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Completed projects

FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IAPP GRIFFON
Green Initiative for Future Optical Networks
PI Dr. Sergey Sergeyev 
2013-2017



INNOVATE UK
TSB: Aerospace Technology Instiute - Fuel and Systems Integrated Research (FSIR)
2015-2016
Dr. Kaiming Zhou


FP7-IDEAS-ERC
ULTRALASER - Ultralong Fibre Lasers
2011-2016
PI Prof. Sergei K. Turitsyn


FP7-ICT NEWLED
Nanostructured Efficient White LEDs based on short-period superlattices and quantum dots
PI Prof.Edik Rafailov
2012-2016
http://www.newled-fp7.eu/


DSTL:A Low Cost Method for Detecting Lasers
The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) 
PI Dr. David Benton
2015-2016


FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IIF NPS4FM
Nanomaterial Photonic Sensors for Food Manufacturing
2014- 2016
PI Dr. Alex Rozhin


FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IIF SOFST
Knowledge Transfer of Smart Optical Fibre Sensor Technology 
2013-2016
PI Prof. Lin Zhang


FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IEF POSSIBLE
Polymer Optical Sensing System Innovation benefits Leadership Education
2014-2016
PI Prof. David Webb


EPSRC  Wideband Optical Communication Systems Using Phase-Sensitive Fibre Optical Parametric Amplifiers
2012-2015
PI Prof. Nick Doran


EPSRC Wideband Optical Communication Sytem
2012-2015
Prof.Nick Doran


FP7-ICT FOX-C
Flexible Optical Cross-connect Nodes enabling next generation flexible optical networkin
PI Prof Andrew Ellis
2012-2015


FP7-ICT DISCUS
The DIStributed Core for unlimited bandwidth supply for all Users and Services
PI Prof Nick Doran
2012-2015


ERDF Fibre Optics Phase 2 - Photonics
PI Prof Sergei Turitsyn
2012-2015


THE LEVERHULME TRUST
Nonlinear waveguide-based
Dr Sonia Boscolo
2011-2015


EPSRC Dorothy Hodgkin with Astasense Ltd
PI Sergei Turitsyn
2011-2015


FP7-PEOPLE-IRSES-Randfields
Random fibre lasers for telecommunications and distributed sensing
PI Professor sergei Turitsyn
2011-2015


FP7-PEOPLE-IRSES-TeLaSens
Carbon Nanotubes in Pulsed Fibre Lasers for telecom and Sensing Application
PIDr. Alex Rozhin 
2010-2015


EC NATO
Novel Macromolecular Complexes for Rapid Detectionof Hazardous Agents
PI Dr Alex Rozhi
2012-2015


FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IIF- MIDFIL
Mid-Infrared Fibre Lasers
PI Prof Lin Zhang
2013-2015


FP7-ICT-2009
MODE-GAP - Multi-mode capacity enhancement with PBG fiber
PI Prof. Andrew Ellis
2010-2014


FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IEF
ARTISTE: Advanced Regenerator Technologies for high Capacity Systems
PI Prof Sergei Turitsyn
2013-2015


FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IIF-DISCANT
High-energy dissipative soliton dispersion-managed fibre laser based on carbon nanotubes
PI Prof David Webb
2013-2015


FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IEF-HARMOFIRE
Harmonic Mode-locked Fibre Lasers
PI Prof Sergei Turitsyn
2012-2014


The British Council Researcher Links 2013 project
New Advanced materials for Photonics Sensors
PI Dr. Alex Rozhin
2013- 2014


The Science for Peace NATO project in collaboration with Institute of Physics & Institute of Organic Chemistry NAS Ukraine 
Novel Macrocolecular Complexes for Rapid Detection of Hazardous Agents
PI Dr. Alex Rozhin
2011-2014




Aston University Business Partnership Unit support for  Knowledge Transfer Challenge Project  
on "The specific functionalization of the localised surface plasmon fibre optical 
sensor to gaseous carbon dioxide using carbon nanotubes" 
 
PI Dr. Alex Rozhin 


JSPS Furusato award on "Bio-Functional Nanomaterials for Sensor Applications".  
PI Dr. Alex Rozhin
2011-2012


The Royal Society Research Grant (RG110136)
Development of Functional Nanomaterials for Photonics and Sensor Applications  
PI Dr. Alex Rozhin
2011-2012


British Council Collaborative Research Grant – British-Italian Partnership Programme for Early Career Researchers
Modelling of carbon nanotube based nonlinear saturable  absorbers for all-optical processing applications
Duration: 2010
PI: Dr. Sonia Boscolo



High Performance Computing Europa project (HPC-EUROPA2 project number: 228398)            
"Molecular dynamic simulation of carbon nanotubes in organic solvents" 
Co-PI Dr Alex Rozhin
01.2011-04.2011


British Council Collaborative Research Grant-Alliance: Franko-British Research Partnership Programme 
"Nonlinear pulse transformation in fibre optics"  
PI Dr. Sonia Boscolo 
2010-2011 

European Regional Development fund (ERDF)  Fibre laser and sensing technology
Prof. Sergei Turitsyn , Prof. Lin Zhang 
2009-2012  


The Leverhulme Trust Optical wave turbulence in ultra-long fibre lasers 
PI Prof. Sergei Turitsyn 
2009-2012 


EPSRC Case Project Optical Phase Regeneration 
Prof. Sergei K. Turitsyn and DR. Paul Harper 
2009-2012


EU Regional Development Fund ERDF:Demonstrators and knowledge transfer of fibre-optic 
laser and sensing technologies for West Midlands
Co-investigator Prof. Lin Zhang
2009-2012


UK SRIF: Advanced Photonic/nano Biosensor Laboratory
PI Prof. Lin Zhang
2009-2012 


EPSRC 
Measurement of the Transient Spatial Profiles of Refractive Index and Lattice Temperature during Femtosecond Pulse Inscription in Fused Silica  
Dr. J.A.R. Williams, CI Dr. Mykhailo Dubov, Visiting researcher Dr. Alexander Turchin 
2008-2010 


EOARD (European Office of Aerospace Research Development)  
TFBG based high function polarisers for in-fibre optical isolator and coherent beam         
combining for high power operatio
n 
PI Prof. Lin Zhang  
2008-2009


EPSRC and NPL Fabrication of OCT phantoms 
Dr. Kate Sugden and Dr. David Webb
2008-2011 


EU Framework 7, Photonic Skins For Optical Sensing (PHOSFOS) 
Dr. David Webb  
2008-2011 


EPSRC First Grant
Dissipative nonlinear structures for digital photonic technologies
Dr. Sonia Boscolo
2008-2011


EPSRC Platform Grant: Photonic Device and System Research 
Prof. I. Bennion, Prof. K.J. Blow, Prof. Sergei K. Turitsyn, Dr. J.A.R. Williams, Prof. L. Zhang            
Dr. D.J. Webb 
2007-2011 


The Royal Society UK-Ukraine Joint Project  
Prof. Sergei Turitsyn
2007-2008


Advantage West Midlands 
European Research and Development Award (ERDA)  
Prof. Sergei Turitsyn
2007 


The British Council  
BRIDGE Research Co-operation project, Aston University - Novosibirsk University   
Prof. I. Bennion, Prof. Sergei K. Turitsyn, Dr. V. Mezentsev 
2007-2008 


Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation  
POLYFILTRO II   
PI Dr. D.J. Webb 
2007-2009  


US Air Force/EOARD: High Extinction Ratio In-fibre Polarisers by Exploiting Tilted Fibre  
Bragg Grating Structures for Single-Polarisation High-Power Fibre Lasers and Amplifiers
PI Prof Lin Zhang
2007-2011


EPSRC 
Exploitation of Advanced Photonic Boisensors (EAPho-Bio)
A new tool for fast and untrasensitive detection of biochemical and biomolecular interactions 
Prof. L Zhang, Prof. I Bennion, Dr AV Hine, Dr K Sugden
2006-2007 


EPSRC 
Femtosecond Microfabrication of Photonic Devices   
Prof. I Bennion, Dr V.K.Mezentsev
2006-2009 


EPSRC  
Application of Nonlinear Integrable Systems to Optical Data Processing, 
Transmission and Detection
  
Prof. Sergei K. Turitsyn 
2006-2009  


EOARD (European Office of Aerospace Research Development) 
High extinction ratio in-fibre polarisers by exploiting tilted fibre Bragg grating structures for 
single-polarisation high-power fibre lasers and amplifiers 
Prof. L. Zhang
2006-2007 


EPSRC and Oxford Lasers   
Fs machining  
Dr. K. Sugden
2006-2009 


Technology Strategy Board 
Advanced FS Laser Machining & Inscription (FIMA) project  
Dr K. Sugden, Prof I. Bennion
2006-2009 


Technology Strategy Board  CONSTRUCT project  
Dr K. Sugden, Prof I. Bennion
2006-2009 


Technology Strategy Board INTEGRATED WING project  
Dr K. Sugden, Prof I. Bennion
2006-2009 


EPSRC 
Novel multicore optical fibres for lasers, amplifiers and sensors in the near and mid-infrared   
Prof. I Bennion
2005-2009


EPSRC and Avery    
Novel optical fibre grating based weighing systems   
Dr. D.J. Webb, Dr. K. Sugden 
2005-2008  


Technology Strategy Board 
INTEGRATED WING project   
Dr K. Sugden, Prof I. Bennion
2006-2009 


EPSRC 
Photoinscription of diffracting structures in polymer optical fibre  
Dr. D.J. Webb, Prof. I. Bennion
2005-2008


Department of Trade and Industry, Link Basic Technologies for Industrial Applications Program 
Advanced Coding Schemes and Components for Next Generation Transmission Systems  
Prof. Sergei K. Turitsyn 
2005-2007 


Azea Networks Ltd., UK   
CASE Studentship project  
Prof. Sergei K. Turitsyn  
2005-2007


EPSRC Mathematics Case Project
Mathematical theory and statistical modeling of novel modulation formats in high speed
fibre communications
 
Prof. Sergei K. Turitsyn
2005-2007 


DTI Technology Programme 
Sensor technology for intelligent environmental protection (SENTINEL)  
Dr. D.J. Webb, Prof. L. Zhang, Prof. I. Bennion 
2005-2009  


Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship
"Dissipative localized nonlinear optical structures"  
Dr Sonia Boscolo
2005-2007 


EPSRC Programme: Physics-Engineering Collaboration 
Acceleration of rain initiation by cloud turbulence  
Prof. Sergei K. Turitsyn and Dr. V. Mezentsev 
2005-2007