The Short Industry Fellowship is a secondment opportunity for industrial and academic researchers to carry out a project in UK-based companies, research institutions and universities. This scheme enables shorter, more dynamic engagements between academia and industry than the standard Industry Fellowship. This page showcases the work done by successful applicants from the early rounds of this new scheme.
Professor Michael Banissy
Professor Michael Banissy from Goldsmiths, University of London has been working with app developer OPIÑON, to develop and assess the utility of mobile applications that aim to modulate social cognition. This collaboration will ensure the application is grounded in scientific knowledge whilst providing valuable information on the potential effectiveness of such programs.
Dr Antony Dodd
Dr Antony Dodd from the University of Bristol has been collaborating with LettUs Grow, a local business that specialises in environmentally-controlled stacked systems of crops, known as vertical agriculture. This collaboration aims to improve the productivity and quality of different crops by understanding more about how circadian rhythms and the precise control of lighting conditions interact with LettUs Grow technologies.
Dr Miguel Fernando Gonzalez Zalba
Dr Miguel Fernando Gonzalez Zalba from the Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory is working with the London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London on the development of a fast sensing method to read the quantum information in silicon-based quantum computers. Fast readout will enable correcting computational errors and will facilitate building a fault-tolerant quantum computer that may enable tackling many of today’s biggest computational challenges.
Professor Chris Greenwell
Professor Chris Greenwell from Durham University, in collaboration with Hafren Scientific, is developing new techniques to produce strategic metals and rare earth elements in the UK. Professor Greenwell has developed sustainable and low cost porous materials that show promise in extracting a range of metals from water impacted by metal contamination.
Dr Thomas Kjeldsen
Dr Thomas Kjeldsen from the University of Bath has been working with Wallingford HydroSolutions to help develop a new, improved non-linear approach to hydrological modelling of flash flood events. Dr Kjeldsen hopes to implement this method in existing water industry tools for design flood estimation and reservoir safety assessment.
Dr Aristides Matopoulos
Dr Aristides Matopoulos from Aston University was awarded funding to collaborate with Williams Advanced Engineering. Together they aim to develop a tool for the automotive industry to assess suppliers’ ability to upscale production in order to raise the competitiveness of suppliers in the UK.
Dr Zoltan Nagy
Dr Zoltan Nagy from Loughborough University and Alconbury Weston are developing robust continuous crystallisation systems that allow simultaneous real-time control of size and shape distribution of crystals and avoid critical practical problems related to fouling. These systems will allow intensified production of crystalline products with drastically improved flexibility, predictability, stability and controllability.
Dr Guangliang Yang
Dr Guangliang Yang from the University of Glasgow has been working in collaboration with with Lynkeos Technology to apply a cutting edge muon imaging technique to solve challenges in the UK nuclear industry.