The problem-solving approach encourages collaborative research across academic disciplines and in partnerships with number of industries. In addition to the presentation of our results to the scientific community through conferences, meetings and publications, our research is also disseminated in many diverse areas, ranging from geological hazards and climate change, to restoration projects and the investigation of materials for use in fuel cells. Examples include:
- Expert Panel guidance on the Department of Trade and Industry's report into the UK's civil space activities (Duncan Wingham). more
- Design and specification of satellite ice monitoring radar (Wingham and Alcatel Space: Wingham et al., Advances in Space Research, 37, 841 - 871, 2006).
- Hazard and Risk Science Review 2006 (Benfield UCL Hazard Research Centre). more
- Composition and recipes for mortars used in the conservation of the Cosmati pavement in the Sanctuary at Westminster Abbey (Ruth Siddall.
- The properties of platinum alloys to be used in fuel cells in collaboration with Johnson & Matthey (Dario Alfe)
- The investigation of the high temperature high pressure behaviour of metals in collaboration with the AWE (Dario Alfe, David Price). Ab initio thermodynamics and phase diagram of solid magnesium: A comparison of the LDA and GGA.
- Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology note on early warning systems for natural disasters (Rosie Smith). more
- Funded link with Asahi Glass Co Ltd, Res Ctr, Yokohama, Kanagawa 2218755 Japan (A. Takada. David Price). Molecular dynamics simulations of vitreous silica structures and 'Computer synthesis' of B2O3 polymorphs.
- EPSRC EngD research studentships with industrial support from Thames Water (2), Three Valleys Water (1) and the Natural History Museum (1). (Dr William Burgess). more
- North African petroleum research and training initiatives (Juergen Thurow, Alexandra Nederbragt). more
- A collaboration with DeBeers and the Diamond High Council in Antwerp in order to determine the deformation and growth histories of natural diamond (Adrian Jones).
- Micropalaeontological characterisation of the Congo deep-sea fan (Mike Kaminski, Sev Kender, Robert W. Jones), funded by BP.
- The International Working Group on Foraminiferal Classification (Mike Kaminski, Chair), funded by a consortium of petroleum companies. more
- Training initiatives (including continuing training) for industrial micropalaeontologists. Recently Shell Nigeria, PETRONAS, Saudi Aramco, and the Iranian National Oil Company have sent participants to attend course modules.
- The development of technology for novel rock physics systems and instrumentation for both academic and commercial use within Rock Physics Systems Ltd (Boon, Sammonds, Meredith)
- Investigating a method of producing new generation of electronic circuits - Professor Dario Alfè and Dr Monica Pozzo and their colleagues led by Dr Alessandro Baraldi and Dr Silvano Lizzit at ELETTRA, the Synchrotron Light Laboratory in Trieste, Italy, are trying to understand and characterise the mechanisms for the growth of graphene. more
- The migration of sand dunes using remote sensing - Pieter Vermeesch is the UK representative of Imagin'Labs, the world exclusive provider of the COSI-Corr technology. Imagin'Labs bring the forefront of academic research in Image Analysis to broader use. more