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Title Funder Start date End date
High-throughput discovery of bioactive small molecules EPSRC 1 March 2020 1 March 2026
Structures and Probes of Intrinsically Disordered Regions (SPIDR) 1 January 2021 1 January 2026
Syntax and semantics of 2-dimensional type theories 31 October 2020 30 October 2025
Tailored Production and Utilisation of Sustainable Low Cost Lignocellulosic Advanced Biofuel Blends as Diesel and Petrol Substitutes: SusLABB EPSRC 1 January 2021 31 December 2024
Circular Economy Centre for Mineral-based Construction Materials UKRI 1 January 2021 31 December 2024
Acoustic control of quantum cascade heterostructures: the THz "S-LASER" Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 1 December 2021 30 November 2024
DYNAMIN: Dynamic Control of Mineralisation EU ERC Advanced Grant scheme 1 September 2018 31 August 2024
SaFEGround - Sustainable, Flexible and Efficient Ground-source heating and cooling systems Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 1 June 2021 31 August 2024
Benchmarking to reduce budget uncertainty & actual cost, and increase learning from Oil & Gas NDA/NNL 1 February 2021 1 August 2024
Exploring novel binding pockets in DNA gyrase and DNA topoisomerase IV to address antibiotic resistance 1 August 2021 31 July 2024
Crystallisation in the Real World: Delivering Control through Theory and Experiment Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 1 March 2018 29 February 2024
Exploiting Engineered Polyproteins in the Modular Design of Robust, Tuneable and Biofunctional Hydrogels EPSRC 1 March 2018 31 January 2024
Collective behaviour of cognitive agents UKRI 1 January 2020 31 December 2023
Geothermal Corrosion Inhibitor Development UKRI 1 December 2020 1 December 2023
Deep Learning with Simulated Data 1 November 2020 31 October 2023
Monoidal bicategories, linear logic and operads EPSRC 1 October 2020 30 September 2023
3D Tribo-Nanprinting: Nanoscale Additive Manufacturing of Functional Materials Using Tribofilms IT-CDT 1 February 2019 30 September 2023
Investigating the role of CO2 corrosion products in localised corrosion Shell UK 1 October 2019 30 September 2023
Tribology of novel friction pairs for environmentally friendly automotive brakes IT-CDT 1 October 2018 30 September 2023
Diabetic Ulceration: Tribology of the Plantar Aspect IT-CDT 1 October 2018 30 September 2023
Future Urban Ventilation Network – The Breathing City UKRI 1 September 2020 31 August 2023
Smart Restoration with Particle Infused Repointing EU Marie Curie Fellowship 1 September 2021 31 August 2023
Personalised Quantitative Upper Extremity Assessment for Stroke Rehabilitation EU Marie Curie Fellowship 1 July 2021 30 June 2023
Multi-scale engineering of alkali-activated concretes for sustainable infrastructure EPSRC 29 June 2018 28 June 2023
The role of hydrogen in the degradation of stainless steels Zhejiang Jiuli Hi-Tech Metals Co., Ltd 1 April 2019 31 March 2023
Corrosion and stress corrosion cracking in high alloy materials Zhejiang Jiuli Hi-Tech Metals Co., Ltd 1 April 2019 31 March 2023
ENVIRO-COAT: ENVIROnmentally assisted, engineered Corrosion prOducts for Aqueous corrosion miTigation 1 April 2020 2 February 2023
CONtact TrAcing in Care homes using digital Technology (CONTACT) National Institute for Health Research 1 October 2020 31 January 2023
CMMI-EPSRC RENACEM: Response to CO2 exposure of concrete with natural supplementary cementitious materials EPSRC 1 January 2020 31 December 2022
Novel anti-wear systems for boundary lubricated contacts 1 December 2018 30 November 2022
EDGENESS: Energy Efficiency, Edge and Serverless Computing EU Horizon 2020 1 October 2021 31 October 2022
Transient Tomography for Defect Detection Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 1 October 2021 30 September 2022
New strategies for controlling crystallisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 1 December 2015 30 September 2022
Assuring the quality of design descriptions through the use of design configuration spaces EPSRC 1 January 2019 16 September 2022
Friction: The Tribology Enigma EPSRC Programme Grant EPSRC 1 September 2017 31 August 2022
DIADEM-ART: DomaIn-Aware DEep learning Models for motion-Adaptive RadioTherapy Leverhulme Trust and Royal Academy of Engineering 1 September 2021 31 August 2022
Evaluating the safety and patient impact of an Artificial Intelligence Command Centre in the UK National Health Service 1 March 2021 31 August 2022
Novel Approach for Vital Infrastructure Post Disaster (NOVA VIDA) British Academy 18 November 2019 30 June 2022
Intelligent corrosion management underpinned by advanced engineering science EU Horizon 2020 1 July 2017 30 June 2022
Healthcare Environment Control, Optimisation and Infection Risk Assessment (HECOIRA) Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 1 September 2017 31 May 2022
Preserving the Disappearing Cultural Heritage of Post-War Mosul, Iraq: Valuing Diversity in the Urban Recovery of Mosul’s Old Districts British Academy 1 November 2019 30 May 2022
Establishing lung ultrasound as a key tool in the stratification and monitoring of COVID-19 patients 13 November 2020 14 May 2022
Hybrid pixel detector upgrade for electron energy loss spectrometer EPSRC 1 November 2020 30 April 2022
Flow-Xl: A New UK Facility for Analysis of Crystallisation in Flow Systems Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 1 April 2020 31 March 2022
Our past, our future, all together in Fanyan 1 February 2019 31 March 2022
REST: Reconfigurable lower limb Exoskeleton for effective Stroke Treatment in residential settings EPSRC 1 April 2019 31 March 2022
LABYRINTH: Conservation, Analysis and Virtual Reconstruction of the Archaeological Site of Hawara Pyramid and Labyrinth 1 November 2018 31 March 2022
TRACK: Transport Risk Assessment for COVID Knowledge Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 29 September 2020 28 March 2022
Perturbation of Protein-Protein Interactions (PoPPI) EPSRC 1 February 2016 31 January 2022
WUN-BRIC - WUN to Building Resilience In Construction Worldwide Universities Network 1 January 2021 30 January 2022
The Living Museum of Umm Qais: Sustainable preservation, analysis and virtual reconstruction of Gadara's ancient site and village 1 February 2019 30 January 2022

Past projects

Title Funder Start date End date
Understanding the mechanism(s) by which inorganic additives reduce friction IT-CDT 1 October 2016 30 September 2021
Balancing the impact of City Infrastructure Engineering on Natural systems using Robots EPSRC 1 January 2016 31 July 2021
The social, economic, technical and environmental values of North Sea oil & gas decommissioning for local communities and companies ESRC 22 July 2019 31 July 2021
Engineering tools for analysis of impingement in the human hip joint. Leverhulme Trust and Royal Academy of Engineering 1 August 2020 31 July 2021
Passive layER FailuRe Mechanisms (PERFoRM) EU Horizon 2020 3 June 2019 2 June 2021
TeLeMan - Teleoperative Legged Manipulator for Explosive Ordnance Disposal 1 February 2021 31 May 2021
In-situ engine oil quality improvement IT-CDT 1 February 2016 31 March 2021
Powering HGVs on England’s Future Electric Roads – Safety and Maintenance Assessment of Electrical Power Supply Systems 1 October 2020 31 March 2021
Process Intensification of Nuclear Effluent Treatments 1 August 2020 16 March 2021
Multiphase Corrosion in Geothermal Environments Chinese University of Petroleum 1 March 2019 28 February 2021
Tribochemical film phenomenon in total hip replacement Indonesian Government 1 February 2017 31 January 2021
Early Detection Innovation Sandpit Award: Research Proposal Outline Cancer Research UK 1 January 2020 31 December 2020
INSILC: In-silico trials for drug-eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffold design, development and evaluation EU Horizon 2020 1 November 2017 31 October 2020
BIANDA: Bayesian Deep Atlases for Cardiac Motion Abnormality Assessment from Imaging and Metadata EPSRC 1 April 2019 30 September 2020
3DMBC (3D Modular Building Connections) Leverhulme Trust 1 October 2019 31 July 2020
Excising Infection in the Surgical Environment [ExISE] Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 1 October 2017 1 April 2020
Influence of ventilation design on the prevalence of anti-microbial bacteria in homes Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 1 October 2017 1 October 2019
Complex Value Optimisation for Resource Recovery from Waste (C-VORR) EPSRC 1 August 2014 30 September 2019
Targeting airborne bacterial infection: Studies on patient- and laboratory-generated mycobacterium tuberculosis aerosols Medical Research Council (MRC) 1 September 2017 31 August 2019
BonE-GraphT EU Horizon 2020 1 July 2017 30 June 2019
Maternal Health - Vacuum assisted delivery simulation 1 January 2015 1 January 2019
IMPRESS - Fecal continence system EPSRC 30 June 2014 21 December 2018
IMPRESS - Compliant meshes for pelvic organ prolapse 30 June 2014 21 December 2018
Revolt in the 'Square': Spatial Modelling of Urban Stability in Modern Cities New insights and approaches for preventing conflict and violence AHRC 1 November 2016 30 August 2018
The intra-abdominal platform for surgical support 1 February 2014 1 August 2017
Soft tactile sensors Leverhulme Trust 1 August 2014 1 August 2016
Sensing tissue trauma in surgery EPSRC 17 December 2013 15 June 2015
CoDIR – Colonic disease investigation by robotic hydro-colonoscopy EU ERC Advanced Grant scheme 1 January 2010 1 January 2014
Galvanostatic tissue sensing for cancer detection Cancer Research UK 1 January 2010 1 January 2014
Accelerating surgical training 1 January 2010 1 January 2014
Yorkshire Circular Economy Living Lab 1 December 2020 31 March 2021
Spatial Narratives of Revolt: Public Performance During Anti-Nuclear Protests in Tokyo Japan Foundation London 2015 2016
Soft robotic fabrication
Soft robotic cardiac assistance
Next Generation of Algorithms for Mixed Integer Linear Programming (MILP) EPSRC 01.04.2021 31.03.2023
Low Carbon Footprint Precast Concrete Products for an Energy Efficient Built Environment EPSRC 2015 2016
Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics of Fluctuating Populations 1 December 2021 (tentative) 30 November 2024
Big Data Analytics: A New Revolution in UK Facilities Management Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors – RICS 2016 2017
A Sustainable Circular Economy for Offshore Wind. EPSRC 1 August 2020 31 March 2021
(Re)Contextualizing Contested Heritage: Building Capacity & Designing Participatory Approaches to Preserve Cultural Heritage by the Youth Research England Fund 1 November 2019 31 December 2020
Coal-to-liquids supply chain integration in view of operational, economic and environmental risk assessments under unfavourable geological settings EU Horizon 2020 1 July 2019 1 July 0022