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EPSRC Support by Research Area in Sensors and Instrumentation

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
Investigator
OrganisationDepartmentTotal Grant
Value (£)
3D Printed, Stand-alone, Colourimetric Indicator Strip (3DCIS) for Non-Invasive, On-demand Chronic Wound MonitoringMills, Professor AQueen's University of BelfastSch of Chemistry and Chemical Eng 690,274
3D printing of micro-scale graded shape memory components for in-vivo actuated medical devicesHand, Professor DHeriot-Watt UniversitySch of Engineering and Physical Science 253,007
A compact novel hyperspectral imager for more reliable and precise agricultureBourgenot, Dr CDurham, University ofPhysics 458,839
A MICROMECHANICAL SENSOR TO UNDERSTAND AND MONITOR WOUND HEALINGCrichton, Dr M LHeriot-Watt UniversitySch of Engineering and Physical Science 362,112
A new device for exploring the landscape of microscopic interactionsSpeake, Professor CCUniversity of BirminghamSchool of Physics and Astronomy 202,287
A point-of-care solution for detecting SCRAsPudney, Dr CRUniversity of BathBiology and Biochemistry 1,032,248
An insect-inspired approach to robotic graspingWebb, Professor BUniversity of EdinburghSch of Informatics 1,718,900
Assessment, Costing and enHancement of long lIfe, Long Linear assEtS (ACHILLES)Glendinning, Professor SNewcastle UniversitySch of Engineering 4,872,904
Automated Fetal and Neonatal Movement Assessment for Very Early Health AssessmentArichi, Dr TKings College LondonImaging & Biomedical Engineering 101,836
Automated Fetal and Neonatal Movement Assessment for Very Early Health AssessmentKainz, Dr BImperial College LondonComputing 625,543
Balancing the impact of City Infrastructure Engineering on Natural systems using RobotsPurnell, Professor PUniversity of LeedsCivil Engineering 4,217,380
Bionanofabrication SuiteBoutelle, Professor MGImperial College LondonBioengineering 1,347,941
Block copolymer-enabled mesopore sensingGuldin, Dr SUCLChemical Engineering 463,773
Capital Equipment in Support of the National Research Facility for Lab X-ray CTBurnett, Dr TUniversity of Manchester, TheMaterials 457,414
Channel Optimised Distributed Passive Sensor NetworksCrisp, Dr MUniversity of CambridgeEngineering 227,058
CHEMIFY: A System to Produce Universal Digital Chemical SynthesisCronin, Professor LUniversity of GlasgowSchool of Chemistry 1,084,544
Closed-Loop Multisensory Brain-Computer Interface for Enhanced Decision AccuracyPontil, Professor MUCLGatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit 882,234
Closed-Loop Multisensory Brain-Computer Interface for Enhanced Decision AccuracyDemiris, Professor YImperial College LondonElectrical and Electronic Engineering 870,299
Coating thermal noise measurement with a multimode resonatorMartynov, Dr DUniversity of BirminghamSchool of Physics and Astronomy 335,828
Coherent Chemistry: Ultrabroadband Two-dimensional Electronic SpectroscopyMeech, Professor SUniversity of East AngliaChemistry 880,259
Computational microscopy in Cambridge Advanced Imaging CentreMuresan, Dr LUniversity of CambridgePhysiology Development and Neuroscience 450,498
Cooperative Underwater Surveillance Networks (COUSIN)Mitchell, Dr PDUniversity of YorkElectronics 550,262
Cooperative Underwater Surveillance Networks (COUSIN)Neasham, Mr JANewcastle UniversitySch of Engineering 452,856
Cooperative Underwater Surveillance Networks (COUSIN)Liu, Dr WUniversity of SheffieldElectronic and Electrical Engineering 221,564
CSIC Innovation and Knowledge Centre Phase 2Schooling, Dr JUniversity of CambridgeEngineering 2,999,396
Decentralised water technologiesSloan, Professor WTUniversity of GlasgowSchool of Engineering 5,994,286
Development and demonstration of an Electromagnetic GyroscopeSpeake, Professor CCUniversity of BirminghamSchool of Physics and Astronomy 6,170
Digital Toolkit for optimisation of operators and technology in manufacturing partnerships (DigiTOP)Sharples, Professor SUniversity of NottinghamFaculty of Engineering 1,904,381
Digital twin-based Bilateral Teleautonomous System for Nuclear Remote OperationCarrasco, Dr JUniversity of Manchester, TheElectrical and Electronic Engineering 252,932
Digital-twin-based Bilateral Tele-autonomous System for Nuclear Remote OperationBuckingham, Dr RCulham Centre for Fusion EnergyCulham Centre for Fusion Energy 257,026
Direct Fibre Optic Shape Sensing for Large Scale Engineering StructuresJames, Professor SWCranfield UniversitySch of Aerospace, Transport & Manufact 1,378,766
Disorder enhanced on-chip spectrometers.Schulz, Dr S AUniversity of St AndrewsPhysics and Astronomy 455,977
Drug-eluting in vivo probe to monitor age-related lower bowel dysfunctionPatel, Professor BAUniversity of BrightonSch of Pharmacy & Biomolecular Sciences 530,503
Early detection of contact distress for enhanced performance monitoring and predictive inspection of machinesWood, Professor RJKUniversity of SouthamptonFaculty of Engineering & the Environment 1,077,574
Emergency flood planning and management using unmanned aerial systemsButler, Professor DUniversity of ExeterEngineering 1,494,249
Enabling the next generation of millikelvin cryocooler.Smith, Professor AUCLMullard Space Science Laboratory 620,917
Engineering Photonics: Sensor and Instrumentation Development and ApplicationTatam, Professor RPCranfield UniversitySch of Engineering 1,363,268
EPSRC Capital Award for Core Equipment - Imperial College LondonJennings, Professor NImperial College LondonResearch Office 840,189
EPSRC Capital Award for Core Equipment 2020/21Rothberg, Professor SJLoughborough UniversityWolfson Sch of Mech, Elec & Manufac Eng 675,448
EPSRC Capital Award for Core Equipment: University of OxfordGrant, Professor PUniversity of OxfordMaterials 699,972
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Ultrasonic EngineeringCochran, Professor SUniversity of GlasgowSchool of Engineering 6,063,037
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Integrated Photonic and Electronic SystemsSeeds, Professor AJUCLElectronic and Electrical Engineering 4,351,176
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent Sensing and MeasurementHarvey, Professor AUniversity of GlasgowCollege of Science and Engineering 4,937,820
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sensor Technologies for a Healthy and Sustainable FutureKaminski, Professor CUniversity of CambridgeChemical Engineering and Biotechnology 5,545,438
EPSRC Core Equipment at Southampton 2020Spearing, Professor SMUniversity of SouthamptonSch of Engineering 704,500
EPSRC-SFI: An ocean microlab for autonomous dissolved inorganic carbon depth profile measurementMaguire, Professor PUniversity of UlsterNanotechnology and Adv Materials Inst 602,640
E-textiles NetworkBeeby, Professor SPUniversity of SouthamptonSch of Electronics and Computer Sci 131,136
FOCUS: Intelligent Fibre Optic Monitoring to Inform the Construction of Underground ServicesSheil, Dr BUniversity of OxfordEngineering Science 239,407
Graphene nanosensors for scanning Hall microscopy and susceptometryBending, Professor SJUniversity of BathPhysics 398,637
Heriot-Watt University EPSRC Core Equipment Award 2020Pender, Professor GHeriot-Watt UniversitySch of Engineering and Physical Science 655,000
HETEROSTRUCTURE RADIATION DETECTOR MATERIALS FOR ADVANCED TIME OF FLIGHT POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY (TOF-PET) IMAGINGBizarri, Dr GCranfield UniversitySch of Aerospace, Transport & Manufact 618,138
High Frequency Flexural Ultrasonic Transducers (HiFFUT) - a new class of transducerDixon, Professor SMUniversity of WarwickPhysics 1,194,109
Immuno Diagnostix (IDX) - An ultrasensitive, low cost photonic biosensorKrauss, Professor TUniversity of YorkPhysics 963,368
In-situ Chemical Measurement and Imaging Diagnostics for Energy Process EngineeringMcCann, Professor HUniversity of EdinburghSch of Engineering 1,023,516
In-situ Mass and Elasticity Monitoring of Emerging Materials at High TemperatureShakeel, Dr HQueen's University of BelfastSch of Electronics, Elec Eng & Comp Sci 202,280
Integrated atomic force and confocal fluorescence lifetime imaging microscope with fibre-coupled infrared detector for materials researchMartin-Fabiani, Dr ILoughborough UniversityMaterials 817,064
Integrated levitated optomechanical gravimeterYan, Dr JUniversity of SouthamptonSch of Electronics and Computer Sci 836,594
Integrated optical position and orientation sensing for manufacturing roboticsTatam, Professor RPCranfield UniversitySch of Aerospace, Transport & Manufact 1,101,012
IRC Next Steps Plus: Photonic Pathogen Theranostics - Point-of-care image guided photonic therapy of bacterial and fungal infectionDhaliwal, Professor KUniversity of EdinburghCentre for Inflammation Research 1,115,129
Laser Imaging of Turbine Engine Combustion Species (LITECS)Johnstone, Professor WUniversity of StrathclydeElectronic and Electrical Engineering 5,813,734
LCVD: Low-cost Cell-extract Viral DiagnosticsAjioka, Dr JWUniversity of CambridgePathology 1,541,002
Light-NMR spectroscopy: tools and applicationsGolovanov, Dr APUniversity of Manchester, TheChemistry 202,164
''Mechanically-intelligent'' Intra-operative Tissue Assessment for Robot-Assisted Surgery (MIRAS)Chen, Dr YHeriot-Watt UniversitySch of Engineering and Physical Science 1,245,293
MEFA: Mapping and Enabling Future AirspacePetrovskii, Professor SUniversity of LeicesterMathematics 34,973
MEFA: Mapping and Enabling Future AirspaceBaker, Professor CUniversity of BirminghamElectronic, Electrical and Computer Eng 879,278
Micro-PADs On Call: Out of Hours Disease Monitoring and Early DiagnosisMaher, Dr SUniversity of LiverpoolElectrical Engineering and Electronics 684,427
Micro-Power CMOS Mid-infrared Spectrometer-on-a-chipGardner, Professor JWUniversity of WarwickSch of Engineering 429,193
Micro-Power CMOS Mid-infrared spectrometer-on-a-chipUdrea, Professor FUniversity of CambridgeEngineering 454,810
Microwave and Terahertz Field Sensing and Imaging using Rydberg AtomsWeatherill, Professor KJDurham, University ofPhysics 568,448
Microwave and Terahertz Field Sensing and Imaging using Rydberg AtomsPritchard, Dr JDUniversity of StrathclydePhysics 460,323
Multi-modal Manufacturing of Medical Devices (4MD)Hand, Professor DHeriot-Watt UniversitySch of Engineering and Physical Science 1,302,969
Multiplexed Scleral Lens Sensors for Monitoring Ocular PhysiologyYetisen, Dr AImperial College LondonChemical Engineering 462,436
Multipoint Sensors for Extreme EnvironmentsFells, Dr JUniversity of OxfordEngineering Science 1,226,073
MultiSense - Devising and Manufacturing mm-Wave High Data Rate Low Latency On-Skin TechnologiesBatchelor, Professor JUniversity of KentSch of Engineering & Digital Arts 657,999
MultiSense - Devising and Manufacturing mm-Wave High Data Rate Low Latency On-Skin TechnologiesCasson, Dr AUniversity of Manchester, TheElectrical and Electronic Engineering 617,630
National Centre for Nuclear Robotics (NCNR)Stolkin, Professor RUniversity of BirminghamMetallurgy and Materials 11,588,431
New Horizons in the High Field NMR Interrogation of Transients: Techniques to Assemble Pulse and Analyse in Under One-Hundredth of a SecondLloyd-Jones, Professor GUniversity of EdinburghSch of Chemistry 199,908
ONR-15-FOA-0011 MURI Topic #3 - Closed-Loop Multisensory Brain-Computer Interface for Enhanced Decision AccuracyPoli, Professor RUniversity of EssexComputer Sci and Electronic Engineering 865,432
Particle Filtration and Accumulation by Solute-driven Transport (FAST) for bio-analysis in microfluidic devicesBolognesi, Dr GLoughborough UniversityChemical Engineering 200,817
Pervasive Sensing for Buried PipesHoroshenkov, Professor KVUniversity of SheffieldMechanical Engineering 7,290,965
Photonic Sensing and Dual-mode Bio-Imaging with Rare Earth Upconversion NanoparticlesJose, Professor GUniversity of LeedsChemical and Process Engineering 1,311,873
Physiologically inspired simulation of sensorineural hearing lossCulling, Professor JCardiff UniversitySch of Psychology 298,016
PNEUMACRIT: Preterm Neonate / neonatal Embedded Universal Microelectronic wearable Acquisition For Cardio Respiratory Intensive TherapyMalliaras, Professor GUniversity of CambridgeEngineering 254,256
PNEUMACRIT: Preterm Neonate / neonatal Embedded Universal Microelectronic wearable Acquisition for Cardio Respiratory Intensive TherapyDemosthenous, Professor AUCLElectronic and Electrical Engineering 693,594
PNEUMACRIT: Preterm Neonate / neonatal Embedded Universal Microelectronic wearable Acquisition For Cardio Respiratory Intensive TherapyBayford, Professor RMiddlesex UniversityFaculty of Science & Technology 785,534
Point of care diagnosis of gastrointestinal disease using laser spectroscopyTatam, Professor RPCranfield UniversitySch of Aerospace, Transport & Manufact 930,495
Probing Multiscale Complex Multiphase Flows with Positrons for Engineering and Biomedical ApplicationsBarigou, Professor MUniversity of BirminghamChemical Engineering 5,765,129
Quantum-Enhanced Molecular PiezoresistivityVezzoli, Dr AUniversity of LiverpoolChemistry 387,114
Rapid monitoring of river hydrodynamics and morphology using acoustic holographyTait, Professor SUniversity of SheffieldCivil and Structural Engineering 521,877
Rapid Monitoring of River Hydrodynamics and Morphology using Acoustic HolographyStoesser, Professor TUCLCivil Environmental and Geomatic Eng 410,620
RCUK Catapult Researchers in Residence award (High Value Manufacturing CPI- CGT) Critical quality attributes for viral vectors - host cell proteinsBracewell, Professor DGUCLBiochemical Engineering 50,000
RCUK Catapult RiR (HVM NAMRC)-Reducing uncertainty of in-process measure. of large compon. with embed. metrology for traceable on-machine inspectionFletcher, Dr SUniversity of HuddersfieldSch of Computing and Engineering 50,000
Real-time In-line Microstructural Engineering (RIME)Davis, Professor CUniversity of WarwickWMG 493,728
Reducing the Threat to Public Safety: Improved metallic object characterisation, location and detectionBetcke, Professor TUCLMathematics 71,320
Reducing the Threat to Public Safety: Improved metallic object characterisation, location and detectionLedger, Dr PDKeele UniversityFaculty of Natural Sciences 71,541
Reducing the Threat to Public Safety: Improved metallic object characterisation, location and detectionPeyton, Professor AUniversity of Manchester, TheElectrical and Electronic Engineering 255,622
Remote, 3D ultrasonic imaging in extreme environments using 2D laser induced phased arraysStratoudaki, Dr TUniversity of StrathclydeElectronic and Electrical Engineering 324,884
Responsive Manufacturing of High Value Thin to Thick Films.Howse, Dr JUniversity of SheffieldChemical & Biological Engineering 2,025,997
Revisiting optical scattering with machine learning (SPARKLE)Coupland, Professor JMLoughborough UniversityWolfson Sch of Mech, Elec & Manufac Eng 196,575
Revisiting optical scattering with machine learning (SPARKLE)Leach, Professor RUniversity of NottinghamFaculty of Engineering 321,648
Robust remote sensing for multi-modal characterisation in nuclear and other extreme environmentsStolkin, Professor RUniversity of BirminghamMechanical Engineering 1,398,053
Science of Sensor System SoftwareCalder, Professor MUniversity of GlasgowSchool of Computing Science 4,183,694
SEE MORE MAKE MORE: Secondary Electron Energy Measurement Optimisation for Reliable Manufacturing of Key MaterialsRodenburg, Dr CUniversity of SheffieldMaterials Science and Engineering 1,171,727
See More Make More: Secondary Electron Energy Measurement Optimised for Reliable Manufacture of Key Materials: Opportunity, Realisation, ExploitationJepson, Dr MLoughborough UniversityMaterials 78,818
See More Make More: Secondary Electron Energy Measurement Optimised for Reliable Manufacture of Key Materials: Opportunity, Realisation, ExploitationHondow, Dr NUniversity of LeedsChemical and Process Engineering 84,068
SEE MORE MAKE MORE: Secondary Electron Energy Measurement Optimised for Reliable Manufacture of Key Materials: Opportunity, Realisation, ExploitationPratt, Dr AUniversity of YorkPhysics 562,339
Self-powered wearable sensors for vital signs monitoringNeves, Dr AISUniversity of ExeterEngineering 195,420
Sensing Dense Particulate MaterialsGower, Dr ALUniversity of SheffieldMechanical Engineering 232,927
Sensors for clean water: a participatory approach for technology innovationJohnson, Dr SDUniversity of YorkElectronics 1,182,012
Shape sensing textile for orthotics - SmartSensOticsMünzenrieder, Dr NSUniversity of SussexSch of Engineering and Informatics 744,204
Small cell imaging using smartphones and single-board computing: analysing platelet function and microbial pathogens using consumer optoelectronicsEdwards, Dr ADUniversity of ReadingPharmacy 38,354
Sporadic diffraction and absorption volumetric X-ray imagingEvans, Professor PNottingham Trent UniversitySchool of Science & Technology 1,026,893
Sub-THz Radar sensing of the Environment for future Autonomous Marine platforms - STREAMGashinova, Professor MUniversity of BirminghamElectronic, Electrical and Computer Eng 854,175
Sub-THz Radar sensing of the Environment for future Autonomous Marine platforms (STREAM)Robertson, Dr DAUniversity of St AndrewsPhysics and Astronomy 658,895
Supercritical fuel jets - resolving controversyLinne, Professor M AUniversity of EdinburghSch of Engineering 354,166
TASCC: Secure Cloud-based Distributed Control (SCDC) Systems for Connected Autonomous CarsDianati, Professor MUniversity of WarwickWMG 2,204,116
Terahertz Lab-on-a-Chip for Bio-liquid AnalysisHanham, Dr SMUniversity of BirminghamElectronic, Electrical and Computer Eng 315,377
Terahertz skinometer for improved cancer prevention and treatmentMacPherson, Dr EUniversity of WarwickPhysics 652,876
The Idealised Lung Clearance Index: tuning in to the silent years of cystic fibrosisRitchie, Professor GADUniversity of OxfordOxford Chemistry 461,345
The Idealized Lung Clearance Index: tuning in to the silent years of cystic fibrosisDavies, Professor JCImperial College LondonNational Heart and Lung Institute 38,013
Thin Film Acoustic Wave Platform for Conformable and Mechanically Flexible BiosensorsFu, Professor RYNorthumbria, University ofFac of Engineering and Environment 346,416
Thin Film Platform Technologies for Conformable and Mechanically Flexible BiosensorsFranke, Professor TUniversity of GlasgowSchool of Engineering 357,374
TORONE - TOtal characterisation for Remote Observation in Nuclear EnvironmentsMartin, Professor PUniversity of Manchester, TheChem Eng and Analytical Science 1,284,072
Tribo-Acoustic Sensors for In-Situ Performance and Inspection of Machine ComponentsDwyer-Joyce, Professor RSUniversity of SheffieldMechanical Engineering 1,293,358
UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems HubRamchurn, Professor SDUniversity of SouthamptonSch of Electronics and Computer Sci 11,896,883
Understanding and engineering dissipation in nanoscale quantum devicesLovett, Dr BWUniversity of St AndrewsPhysics and Astronomy 423,082
Understanding and engineering dissipation in nanoscale quantum devicesGauger, Dr EMHeriot-Watt UniversitySch of Engineering and Physical Science 326,619
Unparameterised multi-modal data, high order signatures, and the mathematics of data scienceLyons, Professor TUniversity of OxfordMathematical Institute 4,100,854
Van der Waals Heterostructures of 2D MaterialsFalko, Professor VUniversity of Manchester, ThePhysics and Astronomy 1,572,966
ViTac: Visual-Tactile Synergy for Handling Flexible MaterialsLuo, Dr SUniversity of LiverpoolComputer Science 402,545
Wellcome EPSRC Centre for Surgical and Interventional SciencesStoyanov, Professor DUCLMedical Physics and Biomedical Eng 6,565,143
WISER-Water Infrastructure for Schistosomiasis-Endemic RegionsTempleton, Professor MRImperial College LondonCivil & Environmental Engineering 1,487,272

Total Number of Grants: 132
Total Value of Grants: £173,251,095

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