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1 RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP NORTHERN

2 NORTHERN RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP Governing Board Advisory Committee Advisory Committee Strategic Management Board Strategic Management Board Graduate School Graduate School Civil Engineering Dr Rod Jones Civil Engineering Dr Rod Jones Environmental Fluid Mechanics Construction Materials Geotechnical & Geo- Environmental Engineering Construction Management and Transportation Computational Systems Prof Patrik Holt Computational Systems Prof Patrik Holt Mobile, Distributed & Networked Systems Human-Computer Interaction Intelligent Systems Energy & Clean Technologies Prof Paul Mitchell Energy & Clean Technologies Prof Paul Mitchell New and Renewable Energy Technologies Oil and Gas Technologies Clean Energy Technologies Medical Technologies Prof Andreas Melzer Medical Technologies Prof Andreas Melzer Biomaterials, Bioengineering & Biomechanics Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Innovative Surgical Techniques Theory of dynamical systems Mathematical modelling and analysis Technological and scientific applications Non-Linear & Complex Systems Prof Celso Grebogi Joint Research Institutes TELFORD THEME Prof Peter Davies COMMUNICATIONS ENERGY BIOMEDICAL

3 NORTHERN RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP Composition at Bid Submission Academic FTE Research FTE PhD FTE New Posts Civil Engineering C & 1L Computational Systems C & 1L Energy & Clean Technologies C & 2L Medical Technologies C & 2L Non-Linear & Complex Systems C & 1L C & 7L

4 NORTHERN RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP NRP Investment UoA, UoD, RGU Strategic Investment SFC Investment £52M (86%) £8.16M (14%) Total:£60.16M (over 5 yrs)

5 NORTHERN RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP Graduate School Joint Induction Programme Joint Generic Skills Training Utilisation of the Access Grid for Seminars Joint Supervision Across Institutions Allocation & Administration of NRP Studentships

6 Nonlinear & Complex Systems Group UNIVERSITIES OF ABERDEEN & DUNDEE RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP NORTHERN

7 Nonlinear & Complex Systems NORTHERN RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP 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).

8 Nonlinear & Complex Systems NORTHERN RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP Energy & Clean Technologies -Wind & Wave offshore electricity generating platforms Computational Systems - Distributed asynchronous computer systems Medical Technologies - Imaging in bioengineering Telford Institute - Mixing processes in ecosystems Applications Turbulence Complex Communication Networks Hybrid Computer/Control Systems Signal Processing Cardio-Vascular Systems Laser Systems Optical Solitons Granular Materials

9 RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP NORTHERN Energy & Clean Technologies UNIVERSITIES OF ABERDEEN, DUNDEE & ROBERT GORDON

10 Energy & Clean Technologies NORTHERN RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP 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

11 Energy & Clean Technologies NORTHERN RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP 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

12 Computational Systems UNIVERSITIES OF ABERDEEN, DUNDEE & ROBERT GORDON RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP NORTHERN

13 Computational Systems NORTHERN RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP 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. Recent Investment & Grants Queen Mother Building (Dundee) £4M+ Computing Technologies Centre (RGU) £1.1M Research Development Initiative (RGU) £1.3M Academic Staff Expansion (Aberdeen) £2.8M NLG Platform Grant (Aberdeen) £6M Background

14 Computational Systems NORTHERN RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP Mobile, Distributed & Networked Systems A strong track record in the key areas of mobile applications, distributed systems and networks for extreme environments. Team for International Technology Alliance in Network Centric Systems $5.3M over 10 years ( ) RCUK/DTI eScience Funding £1M since 2002 Space Systems Research £2.9M since 2001 EU FP6 AmbieSense Consortium Spin-outs - Calico Jack Ltd & STAR

15 Medical Technologies UNIVERSITIES OF ABERDEEN, DUNDEE & ROBERT GORDON RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP NORTHERN

16 Medical Technologies NORTHERN RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP JRI membershipAcademic staff:29 Research staff:62 Research students:57 Direct collaboration with clinicians and surgeons at Ninewells Hospital Dundee & Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in: Surgery; Radiology; Cardiology; Immunology & Oncology 3 Research Themes: Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine Innovative Surgical Techniques Biomaterials, Bioengineering & Biomechanics (SULSA/Imaging/SUPA Cross Linkages) Background

17 Civil Engineering UNIVERSITIES OF ABERDEEN & DUNDEE RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP NORTHERN TELFORD Institute

18 Civil Engineering NORTHERN RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP TELFORD Institute Background JRI involves Aberdeen & Dundee Universities Academic staff:39 Research staff:32 Research students:98 Research Groups – corresponding to the Pan-Scotland Telford Institute groupings: Environmental Fluid Mechanics Construction Materials Construction Management & Transportation Geotechnical & Geo-Environmental Engineering

19 Civil Engineering NORTHERN RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP TELFORD Institute Environmental Fluid Mechanics 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 Exemplar Theme: To Understand Sediment & Pollutant Transport in Near Shore & Coastal Zone

20 Civil Engineering NORTHERN RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP TELFORD Institute Environmental Fluid Mechanics

21 Civil Engineering NORTHERN RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP TELFORD Institute Construction Materials 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 Exemplar Theme: To Develop New Materials Based on Improved Understanding

22 Civil Engineering NORTHERN RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP TELFORD Institute 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 Whole Life Sustainability Transport Policy Analysis Develop Models, Metrics and Toolkits

23 Civil Engineering NORTHERN RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP TELFORD Institute 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 Fault-rupture interaction with foundations Slope stability Performance of geotechnical systems under seismically induced dynamic loads

24 Civil Engineering NORTHERN RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP TELFORD Institute

25 Civil Engineering NORTHERN RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP TELFORD Institute RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP NORTHERN


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