Welcoming the news, University of Brighton Vice-Chancellor, Professor Debra Humphris said: "As a university we are committed to making a real practical difference through our research and partnerships. The award of this grant, our first from the Wolfson Foundation, is an important achievement for the University of Brighton and a genuine recognition of our research capacity and impact. I hope that it will act as a catalyst for further such bids in the future".
Professor Andrew Lloyd, Dean of the College of Life, Health and Physical Sciences, paid tribute to the continuing work of the Advanced Engineering Centre: "This result is testament to the world-leading research being carried out in Brighton by Morgan Heikal and his team. The bid process involved stringent peer review and it is most pleasing to know their research is viewed so highly by the external academic community."