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Current projects

Title Funder Start date End date
High-throughput discovery of bioactive small molecules EPSRC 1 March 2020 1 March 2026
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
3D Tribo-Nanprinting: Nanoscale Additive Manufacturing of Functional Materials Using Tribofilms IT-CDT 1 February 2019 30 September 2023
Diabetic Ulceration: Tribology of the Plantar Aspect IT-CDT 1 October 2018 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
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
Novel anti-wear systems for boundary lubricated contacts 1 December 2018 30 November 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
Intelligent corrosion management underpinned by advanced engineering science EU Horizon 2020 1 July 2017 30 June 2022
LABYRINTH: Conservation, Analysis and Virtual Reconstruction of the Archaeological Site of Hawara Pyramid and Labyrinth AHRC 1 November 2018 31 January 2022
Understanding the mechanism(s) by which inorganic additives reduce friction IT-CDT 1 October 2016 30 September 2021
Preserving the Disappearing Cultural Heritage of Post-War Mosul, Iraq: Valuing Diversity in the Urban Recovery of Mosul’s Old Districts UKRI 1 November 2019 31 August 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
In-situ engine oil quality improvement IT-CDT 1 February 2016 31 March 2021
Multiphase Corrosion in Geothermal Environments Chinese University of Petroleum 1 March 2019 28 February 2021
The Living Museum of Umm Qais: Sustainable preservation, analysis and virtual reconstruction of Gadara's ancient site and village AHRC 1 February 2019 31 January 2021
Tribochemical film phenomenon in total hip replacement Indonesian Government 1 February 2017 31 January 2021
Our past, our future, all together in Fanyan AHRC 1 February 2019 1 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

Past projects

Title Funder Start date End date
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 30 March 2020
BonE-GraphT EU Horizon 2020 1 July 2017 30 June 2019
Maternal Health - Vacuum assisted delivery simulation 1 January 2015 1 January 2019
IMPRESS - Compliant meshes for pelvic organ prolapse 30 June 2014 21 December 2018
IMPRESS - Fecal continence system EPSRC 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
Galvanostatic tissue sensing for cancer detection Cancer Research UK 1 January 2010 1 January 2014
CoDIR – Colonic disease investigation by robotic hydro-colonoscopy EU ERC Advanced Grant scheme 1 January 2010 1 January 2014
Accelerating surgical training 1 January 2010 1 January 2014
Soft robotic fabrication
Soft robotic cardiac assistance