LA³NET Fellow awarded RSE/STFC Fellowship

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We are delighted to announce that our Fellow Alexandra Alexandrova was awarded a Royal Society of Edinburgh/STFC Enterprise Fellowship. These Fellowships are awarded on a highly competitive basis and enable promising science and technology researchers to grow into successful entrepreneurs. This prestigious award will allow Ms Alexandrova to focus solely on refining her business ideas, whilst gaining access to some of best commercial training and mentorship available in the United Kingdom.

Currently Ms. Alexandrova is working on the development of a laser-based velocimeter for the characterization of gas targets as they are used for example in non-invasive beam profile monitors or as experimental targets. This work forms the core of her business idea, along with other optical diagnostics that have been developed by her QUASAR Group.

Prof. Carsten Welsch, initiator and coordinator of LA³NET, says:”I am very happy about this news. Alexandra is an outstanding researcher who has been working at the interface between academia and industry for many years. She has already benefited from significant training within the LA³NET project. The RSE/STFC Enterprise Fellowship will now allow her to refine her business ideas and pave the way for a spin-off company.”