EPSRC IAA Projects Funded in 2021

Projects funded in 2021 as part of our 2017-2022 EPSRC IAA.

Standard IAA Projects Awards

AI-driven antenna design exploration software tool development

Dr Bo Liu (PI), Prof Muhammad ImranJames Watt School of Engineering in collaboration with Rescale Inc - £33,000

Antenna are one of the most important components in wireless communications and are used WIFI, 3G, 4G and 5G mobile communications. While available CAD tools provide simulators and optimizers, an antenna designer can spend up to 6 months to produce a near-optimal antenna design. In the fast-moving electronics industry this length of time required becomes a barrier. The applicants AI-driven antenna design methodology, the SADEA series, is addressing this bottleneck by offering a transformative method for antenna design, reducing design time to a few days/weeks. Since the first generation in 2014, the SADEA series has become the only viable way for modern antennas with complex structures and stringent specifications to be designed using AI. This IAA project will enhance the commercialisation of the SADEA series through the improvement of interfacing to popular simulation software, including including MATLAB, PathWave, CST, HFSS, FEKO, COMSOL.

Panta Rhei: Syndet Characterisation and Process Modelling

Manlio Tassieri, Manosh Paul,  James Watt School of Engineering

Location Tracking System for autonomous monitoring of Bulks of Cereal Grain

Hasan Abbas; Qammer Abassi

An Intelligent Non-Invasive Real-Time Elderly Activity Recognition System for Next-Generation Healthcare

Qammer Abbasi

An in-depth technical and market assessment for EchoSense

Alex Turpin

Ionic and flow effects in LCoS devices

Nigel Mortram

IndiPiX Technology & Market Assessment

David Cumming; Vincenzo Pusino

In situ eDNA monitoring of planktonic threats to salmon aquaculture using a paper-based PCR device

Martin Llewellyn (PI); Julien Reboud

A Compact Multi-Radiation Detector for Robotic Pipe Inspection in Nuclear Decommissioning

David Mahon, Bjoern Seitz, Rick Gray

Reliability for sustainable electronics

Jeff Kettle

Keltic Pharma PEP-SMOL Drug Discovery Platform

Andrew Jamieson

Scale up of Smart Windows

Emily Draper (PI), David Adams

Novel blades for electric vertical lift

George Barakos

Addressing technical shortfalls and assessing future end-user needs in the treatment of the UK’s civil plutonium

Joy Farnaby

Heartbeat-synchronization-enhanced Aurora microscope

Jonny Taylor

BioGel Micromechanics

Massimo Vassalli

RFID-enabled location tracking system for autonomous monitoring of bulks of cereal grain

Qammer Abbasi

PDK Development for Cryogenic Electronics

Vihar Georgiev, Tapas Dutta, Asen Asenov

Fast Track Project Awards


Dr Gozel Shakiri, School of Computing Science

CUWiP- employers and employability: engaging industry in the national Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics

Dr Caroline Müllenbroich

Dynamic defects within an LCOS device

Prof Nigel Mottram

Training for Condition Monitoring Offshore Wind Turbine through Machine Learning and CFD

Prof Xiaolei Liu, James Watt School of Engineerin

Research Associate IAA Project Awards

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Other IAA Calls for Proposals - Awards

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