Research Grants

The following are current grants held by members of the Centre for Intelligent Transport that are of particular relevance:

Multi-sensor Eversion Robot Towards Intelligent Endoscopic Microsurgery - ERC SyG 2023 Althoefer
Kaspar Althoefer and Mohamed Thaha
£1,791,893 EU Commission - Horizon Europe (01-07-2024 - 30-06-2030)
Digital Transformation of Electromagnetic Material Design and Manufacturing for Future Wireless Connectivity (DREAM)
Yang Hao, Kaspar Althoefer, Arumugam Nallanathan and Anthony Phillips
£2,579,837 EPSRC Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (01-06-2023 - 31-05-2028)
EPSRC DTP Mobility 2020
Syed Rizvi, Mark Sandler, Nicholas Bryan-Kinns and Jun Chen
£1,702,497 EPSRC Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (01-10-2020 - 30-04-2028)
Ocado (S&E Flexible Match-funded PhD Studentship)
Kaspar Althoefer
£75,000 Ocado Innovation Ltd (01-10-2024 - 30-09-2027)
TacOBot: Tactile Robotic Octopus for Underwater Mobility and Exploration - Studentship Mark Bromley
Lorenzo Jamone
£120,000 Defence Science and Technology Lab.-GOV UK (02-10-2023 - 31-03-2027)
Aeroacoustics of Dynamic Stall
Sergey Karabasov and Eldad Avital
£487,827 EPSRC Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (01-09-2023 - 28-02-2027)
(S&E Flexible PhD Studentship, 2023/24, Commercial, Fully External, Band B, 3Y)
Harshad Bhadeshia and Chinnapat Panwisawas
£158,000 Molycop USA LLC (04-02-2024 - 03-02-2027)
PALPABLE: Multi-sensing tool for Minimally Invasive Surgery
Kaspar Althoefer
£566,718 EPSRC - EU Scheme (01-01-2023 - 31-12-2026)
Eversion and Growing Robots: Pipe Navigation, Inspection and Characterisation
Kaspar Althoefer
£119,658 Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (01-10-2022 - 30-09-2026)
iCASE Award Industrial Contribution (NDA) - Eversion robots for radiologically constrained environments characterisation and decommissioning
Kaspar Althoefer
£50,772 Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd (19-09-2022 - 18-09-2026)
iCASE Award Industrial Contribution (Airbus) Rich Simulation Driven Design Optimisation: Olivia Sophie Catherine Jelks
Vassili Toropov and Pihua Wen
£37,428 Airbus Defence & Space Ltd (12-09-2022 - 11-09-2026)
Integrated Human-Augmented Robotics and Intelligent Sensing Platform for Precision Viticulture
Ketao Zhang and Lei Su
£297,599 Innovate UK (01-09-2023 - 31-08-2026)
DISTorting the Aerospace Manufacturing Boundaries: OPerational Integration of Autonomy on Titanium
Chinnapat Panwisawas and Harshad Bhadeshia
£120,000 Innovate UK (01-02-2024 - 31-07-2026)
Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) collaborative research project “Next Wing” led by AIRBUS UK
Vassili Toropov and Tao Liu
£458,219 Innovate UK (01-04-2022 - 31-03-2026)
Aston Martin F1 - Elastomer Materials Collaboration : Optimisation of Tyre Wear Performance: Student Eathan Plaschka
James Busfield
£135,655 Aston Martin Formula One Team (20-09-2021 - 31-12-2025)
iCASE - Schlumberger 1 - Ageing study: Aaron Duncan
James Busfield
£30,954 Schlumberger Limited (21-09-2021 - 20-09-2025)
EPSRC Sustainable Manufacturing Call - Circular economy elastomer products
James Busfield
£401,990 EPSRC Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (18-07-2022 - 17-07-2025)
iCASE Award Industrial Contribution BT
Jun Chen and John Drake
£36,000 BT PLC British Telecommunications PLC (01-10-2019 - 30-04-2025)
CELLCOMP: Data-driven Mechanistic Modelling of Scalable Cellular Composites for Crash Energy Absorption
Wei Tan
£392,388 EPSRC Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (01-01-2022 - 10-04-2025)
Next Generation TATARA Co-creation Centre (NEXTA) Award - Phase 1
Chinnapat Panwisawas
£50,000 Shimane University (01-04-2023 - 31-03-2025)
iCASE - Schlumberger 2 - Filler Reinforcement: Kirsty Rutherford
James Busfield
£30,954 Schlumberger Limited (01-04-2021 - 31-03-2025)
Design by additive manufacturing of Innovative nanocomposites for biomedical application
Chinnapat Panwisawas
£12,000 Royal Society (31-03-2023 - 30-03-2025)
Non-probabilistic reliability calibration method and error compensation strategy for precision assembly robot based on workspace partition
Jun Chen and Michal Weiszer
£11,000 Royal Society (31-03-2023 - 30-03-2025)
Decoding the Material Degradation Mechanisms Under High-velocity Liquid-solid Impact Loadings
Wei Tan
£70,000 Royal Society (31-03-2023 - 30-03-2025)
SRI - Elastomer Materials Collaboration: Evangelos Koliolios
James Busfield
£125,155 Sumitomo Corporation Europe (20-09-2021 - 19-03-2025)
ATHEMA - Accelerated thermal mapping for on-engine measurements
Kaspar Althoefer
£89,936 Innovate UK (01-06-2023 - 30-11-2024)
The development of a lightweight distributed aerospace transmission
Vassili Toropov and Sergey Karabasov
£88,455 Innovate UK (01-05-2023 - 31-10-2024)
Using machine learning techniques to optimise the motion performance of soft robots physically interacting with their environment
Kaspar Althoefer
£99,076 Defence Science and Technology Lab.-GOV UK (04-10-2021 - 03-10-2024)
Surface treatments for next generation quiet aerofoils
Sergey Karabasov and Vassili Toropov
£412,528 EPSRC Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (01-10-2021 - 30-09-2024)
Electroadhesion for Perching and Resting Quadrotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicles on Various Surfaces
Ketao Zhang
£12,000 Royal Society (31-03-2022 - 30-09-2024)
Bridgestone Elastomer Research Annual Renewal (18)
James Busfield
£4,409 Bridgestone Corporation (01-09-2023 - 31-08-2024)