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Prof Trevor York

Research interests include:

- Applications of industrial process tomography: pressure filtration, polymerisation, solid-state fermentation, product ageing, fluidised beds, soil monitoring

- Electronic systems design - analogue and digital electronics, DSP, software

- Processing of tomographic data in software and hardware: 3D finite element modelling with EIDORS 3D to yield 3D image reconstruction.

Keywords: 
Engineering, Filtration, Fermentation, Soil, Monitoring, Environment, Production, Economy, Electric and electronics, Energy supply, Energy, Information technology, Sound, Evaluation, Networks, Instrumentation

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Dr Stephen Boult

Hydrology and hydrochemistry, is studied at all scales from laboratory simulation where conditions are wholly controlled to field scale where, though uncontrolled, conditions are monitored.  This work has been developed through the founding of a University spin out company Intelisys Ltd, which develops commercial monitoring equipment.

Keywords: 
Water, Chemistry, Hydrochemistry, Business, Instrumentation, Monitoring, Carbon, Environment, Climate change, Climate, Networks, Evaluation, Pollution, Governance, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Prof Simon Guy

- Member of the University's Sustainability Steering Group

My research aims to critically understanding the co-evolution of design and development strategies and socio-economic processes shaping cities. This approach has involved the development and application of an innovative sociotechnical approach to researching architecture, urban development, technological innovation and urban change analysis and integration of previously disconnected research fields - architecture and urban planning, the property sector and utilities industry.

 

Keywords: 
Cities, Development, Buildings, Technology, Innovation, Housing, Business, Energy, Water, Green infrastructure, Sustainability, Infrastructure, Networks

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Dr Ross Jones

Ross is the University Living Lab's Lead Researcher and part of the original ULL team along with James EvansAndrew Karvonen and Lucy Millard.

Keywords: 
Business engagement, Social responsibility, Business, Globalisation, Production, Networks, Governance, Regulation, Consumption, Political economy, Society, Community, Engagement, Behaviour, Psychology, External engagement, Living Lab, Knowledge exchange, Education for Sustainable Development

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Dr Richie Nimmo

My research is interdisciplinary in nature and pursues questions emerging from the ambiguous status of nonhumans in modern knowledge-practices. In social thought nonhumans are often a kind of absent presence, rendered marginal as a 'context' of human agency, whilst simultaneously performing the invisible work of shaping foundational notions of the human. The marginalisation of nonhuman animals in particular points towards a fundamental ontological asymmetry involved in social scientific conceptions of 'the social'.

Keywords: 
Politics, Policy, Networks, Society, Research methods, Crime and security, Environment, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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Dr Pierluigi Mancarella

Research interests:

- Modelling and analysis of smart multi-energy systems (electricity/heat/cooling/gas/transport) and distributed multi-generation (cogeneration, trigeneration);

- Impact of electro-thermal technologies (cogeneration, heat pumps, storage) on distribution networks;

- System level analysis of the electricity, heat and transport sectors;

- System integration of distributed energy resources and sustainable development of energy systems;

- Economics of future networks, energy markets, and business cases for new technologies;

Keywords: 
Energy planning, Energy networks, Networks, Power system, Smart grids, Electric and electronics, Thermal energy, Technology, Cogeneration, Energy supply, Energy, Energy capture, Storage, Transport, Sustainability, Renewable energy, Risk, Evaluation, Teaching, Education, Solar energy, Photon science

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Mr Peter Green

My work is concerned with the design, implementation and evaluation of wireless and network communication systems. Most recently I have focused on Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) for the process and agri-science sectors, and the emerging communication technologies to support Smart Grids and Future Networks for the power industry.

Keywords: 
Evaluation, Technology, Infrastructure, Information technology, Networks, Instrumentation, Smart grids, Energy networks, Energy planning, Energy industry

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Dr Peter Green

My research interests include:

- Autonomous vehicles in general, and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) in particular

- Wireless sensor networks

- Monitoring industrial processes

- Embedded systems

- Design automation

Keywords: 
Information technology, Networks, Instrumentation, Autonomous vehicles, Transport, Technology, Underwater vehicles, Evaluation, Monitoring, Business, Electric and electronics, Design, Computer science, Mechatronics

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Mr Peter Fell

Peter has been employed by the University of Manchester as Director of Regional and Economic Development since 2000. He has responsibility for managing the university's complex civic and regional strategic relationships. He has a comprehensive understanding of the region's political and business environment, having worked at senior level for a number of public bodies including the North West Regional Assembly, Stockport Council and Merseyside Training and Enterprise Council (TEC).

Keywords: 
Business engagement, Business, Engagement, External engagement, Politics, Governance, Community, Workplace engagement, Networks

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Dr Paul Johnson

I work as part of the Mathematical Modelling in Finance and Economics Group in which we model financial systems with uncertain price and uncertain physical flow, leading to non-linear PDEs which must be solved numerically. I have investigated such systems in the world of mining, working with the international leading mining software company Gemcom, and also within the framework of Revenue Management systems, working with the local business Inventive IT.

Keywords: 
Sustainability, Energy networks, Networks, Mathematics, Information technology, Business, Finance, Energy, Economy, Mining, Innovation, Applied research, Education

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