RISE Success for Engineering & Applied Science

RISE Success for EAS
An Aston research student working on a DC microgrid project in our PEMPS group Lab
22nd September

Aston’s School of Engineering & Applied Science has been successful as a lead or partner institution for 5 projects in the RISE (Research and Innovation Staff Exchange) 2016 call. 

RISE funds short-term exchanges for staff to develop careers combining scientific excellence with exposure to other countries and sectors. The scheme enables more interaction between academia and non-academic organisations within Europe and worldwide. 

EAS will be working on the following projects as part of the RISE Scheme: 

Partner Institution on the following projects:
- Fractures across scales and materials - Amit Chattopadhyay
- Visual genetics- Edik Rafailov 
- Computing with infinite data - Michal Konecny
Lead Institution on the following projects:
- DC microgrid technologies - Zhengyu Lin
-Diamond nanomaterials for electronic and photonics applications - Haitao Ye

Diamond-based nanomaterials and nanostructures for advanced electronic and photonic applications (D-SPA)
Dr Haitao Ye has been successful in leading a consortium consisting of institutions and industries from UK, Spain, Ireland, USA, and China in a bid for a Horizon 2020 RISE project for a total EU contribution of 720k Euros. 

The project is entitled “diamond-based nanomaterials and nanostructures for advanced electronic and photonic applications” (D-SPA), and will investigate growth of diamond films, fabrication of diamond nanostructures, development of diamond biomarkers, power devices and plasmon hybrid photonic devices for next generation aerospace and healthcare applications.

Research, Demonstration, and Commercialization of DC Microgrid Technologies (RDC2MT)
RDC2MT is a unique four-year research exchanges and networking programme that aims to address new challenges of DC microgrids and to disseminate successful demonstrations of DC powered houses and DC distribution networks. 

RDC2MT will bring together unique and complementary expertise from 9 international leading research groups in the Europe (UK, Netherlands, and Switzerland), Asia (China) and North America (Canada), and build upon the experience, knowledge and facility gained from ongoing funded projects within the consortium, of an equivalent of 10 million Euros.  RDC2MT will be the catalyst to enable the synergy and strong links among the major research and innovation investments that will allow the individual research projects to expand even further. This will be done by dealing with a unique set of challenges across multi-scales, going from fuel cell electrochemistry at molecular scale to microgrid optimizations at system level, through coherent multidisciplinary, inter-sectoral and international collaborations.

For more information about RISE, click here