Grants and projects


  • 2019–2024: Edward Steers Memorial Fund: £190,000
  • 2015–2017: HORIZON 2020 (EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation) grant of €1.39M with a consortium of two SMEs
  • 2014: London Metropolitan University Capital Project fund of £80,000 – Prof Bal Virdee
  • 2013: École Polytechnique Fėdėrale de Lausanne, travel grant support of £500 – Prof Mike Brinson
  • 2010–2011: Industrial sponsorship of a comparative modelling study using Qucs and SimulationX (Modelica). One year full industrial level license from ITT GmBH, Dresden, Germany. Value of support £20,000 – Prof Mike Brinson
  • 2012: Indian National Academy of Engineering, travel grant support of £2500 – Prof Mike Brinson
  • 2012: COMON European Compact Modeling Network, travel grant support of £1500 – Prof Mike Brinson
  • 2007–2011: EU "Analytical GD Research Training Network", GLADNET total funding €2.86M (Project reference: 35459) – Prof Edward Steers Collaborators included:
    • Swiss Federal Institute for Material Science and Technology, Thun
    • Leibniz-Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstoffforschung Dresden e.V.
    • Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics, Budapest
    • Swerea KIMAB, Korrosions- och Metallforskningsinstitutet AB, Stockholm
    • Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, London, Physics Dept.
    • University of Antwerp, Chemistry Dept.
    • University of Oviedo, Chemistry Dept.
    • St. Petersburg State University, Chemistry, Dept.
    • University of Belgrade, Faculty of Physics
    • Indiana University, Chemistry Dept.
    • AQura GmbH (Degussa AG), Hanau
    • LECO Instrumente Plzen, spol. s r.o., Czech Republic
    • ThyssenKrupp Steel AG, Dortmund
    • Shiva Europe EAG, Toulouse
    • TOFWERK AG, Thun
  • 2008: Analytical Graphics, Inc. for STK worth $3.151M – Prof Bal Virdee
  • ITI for Modelica research coupled to Qucs for compact device modelling of emerging technologies using SimulationX worth £100k – Prof Mike Brinson
  • Royal Academy of Engineering, international travel grant to date £24,000 – Prof Bal Virdee
  • London Metropolitan University Microwaves, a third stream income generation activity with a turnover to date > £1M – Prof Bal Virdee
  • 2000: University of North London, research funding: £40,000 – Prof Bal Virdee

Examples of some research projects

  • Novel Metamaterial Frequency Discriminating Devices for Next Generation Wireless Communication Systems 
  • Miniature Microstrip Frequency Selective Microwave Devices
  • 3D Scene Construction and Analysis for Robotics Using Wireless Camera Systems
  • Dual-Layered and Wavelength-Multiplexed Optical Barcode for Very High Data Storage
  • Frequency Selective Devices for Wireless Microwave Systems 
  • Novel Narrowband Microstrip Filters for Wireless Communications Systems 
  • Novel Structures and Applications of Polymer Optical Fibres 
  • A Theoretical and Simulation Study of S-Domain to Z-Domain Transforms with Special Reference to Modelling and Design of Discrete-Time Signal Processing Systems 
  • The Effect of Molecular Gases on Glow Discharge Spectra 
  • Investigation and Development of a Novel High-Speed Sensory System for Colour Recognition of Frequency-Tuned Materials 
  • Development of a New Security Mechanism Reference and Model for Intrusion Detection Systems in Wireless LANs 
  • Equation Defined Device modelling of Floating Gate MOSFETs using QUCS software, with specific emphasis on Neural Network weight storage requirements 
student testing his electronics circuit

Research student testing his electronics circuit.

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