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|
|Quarry St, Guildford GU1 3UA, UK|
International Security Competence Centre GmbH
|Kaiser Franz Joseph-Ring 21, 2500 Baden, Austria|
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 (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.