NRP Presentation - Edinburgh Research Partnership in Engineering

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Transcript NRP Presentation - Edinburgh Research Partnership in Engineering

NORTHERN
RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP
NORTHERN RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP
Joint Research Institutes
Advisory
Committee
Governing Board
Strategic
Management
Board
TELFORD THEME
Prof Peter Davies
Civil Engineering
Dr Rod Jones
Graduate
School
Computational
Systems
Prof Patrik Holt
Energy & Clean
Technologies
Prof Paul Mitchell
• Environmental Fluid
Mechanics
• Mobile, Distributed &
Networked Systems
• New and Renewable
Energy Technologies
• Construction Materials
• Human-Computer
Interaction
• Oil and Gas
Technologies
• Intelligent Systems
• Clean Energy
Technologies
• Geotechnical & GeoEnvironmental
Engineering
Medical
Technologies
Prof Andreas Melzer
• Biomaterials,
Bioengineering &
Biomechanics
• Tissue Engineering
and Regenerative
Medicine
• Innovative Surgical
Techniques
• Construction
Management and
Transportation
COMMUNICATIONS
Non-Linear &
Complex Systems
Prof Celso Grebogi
ENERGY
• Theory of dynamical systems
• Mathematical modelling and analysis
• Technological and scientific applications
BIOMEDICAL
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Composition at Bid Submission
Academic
FTE
Research
FTE
PhD
FTE
New Posts
Civil Engineering
39
32
98
4C & 1L
Computational Systems
28
29
59
2C & 1L
Energy & Clean Technologies
29
28
57
2C & 2L
Medical Technologies
29
62
57
2C & 2L
Non-Linear & Complex Systems
10
9
15
1C & 1L
135
160
286
11C & 7L
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NRP Investment
Total:
£52M (86%)
(over 5 yrs)
£8.16M (14%)
UoA, UoD, RGU
Strategic Investment
£60.16M
SFC Investment
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Graduate School
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Joint Induction Programme
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Joint Generic Skills Training
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Utilisation of the Access Grid for Seminars
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Joint Supervision Across Institutions
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Allocation & Administration of NRP Studentships
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Nonlinear & Complex Systems Group
UNIVERSITIES OF ABERDEEN & DUNDEE
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Nonlinear &
Complex Systems
Controlling Chaos in
Engineering & Medical Systems
Understanding and Controlling the Nonlinear Features of
Physical and Biological Systems and their Complicated and
Intricate Features of Order and Randomness Can Significantly
Enhance System Performance.
Significant investment in mathematical modelling of engineering
processes within Partnership (Centre for Applied Dynamics
Research CADR).
Recent appointments include Celso Grebogi who established
that chaos can be controlled and developed the OGY Method to
control it (over 4,000 citations in this topic alone).
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Nonlinear &
Complex Systems
Applications
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Turbulence
Complex Communication Networks
Hybrid Computer/Control Systems
Signal Processing
Energy & Clean Technologies -
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Cardio-Vascular Systems
Laser Systems
Optical Solitons
Granular Materials
Wind & Wave offshore electricity
generating platforms
Computational Systems - Distributed asynchronous computer systems
Medical Technologies - Imaging in bioengineering
Telford Institute - Mixing processes in ecosystems
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Energy & Clean Technologies
UNIVERSITIES OF ABERDEEN, DUNDEE & ROBERT GORDON
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Energy & Clean Technologies
Strengths of the Partnership
Aberdeen University
Institute of Energy Technologies
Centre for Research Excellence in Sedimentology &
Stratigraphy
Petroleum Geology
Seismic Applications: Limitations & Developments
Scottish Offshore Materials Centre (SOMC)
Catalysis and Fuel Cell Research Group
Joint Chair in Energy Futures
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Energy & Clean Technologies
Strengths of the Partnership
Robert Gordon University
Centre for Research in Energy & Environment
Centre of Process Integration & Membrane Technology
Renewable Energy Power Systems Group
Well Engineering Research Group
Dundee University
Amorphous Materials Research Group
Centre for Remote Sensing & Environmental Modelling
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Computational Systems
UNIVERSITIES OF ABERDEEN, DUNDEE & ROBERT GORDON
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Computational Systems
Background
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Complementary strengths at the three institutions to be
brought together to establish a centre of excellence in
computational science and informatics in the North East of
Scotland.
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Recent Investment & Grants
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Queen Mother Building (Dundee) £4M+
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Computing Technologies Centre (RGU) £1.1M
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Research Development Initiative (RGU) £1.3M
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Academic Staff Expansion (Aberdeen) £2.8M
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NLG Platform Grant (Aberdeen) £6M
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Computational Systems
Mobile, Distributed &
Networked Systems
A strong track record in the key areas of mobile applications,
distributed systems and networks for extreme environments.
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Team for International Technology Alliance in Network Centric
Systems $5.3M over 10 years (2006 - 2016)
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RCUK/DTI eScience Funding £1M since 2002
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Space Systems Research £2.9M since 2001
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EU FP6 AmbieSense Consortium
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Spin-outs - Calico Jack Ltd & STAR
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Medical Technologies
UNIVERSITIES OF ABERDEEN, DUNDEE & ROBERT GORDON
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Medical Technologies
Background
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JRI membership
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Direct collaboration with clinicians and surgeons at Ninewells
Hospital Dundee & Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in: Surgery;
Radiology; Cardiology; Immunology & Oncology
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3 Research Themes:
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Academic staff:
Research staff:
Research students:
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Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine
Innovative Surgical Techniques
Biomaterials, Bioengineering & Biomechanics
(SULSA/Imaging/SUPA Cross Linkages)
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Civil Engineering
UNIVERSITIES OF ABERDEEN & DUNDEE
TELFORD
Institute
TELFORD
Institute
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Civil Engineering
Background
JRI involves Aberdeen & Dundee Universities
Academic staff:
Research staff:
Research students:
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Research Groups – corresponding to the Pan-Scotland Telford
Institute groupings:
Environmental Fluid Mechanics
Construction Materials
Construction Management & Transportation
Geotechnical & Geo-Environmental Engineering
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TELFORD
Institute
Civil Engineering
Environmental Fluid Mechanics
Exemplar Theme: To Understand Sediment &
Pollutant Transport in Near Shore & Coastal Zone
Exemplar Projects: Coastal processes – an experimental and
analytical approach
Effect of waves and current on the transport of estuarine and
coastal sediments
Beach and coastline geomorphology
Contaminant and nutrient fluxes in sediments
Wave and boundary effects on marine wastewater disposal and
water quality
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Civil Engineering
Environmental Fluid Mechanics
TELFORD
Institute
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TELFORD
Institute
Civil Engineering
Construction Materials
Exemplar Theme: To Develop New Materials Based
on Improved Understanding
Exemplar Projects: Application of nano-engineering to
infrastructure materials – an experimental and analytical approach
Observation of material structure at atomic level
Passivation of reinforcement and corrosion
Nano-fibre and nano-particle applications
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TELFORD
Institute
Civil Engineering
Construction Management
& Transportation
Exemplar Theme: To Understand Relationship Between
Transport Infrastructure Programmes & Policy Goals
Exemplar Projects: Measuring the Whole Life Sustainability of
Transport Infrastructure - a multi-disciplinary team approach
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Whole Life Sustainability
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Transport Policy Analysis
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Develop Models, Metrics and Toolkits
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TELFORD
Institute
Civil Engineering
Geotechnical & Geo
Environmental Engineering
Exemplar Theme: To improve understanding of the
seismic behaviour of foundations and slopes
Exemplar Projects: Earthquake Engineering – an experimental
and analytical approach
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Fault-rupture interaction with foundations
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Slope stability
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Performance of geotechnical systems under seismically
induced dynamic loads
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Civil Engineering
TELFORD
Institute
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TELFORD
Institute
Civil Engineering
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RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP