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EPSRC Reference: EP/F012993/1
Title: Consortium of Excellence in Advanced Sensors and Their Applications
Principal Investigator: Bismarck, Professor A
Other Investigators:
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Federal Inst for Materials Research BAM Kista Photonics Research Centre KPRC Limerick, University of
Nanyang Technological University Sengenia Ltd
Department: Department of Chemical Engineering
Organisation: Imperial College London
Scheme: Standard Research
Starts: 01 October 2007 Ends: 31 March 2009 Value (£): 21,863
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Chemical Synthetic Methodology Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.
Lasers & Optics Optical Communications
Structural Engineering
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Construction Communications
Chemicals
Related Grants:
EP/F012829/1 EP/F012519/1 EP/F012586/1
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
30 Apr 2007 Collaborating for Success Through People Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
This project is designed to promote a synergy of the skills and expertise of key personnel in several key research groups, across a range of disciplines both in the UK and overseas, and working with targeted user communities to share their expertise and wide experience, with the people involved enthusiastically collaborating for success. In so doing, the prime theme of this project is to create new technological opportunities which would otherwise be very difficult to develop individually due to the limitations in individual facilities and resources and the depth of knowledge required, to create real innovation over a broad technological field. Most importantly, the focus of the application is on the team brought together to 'bring out the best' in a group of engineers with complementary skills, to achieve the step change that is needed to meet the challenges of competitiveness for the user community over the next decade and beyond. The consortium brought together for the first time, is one of significant diversity, which encompassing expertise and experience in optical fibre sensors, MEMS sensor design, fabrication and integration, chemistry, chemical engineering, communications and civil structures and has been created to make the step change in both the required sensor technologies and material science and thus developing a competitive edge to meet demands from user communities. The consortium has an excellent balance of experienced and early career staff, but above all is a group with the intellectual depth and drive to be successful, to take on new challenges and meet new opportunities.The project planned adds a new dimension to what is a very strong current grants portfolio of the UK consortium. The applicants hold a number of prestigious grants - amongst them 2 Platform Grants, 2 Challenging Engineering grants and 1 Advanced Fellowship (the latter two specifically recognizing excellence among early career researchers), together with a number of Responsive Mode grants and contracts with a strong KT dimension e.g. KTPs, which together emphasize meeting today's research needs.
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