Dr Neil Cagney


Research Funding

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Current Funded Research Projects

Distributed wind energy for urban and rural requirements, integration and energy conversion

Funding source: British Council
Start: 27-03-2024  /  End: 31-03-2025
Amount: £49,160

A UK-India consortium led by the QMUL team and includes VIT Chennai, IIT Madras and the SME Deutsche WindGuard India will seek to tackle research questions in the design, integration and energy conversion and storage of small wind turbines through a tightly-integrated programme of education and research. The educational programme will focus on master students and the R&D on creating novel integrated wind energy designs tailored to the needs of small urban and rural users.

The Jetting of Complex Inks for Industrial Inkjet Technologies - KTP

Funding source: Innovate UK
Start: 28-10-2022  /  End: 27-10-2024
Amount: £181,925

Industrial collaboration with Xaar PLC, examining the printing of inks with complex formulation and rheology

Other Research Projects

joint wind energy research project with VIT Chennai

A joint masters educational-research project between Queen Mary and Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) in Chennai. The masters will research distributed wind energy for urban and rural requirements, integration and energy conversion. The project consortium also consists of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras India and Deutsche WindGuard India. About 20 UK and India master students will jointly pursue multidisciplinary research to find the requirements of small urban and rural users. Emphasis will be on wind resources, aerodynamic efficiency, control and integration with water pumping for energy storage and irrigation. The industrial partner and other stakeholders are expected to adopt new innovative designs that will also be disseminated through conferences and journals. The master students will go through a joint training programme that includes advanced topics in aerodynamics, mechanics, control, electro-mechanical design and system engineering, while also receiving complementary hands-on computational, analytical and experimental training