Professor Harald Haas selected as one of ten RISE Leaders by EPSRC for 2014

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has announced that Professor Harald Haas is one of the ten RISE Leaders for 2014.

The campaign, in partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering, was launched by the Science Minister, David Willetts in November 2013 to mark the 20th Anniversary of EPSRC.

Ten of the UK's most inspirational scientists and engineers have been recognised as RISE Leaders, celebrating their achievements as innovators in engineering and physical sciences research. Their contribution to science covers a broad range of disciplines and highlights the diversity and impact of the engineering and physical sciences.

Universities and Science Minister David Willetts said: "It’s important to celebrate and champion our leading scientists and engineers who are vital to both society and our economy. Their research has a real impact across a range of sectors from manufacturing to financial services. The RISE leaders announced today will help to inspire and encourage others, keeping us ahead in the global science race."

An independent panel comprising of Philip Greenish, Imran Khan, Dr Sarah Main, Professor Sir Richard Brook, Professor Harold Poor and chaired by Professor David Delpy, selected the leaders from nominations put forward by over 30 universities, industries and learned societies. They assessed leadership, engagement, influence and impact.

The full story can be found on the EPSRC news page:

Professor Harald Haas
Professor Harald Haas