Significant Grants Computational Science and Engineering Group

2018:

  • £323,000 EPSRC Ultramelt#2, 2018-2021. Continuation of EPSRC UltraMelt, this project extends experimental and modelling work on the ultrasonic processing of light alloys to enable upscaling and industrial implementation. Led by Prof Pericleous with collaborators from Brunel and Oxford Brookes and industrial support.

2017:

  • £364,000 EPSRC (EP/P034411/1) Top Coil, 2017-2020. Stemming from research carried out in EU ExoMet and a joint patent with the European Space Agency, this project aims to develop a contactless electromagnetic device for the ultrasonic treatment of metals in liquid state, ranging from light alloys (Al, Mg) to high temperature reactive alloys (Ni, Fe, Ti) and nano-composites. Led by Prof Pericleous, with collaborators from Birmingham and Oxford Universities and industrial partners.

2016:

  • £85,000 KTP project with FLOPLAST LTD to improve the design of domestic plumbing aeration valves to meet US standards. Led by Prof Patel.

2014:

  • £264,000 EU SIKELOR, 2014-2017. An important environmental project, for the recovery of the 50% or so silicon wasted as "kerf" in the cutting process to produce photo-voltaic silicon panels. Greenwich will collaborate with German and Italian partners to remove impurities from the kerf, using electromagnetic means so that the silicon can be recycled

2013:

  • £281,000 EPSRC UltraMelt, 2013-2016. Development of method for the ultrasonic treatment of large volumes of liquid metal to produce refined grain structures. Collaboration with Brunel Uni (experiments).
  • £279,000 EPSRC TECalloy, 2013-2016. Extension of theoretical framework developed at Greenwich, to study the effects of magnetic fields in producing tailor-made alloy crystal structures by controlling solute micro-convection using the thermoelectric properties of the alloy. Research in collaboration with the Manchester Uni. Synchrotron facility at Diamond.
  • £69,000, BRM, Industrial, 2013. To examine the reasons for premature "kettle" failure in the lead refining process. Consultancy work carried out on behalf of British Refined Metals (BRM, part of the Xstrata-Glencore group).

2012:

  • £10,000 Royal Society China Exchange Grant. Research exchange with the North Eastern University of China to study the effects of magnetic fields on alloy crystal growth.
  • €400,000 EU EXOMET. To study the effects of external fields (magnetic, ultrasonic, shear) on the dispersion of nano-particles or oxides in advanced light alloys of magnesium and aluminium. Project led by the European Space Agency (ESA). Applications in the production of Metal Matrix Nano Composites (MMNC) for use in future transport.

2011:

  • €264,000 Interreg 2Seas, ISECA 2011-2014. To study the effects of airborne pollution from urban sources on the growth of algal blooms in the coastal areas bordering the North Sea and the English Channel and develop a web-based information system for use by local authorities, tourism and other interested parties. Partners from France, Belgium, the Netherlands and UK.

2009:

  • £95,000 INDUSTRIAL, ArcelorMIttal, 2009-2012. Mathematical model and software for the modelling of the Basic Oxygen Furnace, used to convert iron to steel. Joint PhD supervision of Yannick Doh, registered at Nancy University, France.
  • £170,000 TSB COLDMELT, 2009-2012. Development of a contactless melting/pouring method for the development of titanium metal powder, using electromagnetic forces. Project led by Phoenix Scientific Industries (PSI). Design developed by Greenwich now in the implementation stage for production.

2008:

  • £94,000 MHD-VALDIS Aluminium Electrolysis cell design software, 2008-2013. This unique code computes the MHD stability of aluminium electrolysis cells, taking into account their electrical connections to the complete plant. It has been used for the design of the largest cells in the world (up to 500kA). It is used globally by Rusal (Russia), Dubal (Dubai), Norsk Hydro (Norway), SAMI & GAMI (China)

2006:

  • £169,188 EPSRC (EP/D505011/1) grant awarded for MEASUREMENT AND MODELLING OF ELECTRICAL, TRANSPORT AND PHASE-CHANGE PHENOMENA AND APPLICATION TO VACUUM ARC REMELTING FOR OPTIMAL MATERIAL QUALITY.

2005:

  • €600,000 EU/ESA FP6 IP awarded for project IMPRESS: INTERMETALLIC MATERIALS PROCESSING IN RELATION TO EARTH AND SPACE SOLIDIFICATION.
  • £66,000 project funded by ARCELOR (Fr) concerning STEEL CONTINUOUS CASTING MODELS FOR FLUX REDUCTION.

2004:

  • £140,000 European Union Interreg IIIa grant awarded for ATTMA, AEROSOL TRANSPORT IN THE TRANS-MANCHE ATMOSPHERE.