Dr David Moran, School of Engineering

"A clear vision and ideas which have the potential to develop and sustain a successful research career"

David Moran’s track record highlights his focus and determination to develop his research career. As a PhD student he won awards at International Conferences in recognition of his research and his post-doctoral career further enhanced his profile amongst his peers with high impact publications. In 2012 David became a Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Fellow following an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship.

An image of Dr David Moran hillwalkingThe awards, his publication record and a clear vision for his career led to him being awarded a proleptic lectureship. David now teaches undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses, and supervises PhD students.

When asked what advice he would give early career researchers applying for a Fellowship he is keen to emphasise the need for a track record which highlights leadership and independence: ‘you need to show that you can lead research and that you are thinking long-term about your career. It is so important to remember that the purpose of a Fellowship is to support excellent early career researchers to become world leaders in their area of research’.

Find out more about David - http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/engineering/staff/davidmoran/

Research area: David’s research expertise lies in the areas of nano-fabrication, device design and simulation, and material and device high frequency characterisation. His recent research focuses on the development of diamond for a range of electronics, mechanical and sensing applications.

First published: 23 January 2017