Cranfield University was awarded £487,139 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) to deliver a programme of work until 31 March 2022. IAA activities must exploit the existing research knowledge gained on an EPSRC-funded project.

Cranfield is using this funding to accelerate the impact derived from its EPSRC-sponsored research and training portfolio through a number of routes, including:

  • Support for activities that will lead to the commercialisation of outputs developed within EPSRC funded research;
  • Support for secondments into or from organisations to develop end uses for EPSRC-funded research outputs.

Academics who are committed to developing the impact and commercial potential of EPSRC-funded research outputs are encouraged to submit project proposals for IAA funding.

If you believe your business would benefit from EPSRC IAA funding, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Current projects

Cranfield University was awarded £487,139 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) to deliver a programme of work until 31 March 2022:

Project Holder Project Title
Gustavo Castelluccio Advancing small scale testing of commercial single crystal alloys
Yifan Zhao Development of driver behaviour tracking technology for semi-autonomous and human-driving vehicles
Jane Hodgkinson Hospital trial of instrument for breath analysis of ventilated patients in intensive care: Phase 2
Jane Hodgkinson Optical Fibre-linked gas sensors
Ralph Tatam Precision interferometry for nanotechnology
Tom Charrett  Laser Speckle enhanced visual servoing demonstrator development
Ata Khalid  Planar Gunn diode
Sameer Rahataker

Fibres manufacturing from waste plastics for Construction and Automative Sector

Nicolas Avdelidis  Defects detection algorithm development from visual UAV inspections
Suresh Perinpanayagam Prognostics and Health Monitoring of Power Semiconductors for Electrification
Samir Khan Aircraft Continuing Airworthiness Management (CAMO) Availability Analytics
John Erkoyuncu  Supply Chain Digital Twin
John Erkoyuncu InteriAR - Augmented Reality Technologies (AR) for Indoor Positioning Systems (IPS)
Keith Rogers Advanced Cargo Screening



Previous projects

Principal Investigator Project Title Funding tranche
Jane Hodgkinson Hospital trial of instrument for breath analysis of ventilated patients in intensive care 2017 – 2020
Jane Hodgkinson Demonstration system for distributed gas detection 2017 – 2020
John Erkoyuncu Industrial implementation of ontology- based augmented reality and digital twins 2017 – 2020
Zhaorong Huang Exchangeable torch for accelerated commercialisation
of reactive atmospheric plasma technology
2017 – 2020
Marco Cecotti Unmanned Auto-Return Urban Driving for Small Electronic Vehicles 2017 – 2020
Jane Hodgkinson Optical sensing of atmospheric gasses on airborne platforms 2017 – 2020
Ralph Tatam Volume flow measurement for microfluidic applications using a single access port 2017 – 2020
Stephen James Fibre Optic Shape Sensing: A Disruptive Technology 2017 – 2020
Nazmiye Ozkan Using machine learning to infer individual loads from aggregate data 2017 – 2020
Alison Parker Optimising the hydrogeological performance of sand dams 2017 – 2020
Francis Hassard The effect of coagulant dosing on the performance of quadruple
media filters for full scale tertiary wastewater treatment
2017 – 2020
Sameer Rahatekar Structure and Properties Relation Studies for Hair Follicles and Bleached Hair 2017 – 2020
Zhaorong Huang Oxidation Resistant Copper-Nickel Nanowires for Transparent Conductive Electrodes 2017 – 2020
Sameer Rahatekar High Performance Fibre Reinforced Composites for a New Generation of
Rope/Chain tying Device for Defense and Construction Applications
2017 – 2020
Marc Pidou Technical validation of an immobilised microalgae reactor 2017 – 2020
Stefano Longo Optimal thermal management of electric truck batteries 2017 – 2020
Duncan Hodges Using SuperIdentities for GDPR 2017 – 2020
Monica Rivas Casado Drones for rapid emergency response: automating the algorithms for
catastrophe situation reporting and damage assessment
2017 – 2020
Daniel Auger Commercial deployment of model and estimator calibration
techniques for lithium-sulfur battery management algorithms
2017 – 2020
Ron Corstanje Informatics tools for infrastructure planning Pre-April 2017
David Cullen Tissue disaggregation system for rapid biomarker diagnosis Pre-April 2017
Stephen Hallett Future-proofing the Cranfield Natural Perils Directory (NPD):
Incorporating UKCP09 data into soil-related geohazard models
Pre-April 2017
Guy Kirk Measuring the isotope composition of trace gas emissions from environmental systems Pre-April 2017
Stefano Longo Reconfigurable test rig for electric vehicle powertrain optimization Pre-April 2017
Patrick Luk High Fidelity Motor Modelling Tool for EV Traction Drives Pre-April 2017
Ewan McAdam Carbon Stabilisation Reactor (CSR) Pre-April 2017
Ewan McAdam Reflected Light Fluorescence Direct Visual Observation (RLF-DVO) Pre-April 2017
Keith Rogers Digital Device Scanner Proof of Concept Pre-April 2017
Keith Rogers Miniaturisation of Focal Construct Technology Pre-April 2017
Paul Comely WatchItMade – Parts 1&2 Pre-April 2017
Ralph Tatam Novel optical optimisation for robotic manufacturing Pre-April 2017
Ralph Tatam Range Resolved Interferometry Pre-April 2017
Efstathios Valenis HiL Implementation and Refinement of Active
Chassis Control Systems for HyBrid Electric Vehicles
Pre-April 2017
Stewart Williams Wire and arc additive manufacture (WAAM) process into Delcam CAM software Pre-April 2017
Rade Vignjevic Cavitation Device Pre-April 2017
Steve Hallett Understanding resilience and interdependence of UK and rail infrastructure Pre-April 2017
Selim Cellek/
Monir Moniruzzaman
Volume sensor for urinary incontinence Pre-April 2017
Paul Jeffrey Risk management for integrated utility services Pre-April 2017
Ruben Sakrabani Exploiting sewage-derived phosphorus Pre-April 2017
Jane Hodgkinson Hollow waveguide gas cells for headspace gas spectroscopy Pre-April 2017
Jane Hodgkinson Wavelength control of laser diodes for high resolution spectroscopy Pre-April 2017
Shailendra Vyakarnam Cranfield Venture Programme Pre-April 2017
Michael Pryce Cranfield/DSTL Costing Future Complex and Novel Projects Pre-April 2017
David MacManus Propulsion system integration Pre-April 2017
Jane Hodgkinson Novel approaches to optical gas detection for
environmental measurements in challenging locations
Pre-April 2017
Keith Rogers Enhanced Focal Construct Technology for Aviation Security Markets Pre-April 2017
Ashutosh Tiwari Self-healing technologies for mechanical and electrical systems Pre-April 2017
Ralph Tatam Custom fibre optic bundles for optical inspection of quasi-cylindrical ducts Pre-April 2017