CEBE showcases depth and breadth of research

Prof David Mba with staff and research students at CEBE research showcase

CEBE Faculty Research and Enterprise staff and research students gathered in STEAMhouse on Tuesday 12 March to showcase a number of industry leading projects.

Staff and student researchers, as well as those working on Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs), came together in STEAMhouse to show Vice-Chancellor Professor David Mba and Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor Research Professor Maxine Lintern a range of innovative CEBE research projects.

The showcase included the following:

  • Robotic dogs that can enter high risk areas such as fires to help prevent injury and save lives.
  • A construction project using sustainable building materials.
  • Digital Health, where researchers are working with NHS Trusts on wearable technology for staff training. 
  • Innovate UK and EU-funded project, Accord, which focuses on automating building permit and compliance processes using Building Information Modelling (BIM) and other data sources.
  • Sakura, which has been funded by Adobe, and uses eye gaze to support disabled designers. 

These are just some of the many projects that were at the showcase and were enjoyed by David and Maxine.

Professor Maxine Lintern said: “It was exciting to see the wide range of research projects presented. Staff and students were so enthusiastic about explaining their work, and in particular the impact it could have in real-world situations. It was inspiring to see such innovation and potential showcased. And, of course, they do have the coolest kit, from augmented reality goggles to robot dogs to algae biofuels!”

Pro Vice-Chancellor Executive Dean of CEBE Professor Hanifa Shah said: “We were delighted to showcase the depth and breadth of CEBE’s applied research outcomes to the VC and PVC Research. We have a clear research strategy of focusing on four thematic areas: Smart, Sustainable and Green, Future Health, Digital Productivity and Creative Technologies, as a vehicle for technical expertise from across Faculty and for bringing in expertise from other subjects.

"They will have seen that we’ve built a team culture, collaboration and partnership with industry, as building blocks for applied research, working across subject and organisational boundaries. It was particularly pleasing to see students at all levels showcasing the work that they are doing, as part of their studies, with the research groups.”

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Pictured: (l-r) MSc graduate Kosi-Sochukwu Asuzu, Computer Science student Jack Devey, Vice-Chancellor Professor David Mba, Cyber Security Student Seim Asmeram, Lecturer and Supervisor Moad Idrissi, and Electronic Engineering student Mohammed Hussain with the robotic dog that can potentially save lives. 

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