Technology Transfer Fellow

Lead Research Organisation: University of Manchester
Department Name: Physics and Astronomy

Abstract

The University of Manchester is seeking to employ a dedicated Knowledge Exchange (KE) professional through the IPS Fellowship scheme, to support the generation of economic and societal impacts of STFC-funded research, and the commercialisation of research outputs. The Fellow will be embedded in the School of Physics & Astronomy, where the vast majority of STFC-funded research at Manchester is carried out (being Accelerator Physics, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics). However, the Fellow will also be responsible for overseeing KE activities for STFC-funded research in other Schools including Earth, Atmospheric & Environmental Science and Electrical & Electronic Engineering.

The integration of a KE professional within the School will place them in a prime position to support academics in gaining suitable funding for research with commercial potential, to help realise the impact of research projects. The Fellow will also engage with industry, promoting the School's research and seeking new collaborative partnerships. It is crucial that the Fellow will have a background in physics, with experience of both academic and industrial research environments.

Ultimately, the Fellow will be tasked with bringing in research funding from industrial partners, but also in generating added-value to the UK economy by providing these partners with a source of knowledge and expertise in the core STFC science areas. The generation of intellectual property rights and spin-out companies will also generate further income to the University over the long term, which will be reinvested in impactful research. The generation of new impact case studies for future Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessments will also aid in generating income to the University. In this way, the Fellowship will facilitate a transition to a sustainable system over the long term, allowing the University to retain the Fellow beyond the term of the Fellowship itself.

Publications

10 25 50
 
Description Cockcroft Institute Summer School
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description MEDICIS-PROMED Maximising Impact from Research workshop
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Collinear Carbon Dating
Amount £87,890 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/R001812/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 10/2018
 
Description CompactDating
Amount £149,924 (GBP)
Funding ID 768258 
Organisation European Research Council (ERC) 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 09/2017 
End 02/2019
 
Description Development of a low energy superconducting cyclotron
Amount £76,783 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2021
 
Description Development of a system for Very High Energy Electron Therapy
Amount £76,783 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2021
 
Description Development of clinical 3D printing based SPECT activity quantification for patent-specific MRT dosimetry
Amount £318,947 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/P000150/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2016 
End 08/2019
 
Description Emergence and physics far from equilibrium (EPSRC Network+)
Amount £232,718 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P007198/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2016 
End 08/2019
 
Description Establishing the traceability of novel Theranostic Isotopes: From production to imaging
Amount £104,583 (GBP)
Funding ID 1943426 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2022
 
Description From Steam Engines to Data Engines: Big Science and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)
Amount £1,554,004 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2021
 
Description Graphene Based Membranes for Hydrogen Isotope Separation
Amount £129,601 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2017 
End 11/2019
 
Description Improved X-ray cargo imaging utilising the unique high-throughput of a new fast detector and digitisation setup
Amount £359,033 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/R000131/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 10/2020
 
Description Improved identification of illicit materials using an X-ray backscattering technique
Amount £85,808 (GBP)
Funding ID 1890250 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 03/2021
 
Description Laser cleaning of artworks
Amount £108,880 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Thailand 
Sector Public
Country Thailand
Start 09/2017 
End 08/2021
 
Description Mechanistic investigation of selective actions of antimicrobial lipopeptides
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation Lonza Group 
Sector Private
Country Global
Start 09/2017 
End 09/2020
 
Description Novel multi-reflecting electrostatic traps for high resolution mass spectrometry
Amount £86,873 (GBP)
Funding ID 1781744 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 03/2020
 
Description OMA: Optimization of Medical Accelerators
Amount £3,871,703 (GBP)
Funding ID 675265 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Horizon 2020
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 02/2016 
End 01/2020
 
Description Probe: Proton Beam Extension for Imaging and Therapy
Amount £29,093 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/N003667/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Description SANS Study of Formulated Lipid-DNA Nanoparticles for Enhanced DNA Delivery
Amount £252,093 (GBP)
Organisation MedImmune Ltd 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 12/2019
 
Description STFC Discretionary Fund 2017
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 12/2017
 
Description STFC Food Security Network+
Amount £463,968 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/P003079/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 12/2020
 
Description STFC IAA 2016
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2016 
End 12/2016
 
Description STFC IAA 2017
Amount £80,000 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 09/2020
 
Description STFC IAA 2018
Amount £180,000 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 10/2021
 
Description STFC IAA 2019
Amount £120,000 (GBP)
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2019 
End 04/2020
 
Description STFC Nuclear Data Network+
Amount £983,755 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/N00244X/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2016 
End 03/2020
 
Description Short designed antimicrobial peptide gels for infection prevention and control
Amount £174,525 (GBP)
Funding ID 511039 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 10/2020
 
Description Smart & Connected Innovation On-Ramp Programme: Building long term relationships between industry and academic stakeholders in African Big Data
Amount £26,535 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/P003346/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 06/2017
 
Description Structural conformations of monoclonal antibodies adsorbed at the oil/liquid interface
Amount £87,822 (GBP)
Funding ID 1735875 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 03/2020
 
Description Validation of clinical radionuclide therapy dose distribution by a novel system of 3D printed anthropomorphic phantoms
Amount £82,289 (GBP)
Funding ID 1791783 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 03/2020
 
Description Validation of uptake, heterogeneity and shape metrics in clinical PET-CT using Monte Carlo Simulation and 3D printed anthropomorphic phantoms.
Amount £103,678 (GBP)
Funding ID 2224212 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 03/2023
 
Title EunoiaDB 
Description Data mart system for enabling analysis of links between academics and industry in Physics & Astronomy at Manchester. Allows sector analysis and smart matching of skills and expertise to gaps in the market. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Ongoing 
 
Description Axillium + JBCA 
Organisation Axillium Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Personally involved in negotiating terms of collaboration with the company. Astronomy team are building a long-term relationship with the company in the area of Big Data in the developing world.
Collaborator Contribution Axillium have supported an exploratory grant application as the first step towards larger collaboration (£24780 in-kind). Have also supported unsuccessful bids to ERC and GCRF schemes (£67025 in-kind).
Impact Outputs still in development.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Cake + Particle Physics 
Organisation Cake Solutions Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Personally involved in negotiating terms of collaboration agreement. PI has developed big data visualisation software for company to develop further and aim to spin-out as a joint venture. Company are fully funding a studentship as part of the STFC DTC in Data Intensive Science.
Collaborator Contribution Company has developed software package for more commercial-friendly platforms.
Impact Outputs still in development
Start Year 2016
 
Description Emergence Network+ 
Organisation AMEC
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Negotiated partnership on network grant, including cash and in-kind contributions.
Collaborator Contribution Consultancy on areas on interest to the network.
Impact Outputs still under development.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Emergence Network+ 
Organisation Atomic Weapons Establishment
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Negotiated partnership on network grant, including cash and in-kind contributions.
Collaborator Contribution Consultancy on areas on interest to the network.
Impact Outputs still under development.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Emergence Network+ 
Organisation Bayer
Department Bayer CropScience Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Negotiated partnership on network grant, including cash and in-kind contributions.
Collaborator Contribution Consultancy on areas on interest to the network.
Impact Outputs still under development.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Emergence Network+ 
Organisation Commerzbank Finance Limited
PI Contribution Negotiated partnership on network grant, including cash and in-kind contributions.
Collaborator Contribution Consultancy on areas on interest to the network.
Impact Outputs still under development.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Emergence Network+ 
Organisation Deutsche Bank
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Negotiated partnership on network grant, including cash and in-kind contributions.
Collaborator Contribution Consultancy on areas on interest to the network.
Impact Outputs still under development.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Emergence Network+ 
Organisation European Physical Society
PI Contribution Negotiated partnership on network grant, including cash and in-kind contributions.
Collaborator Contribution Consultancy on areas on interest to the network.
Impact Outputs still under development.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Emergence Network+ 
Organisation Microsoft Research
Country Global 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Negotiated partnership on network grant, including cash and in-kind contributions.
Collaborator Contribution Consultancy on areas on interest to the network.
Impact Outputs still under development.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Emergence Network+ 
Organisation National Physical Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Negotiated partnership on network grant, including cash and in-kind contributions.
Collaborator Contribution Consultancy on areas on interest to the network.
Impact Outputs still under development.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Emergence Network+ 
Organisation Rapiscan Systems
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Negotiated partnership on network grant, including cash and in-kind contributions.
Collaborator Contribution Consultancy on areas on interest to the network.
Impact Outputs still under development.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Emergence Network+ 
Organisation Schlumberger Limited
Department Schlumberger Cambridge Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Negotiated partnership on network grant, including cash and in-kind contributions.
Collaborator Contribution Consultancy on areas on interest to the network.
Impact Outputs still under development.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Emergence Network+ 
Organisation Spectra Analysis Services Limited
PI Contribution Negotiated partnership on network grant, including cash and in-kind contributions.
Collaborator Contribution Consultancy on areas on interest to the network.
Impact Outputs still under development.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Food Network+ 
Organisation Agrimetrics Ltd
PI Contribution Research team providing expertise in satellite image processing techniques.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contributing experience of food industry.
Impact Outputs still under development.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Food Network+ 
Organisation Bremner and Bremner Co Ltd
PI Contribution Research team providing expertise in satellite image processing techniques.
Collaborator Contribution Partners contributing experience of food industry.
Impact Outputs still under development.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Graphene isotopic filters 
Organisation Culham Centre for Fusion Energy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Expertise in graphene properties - project proposed and supervised by the Condensed Matter Physics group at Manchester.
Collaborator Contribution Atkins Global have funded the secondment of a researcher from Manchester to work at CCFE on the project. Atkins have interest in commercialising the technology if the project is successful.
Impact Project still ongoing.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Graphene isotopic filters 
Organisation WS Atkins
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Expertise in graphene properties - project proposed and supervised by the Condensed Matter Physics group at Manchester.
Collaborator Contribution Atkins Global have funded the secondment of a researcher from Manchester to work at CCFE on the project. Atkins have interest in commercialising the technology if the project is successful.
Impact Project still ongoing.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Lonza + Biological Physics 
Organisation Lonza Group
Department Lonza Biologics
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Personally involved in negotiating the terms of the collaboration agreement and IP status. Biological Physics group produced amphiphilic peptides with potential antimicrobial properties.
Collaborator Contribution Lonza are evaluating the efficacy of the peptides for potential use in healthcare, hygiene and preservative applications. We have successfully bid for a KTP together.
Impact No outputs or outcomes yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description MedImmune + Biological Physics 
Organisation MedImmune
Department MedImmune Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Biological Physics group are researching structural confirmations of monoclonal antibodies adsorbed at the oil/liquid interface.
Collaborator Contribution MedImmune are supporting the work through sponsorship of a PhD (CASE) studentship.
Impact EPSRC CASE studentship (2016-2020)
Start Year 2016
 
Description Nuclear Physics Medical Dosimetry 
Organisation Hermes Medical Solutions
Country Sweden 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Nuclear Physics team have developed programme of research regarding novel theranostic isotopes for use in medical imaging.
Collaborator Contribution NPL are sponsoring a PhD (EPSRC CASE) studentship (£27800 cash). Also supporting an STFC CASE plus studentship with Christie Hospital. Christie Hospital are sponsoring studentships and STFC IPS grants. Hermes Medical are providing market-scoping studies and assessing viable route to market.
Impact EPSRC iCASE studentship (2017-2022). STFC CASE plus studentship (2018-2023).
Start Year 2017
 
Description Nuclear Physics Medical Dosimetry 
Organisation National Nuclear Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Nuclear Physics team have developed programme of research regarding novel theranostic isotopes for use in medical imaging.
Collaborator Contribution NPL are sponsoring a PhD (EPSRC CASE) studentship (£27800 cash). Also supporting an STFC CASE plus studentship with Christie Hospital. Christie Hospital are sponsoring studentships and STFC IPS grants. Hermes Medical are providing market-scoping studies and assessing viable route to market.
Impact EPSRC iCASE studentship (2017-2022). STFC CASE plus studentship (2018-2023).
Start Year 2017
 
Description Nuclear Physics Medical Dosimetry 
Organisation Siemens Healthcare
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Nuclear Physics team have developed programme of research regarding novel theranostic isotopes for use in medical imaging.
Collaborator Contribution NPL are sponsoring a PhD (EPSRC CASE) studentship (£27800 cash). Also supporting an STFC CASE plus studentship with Christie Hospital. Christie Hospital are sponsoring studentships and STFC IPS grants. Hermes Medical are providing market-scoping studies and assessing viable route to market.
Impact EPSRC iCASE studentship (2017-2022). STFC CASE plus studentship (2018-2023).
Start Year 2017
 
Description Nuclear Physics Medical Dosimetry 
Organisation The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Nuclear Physics team have developed programme of research regarding novel theranostic isotopes for use in medical imaging.
Collaborator Contribution NPL are sponsoring a PhD (EPSRC CASE) studentship (£27800 cash). Also supporting an STFC CASE plus studentship with Christie Hospital. Christie Hospital are sponsoring studentships and STFC IPS grants. Hermes Medical are providing market-scoping studies and assessing viable route to market.
Impact EPSRC iCASE studentship (2017-2022). STFC CASE plus studentship (2018-2023).
Start Year 2017
 
Description Rapiscan + Nuclear Physics 
Organisation Rapiscan Systems
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Personally established link with company (as former employer). Negotiated terms of collaboration and assisted in submission of joint proposal. Nuclear Physics team is carrying out research into material identification techniques for X-ray backscatter imaging, and X-ray detector development.
Collaborator Contribution Company is sponsoring a PhD (CASE) studentship and is providing detector material for evaluation.
Impact STFC CASE Studentship awarded (2017-2021). STFC IPS grant awarded (2017-2020)
Start Year 2016
 
Description Waters + accelerator physics 
Organisation Waters Corporation
Department Micromass UK Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Personally involved in negotiating the terms of the relationship, including financial and in-kind contributions and ownership of IP. Team in accelerator group is carrying out research into novel time-of-flight mass spectrometer designs originally theorised by Waters.
Collaborator Contribution Waters have sponsored two PhD (CASE) studentships, and have provided an existing mass spectrometer to the University for use in benchmark testing.
Impact EPSRC CASE studentship (2015-2019). STFC CASE studentship (2016-2020).
 
Company Name Artemis Analytical Ltd 
Description Artemis Analytical was formed out of the Nuclear Physics group at Manchester. The company is using single-atom detection technology to develop novel means of improving carbon (and other isotopic) dating facilities. 
Year Established 2016 
Impact Impacts still developing.
Website http://www.artemis-analytical.com
 
Company Name Dataviewer Limited 
Description Dataviewer Limited is developing visualisation software for examining big data from any source. 
Year Established 2017 
Impact Impacts still under development.
 
Company Name Third Floor Systems Limited 
Description Third Floor Systems develops online database solutions for personnel management and monitoring of mental health. 
Year Established 2017 
Impact Impacts under development.
 
Description Industry Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The Manchester Physics & Astronomy Industry Day is an annual event to promote engagement between the department's researchers and collaborators (existing and potential) from industry and healthcare organisations. The 2016 event drew in around 40 external visitors from around the country. In 2017 this grew to 60 externals, plus 60 internal attendees. The event consists of a series of talks on how we engage and collaborate with industry, an exhibition featuring case studies of successful ventures and collaborations, and shorter talks on specific research/application areas. Since the last event (December 2017) a number of companies have followed with enquires about KTPs, studentships, graduate recruitment and sponsorship of activities within the School.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017