Imperial has received STFC IAA funding since 2014. The 2022-23 funding will be administered through the new UKRI IAA.

The objectives of the STFC Impact Acceleration Account are to:

  • Support high quality strategically focussed impact activities arising from STFC supported research to develop proof of concept studies or to carry out market analysis to identify potential impacts from the developed research/technologies;
  • Generate interest in undertaking impact activities across the  STFC supported community;
  • Increase the number of high quality case studies related to the direct and/or indirect impact of STFC science.

The following projects have been supported through the STFC IAA:

Supported Projects 2020-21
Principal InvestigatorDepartmentProject Title
Dr Antonin Vacheret Physics nFacet Mark II detector systems
Professors Ken Long and Gavin Davies Physics Real-time, high-performance, on-board processing for radiobiological dose deposition imaging
Professor Nicholas Harrison Chemistry New Computational Tools for Industry –Digital Development of Advanced Materials: Proof of Principle
Supported Projects 2019
Principal InvestigatorDepartmentProject Title
Professor Gavin Davies Physics Serenity: Production & support of a generic FPGA based readout board for high data-rate applications
Professor Ken Long Physics The SmartPhantom – A beam profile and does measuring device.
Professor Sanjeev Gupta Earth Science and Engineering Collaborative development of 3D geo-visualisation tools and techniques derived from robotic exploration of Mars, with tunnelling, engineering geology and medical imaging industries
Dr Adam Masters Physics Developing a low-resource experiment to search for earthquake precursors
Supported Projects 2018
Principal InvestigatorDepartmentProject Title
Dr Dave Clements Physics Cosmic Sculpture: 3D Printing, from Planets to the Universe
Professor Gavin Davies Physics High Energy Physics Spin-Out
Professor Ken Long Physics A Detector for Online Measurements of the Energy and Transverse Distributions of Laser-Driven Ion Beams
Professor Sanjeev Gupta Earth Science and Engineering Geo-visualisation for planetary exploration: enhancing research learnings through industry collaboration for future space missions 
Supported Projects 2017
Principal InvestigatorDepartmentProject Title
Professor Mark Sephton Earth Science and Engineering Biologically inspired materials for new thermal shields
Professor Steven Schwartz Physics SpaceLab Industry  Showcase
Dr Roberto Trotta Physics Map of the Universe. To find out more about this project please see the case study.
Mr Chris Carr Physics Miniaturised Magnetometers
Supported Projects 2016
Principal InvestigatorDepartmentProject Title
Dr Antonin Vacheret Physics Development of a high performance radiation identifier system
Professor Sanjeev Gupta Earth Science and Engineering Development of opportunities for collaborative research with industry in geo-visualisation for application to planetary exploration
Dr Dave Clements Physics Manufacturing the Cosmic Microwave Background
Supported Projects 2015
Principal InvestigatorDepartmentProject Title
Dr Richie Abel Surgery & Cancer Improving Osteoporosis Treatment: A global Concern
Professor Mark Rehkamper Earth Sciences & Engineering Testing a Novel Multi–Tracer Approach for Assessing Bioaccumulation and Environmental Fate of Engineered Nanoparticles
Professor Naomi Chayen Surgery & Cancer Bridging the Science and Commercialisation of a New Crystallization Product
Professor Ken Long Physics Generating Impact from the 2016 Neutrino conference
Professor Jon Marangos Physics Request for meeting support as part of accelerating impact for ultrafast X-ray sources
Supported Projects 2014
Principal InvestigatorDepartmentProject Title
Dr Mimi Hii Chemistry Demystifying Catalyst Leaching
Dr Roberto Trotta Physics From Supernovae to Road Safety: Astrostatistical data analysis techniques for accident prevention. To find out more about this project please see the case study.
Professor Steven Schwartz Physics Imperial Space Lab 2014
Professor Mark Rehkamper Earth Sciences & Engineering  Application of trace metal isotopes as novel tools for early detection of breast cancer. To find out more about this project please see the case study
Professor Mark Sephton Earth Sciences & Engineering A Laboratory Subcritical Water System for Simulating Enhanced Oil Recovery
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