Research & Innovation Services

KTA Funded Projects

The Knowledge Transfer Account (KTA) at the University of Bath has funded the following projects, valued at £2.8 million.  These projects aim to bring academic research results into external organisations and to deliver economic and social benefits as well as achieve long-term impact through collaboration.

The projects are listed below in departmental order.  

Many of the project pages contain short films describing the work of the project.  A full list of the films can be found on the KTA Films page. 

Faculty of Engineering and Design

Channelling Research through CPD
Partnership Development Award
Faculty of Engineering and Design
Prof Gary Hawley

Dept of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Market Research for Centres of Excellence in Building Engineering Physics
Partnership Development Award
Dept of Architecture & Civil Engineering, and the Royal Academy of Engineering
Dr Paul McCombie and Dr Marialena Nikolpoulou

Low Carbon Renewable Building Materials
KT Fellowship Award
Dept of Architecture and Civil Engineering and BRE
Prof Pete Walker

Dept of Chemical Engineering

Continuous Flow Solutions for Pharmaceutical Manufacture 
Proof of Concept Award
Dept of Chemical Engineering and the Dept of Chemistry
Prof Stan Kolaczkowski and Prof Jonathan Williams

Regenerative Oil Vapour Removal (OVR) System using Ceramic Monolithic Structures 
Partnership Development Award
Dept of Chemical Engineering and Parker Domnick Hunter Ltd.
Prof Barry Crittenden and Dr Semali Perera

UK Hydrogen Energy Programme 
KT Fellowship Award
Dept of Chemical Engineering
Dr Tim Mays

Dept of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Technology Transfer in Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)
Proof of Concept Award
Dept of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Prof Cathryn Mitchell

Imaging Technology Transfer - Helping to Diagnose Dementia
Proof of Concept Award
Dept of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Prof Cathryn Mitchell

Biocompatible CMOS Electrode Array
Proof of Concept Award
Dept of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Prof John Taylor and Prof Chris Bowen

Project Edison SmartDC – DC Local Network in the University Library
Partnership Development Award
Dept of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, RWE Npower and Western Power Distribution
Prof Raj Aggarwal and Dr Mike Redfern

Long Run Incremental Cost (LRIC) Charging Methodology
Partnership Development Award
Dept of Electrical Engineering and Western Power Distribution Plc
Prof Furong Li

Dept of Mechanical Engineering

Air Charge Management Turbo Centre 
Partnership Development Award
Dept of Mechanical Engineering and Ford Ltd., JaguarLandRover Ltd. and Cummins Ltd.
Dr Chris Brace, Dr Sam Akehurst, Prof Gary Hawley, Dr Gary Lock and Prof Patrick Keogh

Nanoreinforced Solid Fibre Laminates (NSFL) for Improved Resistant Properties
Proof of Concept Award
Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Dr Michele Meo

Cost Reduction and Product Innovation
Partnership Development Award
Dept of Mechanical Engineering and Schenck Process Group
Prof Glen Mullineux and Dr Andrew Hillis

Induction Thermography for Inspection through Coatings
Partnership Development Award
Dept of Mechanical Engineering and Rolls Royce Plc
Prof Darryl Almond

Optimising Function and Cost of Orthopaedic Implants
Partnership Development Award
Dept of Mechanical Engineering and DePuy Ltd.
Dr Linda Newnes

Strategic Initiative with Airbus to Accelerate Knowledge Transfer
Partnership Development Award
Dept of Mechanical Engineering and Airbus Ltd.
Prof Paul Maropoulos

Second Generation Hybrid System Design for Reduced Carbon Dioxide
Partnership Development Award
Dept of Mechanical Engineering and Ashwoods Automotive Ltd.
Dr Chris Brace, Dr Sam Akehurst and Prof Andrew Plummer

Cryogenic Machining for Shoe Sole and Insoles (CRYOSIS)
Partnership Development Award
Dept of Mechanical Engineering and Renishaw Ltd.
Prof Steve Newman

Piezoelectric Aero-Engine Control Systems (PACS)
Partnership Development Award
Dept of Mechanical Engineering and Aero Engine Controls
Prof Andrew Plummer 

Processing Unstructured Data in Naval Engineering Records
Partnership Development Award
Dept of Mechanical Engineering and Babcock International
Prof Chris McMahon and Prof Steve Culley

Efficiency Improvements in Generating Sets
Partnership Development Award
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Cummins Power Systems
Dr Kevin Robinson and Dr Chris Brace

High precision evaluation of vehicle fuel consumption for reduced carbon dioxide emissions
Partnership Development Award
Dept of Mechanical Engineering and Ford Ltd.
Dr Chris Brace, Prof Gary Hawley, Dr Sam Akehurst

Process and Practise-led Innovation - Scoping Study
Proof of Concept Award
Department of Mechanical Engineering and various SMEs
Prof Chris McMahon and Dr Ben Hicks

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dept for Health

Smart Systems for Rehabilitation and Assisted Living
Partnership Development Award
The Dept of Health with the Bath Institute for Medical Engineering (BIME) and the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT)
Prof Chris Eccleston

Dept of Psychology

Mobile Science Education Adoption through Knowledge Transfer
Proof of Concept Award
Dept of Psychology and Sciencescope Ltd.
Prof Danäe Stanton Fraser

Faculty of Science

Dept of Biology and Biochemistry

Sustainable Water Treatment and Algae Production
Partnership Development Award
Depts of Biology & Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering & Chemistry, and Aragreen (UK) Ltd.
Prof Rod Scott, Dr Tom Arnott and Prof Matt Davidson

Dept of Chemistry

Embedding Innovations in Bioconjugations to Oncology Research 
KT Fellowship Award
Dept of Chemistry and Astra Zeneca Ltd.
Dr Chris Frost

New Catalysts for the Production of Bio-based and Degradable Plastics
KT Fellowship Award
Dept of Chemistry
Prof Matt Davidson

Novel Responsive Antimicrobial Dressing
Proof of Concept Award
Dept of Chemistry
Dr Toby Jenkins

Dept of Computer Science

Improving Mobile Services
KT Fellowship Award
Dept of Computer Science and Vodafone Group R&D
Dr Eamonn O'Neill

Dept of Mathematical Sciences

Adaptive Methods for Problems in Meteorology
KT Fellowship Award
Dept of Mathematical Science and the Met Office
Prof Chris Budd

Dept of Physics

GLOphotonics
Proof of Concept, Partnership Development and KT Fellowship Awards
Dept of Physics and Elforlight Ltd.
Prof Fetah Benabid

School of Management

Lowcarbonworks
Proof of Concept Award
School of Management
Prof Peter Reason