Electronics, Sensors & Photonics

Optical Illuminator

The invention addresses the important issue of uniformity of illumination in street lighting.  It is a novel, non-imaging optic which can be combined with LEDs to produce illumination uniformity and footprints of various and defined diameters and shapes.  This cannot be achieved by conventional optics for non-energy efficient illumination sources.

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High-throughput imaging of cellular forces

High throughput imaging of cellular forces

Our novel micro-interferometer based force sensors provide direct, robust and non-destructive imaging of forces associated with various types of mechanical cell-substrate interaction. The new method requires no zero-force reference image, enables continuous, measurement of multiple cells on one substrate, and supports further investigation of cells by immunostaining or other assay.  

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Biimidazole-based iridium complexes

Biimidazole based iridium complexes for blue light emission

Printing plastic electronics from solution promises to revolutionise the manufacture of luminaires and the production of high-efficiency light sources. We have designed deep-blue emitting cationic iridium complexes that are unprecedently bright to complement currently available red and green emitters. Thes open up the possibility of producing white light displays.

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TADF - deep blue

Thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) compounds

We have developed a series of deep blue TADF emitters for OLEDS. The emitters contain both carbazole donors and oxadiazole acceptors to effectively form excitons by a charge trapping mechanism.

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Electronics, Sensors & Photonics

Smart Building Management System

A novel building energy management system has been developed for managing energy usage; heating, cooling, lighting etc. The system is based on a wireless sensor architecture and advanced artificial intelligence network.  The system is able to optimise environmental controls based on remote, real-time monitoring of building sensors.

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A New Perovskite Based Anode For Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

A New Perovskite Based Anode For Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

The new perovskite anode is a single phase material which is stable over the operating temperatures of a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (600 – 1000 degrees Centigrade) both in fuel and air atmospheres.

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Energy & Renewables

Novel Optical Concentrator for BIPV Systems

Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) solar concentrator systems not only generate electricity, but also allow the transformation of ambient light and the use of cogenerated heat for various fundtions. Commercial advantages of BIPV include substantial reduction in amount of silcon used and reduced consumption on heating, lighting and cooling.

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Energy & Renewables

Combined Tidal Stream/Reversible Hydrogen System for Balanced Renewable Generation

By coupling the generators with a reversible fuel cell to store the spare energy as hydrogen gas, to be used later when needed, the reversible fuel cell should have good efficiency and reliability, as there are no pumps etc to use power or break down.

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Efficient Hydrogen generation for renewable energy storage and transmission

Efficient Hydrogen generation for renewable energy storage and transmission Within an ongoing Research and Development project new materials and designs have been developed to electrolyse steam at 500 – 600 ºC. The elevated temperature makes the conversion process more efficient by simplifying the production need.

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Electronics, Sensors & Photonics

High Voltage Condition Monitoring

Transformers play a key role in the transmission and distribution network, getting power from source to end-user, so any fault is critical and needs to be identified before any damage to the transformer or surrounding components leads to power black-out or catastrophic failure.

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