Science & Engineering research funded projects

The School of Science, Engineering & Design has a key role to play in securing the region's future as a world-leading low carbon industrial centre.

The School is an international leader in key areas of research and innovation related to sustainable engineering, advanced processing, and measurement and control. As well as developing applications-focussed new knowledge and technologies, the School provides a wide range of services through its strong, long-standing relationships with public and private sector organisations. This includes a number of funded projects.


DR BOB aims to demonstrate the economic and environmental benefits of demand response in blocks of buildings for energy retailers, aggregators, electricity network operators and facilities owners and managers.

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Development of a Whole Life Cycle Information Flow Approach enabled by Building Information Information Modeling (BIM) Protocols and Technologies for Qatar Construction Industry.


Semantic Tools for Carbon Reduction in Urban Planning (SEMANCO), is a major European research programme which aims to reduce CO2 emissions in the Built Environment by exploiting ICT and the application of semantic energy data modelling.


IDEAS "Intelligent Neighbourhood Energy Allocation & Supervision" is an R&D project supported by the European Commission, focused on the development and operation of energy positive neighbourhoods (EPNs). In addition, IDEAS will focus on the economic and environmental benefits of doing so.

Link to Cavity Enhanced MicroArray. Cavity Enhanced MicroArray

Cavity Enhanced MicroArray as an Ultra-sensitive Tool to aid Sepsis Diagnosis


High-Value, high-temperature materials for Electrical Machines (HiVEM) aims to develop materials and associated manufacturing technologies to enable electrical machines, motors and generators to operate at high temperatures (around 200 to 300°C higher than current operating temperatures).


PYROlysis based process to convert small WWTP sewage sludge into useful bioCHAR

Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Mech-Tool Engineering Ltd

To embed a multi-dimensional integrated process model that supports the manufacturing of customized products and services at lower total cost and shorter delivery times.

Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Colour Urban Design Ltd

Colour Urban Design is an award-winning landscape architect practice which operates throughout the United Kingdom and internationally with personnel in the Middle East and studios in London and Newcastle.

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Teesside University is collaborating with Sainsbury’s on a £1 million project to find ways to cut the amount of fat used in fried food.

Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Ryder Architecture Ltd

This project aims to model and incorporate information and knowledge of building operations at the design stage to support facility management.

One Planet Middlesbrough: Creating Sustainable Solutions

Dr Tracey Crosbie from Teesside University leads the evaluation of the outcomes of the One Planet Middlesbrough project. A Big Lottery funded project which aims to create a sustainable, ‘One Planet Town’, improving quality of life and addressing social, economic and environmental challenges by engaging people in actions that promote sustainable living and behaviours.

Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Niven Architects

The project aims to develop a BIM-based lifecycle information flow that integrates Niven’s construction supply chain and provides a trade-off analysis tool to foresee and manage sustainability ratings. At the heart of this project is to develop protocols for BIM integrated design processes.

Completed projects