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Current research funding in the Division of Mechanical Engineering, Robotics and Design
£1,907,927

Division of Mechanical Engineering, Robotics and Design

Research Projects

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

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: £482,624

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: 31-05-2021  /  End: 30-05-2022
Amount: £19,060

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