Huffaker will lead a pioneering new Advanced Engineering and Materials Laboratory, building on existing strengths at Cardiff University in expanding areas of optoelectronics, semiconductor devices and materials, which will form part of the Compound Semiconductor Research Foundation, a UK-first venture between Cardiff University and technology firm IQE.