This prestigious honour recognises respected scientists of outstanding achievement and potential and provides up to 5 years’ funding to support cutting-edge research in the UK. Professor Joyce joins a list of celebrated researchers who have made significant contributions to science whilst residing in the UK. He says: “News of the award was a big surprise and I am extremely flattered by the recognition of the Royal Society.”
Professor Joyce has a distinguished reputation for his research and work at the University. He has played a significant role in the growth of the Engineering Department and is a Fellow of the Nuclear Institute. A recent impact case study based on his research was rated 4* by the 2014 Research Framework.
An expert in nuclear engineering, Professor Joyce has received media coverage for his recent involvement in the development of nuclear decommissioning machines and has written over 130 refereed articles in topics such as nuclear safeguards instrumentation, portable neutron spectrometry, and radiotherapy and radiation effects.
Professor Claudio Paoloni, Head of Department commends Professor Joyce’s achievement. He says: “I am delighted that one of our leading academics has received a prestigious Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit award and I would like to congratulate Professor Joyce on this achievement. The award also highlights the outstanding research environment here in the Engineering Department.”