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Distinguished Research Fellowship for Leading Plasma Scientist

Plasma scientist Dr Davide Mariotti has been awarded a Distinguished Research Fellowship by the University of Ulster

Since joining the University of Ulster as a Reader in 2009, Dr Mariotti has been a member of the Engineering Research Institute and has taken an active part in the international research community.

This has been demonstrated by two recent invited papers, an Invited Topical Review “Microplasmas for nanomaterials synthesis” and a Perspective Paper “Perspectives on atmospheric-pressure plasmas for nanofabrication” which are clear indications of his world-leading role in the field of plasma nanofabrication.

Dr Mariotti has increased his h-index from 5 to 18 in only four years since joining Ulster. Citations to his work have seen an exponential increase with already more than 180 citations for 2012. This is further demonstrated by invitations received to prominent international conferences and his growing number of keynote lectures.

He has strong links with Japan and was awarded a Fellowship for long term research in Japan by the Japan Society for Promotion of Science in 2009. In addition to being a JSPS Fellow, Dr Mariotti is also a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK) which indicates a very high level of achievement in physics and an outstanding contribution to the profession.

Dr Mariotti has received prestigious grants over the past 5 years including two high quality and large EPSRC awards, Framework 7 Marie Curie Award and Leverhulme Award and he currently serves on a range of committees including an ESF Pool of Reviewers, Physics and Engineering Unit and was course director for the MSc programmes in Engineering.