Project Application Details

ARCHIE Project title: to be determined
Project PI: Public Engagement, Advocacy and Policy Making: Cronin has directed his enthusiasm to both engage younger researchers and the public. His two TED talks have been viewed online over two million times, and he was recently featured ‘Morgan Freemans Through the Wormhole’, episode 6, season 3 which show cased his chemo-robotic-evolution breakthrough (episode entitled ‘why are we here?’). Within Science and Society, Cronin is an advocate for Science and Engineering and is committed to inspiring the public, especially young people. He has helped develop kinetic-art exhibits that explore self-assembly in the nano-world (EPSRC giants of the infinitesimal), regularly is on the TV and radio and had a documentary made about his new approach to the origin of life exploring the concept of evolution first; this film was called ‘inorganica’. Cronin has been active in advocating for Science and Technology engaging both the media and policy makers on the importance of a strong UK science base and the support of young researchers as recognized by the award of his EPSRC ‘RISE’ award. Twenty former group members are now academics in the UK, Japan, China, India, and Germany. In recognition of the unique training and opportunities Cronin has given his students, Glasgow based, FTDI Chip donated £80,000 to supporting his students to gain international research experience within his network of over 100 collaborators. Joseph Black Building University of Glasgow
Department: 5th of October
Address: Joseph Black Building, University of Glasgow, licensed software, G128QQ
Relevant industrial collaborations: In his desire to explore the applied aspects of his fundamental research Cronin has worked with many companies, including BP, Oxford Diffraction, Unilever, Samsung, IBM, GSK, Merck, National Semiconductor and Future Technology Devices, all of whom are interested in exploiting his fundamental work.
Existing relevant KTP activities: Public Engagement, Advocacy and Policy Making: Cronin has directed his enthusiasm to both engage younger researchers and the public. His two TED talks have been viewed online over two million times, and he was recently featured ‘Morgan Freemans Through the Wormhole’, episode 6, season 3 which show cased his chemo-robotic-evolution breakthrough (episode entitled ‘why are we here?’). Within Science and Society, Cronin is an advocate for Science and Engineering and is committed to inspiring the public, especially young people. He has helped develop kinetic-art exhibits that explore self-assembly in the nano-world (EPSRC giants of the infinitesimal), regularly is on the TV and radio and had a documentary made about his new approach to the origin of life exploring the concept of evolution first; this film was called ‘inorganica’. Cronin has been active in advocating for Science and Technology engaging both the media and policy makers on the importance of a strong UK science base and the support of young researchers as recognized by the award of his EPSRC ‘RISE’ award. Twenty former group members are now academics in the UK, Japan, China, India, and Germany. In recognition of the unique training and opportunities Cronin has given his students, Glasgow based, FTDI Chip donated £80,000 to supporting his students to gain international research experience within his network of over 100 collaborators.
Does the PI require to run calculations? 8
Number of users involved in the project: 6 months initially
User 1 details:

Dr. Laia Vilà-Nadal
Position: Senior Researcher / Cronin Group Coordinator
Group Member Since: 2011
Nationality: Spanish
Email: laiavn@chem.gla.ac.uk
Tel: 0141 330 2536
Office: Main (A3-30)

Service level requested:
ARCHIE Project description: to be determined
Potential output of the project:

The desired output in the short term, 3-6 months, are high impact publications. For this particular project we have targeted Nature Publishing Family Journals such as Nature Chemistry or Nature Communications. In the long term we expect applying for funding and patents.

Project start date: 5th of October
Duration of the project: 6 months initially
Total CPU time required (in hours): to be determined
CPU hours required by typical job: 8
Approximate amount of data created per job (in GB):
Approximate amount of data created per project: to be determined
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Software required for the project: licensed software
Software required to be installed for the project: n/a
Experience in using software package 1:
Software required to be installed for the project: n/a
Experience in using software package 2: 8
Software required to be installed for the project: n/a
Experience in using software package 3: 1
Training required: Basic of using HPC
Other training required:
Experience in using HPC: 5