Grants and projects

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 

Research projects and funding

  • Rescaling Fund, London Metropolitan University: £3,500 to diversify expertise in communications, signal processing and modelling for robotics and cyber security.
    Principal Investigator: Dr Pancham Shukla

  • Rescaling Fund, London Metropolitan University: £5,000 to support collaborative research initiated between the Centre for Communications Technology and the Cyber Security Research Centre in the framework of previous projects, to build sustainable capacity for teaching and research in this interdisciplinary area.
    Investigators: Professor Bal Virdee, Professor Karim Ouazzane


  • Edward Steers Memorial Fund: £190,000


  • Horizon 2020 (EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation) grant of €1.39M with a consortium of two SMEs


  • London Metropolitan University Capital Project fund of £80,000 – Prof Bal Virdee


  • École Polytechnique Fėdėrale de Lausanne, travel grant support of £500 – Prof Mike Brinson


  • 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
  • ITI for Modelica research coupled to Qucs for compact device modelling of emerging technologies using SimulationX worth £100k – Prof Mike Brinson


  • Indian National Academy of Engineering, travel grant support of £2500 – Prof Mike Brinson
  • COMON European Compact Modeling Network, travel grant support of £1500 – Prof Mike Brinson


  • EU Analytical GD Research Training Network, 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 Department
    • University of Antwerp, Chemistry Department
    • University of Oviedo, Chemistry Department
    • St. Petersburg State University, Chemistry Department
    • University of Belgrade, Faculty of Physics
    • Indiana University, Chemistry Department
    • 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


  • Analytical Graphics, Inc. for STK worth $3.151M – Prof Bal Virdee


  • Royal Academy of Engineering, international travel grant to date £24,000 – Prof Bal Virdee


  • University of North London, research funding: £40,000 – Prof Bal Virdee


  • London Metropolitan University, a third stream income generation activity with a turnover to date, £1M – Prof Bal Virdee