Previous Research Grants

We have a long history of delivering outstanding research projects in areas across the automatic control and systems engineering discipline. Here are some of the key grants which we secured in the past.

Grant title Awarded to Awarding body Start Date End Date
ADvanced multi-Energy management and oPTimisation time shifting platform (ADEPT) George Konstantopoulos RCUK 01/09/2017 31/12/2018
Affordable and clean energy via resilient and autonomous micro-grids George Konstantopoulos RCUK 24/06/2018 25/06/2022
Affordable high-end automation using refrurbished low-end robots and ‘Assertive Products’ Ash Tiwari RCUK 01/09/2017


Air pollution monitoring in Northern Pakistan Towards Improved Air Quality and Human Health Lyudmila Mihaylova RCUK 01/01/2019 31/07/2019
Aircraft Connectivity Andy Mills Industrial 01/05/2018 31/12/2018
Alternative mobility and Alternative routes in the Sheffield City Region Giuliano Punzo Research England 15/12/2020 31/03/2021
An SME case study for IIoT predictive maintenance Ash Tiwari Research England 01/04/2019 30/06/2021
Application of Novel Nonlinear Data Modelling and Analysis to the Study of Cervical Impedance Spectroscopy for Preterm Birth Prediction Zi-Qiang Lang RCUK 01/07/2018 28/02/2022
Artificial Intelligence based multi-objective optimisation for energy management in dynamic flexible manufacturing systems Ash Tiwari RCUK 01/10/2018 31/03/2019
Business case for IoT instrumentation of existing machines: A Laser Based Additive Manufacturing (LBAM) Ash Tiwari RCUK 01/01/2019 30/06/2020
Cabin Blower Control Andy Mills Industrial 01/11/2022 31/07/2023
Can magnetic distance sensing detect bowel obstruction during percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy insertion? Lin Cao Research England 01/04/2023 31/07/2023
CASCADE: Calibrated Agent Simulations for Combined Analysis of Drinking Etiologies Robin Purshouse Government 01/08/2016 30/04/2022
Circular4.0: Data Driven Intelligence for a Circular Economy Ash Tiwari RCUK 02/01/2019 01/01/2023
Circular 4.0 Digital Intelliegence to enable a circular economy Ash Tiwari RCUK 01/06/2017 31/05/2018
Cluster Active Archive: Technical Assistance in Support of the DWP instrument of the Cluster Mission Michael Balikhin Industrial 01/01/2017 31/12/2018
Cobots QR Lyudmila Mihaylova RCUK 01/01/2022 31/03/2022
Comprehensive analysis of solar atmospheric dynamics driven by interacting vortex tubes Viktor Fedun Charity 01/04/2021 31/03/2022
Cyber Fuzzing T1 Andy Mills Industrial 01/05/2021 30/11/2021
DAFNI-ROSE Daniel Coca RCUK 01/10/2021 31/08/2022
DEAL: Digitally Enhanced advanced services for domestic AppLiances Ash Tiwari RCUK 08/07/2019 30/09/2021
Demonstrators of Human-Robot Co-working James Law RCUK 01/04/2017 31/07/2017
Developing a Digital Twin of two robot arms to simulate docking procedures in space John Oyekan Research England 01/11/2022 01/04/2023
Developing a Digital Twin of two robot arms to simulate docking procedures in space John Oyekan RCUK 31/01/2022 31/07/2022
Developing a proof-of-concept agent-based model of the relationship between food advertising and food choices in England Charlotte Buckley / Robin Purshouse RCUK 01/09/2022 31/05/2023
Developing An International Warehouse Assessment Scheme Mahdi Mahfouf Charity 30/04/2019 28/02/2022
Developing smart and resilient mircogrids in rural Africa George Konstantopoulos


01/01/2017 31/12/2017
Development of a personalised health forecasting tool Visakan Kadirkamanathan Charity 01/01/2016 31/12/2019
Development of a prototype electromechanical system Jonathan Aitkin Industrial 01/11/2018 01/02/2020
DIGI-CORTEX: digital COgnitive architecture to achieve Rapid Task programming and flEXibility in manufacturing robots through human demonstrations John Oyekan RCUK 01/08/2022 31/05/2025
Digital Manufacturing 1 - Multiscale modelling for monitoring: Hybrid Electric Propulsion case study Andy Mills RCUK 01/10/2019 31/03/2020
Digital Manufacturing for Aerostructure Assembly Ash Tiwari Charity 01/09/2019 31/07/2022
Digital Technologies, Advanced Robotics and increased Cyber-security for Agile Production in Future European Manufacturing Ecosystems Jonathan Aitken EC 01/07/2020 31/12/2020
Digitisation of Legacy Machines and Human Activities for Productivity Enhancement in SMEs: A Regional Engagement Initiative Ash Tiwari Charity 01/03/2018 31/05/2021
Digitisation for Zero-Setup and Zero-Measurement Manufacturing Ash Tiwari Charity 01/09/2017 31/08/2022
Dream4cars: Dream-like simulation abilities for automated cars Sean Anderson EC 01/01/2017 31/12/2019
DYNAMO Robin Purshouse Innovate UK 01/04/2018 31/07/2021
E2EEHM: End-to-End Equipment Health Management Andy Mills Innovate UK 01/11/2016 31/03/2021
E2E EHM Vibration Analytics Will Jacobs Industrial 01/10/2019 31/03/2020
E2E EHM Vibration and pattern matching Will Jacobs Industrial 01/06/2018 31/12/2018
EE2EM Additional-Rhenoics Sensor Characterisation Andy Mills Industrial 01/09/2018 09/12/2019
EEG biomarkers of sports performance Mahnaz Arvaneh Industrial 05/11/2018 31/05/2019
Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy for Oral Cancer Diagnosis Zi-Qiang Lang RCUK 01/01/2023 31/07/2023
Electronics Thermal Management Bryn Jones Industrial 27/03/2017 30/09/2017
EnergyREV: Energy Revolution Research Consortium George Konstantopoulos RCUK 01/12/2018 31/03/2022
Ergoeye: Operational Real-Time Assessment Of Ergonomics In Flexible Manufacturing Ash Tiwari RCUK 01/09/2017 31/05/2019
Feasibility study for a single blind randomised control trial on effect of exo-skeleton assisted walking on cardiovascular fitness of persons iwih gait problems due to multiple sclerosis Mahnaz Arvaneh Charity 01/12/2021 31/05/2024
Feedrate and Cycle Time (FaCT) Project Rob Ward Research England 01/08/2023 31/03/2024
Forecasting the evolution of solar Active Regions based on photospheric flow topology Viktor Fedun Charity 31/03/2022 29/02/2024
From the laboratory to industrial manufacture: Transforming digital design via robust scaling-up AI platforms George Panoutsos RCUK 01/10/2021 30/09/2022
H2Gear- Control Architecture Support Yuanbo Nie Industrial 01/12/2022 31/08/2023
High energy density battery pack design without compromising on safety Ross Drummond Charity 15/08/2022 30/11/2023
In-Compartment Enclosure Testing Andy Mills Industrial 01/10/2018 31/03/2019
In-RC Thermal Management of Electronics Andy Mills Industrial 01/02/2018 31/03/2018
Intervention development for community-based self-referred social prescribing Robin Purshouse RCUK 01/06/2021 30/11/2022
Ice characterisation with FMCW radar Andy Mills Industrial 01/10/2021 31/12/2021
INCEPT - INformated Circular Economy ProducTs Ash Tiwari Charity 01/04/2020 31/10/2021
Increasing cohort acceptance amongst workforce and health and safety teams in Manufacturing Iveta Elimontaite RCUK 01/10/2017 31/03/2018
Innovation Award in EM Cooling Andy Mills Industrial 01/09/2019 17/12/2019
Integrated machine part multi objective optimisation of powder manufacturing George Panoutsos RCUK 01/11/2016 31/03/2017
Internet of things for for overcome barriers in the steel rolling measurement technology Lyudmila Mihaylova Research England 01/02/2019 31/10/2019
Knowledge Transfer Partnership Zi-Qiang Lang Innovate UK 15/05/2019 25/09/2021
LBAM: Business case for IoT instrumentation of existing machines: A Laser Based Additive Manufacturing Ash Tiwari RCUK 01/01/2019 30/06/2020
LIGER: An Open source Intergrated Optimization Environment Robin Purshouse Government 01/02/2018 31/05/2019
Lighter than air surveillance Drone (LTASD) Bryn Jones RCUK 01/10/2017 31/03/2019
Machine Learning digital twin for defect-free additive manufacturing George Panoutsos Research England 01/02/2022 30/06/2022
Machine learning for In-Situ process control, using LBAM case study Ash Tiwari RCUK 15/06/2019 31/03/2020
MindD4AccelCare: Multimodal Intelligent Neural Decoder for Accessible and empowering mental healthcare  Mahnaz Arvaneh RCUK 01/10/2022 30/11/2023
MircoGrid Design Optimisation Andy Mills Industrial 01/09/2019 31/12/2019
Modelling for Multi-Domain Power Systems Architecture Andy Mills Industrial 24/02/2020 01/05/2020
Multiscale LRV modelling Andy Mills Industrial 01/11/2018 01/02/2020
MultiRobot Roderich Gross Government 01/10/2019 31/10/2020
NetworkPlus In Digitalised Surface Manufacturing: Towards "World's Best" Processes Ash Tiwari RCUK 29/11/2019 28/11/2023
Neurophysiological Biomarkers for Comparative Diagnosis and Prognosis across Neurodegenerative Diseases Mahnaz Arvaneh Charity 01/03/2019 28/02/2023
Northwest European Seasonal Weather Prediction from Complex Systems Modelling Hua-Liang Wei RCUK 01/03/2021 29/02/2024
Numerical Modelling Of Wave Based Coronal Heating Using Resistive MHD And Thermal Conductivity Viktor Fedun Charity 08/08/2016 06/08/2019
Oil Quality Sensing Andy Mills Industrial 10/06/2019 09/07/2019
Preliminary Investigation For Advanced Control For Distributed Hybrid Propulsion Systems Visakan Kadirkamanathan RCUK 01/12/2016 25/03/2017
Proxisense Testing Andy Mills Industrial 10/06/2019 09/09/2019
Rad-Sat: Modelling the acceleration, transport and loss of radiation belt electrons to protect satellites from space weather Michael Balikhin RCUK 01/05/2017 30/04/2022
RAIN: Robotics and Artificial Intelligence for Nuclear Sandor Veres RCUK 02/10/2017 30/09/2021
Resilient Power Feasibility Study Andy Mills Industrial 01/01/2021 31/03/2022
Resident Power Tranche II Andy Mills Industrial 23/01/2023 31/03/2024
Right-First-Time Fused Deposition for Healthcare Manufacturing Mahdi Mahfouf Charity 01/10/2020 16/01/2023
RL for Natural Recirculation Andy Mills Industrial 01/09/2021 31/12/2022
Robust data-centric cyber-physical systems for Materials 4.0 George Panoutsos RCUK 01/01/2022 31/03/2022
Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence Keith Jackson Charity 01/01/2020 01/01/2023
SALSA2d - Separation of Additive-Layer Supports by Automation via 2-way Digital Twin Jonathan Aitkin EC 01/07/2020 31/07/2020
SecReMGs: Security and Reliability in Microgrids: Towards Clean and Secure Electrical Energy Mahdieh Sadabadi Research England 01/02/2021 31/07/2021
ShiRAS: Towards Safe and Reliable Autonomy in Sensor Driven Systems Lyudmila Mihaylova RCUK 01/12/2019 30/11/2023
SIGNetS: Signal and Information Gathering for Networked Surveillance Lyudmila Mihaylova Government 30/09/2020 29/03/2024
Sipher QR Robin Purshouse RCUK 01/04/2021 31/03/2022
Smart Farm Planning and Monitoring System Lyudmila Mihaylova Charity 01/04/2019 30/09/2021
SP2RC: Application to STFC for Consolidated Grant Support for the Solar Physics and Space Plasma Research Centre Michael Balikhin RCUK 01/04/2018 30/09/2022
Sustainable advanced manufacturing via machine learning-assisted exploitation of sensing and data infrastructure Iñaki Esanola RCUK 01/09/2022 31/03/2023
SYSDYMATS: SYstems Science-based design and manufacturing of DYnamic MATerials and Structures Zi-Qiang Lang RCUK 01/10/2018 31/03/2022
Tailorable & Adaptive Connected Digital Additive Manufacturing (TACDAM) George Panoutsos RCUK 01/01/2017 31/03/2019

TeleBCI-FES: Upper Limb Telerehabilitation using Brain-controlled Functional Electrical Stimulation

Mahnaz Arvaneh RCUK 01/07/2021 30/11/2022
TeleRegain II: Accelerating upper limb stroke rehabilitation from home through the power of the brain Mahnaz Arvaneh / Joshua Giles UKRI 11/10/2023 19/01/2024
Thermal imaging tool for measuring respiratory airflow to assist with diagnosing apnoea in children with suspected sleep related breathing disorders Mahdi Mahfouf RCUK 01/10/2018 31/01/2020
Through-life performance: From science to instrumentation Ash Tiwari RCUK 03/04/2017 02/04/2022
Tissue-RIMOTE: Tissue-Responsive Robotic Implants for In Vivo Mechanostimulation-Based Tissue Regeneration Dana Damian RCUK 01/10/2019 15/08/2022
Towards building an automated scoring model for assessing appropriate use of metadiscourse markers in Aptis Writing across CEFR levels: A multidisciplinary study John Oyekan Charity 01/11/2022 31/03/2023
Transit: Towards a Robust Airport Decision Support System for Intelligent Taxiing Mahdi Mahfouf RCUK 01/07/2016 31/08/2022
UK Race to Space Viktor Fedun Charity 12/08/2022 11/08/2024
Unilever many-objective optimisation pilot project Robin Purshouse Industrial 01/10/2018 30/06/2019
Use of Innovative Fibre Optic sensing to assess masonry arch bridges Zi-Qiang Lang Research England 01/02/2018 31/03/2018
Use of Innovative Fibre Optic sensing to assess masonry arch bridges Zi-Qiang Lang RCUK 01/06/2018 31/03/2020
UTC 2017 Visakan Kadirkamanathan Industrial 01/01/2017 31/12/2017
UTC 2018 Visakan Kadirkamanathan Industrial 01/01/2018 28/02/2019
UTC Sensor Andy Mills Industrial 01/01/2019 31/12/2019
UTC Submarines Visakan Kadirkamanathan Industrial 01/01/2016 31/12/2016
VULCAN George Panoutsos Innovate UK 01/11/2019 31/01/2022
VSWMC: Virtual Space Weather Modelling Centre Michael Balikhin Industrial 01/05/2020 30/09/2021
WBD Operations support Michael Balikhin RCUK 15/03/2017 31/12/2018
Weather: Northwest European Seasonal Weather Prediction from Complex Systems Modelling Hua-Liang Wei NERC 01/03/2021 29/02/2024
WEC#4 Operations support Michael Balikhin RCUK 15/03/2017 31/12/2018
What happens when you cross LEGO and a Star Trek Replicator? Simon Pope RCUK 01/08/2020 31/07/2023
Wireless sensing UAM Andy Mills Industrial 01/09/2019 30/11/2019
Wireless sensor subs sprint Andy Mills Industrial 01/06/2019 01/09/2019

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