Sheffield Post-doc becomes University Academic Fellow at Leeds
It is always sad to see people go, but at the same time one is happy, when members of the Department are moving up in the world. Dr Nick Warren, a long-standing member of the Armes group, who recently won third prize in the RSC emerging technologies competition for his work on using hydrogels to store human stem cells (see here for more details) will be starting as a University Academic Fellow at the University of Leeds in August. These prestigious fellowships are part of the '250 Great Minds' scheme that the University of Leeds operates, which is similar in scope to Sheffield's VC Fellowships.
Nick started his PhD in Sheffield in 2007 under the supervision of Prof. Steve Armes. After graduation in 2011, he has been employed as a post-doctoral research associate in the Armes group. His work there has set him up for an independent research career at Leeds. We wish him all the best in his new endeavours.