Climate physicist Dr Richard Millar, of the Oxford Martin Net Zero Carbon Investment Initiative, has been named as one of Elsevier and the US-UK Fulbright Commission's six UK Early Career Researcher Award winners for 2018.
Richard is a climate physicist by training and is interested in how the insights from the latest climate science can be successfully embedded in effective climate policy. His research spans the physical and economic consequences of climate policy and aims to investigate robust pathways to achieving global climate goals of net-zero emissions.
The UK Early Career Researcher Awards comprise two separate award programmes. As part of their joint mission to support young researchers in developing their careers, Elsevier and the US-UK Fulbright Commission have partnered in hosting the awards since 2011. Winners of these awards are chosen by an expert panel of judges, drawing on citation and publication information from Elsevier’s Scopus database.
The winners were announced at an awards ceremony attended by over 75 senior figures from government, academia and industry.
Ron Mobed, CEO of Elsevier, said: “Today’s early career researchers find themselves in an ever-more competitive environment while the future of science and indeed the sustainability of our planet depends on them. Supporting young scientists in building their careers and studying some of the most challenging questions of our time is critical. The UK Early Career Researcher Awards will hopefully be an encouragement to these young researchers to make a lasting impact and help transform our society for the better.”
“We are very pleased to have partnered with Elsevier this year again in supporting researchers to further their careers.” said Penny Egan, Executive Director of the US-UK Fulbright Commission. “These awards acknowledge the significant contributions of UK researchers in a range of disciplines, as well as the institutions that encourage the development of early career talent.”