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Other Funded Project

Alternative mobility and alternative routes in the Sheffield City Region

This project analysed the main traffic routes in the Sheffield City Region (SCR) and compared them to the optimal routing of electric vehicles and the decreased volumes expected by the…
Project Status: Complete
Funding Scheme: EPSRC Quality-Related Fund
People: Giuliano Punzo, Steve Jubb, Toby E Willis, Patricio Ortiz, Oktay Cetinkaya
Other Funded Project

Automated Residential Retrofit Assessment Trial Preparation in Partnership with Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

UK 2050 decarbonisation target requires rapid deployment of retrofit measures across over 20m existing homes. This project aims to establish and strengthen collaborations on residential retrofit activities with the Barnsley…
Project Status: Complete
Funding Scheme: EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account
People: Hadi Arbabi, Danielle Densley Tingley, Martin Mayfield-Tulip, Yulan Sheng
Other Funded Project

Regional Emissions Budgeting Framework

This project is set to deliver a roadmap for developing a regional emissions budgeting assessment framework which provides a more robust evidence base to inform decisions on emission reduction measures…
Project Status: Complete
Funding Scheme: Research England Quality-Related Strategic Priorities Fund
People: Ling Min Tan, Hadi Arbabi, Danielle Densley Tingley, Martin Mayfield-Tulip
PhD Project

The application of Agent-Based Simulations for risk assessment and management processes related to natural hazards.

This project focuses on using a relatively new, simulation-based technique called Agent-Based Modelling (ABM) to model the behaviour of individuals and aggregated agents (e.g. government, regulatory authorities etc.) to gain…
Project Status: Ongoing
Funding Scheme: NA
People: Marcel Bruno Fehr, Lu Zhuo, Martin Mayfield-Tulip
PhD Project

The role of information in determining user behaviours to enhance infrastructure resilience

This PhD project investigates fundamental questions relating to the amount of information, including how and where this should be provided, to produce the onset of behaviours that boost performance and…
Project Status: Ongoing
Funding Scheme: EPSRC Scholarship
People: Toby E. Willis, Giuliano Punzo, Inaki Esanola
Other Funded Project

Quantifying agglomeration productivity potential in long-term infrastructure planning

This project attempts to further our current ability in identifying long-term land-use and transport planning targets by adapting recently developed models at the interface of complexity science and urban economics.
Project Status: Complete
Funding Scheme: Productivity Insights Network Productivity Project Funding
People: Hadi Arbabi, Giuliano Punzo, Stephen Hincks, Jordan Pannell
PhD Project

Grey-box modelling for residential building thermal costs estimation

The importance of improving the energy efficiency of buildings has been recognised as critical to decrease greenhouse gas emissions from building energy production to meet the UK government’s target on…
Project Status: Ongoing
Funding Scheme: Energy Institute Scholarship
People: Yulan Sheng, Martin Mayfield-Tulip, Mauricio Álvarez
Research Council Funded

Multi-scale, circular economic potential of non-residential building stock

Reducing the demand for new materials and embodied carbon will be significant challenges that the construction sector faces in the coming decades. This research will build the evidence base to…
Project Status: Ongoing
Funding Scheme: EPSRC
People: Maud Lanau, Danielle Densley Tingley
Other Funded Project

RF systems performance in Smart Cities: Automated NeTwork EvaluatioN iN urbAn Settings – ANTENNAS

The densification of the population in urban environments and the use of wireless technologies and systems means that stress is being placed on the underlying phenomena of radio frequency (RF)…
Project Status: Complete
Funding Scheme: Pitch-In Mini Project
People: Oktay Cetinkaya, Steve Jubb, Martin Mayfield-Tulip
Other Funded Project

High Fidelity Energy Monitoring through IoT

Inadequate building energy consumption data has long been a barrier for building energy research, but with the rapid progress of new technologies, including the Internet of Things (IoT), it is…
Project Status: Complete soon
Funding Scheme: Pitch-In Mini Project
People: Martin Mayfield-Tulip, Richard Johnson, Steve Jubb, Oktay Cetinkaya, Xinyi LI
PhD Project

Resilience of Transport System to Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events

This research project aims to assess the resilience of transport systems under the context of changing climate.
Project Status: Ongoing
Funding Scheme: University Post Graduate Research Committee Scholarship
People: Qianqian Li, Martin Mayfield-Tulip, Nic Freeman, Craig Robson, Lu Zhuo
PhD Project

Sustainable housing provision through the vertical extension of existing buildings

A historic under-supply of residential accommodation has meant that the UK now finds itself deep within a housing crisis, the results of which include increasing levels of homelessness and soaring…
Project Status: Ongoing
Funding Scheme: EPSRC
People: Charles Gillott, Danielle Densley Tingley, Buick Davison
PhD Project

Understanding the relationship between resource consumption and development levels

The growth of cities simultaneously increases demand for construction material and results in strong inequalities of development. A systematic understanding of the material requirements to improve human living standards may…
Project Status: Ongoing
Funding Scheme: EPSRC
People: Will Mihkelson, Danielle Densley Tingley, Hadi Arbabi, Stephen Hincks
Research Council Funded

DecarboN8 - an integrated network to decarbonise transport

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2018 highlighted the need for urgent, transformative change, on an unprecedented scale, if global warming is to be restricted…
Project Status: Ongoing
Funding Scheme: EPSRC Network Plus
People: Danielle Densley Tingley
PhD Project

Low cost Internet Of Things based sensor networks for air quality in cities

The aims of this project are to develop models and techniques that will afford significantly improved monitoring and communication of the pollution level in cities without the need to significantly…
Project Status: Ongoing
Funding Scheme: Grantham Centre for Sustainable Future
People: Rohit Chakraborty, Martin Mayfield, Lyudmila Mihaylova, Anthony Ryan.
PhD Project

Quantifying Evapotranspiration from Urban Green Infrastructure

This project explores 3 experimental methods to infer and quantify evapotranspiration (ET) from a set of green roof test beds, each with a varied vegetation/substrate combination. The aim of the…
Project Status: Ongoing
Funding Scheme: EPSRC Scholarship
People: Hamza Askari, Virginia Stovin, Abigail Hathway
PhD Project

Short-term, long-range estimation to enable pro-active traffic management of National Road Networks

This project uses MIDAS road flow counts and speed data to create data-driven traffic assignment models to be applied to national Strategic Road Network for the analysis of flow patterns.
Project Status: Ongoing
Funding Scheme: A*STAR Research Attachment Programme Scholarship
People: Alex Roocroft, Giuliano Punzo, Daniel Coca, Martin Mayfield, Muhammad Azfar Bin Ramli.
PhD Project

Characterising Building Geometry at Scale

Building geometry is significant in many ways such as the urban building retrofit and building stock analysis. However, the current approaches to collect building geometry data is highly limited to…
Project Status: Ongoing
Funding Scheme: NA
People: Menglin Dai, Wil O.C. Ward, Danielle Densley Tingley, Martin Mayfield-Tulip
Research Council Funded

Active Building Centre

The Active Building Centre is researching and developing innovative tools and technologies that will ensure buildings of all scales contribute to a reduction in carbon emissions and a more sustainable…
Project Status: Ongoing
Funding Scheme: EPSRC
People: Martin Mayfield, Danielle Densley Tingley, Daniel Coca, John Clark, Steve Jubb, Wil Ward, Richard Johnson Menglin Dai, Hadi Arbabi, Ling Min Tan, Walter Bassage, Oktay Cetinkaya
PhD Project

Urban air quality monitoring, mapping and modelling to determine the main drivers of air pollution

The core aims of this PhD project are to understand spatiotemporal variability of air quality and determine the main drivers of air pollution in urban areas by: (a) deploying a…
Project Status: Ongoing
Funding Scheme: EPSRC and Siemens
People: Said Munir, Martin Mayfield, Daniel Coca
PhD Project

An Ecological-Thermodynamic Approach to Urban Metabolism

Cities have evolved as centers of economic growth but are also responsible for high resource consumption and greenhouse gases emission. In the urban metabolism framework, cities are often described as…
Project Status: Complete
Funding Scheme: Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures PhD Scholarship
People: Ling Min Tan, Martin Mayfield-Tulip, Danielle Densley Tingley, Paul Brockway
PhD Project

Urban Productivity & Spatial Patterns Across Scales – A Multi-Scale Exploration of Urban Networks and Their Hierarchical Configurations

Understanding the nuances at play across different spatial scales is of crucial importance when considering urban economic-energetic size-cost performance, specifically when longer-term consequences are considered. Through the application of an…
Project Status: Complete
Funding Scheme: NA
People: Hadi Arbabi, Martin Mayfield-Tulip, Philip McCann, Gordon Dabinett
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