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 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
An SME case study for IIoT predictive maintenance Ash Tiwari Research England 01/04/2019 30/06/2021
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
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
Demonstrators of Human-Robot Co-working James Law RCUK 01/04/2017 31/07/2017
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
Digital Manufacturing 1 - Multiscale modelling for monitoring: Hybrid Electric Propulsion case study Andy Mills RCUK 01/10/2019 31/03/2020
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
Dream4cars: Dream-like simulation abilities for automated cars Sean Anderson EC 01/01/2017 31/12/2019
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
Electronics Thermal Management Bryn Jones Industrial 27/03/2017 30/09/2017
Ergoeye: Operational Real-Time Assessment Of Ergonomics In Flexible Manufacturing Ash Tiwari RCUK 01/09/2017 31/05/2019
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
Increasing cohort acceptance amongst workforce and health and safety teams in Manufacturing Iveta Elimontaite RCUK 01/10/2017 31/03/2018
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
Business case for IoT instrumentation of existing machines: A Laser Based Additive Manufacturing (LBAM) 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 for In-Situ process control, using LBAM case study Ash Tiwari RCUK 15/06/2019 31/03/2020
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
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
Innovation Award in EM Cooling Andy Mills Industrial 01/09/2019 17/12/2019
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
Tailorable & Adaptive Connected Digital Additive Manufacturing (TACDAM) George Panoutsos RCUK 01/01/2017 31/03/2019
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
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
WBD Operations support Michael Balikhin RCUK 15/03/2017 31/12/2018
WEC#4 Operations support Michael Balikhin RCUK 15/03/2017 31/12/2018
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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