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Successfully managing projects and programmes throughout their lifecycle.

The Research Project Management team help Imperial's academics develop and apply their knowledge to generate substantial impact across industries as diverse as healthcare, biomedical research, environmentally friendly technologies, energy efficiency, and urban planning.

The team ensure the success of each project by managing it throughout its life-cycle - and...

  • Ensuring the project meets its key deliverables and stays on budget.
  • Showcasing the project's impact and disseminating results through websites, social media, conferences, workshops and news articles.
  • Managing the finances from invoicing and payment processing to budget reconciliation.
  • Winding down the project when it has reached its completion.

Case studies


FSAFSA is a 3 year programme of experimental research with 2 partners, funded by the Food Standards Agency under the Organic Environmental Contaminants Research Programme. It aims to investigate the transfer of organic contaminants to milk due to cows ingesting waste materials used as bedding or as soil conditioner on pasture. The programme also examines the uptake of organic contaminants by carrots and cereals grown in soil amended with waste-derived soil conditioners.

 A variety of waste materials are recycled in agriculture with the benefit of reducing pressure on virgin resources. Recycled waste materials, such as untreated waste wood shavings or paper sludge from paper recycling mills, can be effectively used as animal bedding in livestock production.

 The Role of PMO is to provide the overall programme management throughout the duration of the research, ensuring effective partner communication, and timely implementation of deliverables. We also lead and facilitate dissemination activities including organising project events and managing the programme’s online presence and website:


UNIHEAT was a succesful international partnership between leading research institutions and industry which aimed to reduce the amount of energy lost during the crude oil refining process by 15%.

 The project was divided into two programmes: a research and an industry engagement programme.uniheat

The research programme developed breakthrough technologies in energy efficiency. The programme was the largest of its kind worldwide, integrating cutting edge research conducted by a diverse pool of international experts, from molecular simulation to plant level optimisation, from theory to experiments, from design to operations.

The industry engagement programme ensured relevance and transferability to industry. Industrial partners provided invaluable industrial insight and continue to benefit from the tailored integration of novel, energy efficient technologies into their operations cycles.

Visit the website here.


UNIHEAT closing event at Imperial College, 26th October 2015

UNIHEAT shortlisted for the Research Project of the Year Award by IChemE Global Awards 2015

“Innovation: better together”, a UNIHEAT four-page article in IChemE’s November issue