Title Address Description
German Federal Agency for Technical Relief
Provinzialstrasse 93 Bonn 53127 Germany
Entente pour la Forêt Méditerranéenne
Centre Francis Arrighi - Domaine de Valabre - RD7, 13120 Gardanne, France
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service
Bridle Rd, Bootle L30 4YD, UK
Service Départemental d’Incendie et de Secours de la Savoie
226 Rue de la Perrodière, 73230 Saint-Alban-Leysse, France
Hellenic Rescue Team of Attica
Agonaridou 10-12, Athina 117 44, Greece
Institute of Communication and Computer Systems
Zografou 157 73, Greece
Estias 1, Athina 115 26, Greece
Rudower Ch 29, 12489 Berlin, Deutschland
International Security Competence Centre GmbH
Kaiser Franz Joseph-Ring 21, 2500 Baden, Austria
Tohoku University
980-8579, Japan
SINTEF Digital – dept. of Mathematics and Cybernetics
Strindvegen 4, 7034 Trondheim, Norway
Commissariat A L’Energie Atomique et Aux Energies Alternatives
D36, 91190 Saclay, France
The University of Manchester
Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
German Institute for Standardisation
Saatwinkler Damm 42-43, 13627 Berlin, Germany
Trilateral Research Ltd
Gorteens, Waterford, Co. Kilkenny, X91 W0XW, Ireland
58a Rue du Dessous des Berges, 75013 Paris, France

The University of Manchester

Oxford Road 
M13 9PL 
Website: www.ceas.manchester.ac.uk

General information

The University of Manchester (UNIMAN) was created by merging The Victoria University of Manchester and UMIST in 2005. It is part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, with outstanding facilities and the widest range of courses. It is highly respected across the globe as a centre of teaching excellence and innovative research. With 25 Nobel prize winners among current and former staff and students, it has a history of world firsts and brilliant discoveries, from splitting the atom to giving the world graphene.

The School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science integrates Chemical Engineering, Instrumentation and Analytical Science, Process Integration and The Centre for Manufacture exploiting opportunities that are based upon the changing nature of science and technology across the physical, chemical and biological sciences. Research themes include advanced functional materials and analytical science, biochemical and bioprocess engineering, catalysis and porous materials, multi-scale modelling, process integration, sustainable industrial systems.

Role in the project

UNIMAN is involved in WP4 and will develop chemical sensors, electronic interfaces and software for the project together with collaborating with the systems integration of chemical sensors into Soft Miniaturised Underground Robotic Finders (SMURFs). this will be baesd on the group’s over 25 years’ experience in chemical sensing, materials development, solution processable semiconductors, device fabrication, integration with electronics and software.

Participating members in the project 

Prof. Krishna Persaud

Prof. Krishna Persaud, PhD, FRSC, FInstMC, graduated with BSc Hons Biochemistry at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK in 1976, MSc in Molecular Enzymology at the University of Warwick, UK, in 1977 and a PhD specialising in olfactory biochemistry in 1980. He subsequently worked at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, University of Pisa and the Medical College of Virginia extending his knowledge in the Chemical Senses. He is now Professor of Chemoreception at the University of Manchester, Department of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science. In his career, he has carried out research in chemoreception, crossing disciplines from biological aspects of olfaction to sensor arrays, electronics, signal processing and pattern recognition, and commercial development of artificial olfaction technologies. He is a director of Multisensor Systems Ltd a spin-off company from research carried out in his laboratory

Dr. Khasim Cali

Dr. Khasim Cali is a postdoctoral research associate. He has been involved in development of odorant binding protein based biosensors for detection of contraband. He has been working on working on collaborative projects with academic institutions, industrial partners and governmental organisations around the globe.

Dr. Palaniappan Valliappan

Dr. Palaniappan Valliappan is a postdoctoral research associate. He has been involved in development of electronics and software for chemical sensors. He has previous experience with industry and development of hardware and software to industrial product standards.