Current research funding in Mechanical Engineering, Robotics and Design
£1,708,065

Mechanical Engineering, Robotics and Design

Funded Research Projects

The following are current funded research projects taking place within the research division:

Eversion and Growing Robots: Pipe Navigation, Inspection and Characterisation


Principal Investigator: Kaspar ALTHOEFER
Funding source: Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
Start: 01-07-2021  /  End: 30-06-2025
Amount: £116,296

Using machine learning techniques to optimise the motion performance of soft robots physically interacting with their environment


Principal Investigator: Kaspar ALTHOEFER
Funding source: Defence Science and Technology Lab.-GOV UK
Start: 04-10-2021  /  End: 03-10-2024
Amount: £99,076

Zero-emission vehicles. Credit: EduardHarkonen/iStock.com
CELLCOMP: Data-driven Mechanistic Modelling of Scalable Cellular Composites for Crash Energy Absorption


Principal Investigator: Wei TAN
Funding source: EPSRC Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Start: 01-07-2021  /  End: 30-06-2024
Amount: £392,388

The project funded by EPSRC will create an intelligent data-driven virtual testing tool to assess an emerging type of lightweight materials, known as synthetic cellular composites (CCs).

System-level Co-design and Control of Large Capacity Wave Energy Converters with Multiple PTOs


Principal Investigator:
Funding source: EPSRC Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Start: 01-05-2021  /  End: 30-04-2024
Amount: £522,970

Graphene layer (Getty Image)
Graphene Flagship Core Project 3


Principal Investigator: James BUSFIELD
Co-investigator(s): Nick DUGGAN, Yang HAO, , Dimitrios PAPAGEORGIOU, Wei TAN, Colin CRICK, Han ZHANG, Himadri GUPTA and Nicola PUGNO
Funding source: EU Commission - Horizon 2020
Start: 01-04-2020  /  End: 31-03-2023
Amount: £376,501

This grant will cofund the establishing of a mini-CDT with 5 PhD studentships in Graphene materials at QMUL.

Newton Advanced Fellowship: Professor Wei He


Principal Investigator:
Funding source: Royal Society
Start: 01-03-2017  /  End: 19-03-2023
Amount: £111,000

The project is on Control of Floating Wave Energy Converters with Mooring Systems. This project aims to resolve a fundamental control problem for floating wave energy converters (WEC) with mooring lines. The project will be collaboratively conducted by the UK team (lead by Dr Li) with expertise in WEC control and the Chinese team (lead by Prof He) in mooring control.

STREAM - Snake robotics for on-engine advanced thermal mapping


Principal Investigator: Kaspar ALTHOEFER
Funding source: Innovate UK
Start: 01-05-2021  /  End: 31-10-2022
Amount: £89,835