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Reference Number EP/G042594/1
Title UK-China Bridge in Sustainable Energy and Built Environment
Status Completed
Energy Categories ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Residential and commercial) 25%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Architecture and the Built Environment) 75%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor GW Irwin
No email address given
Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Queen's University Belfast
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 September 2009
End Date 31 August 2012
Duration 36 months
Total Grant Value £860,748
Industrial Sectors Construction; Energy
Region Northern Ireland
Programme Energy : Infrastructure
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor GW Irwin , Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Queen's University Belfast (99.995%)
  Other Investigator Dr K Li , Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Queen's University Belfast (0.001%)
Dr T Littler , Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Queen's University Belfast (0.001%)
Dr H (Haifeng ) Wang , Sch of Engineering and Design, Brunel University (0.001%)
Dr Y (Yun ) Bai , Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, University College London (0.001%)
Professor PAM Basheer , Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Queen's University Belfast (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China (0.000%)
Project Contact , Amphora Non-Destructive Testing Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Chongqing University (CQU), China (0.000%)
Project Contact , Chinese Academy of Sciences (0.000%)
Project Contact , Tsinghua University (THU). Beijing (0.000%)
Project Contact , Shanghai Baosteel Group Corporation, China (0.000%)
Project Contact , Shanghai Electric Group Co Ltd, China (0.000%)
Project Contact , Central Research Institute of Building Construction, China (0.000%)
Project Contact , Southeast University, China (0.000%)
Project Contact , Zhejiang University, China (0.000%)
Project Contact , China State Construction Engineering Co, China (0.000%)
Project Contact , China State Railway Construction Co, China (0.000%)
Project Contact , Hunan University, China (0.000%)
Project Contact , Shanghai University, China (0.000%)
Project Contact , Ministry of Communications, China (0.000%)
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Abstract The Chinese 11th Five-Year Plan considers Sustainable Energy Supply and Sustainable Built Environment as crucial for achieving sustainable development. Recognising the potential benefits, the UK government has actively encouraged international collaborations with China. Two Engineering Schools at Queen's University Belfast (QUB), with internationally recognised research excellence in the Built Environment and in Electric Power & Control, have taken used these opportunities to collaborate with a number of, geographically distributed, leading Chinese universities, research institutions and industries. This effort has been supported by the EPSRC, the Royal Society & the Royal Academy of Engineering, and includes a 1M EPSRC grant for a "UK-China joint consortium on sustainable electric power supply" and a 220K EPSRC project to run "UK-China Network of Clean Energy Research" to promote SUPERGEN (Sustainable Power Generation and Supply) in China. Some QUB technologieshave also been tested in major construction projects, such as the Beijing National Olympic Stadium (Bird's Nest) and the Hangzhou Bay Sea-Crossing Bridge (longest such bridge in the world).The applicants aim to enhance their science innovation and technology transfer activities in both China and the UK helped by their 7 university partners (principally Tsinghua University, # 1 in China & Zhejiang University, #3 in China, the others being Chongqing, Shanghai Jiaotong, Southeast, Shanghai and Hunan), 3 Chinese research institutions (Central Research Institute of Building & Construction CRIBC, the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Electrical Engineering, and the Research Institute of Highways). The China State Railway Corp. (largest under Ministry of Railways), the China State Construction Corporation (largest under Ministry of Construction), Bao Steel Corporation (largest in China, #6 in world sales) and Shanghai Electric Group (largest in China) are the main4 Chinese industrial partners. Complementary UK support includes Amphora NDT Ltd, Macrete and SUPERGEN
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