Our direct contract research allows companies to work with our academic team over a longer period of time. We usually expect projects to last anywhere from three months to five years. These projects are fully funded by the industrial partner. This covers a percentage of the academics' time to work solely on the project, consumables, equipment and often a full-time postdoctoral research associate to deliver the work.
Our research projects are ideal to help your company investigate a specific problem you're facing. You'll have access to our expertise and equipment to help you find the best solution. The intellectual property belongs to the company and the research can be conducted under a strict non-disclosure act.
Examples of previous projects include:
- investigating the impact of biodiesel on on-board diesel degradation between the Departments of Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, and BP
- assessing a pilot scale thermochemical biofuel production process between the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Wonderful Company