Case studies

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A selection of the projects, large and small, delivered by Imperial’s world-leading expert researchers in line with clients needs.

Discovery Channel’s ‘Breaking Magic’

Discovery Channel’s ‘Breaking Magic’

Dr Roberto Trotta provided scientific expertise to the production team of ‘Breaking Magic’, which airs on the Discovery Channel. read more

Stabilising the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Stabilising the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Professor Burland, a soil mechanics engineer, selected by the Italian Government to help re-position and stabilise the Leaning Tower of Pisa as part of a 14 strong rescue committee. read more

New early warning system for European debt default

New early warning system for European debt default

Capco, a global business and technology consultancy dedicated solely to the financial services industry, has today unveiled a new early warning system for European debt ... read more

From big data to knowledge

From big data to knowledge

Dr Roberto Trotta reveals how his astrostatistics skills can solve the everyday complex data problems of a wide range of organisations. read more

Hepatitis C genotype and drug resistance testing

Hepatitis C genotype and drug resistance testing

Genotype and resistance testing for new direct-acting antiviral (DAA) drugs designed to treat Hepatitis C virus (HCV). read more

Management of pests and vectors of disease

Management of pests and vectors of disease

Helping small-holder farmers with cost-effective techniques to manage pests and vectors of disease, reducing the use of chemical pesticides and promoting the efficiency of ... read more

DISPERSE: Making sense of sound waves

DISPERSE: Making sense of sound waves

Disperse is an interactive software package for studying guided sound waves in a wide range of structures and components. Its principal applications are the exploitation of ... read more

Building a low carbon economy with ICT

Building a low carbon economy with ICT

Our consultants shared their expertise in economics to help Microsoft explore how ICT can play an enabling role in low carbon economies to reduce CO2 emissions. read more

Cystic Fibrosis clinical advisory board

Cystic Fibrosis clinical advisory board

Our consultants shared their expertise in Cystic Fibrosis (CF), drug development and clinical trials to help Proteostasis Therapeutics assess the combination of compounds ... read more

Paediatric HIV symposium – 20th International AIDS Conference

Paediatric HIV symposium – 20th International AIDS Conference

Our consultants shared their expertise in anti-retroviral drugs, HIV infections/paediatric HIV to help ViiV Healthcare deliver symposia on growing the future leaders in ... read more

Neuropathic pain drug development

Neuropathic pain drug development

Our consultants shared their expertise in neuropathic pain area treatments to support Spinifex’s drug discovery and development programs. read more

High precision metal folding methods

High precision metal folding methods

Our consultants shared their expertise in finite element modelling to help RoboFold take their RoboFold system into mass production. read more

Global adoption and regulation of electronic medical records

Global adoption and regulation of electronic medical records

Our consultants shared their expertise in clinical medicine to help IMS Health to assess the adoption, governance and regulatory landscape of electronic medical records (EMR) ... read more

Scottish health service delivery and performance

Scottish health service delivery and performance

Our consultants shared their expertise in acute medicine and experience of working for governmental organisations and the NHS to help NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government ... read more

Virtual worlds for real-life problems

Virtual worlds for real-life problems

Our consultants shared their expertise in new media applications in healthcare to help introduce the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center chemotherapy clinic staff and ... read more

Freshwater control system

Freshwater control system

Expertise in hydrological modelling helped PyTerra demonstrate the potential of new smart technology to reduce downstream flooding. read more

Biofuels greenhouse gas calculator

Biofuels greenhouse gas calculator

Expertise in advanced biorenewables used to help HGCA accurately calculate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the growth and production of raw materials for biofuels. read more

Reducing carbon footprint of plastic bottle

Reducing carbon footprint of plastic bottle

Our consultants shared their expertise in life cycle analysis to compare the carbon footprints generated by the The Coca-Cola Company’s new PlantBottle™ versus their previous ... read more

Management and conservation of Bluefin Tuna

Management and conservation of Bluefin Tuna

Risk modelling used to help the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) improve their plans for Bluefin Tuna harvesting and conservation. read more

Intelligent infrastructure paves way for Electric Vehicles

Intelligent infrastructure paves way for Electric Vehicles

Modelling and analysis of the impact of PHEVs on the operation and design of the UK electricity distribution network. read more

Shedding light in Madagascar

Shedding light in Madagascar

Our consultants shared their expertise in electronics to help ToughStuff International Ltd. confirm the durability and efficiency of LED circuits used in their solar powered ... read more

Efficient mango drying

Efficient mango drying

Our consultants shared their exertise in sustainable energy solutions in helping global fair-trade company Fullwell Mill to increase energy efficiency of their mango ... read more

Design advice on eco-ventilation system for homes

Design advice on eco-ventilation system for homes

Our consultants shared their expertise in sustainable energy system design to help Clean Tech start up ‘Ventive Ltd’ to move into new markets with their PVHR (passive ... read more

Exhibition Road Showcase

Exhibition Road Showcase

Our consultants shared their expertise in traffic monitoring and evaluation for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea when they began work on the Exhibition Road shared ... read more

Structures under extreme loading

Structures under extreme loading

The consultants shared their expertise in seismic assessment and design to support the development of EN1998, also known as Eurocode 8. read more

Twenty20 cricket bat testing

Twenty20 cricket bat testing

The consultants shared expertise and testing in line with MCC rules to help Mongoose develop the MMi3 cricket bat which is an improvement on the standard cricket bat. read more

Bio-Inspired Aerial Robotics

Bio-Inspired Aerial Robotics

Dr Mirko Kovac is Director of the Aerial Robotics Laboratory at Imperial College London, and Senior Lecturer in Aero-structures. His research focuses on the development of ... read more

Informing the debate on Britain’s electricity system

Informing the debate on Britain’s electricity system

The electricity sector is currently undergoing unprecedented changes, including obligations to decarbonise and pressure to keep bills down. With old coal being driven off the ... read more

Putting science into Sci-Fi

Putting science into Sci-Fi

When Left Bank Pictures (producers of The Crown and Lost) were looking for someone to give their Sci fi adventure, ORIGIN, a touch of realism - they called upon Imperial ... read more

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