Chancellor’s Rising Star Award
Congratulations to Davide Michieletto who has been awarded a 2020 Chancellor’s Rising Star Award from the University.
The Chancellor’s Awards are one of the most important ways in which the University recognises current members of the University community who have made outstanding contributions to teaching or research, and achieved national and international recognition for their work.
The Rising Star Award honours an early career colleague who has made a significant contribution in their field. Dr Davide Michieletto is a recipient of this award in recognition of his impact in the research in the field of topological control of soft materials.
Biophysics and soft matter
In his short time as a researcher, Davide has already built an international reputation in understanding how the topology of biological and synthetic polymers affect the macroscopic properties of complex fluids and soft materials, and has an impressive publication record. This is an area which is seeing a tremendous interest especially from the younger generations of physicists. Davide’s infectious passion for science and his highly interdisciplinary research projects are attracting numerous and strong students (from BSc to PhD) keen to work in this new exhilarating field at the interface of soft matter and molecular biology. Davide is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship, based in the School of Physics and Astronomy and the Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine.