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Reference Number EP/K004670/1
Title Global - Promoting Research Partnerships: Strathclyde Escalator for Global Engagements in Research
Status Completed
Energy Categories OTHER POWER and STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES(Electricity transmission and distribution) 25%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 25%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor D Littlejohn
No email address given
Pure and Applied Chemistry
University of Strathclyde
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 April 2012
End Date 31 March 2013
Duration 12 months
Total Grant Value £499,040
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region Scotland
Programme Non Theme Specific
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor D Littlejohn , Pure and Applied Chemistry, University of Strathclyde (99.994%)
  Other Investigator Dr S McArthur , Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
Professor JM Reese , Mechanical Engineering, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
Dr Y Zhang , Mechanical Engineering, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
Professor D Graham , Pure and Applied Chemistry, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
Professor MD Dawson , Inst of Photonics, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
Professor AJ Florence , Inst of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
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Abstract The University of Strathclyde is developing its reputation as a leading international technological university and demonstrates strengths in the areas of Photonics, Power and Energy, Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing, and Bionanotechnology. Within these themes international partners at various institutions in the USA and the Far East have been identified for longer term strategic engagements across multiple themes. To develop these and realise our ambitious targets the Global Engagements in Research Escalator framework has been proposed. This builds on existing linkages between international groups and the University and maps out the escalation activities.The Photonics theme focuses on the application of gallium nitride visible light emitting diode technology in microsystems through international collaborations on advanced biomedical instrumentation and optical communications. It brings together under a unified technology platform two tremendous opportunities for solid state lighting: a high-bandwidth data communications interface for mobile communications and an interface for control of behaviour in organisms via optical stimulation of neurons.In the Power and Energy theme an international research programme in smart grids will be created. This resonates with an area of international importance. In order to deliver the UK and global targets for a low carbon economy with renewable energy, the electric power system must change radically. New information and communication technologies must combine with advances in power system operation and control to accommodate electric vehicles, new energy services and a variety of renewable generation technologies. Our aim is to make novel advances in all of these areas by linking international experts and smart grid test facilities.The Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing theme underpins society's major challenges in health, transportation, energy and climate. The engineering of flow systems on the micro and nano scales will play an important role in meeting these challenges; for example, nano-filtering seawater to make it drinkable for water-stressed populations, and embedding micro and nano devices in aeroplane and ship surfaces to improve fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions. Partnering with the best international researchers in the field, our aim is to deliver comprehensive new techniques for simulating multi-scale flows, and demonstrate them on strategic engineering grand challenges including next-generation lithography. Within this theme the EPSRC Centre for Continuous Manufacturing and Crystallisation is concerned with establishing new collaborations on the development of novel continuous manufacturing technologies to improve understanding of particle formation and exploit this knowledge to enhance manufacture of particles with specific beneficial properties. This has significant potential given the importance of particulate processing across many fine chemical industries including agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, dyes, pigments and energetic materials. The proposed links with international experts will lead to accelerated progress, raised profile of UK-based research and ultimately enhance the opportunities for high quality, collaborative research outcomes.The Bionanotechnology theme drives invention, manipulation and exploitation of nanoscale structures based on biological interactions with an emphasis on healthcare applications, most notably diagnostics, regenerative medicine and improvements to drugs either by delivery or target elucidation. By focusing on the molecular control over such processes and systems and linking leading researchers in the physical and life sciences with those in engineering and health related disciplines, the aim is to produce world leading research with applications in areas such as biosensors, functional materials and self-assembled nanostructures
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