Recruited Projects

The following projects have had a PhD researcher selected or are interviewing potential researchers.

Low energy water quality monitoring of toxic metals, with Process Instruments (UK) Ltd., Ref. No. 28

Optimising the use of cement bypass dust and other soil alkalising agents in agriculture to enhance crop yields, with Silverwoods Waste Management, Ref. No. 56

Novel electrochemical methods for the production of cleaning agents to use in air purification, with Smart Separations Ltd., Ref. No. 46

Energy2.0: Digitisation of energy to create customer value, with Utilisoft Limited, Ref. No. 54

Developing a sustainable 'lure-and-kill' control system for disease-carrying sandflies, with Russell IPM Limited, Ref. No. 52 

Watershed services (local flood-mitigation and nutrient-retention benefits) delivered by existing woods, hedgerows and soil improvement practices within the River Leith basin, Cumbria, with Eden Rivers Trust, Ref. No. 50

Crop abiotic stress modulators, with Redag Crop Protection, Ref. No. 41

Novel approaches for mitigating the environmental impacts of Japanese knotweed, with Phlorum Limited, Ref. No. 6

A meta controller for building automation, with Demopad Software Limited, Ref No. 23

Re-wetted land use capability assessment for NW England (ReLUCA), with Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Ref. No. 10

Highly efficient integrated generation of energy from biomass and waste using MIP gasification and fuel cell technology, with Stopford Energy and Environment, Ref No. 40

Providing client services for air quality, with JBA Trust, Ref. No. 9

Smart grid connection of community renewable power system with battery storage, with Entrust Microgrid, Ref. No. 26

Using phytohormone interactions to improve nitrogen fixation in legumes, with P.I. Bioscience, Ref. No. 24

Developing and testing a next generation carbon accounting tool for businesses, with Small World Consulting, Ref. No. 29

Evaluate the Arvia Organics Destruction Cell (ODC) for the removal of persistent organic micro-pollutants, with Arvia Technology Limited, Ref. No. 44

Research & development of gas & liquids powered materials processing phenomena, with TCL-CUMBRIA, Ref. No. 27

• Evidence synthesis methods for 21st-century chemical risk assessment, with The REACH Centre, Ref. No. 22

Establishing a model to select viable locations for “in-stream” micro hydropower, with Fern Innovation, Ref. No. 36

Improving air quality, energy efficiency, well-being and productivity in private and public buildings, with NAQTS, Ref. No. 38

Using advanced process control to enable the use of bio-polymer materials in the selective laser sintering additive manufacturing process, with Euriscus Limited, Ref. No. 48



"The facilities are second to none and the research quality is high. I have produced a PhD in an area of study I am very passionate in... my research has such a technical edge I never imagined it could have. My expenses covered my travel to Iceland - it really has been absolutely incredible to work out there. I don’t feel I can put a price on the experience I’ve had!"

Rebecca Burns, Researcher with Isoprime

"I was interested in an industry-focused PhD because it would allow me to contribute to fundamental science research, alongside seeing a direct real-world impact of my work. It was exciting to be able to be a part of a unique scheme and I am certain having this collaborative experience will be of a great advantage to my career!"

Stephanie Bryan, Researcher with Arcis Biotechnology Limited