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Plasma agro- food- and bio-tech

Plasma agricultural, food and biotechnologies, based on low-temperature plasmas, is a rapidly emerging multidisciplinary research and development topic.

Lead unit
School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering
Disciplines
Biomedical engineering and medical physics
Energy and process engineering
Nanoscience
Biological sciences
Environmental systems
Study levels
PhD
Research Masters
Honours

Process model repair

Process model repair refers to the following problem: Given an event log of a process-aware information system that does not fit to a process model, automatically transform the model such that the event log fits the transformed model better than it fits the original model.Thus, process model repair allows keeping models of process-aware information systems in sync with observed process instances by suggesting mechanisms for reflecting traces encountered in event logs in executions of the corresponding models. …

Lead unit
School of Information Systems
Study levels
PhD
Research Masters
Honours

Visual understanding of doorways for mobile robots

For social robots and service robots to be able to operate effectively 'out of the box' in indoor environments, they must be able to understand the context of those environments without necessarily developing or having access to a complex map.The aim of this project is to develop a generic understanding of doorways for mobile robots relying only on visual information. We will be using the Pepper robot from Softbank Robotics as a test and demonstration platform. The aim is for …

Lead unit
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Improving visual following for Pepper the social robot

For social robots and service robots to be able to operate effectively around people, they must be able to safely move around in environments where humans and other robots are also moving. Pepper, the social robot from Softbank Robotics is already capable of tracking and following a person, but can get confused if they move out of sight around a corner, or if there are multiple people moving in the robot’s field of view.The aim of this project is to …

Lead unit
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Place classification for mobile robots

For social robots and service robots to be able to operate effectively 'out of the box' in indoor environments, they must be able to understand the context of those environments without necessarily developing or having access to a complex map.The aim of this project is to develop a visual classifier for the type of rooms encountered in a typical home (bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room, laundry, etc.), medical facility (hallway, ward, waiting area, treatment room), commercial office environment (personal office, …

Lead unit
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Pose recognition and replication by a humanoid robot

The use of body language, whether conscious or unconscious, provides an important mechanism for people to communicate information, such as intent or emotion, to people around them. In order for social robots to work alongside humans, they must therefore be capable of recognising and understanding these subtle cues, and where necessary, to replicate such cues to express their own messages.While providing robots with a complete understanding of body language is still a long way off however, through this project we …

Lead unit
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Advanced characterisation of polymer-modified surfaces

Surfaces of any kind which are modified with a thin layer of polymer are of increasing interest to scientist and industry. Therefore, advanced characterisation of these modified surfaces is of paramount importance to better understand the synthetic strategies for tailored surface modification.

Lead unit
School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering
Study levels
PhD
Honours

Plasma printing – a new 3D manufacturing platform

Plasma printing technology is a rapidly emerging multidisciplinary research and development topic focused on the development of novel advanced technologies for additive manufacturing and 3D surface modification (3D printing) and roll-to-roll fabrication (2D printing) assisted by atmospheric-pressure low-temperature plasmas.

Lead unit
School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering
Disciplines
Biomedical engineering and medical physics
Energy and process engineering
Nanoscience
Study levels
PhD
Research Masters
Honours

Plasma medicine

Plasma medicine is a rapidly emerging multidisciplinary research topic focusing on various treatments of diseases using low-temperature plasmas generated in gases using electric fields.

Lead unit
School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering
Disciplines
Biomedical engineering and medical physics
Nanoscience
Biological sciences
Study levels
PhD
Research Masters
Honours

Plasma nanotechnology

Plasma nanoscience and nanotechnology is a rapidly emerging multidisciplinary research topic focusing on physical, chemical, and biological effects of low-temperature plasmas.

Lead unit
School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering
Disciplines
Biomedical engineering and medical physics
Energy and process engineering
Nanoscience
Biological sciences
Environmental systems
Robotics and autonomous systems
Study levels
PhD
Research Masters
Honours

Plasma cleantech

Plasma cleantech is a rapidly emerging multidisciplinary research and development topic focusing on the development of novel advanced technologies for environmental purification and/or processing, manufacturing or other industrial technologies that reduce environmental and human health impacts.

Lead unit
School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering
Disciplines
Energy and process engineering
Nanoscience
Biological sciences
Environmental systems
Study levels
PhD
Research Masters
Honours

Plasma catalysis

Plasma catalysis is a rapidly emerging multidisciplinary field at the interface of catalysis, nanotechnology, physical chemistry, materials and plasma science. Relevant applications include plasma-assisted catalytic reforming of gas mixtures into fuels, chemicals and synthesis of functional nanomaterials.While the physical properties and reactive chemistry of atmospheric-pressure plasmas (APPs) are relatively well understood, little is known about the mechanisms of the APP interactions with the nanometer-size features on the surface of catalyst nanoparticles (NPs). These mechanisms are crucial to explain the effects …

Lead unit
School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering
Disciplines
Energy and process engineering
Nanoscience
Biological sciences
Environmental systems
Study levels
PhD
Research Masters
Honours

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