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EPSRC Support by Research Area in Engineering Design

Research areas are used to describe EPSRC's portfolio of excellent long term research and high quality postgraduate training.

Grants are classified using one or more research areas. All the grants listed below have some relevance to this research area. The value of the investment is the total awarded by EPSRC and does not reflect the proportion assigned to this research area.

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Grant TitlePrincipal
OrganisationDepartmentTotal Grant
Value (£)
2-D Forming of Low Cost Steered Fibre LaminatesHarrison, Dr PUniversity of GlasgowCollege of Science and Engineering 383,551
2-D forming of low cost steered fibre laminatesPotluri, Professor PUniversity of Manchester, TheMaterials 33,009
2-D forming of low cost steered fibre laminates.Potter, Professor KUniversity of BristolAerospace Engineering 28,492
ADAM: Anthropomorphic Design for Advanced ManufactureAshcroft, Professor IAUniversity of NottinghamFaculty of Engineering 269,486
Adaptive Tools for Electromagnetics and Materials Modelling to Bridge the Gap between Design and Manufacturing (AOTOMAT)Hao, Professor YQueen Mary, University of LondonSch of Electronic Eng & Computer Science 935,611
ALF: Additive Layer Flexomer manufacturingStevens, Professor RNottingham Trent UniversitySchool of Science & Technology 172,961
An integrated (ICME) approach to multiscale modelling of the fabrication and joining of powder processed partsBrooks, Professor JWUniversity of BirminghamMetallurgy and Materials 1,003,550
Balancing the impact of City Infrastructure Engineering on Natural systems using RobotsPurnell, Professor PUniversity of LeedsCivil Engineering 4,217,380
Building Capability and Support in Research SoftwareCroucher, Dr MUniversity of SheffieldComputer Science 507,675
Citizen Nature WatchPhillips, Dr RRoyal College of ArtSchool of Design 351,880
Citizen NaturewatchGaver, Professor WGoldsmiths CollegeDesign 771,440
Computational Colloids: Engineered bacteria as computational agents in the design and manufacture of new materials and structures.Dade-Robertson, Dr MNewcastle UniversityArchitecture Planning and Landscape 240,435
Computational Seeding of Bio-Receptive MaterialsDobbert P Cruz, Dr MUCLBartlett Sch of Architecture 296,786
Cradle-to-Grave Life Cycle Prediction of Automotive Materials and Systems in Service: Impact of Ageing on PerformanceSoutis, Professor CUniversity of Manchester, TheMaterials 1,013,641
DERC: Digital Economy Research CentreOlivier, Professor PNewcastle UniversityComputing Sciences 4,051,357
Design Assistant for Semantic Comparison of Intellectual Property (DASCIP)Atherton, Dr MBrunel University LondonInstitute of Materials and Manufacturing 266,875
Design for Additive Manufacturing (D4AM)Moultrie, Dr JUniversity of CambridgeEngineering 262,231
Design for Hybrid Manufacture - DHARMADhokia, Dr VUniversity of BathMechanical Engineering 260,773
Design Mining: A Microbial Fuel Cell Pilot StudyBull, Professor LUniversity of the West of EnglandFaculty of Environment and Technology 298,433
Design processes based on human development for additive manufacturingShepherd, Professor DUniversity of BirminghamMechanical Engineering 234,929
Design Your Own Future: Supporting Networked Design ExpertiseKirk, Professor DNorthumbria, University ofFac of Engineering and Environment 142,188
Designing Nanosystems: the CMOS WayChoubey, Professor BUniversity of OxfordEngineering Science 298,001
Digital City ExchangeGann, Professor DImperial College LondonImperial College Business School 5,930,480
Embedded Integrated Intelligent Systems for ManufacturingWest, Professor AALoughborough UniversityWolfson Sch of Mech, Elec & Manufac Eng 1,608,257
Embedding design structures in engineering informationMcKay, Professor AUniversity of LeedsMechanical Engineering 296,597
Embedding Manufacturing Development into Formulation Research (EMFormR)Rodgers, Dr TLUniversity of Manchester, TheChem Eng and Analytical Science 94,900
Embedding measured data within a computational framework for vibro-acoustic designMoorhouse, Professor ATUniversity of SalfordSch of Computing, Science & Engineering 495,573
Enabling Design Re-use through Predictive CADCorney, Professor JUniversity of StrathclydeDesign Manufacture and Engineering Man 212,408
Engineering Comes HomeBell, Dr SJUCLCivil Environmental and Geomatic Eng 296,437
Engineering Doctoral Centre in High Value, Low Environmental Impact ManufacturingBhattacharyya, Prof Lord SUniversity of WarwickWMG 1,250,000
EPSRC - NIHR HTC Partnership Award: Promoting Real Independence through Design Expertise (PRIDE)Clarkson, Professor JUniversity of CambridgeEngineering 149,896
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Machining ScienceRidgway, Professor KUniversity of SheffieldMechanical Engineering 2,704,043
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Next Generation Computational ModellingFangohr, Professor HUniversity of SouthamptonFaculty of Engineering & the Environment 3,941,016
Feasibility of cognitive based Computer Aided Engineering Design (CAED)Coyle, Professor DHUniversity of UlsterSch of Computing & Intelligent Systems 147,142
Feasibility of cognitive based Computer Aided Engineering Design (CAED)Duffy, Professor AUniversity of StrathclydeDesign Manufacture and Engineering Man 908,946
Flow induced crystallisation in polymers: from molecules to processingGraham, Dr RSUniversity of NottinghamSch of Mathematical Sciences 937,655
From Human Data to Personal ExperienceMcAuley, Professor DUniversity of NottinghamHorizon Digital Economy Research 4,062,954
FUNDAMENTAL STUDIES ON ORGANIC RANKINE CYCLE EXPANDERS (NextORC)Sayma, Professor ACity, University of LondonSch of Engineering and Mathematical Sci 660,668
HOUSEChilds, Professor PRNImperial College LondonDept of Mechanical Engineering 181,947
In Search of Design Genes: Chaotic versus Controlled MitosisPrice, Professor MQueen's University of BelfastSch Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 294,602
Industrial Doctorate Centre: Sustainability for Engineering and Energy SystemsFrance, Professor CUniversity of SurreyCentre for Environmental Strategy 6,044,904
iNEED (including Non-destructive Evaluation in Engineered Design)Mulholland, Professor AUniversity of StrathclydeMathematics and Statistics 516,920
Intelligent Mobile Crowd Design PlatformKristensson, Dr PUniversity of CambridgeEngineering 289,525
Inter-disciplinary Engineering Approach to Systems (IdEAS)Crilly, Dr NUniversity of CambridgeEngineering 1,217,208
Knowledge Driven Configurable Manufacturing (KDCM)Harrison, Professor RUniversity of WarwickWMG 1,928,198
LegoCAD: Improving the design process through a Lego-inspired tangible interfaceHicks, Professor BJUniversity of BristolMechanical Engineering 295,549
Modelling supply chain optimisation in the food and beverages industry: Helping SMEs in South West England work towards the circular economyBoehm, Professor SUniversity of ExeterManagement 391,325
Multiscale modelling of shelly carbonate sands for foundation design of offshore structures (MuMShell)Fonseca, Dr JCity, University of LondonSch of Engineering and Mathematical Sci 99,782
Network Plus: Industrial Systems in the Digital AgeSharples, Professor SUniversity of NottinghamFaculty of Engineering 1,003,586
New Engineering Design Processes through Constructs of HumourIon, Professor WUniversity of StrathclydeDesign Manufacture and Engineering Man 174,450
Optimization for robust design: Integrating model-based systems engineering with multi-criteria decision-making support in a distributed frameworkFleming, Professor PJUniversity of SheffieldAutomatic Control and Systems Eng 1,074,429
Passively Powered Non-invasive Human Body Sensing on Bio-Degradable Conformal SubstratesCasson, Dr AJUniversity of Manchester, TheElectrical and Electronic Engineering 655,878
Passively Powered Non-invasive Human Body Sensing on Bio-Degradable Conformal SubstratesBatchelor, Professor JUniversity of KentSch of Engineering & Digital Arts 649,398
Prototyping Open Innovation Models for ICT-Enabled Manufacturing in Food and PackagingBaurley, Professor SRoyal College of ArtSchool of Design 1,673,748
Quantifying patent commercialisation to support engineering designWodehouse, Dr AJUniversity of StrathclydeDesign Manufacture and Engineering Man 183,255
Quiet Aerofoils of the Next GenerationPinelli, Professor ACity, University of LondonSch of Engineering and Mathematical Sci 260,781
QUIET AEROFOILS OF THE NEXT GENERATIONJoseph, Professor PUniversity of SouthamptonFaculty of Engineering & the Environment 287,665
Quiet aerofoils of the next generationChoi, Professor KUniversity of NottinghamFaculty of Engineering 276,466
Quiet aerofoils of the next generationChong, Dr TPBrunel University LondonMech. Engineering, Aerospace & Civil Eng 254,837
Rational design of functional porous macromolecular materials: Evolutionary algorithms and multiscale modellingNelson, Professor JImperial College LondonDept of Physics 651,117
REBUILD - REgenerative BUILDings and products for a circular economyHopkinson, Professor PUniversity of BradfordFaculty of Management and Law 1,034,547
Research Software Engineering Fellowship - Software for Textile Modelling and SimulationBrown, Dr LUniversity of NottinghamDiv of Materials Mech and Structures 384,850
Resilient remanufacturing networks: forecasting, informatics and holonsSyntetos, Professor ACardiff UniversityCardiff Business School 411,898
Self-Resilient Reconfigurable Assembly Systems with In-process Quality ImprovementCeglarek, Professor DUniversity of WarwickWMG 2,002,994
Sensory illusions using low-cost haptic devices to enhance spatial understanding for engineering designLawson, Dr GUniversity of NottinghamFaculty of Engineering 239,566
SIMulation of new manufacturing PROcesses for Composite Structures (SIMPROCS)Hallett, Professor SRUniversity of BristolAerospace Engineering 1,115,704
Socio-technical materials for prosthetic handsPullin, Dr GMUniversity of DundeeSocial Digital 230,357
Stochastic nonlinear aeroelastic models subject to unsteady loadsHaddad Khodaparast, Dr H HSwansea UniversityCollege of Engineering 100,914
Structural Efficiency and Multi-Functionality of Well-Behaved Nonlinear Composite StructuresPirrera, Dr AUniversity of BristolAerospace Engineering 866,291
Structured electrodes for improved energy storageGrant, Professor PUniversity of OxfordMaterials 693,552
Tailorable & Adaptive Connected Digital Additive Manufacturing (TACDAM)Panoutsos, Dr GUniversity of SheffieldAutomatic Control and Systems Eng 221,611
Techniques for Nonlinear Real-time Hybrid Testingdu Bois, Dr J LUniversity of BathMechanical Engineering 101,247
The Digital Economy Innovation CentreBlair, Professor GLancaster UniversityComputing & Communications 5,969,321
The Language of Collaborative ManufacturingHicks, Professor BJUniversity of BristolMechanical Engineering 1,877,604
Theme 1 - Analysis of the Vehicle as a Complex SystemDickerson, Professor CLoughborough UniversityWolfson Sch of Mech, Elec & Manufac Eng 1,472,959
Theme 3: Driving SimulationMarkkula, Dr GUniversity of LeedsInstitute for Transport Studies 1,121,446
Theme 5/6 High Performance Computing (HPC) and Simulation Knowledge Mining and Abstraction (SKMA)Payne, Professor MCUniversity of CambridgePhysics 1,437,554
Through-life performance: From science to instrumentationRoy, Professor RCranfield UniversitySch of Aerospace, Transport & Manufact 1,228,367
Through-life performance: From science to instrumentationRoy, Professor RCranfield UniversitySch of Aerospace, Transport & Manufact 1,228,367
Towards Zero Prototyping of Factory Layouts and Operations Using Novel Gaming and Immersive TechnologiesTiwari, Professor ACranfield UniversitySchool of Water, Energy and Environment 330,365
Ubiquitous Computing Enabled DesignSheldrick, Dr LImperial College LondonDesign Engineering (Dyson School) 295,395
Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty: Statistical modelling for the assessment of surgical technique, implant performance and patient selectionBrowne, Professor MUniversity of SouthamptonFaculty of Engineering & the Environment 466,444
Vertical Lift NetworkFilippone, Dr AUniversity of Manchester, TheMechanical Aerospace and Civil Eng 145,535
Virtual Testing of Additively-Manufactured Hybrid Metal-Composite StructuresKawashita, Dr LFUniversity of BristolAerospace Engineering 99,084
Whole systems understanding of unavoidable food supply chain wastes for re-nutritionMatharu, Dr AUniversity of YorkChemistry 822,615

Total Number of Grants: 87
Total Value of Grants: £85,197,413

The grant value may include the cost of access to facilities (these funds are not awarded to the grant holding organisation).