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Current research funding in the Division of Mechanical Engineering, Robotics and Design
£2,142,507

Division of Mechanical Engineering, Robotics and Design

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

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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: Guang LI
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, Emiliano BILOTTI, 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.

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

Improve performance of onshore wave energy converters by control system design


Principal Investigator: Guang LI
Funding source: British Council
Start: 01-09-2021  /  End: 31-08-2022
Amount: £20,000

TRANSIT
TRANSIT


Principal Investigator: Jun CHEN
Funding source: EPSRC Engineering and Physcial Sciences Research Council
Start: 01-06-2017  /  End: 30-04-2022
Amount: £207,580

TRANSIT (Towards a Robust Airport Decision Support System for Intelligent Taxiing) is a four site project between Queen Mary University of London, the University of Sehffield, University of Stirling and Cranfield University, funded by the UK EPSRC (grant numbers EP/N029496/1, EP/N029356/1, EP/N029577/1). The lead at each site is, respectively, Dr Jun Chen, Prof Mahdi Mahfouf, Dr John Woodward and Dr Mudassir Lone, with Dr Chen as the overall project director. The project also has an extensive list of industrial partners, which currently includes Air France – KLM, BAE Systems, Manchester Airport Plc, Rolls-Royce Plc, Simio LLC and Zurich Airport. The TRANSIT project aims to develop a unified routing and scheduling system which will be more Realistic, Robust, Cost-effective and Configurable, producing better conformance of flight crew in response to 4 Dimensional Trajectories.

LianaBot


Principal Investigator: Kaspar ALTHOEFER
Funding source: Innovate UK
Start: 01-04-2021  /  End: 31-03-2022
Amount: £74,313

GrowBot - Eversion robot for the construction sector


Principal Investigator: Kaspar ALTHOEFER
Funding source: Innovate UK
Start: 01-04-2021  /  End: 31-03-2022
Amount: £149,549

Computational Design and Control of Quadruped Robots with Bio-inspired Leg Mechanisms for Dynamic Locomotion in Challenging Terrain


Principal Investigator: Ketao ZHANG
Funding source: Royal Society
Start: 31-03-2021  /  End: 30-03-2022
Amount: £20,000

Drinking Water from Rain: a standalone green energy powered rainwater purification system


Principal Investigator: Hasan SHAHEED
Co-investigator(s): PETER MCOWAN and Pankaj VADGAMA
Funding source: Royal Society
Start: 01-12-2019  /  End: 30-11-2021
Amount: £74,000