UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy


Current projects

We are currently working with researchers from across the Faculty of Engineering and beyond. A list of our current projects is below.

Computer Science

Dawes Centre for Future Crime

Research lead: Professor Shane Johnson
Department: Security and Crime Sciences (Faculty of Engineering Sciences)

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Plastic Waste Innovation Hub

Research Lead: Professor Mark Miodownik
Department: Mechanical Engineering

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Future Targeted Healthcare Manufacturing Hub

Research lead: Professor Nigel Titchener-Hooker
Department: Biochemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering Sciences)



Research lead: Dr Leonie Tanczer
Department: STEaPP

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Global Disability Innovation Hub

Research Lead: Professor Catherine Holloway
Department: Computer Science

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Institute of Healthcare Engineering

Research Lead: Professor Rebecca Shipley
Department: Across FES

UCL Ventura CPAP initiative

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International Public Policy Observatory (IPPO)

Research lead: Professor Joanna Chataway
Department: STEaPP

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Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Centre for Mineral-based Construction Materials

Research Lead: Professor Julia Stegemann
Department: Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering


Research Institute in Sociotechnical Cyber Security (RISCS)

Research lead: Professor Madeline Carr
Department: STEaPP

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Vax Hub

Research lead: Dr Martina Micheletti
Department: Biochemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering Sciences)

We are also collaborating with the researchers below on policy activities:

    Cyber security of Critical National Infrastructure – policy briefing

    Research lead: Meha Shukla
    Department: Security and Crime Sciences

    Completed projects

    Bullying and mental health – one day policy workshop

    Research lead: Dr Jean-Baptiste Pingualt
    Department: Psychology and Language Sciences

    Big Picnic

    Research lead: Dr Theano Moussouri
    Department: Institute of Archaeology

    Neuromorphic computing

    Research leads: Professor Tony Kenyon and Dr Adnan Mehonic 
    Department: Electronic and Electrical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering Sciences)