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Multiple Grant Success for Researchers

Congratulations to several of our academics

Congratulations to several of our academics on their recent success winning many grants.

Professor George Pavlou has been awarded two collaborative EU projects in Call 8 FP7 related to developing an integrated communication and information infrastructure for future power distribution networks and management of the future internet. Dr Miguel Rio, Dr David Griffin and colleagues had great success with the latest FP7 round receiving funding for a new collaboratie project called FUSION due to start in January 2013. FUSION will develop a new networking architecture designed to natively support efficient provisioning, discovery and execution of service components distributed over the Internet.

Professor Paul Brennan has been awarded new Grants from the EPSRC and NERC about advanced MIMO radar development for geophysical imaging applications.

Dr David Selviah was awarded two new Grants from the Technology Strategy Board (TSB). One project starting in December 2012 titled “Scanned Vertical Artwork Cloud” in collaboration with an industry partner will use novel software to align and join small images recorded by a microscope/camera on a distributed “Cloud” platform. The aim of this project is to prove the concept of a vertical scanning mechanism with ultra-high resolution, and the portability of the software onto a hosted platform. The second collaborative project titled “3D Dataset in the Cloud” will start in April 2013 and aims to develop secure cloud storage and distribution services for Terabyte 3D image datasets with novel image processing analysis tools, including precision alignment of datasets and pattern recognition.

Dr Kit Wong and Dr Tony Kenyon were both awarded new EPSRC Grants. Dr Wong’s award is for research about enhancing the energy and spectrum efficiencies of wireless communications via ‘cognitive radio’ technology. Dr Kenyon’s award with Glasgow University is to investigate the possibility of developing resistive switches and memristors from silicon oxide. This may lead to a breakthrough in low-cost on-chip integration of Resistive Random Access Memory (RRAM) devices with Si microelectronics.

Last, but not least, congratulations to Dr Martyn Fice, Dr Chin-Pang Liu and Dr Ioannis Papakonstantinou who were successful in their bids to EPSRC for small equipment funding towards projects related to photonic and terahertz wave generation with applications ranging from radio-over-fibre systems to quantum computing and electrospinning with application in renewable energy, biosensors and biomedical engineering.