Selected Awards

Selected External Funding

5th LRF-ICON PhD Studentship Award for project entitled:
“Efficiency Enhancement of Class-A Foams by Means of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles for Self-Organising Swarms of Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Fight Wildfires
Funder: LRF International Consortium of Nanotechnologies
fEC: £100,000 (£50,000 award + £50,000 match funding).
Date of award: Jan 2019.
PI: Dr Mauro S. Innocente (Lead Researcher & Main Supervisor).
Co-I: Dr Evangelos Gkanas (Researcher & Co-supervisor).
Co-I: Prof. Guillermo Rein (External Co-supervisor at Imperial College).
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Early-Career Researchers Grant for project entitled:
“Optimisable system-level thermal models for power electronic converters
Funder: EPSRC Centre for Power Electronics (through grant EP/K035304/1).
fEC: £55,000 (fEC for Coventry University: £50,000).
Date of award: Jun 2015.
PI: Dr Daniel J. Rogers (University of Oxford).
Co-I: Dr Mauro S. Innocente.
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Selected Internal Funding

Research Equipment Grant Scheme for project entitled:
Electro-Thermal Modelling and Hardware-in-the-Loop Validation Underpinning Design Optimisation of DC-DC Converters
fEC: £30,000.
Date of award: Mar 2018.
PI: Dr Mauro S. Innocente.
Co-I: Dr Daniel J. Rogers (University of Oxford).

Research Internship Funding Scheme for project entitled:
Gazebo simulation, system identification and control of the Erle-copter using Artificial Neural Networks towards path planning
fEC: £1,600.
Date of award: Jan 2018.
PI: Dr Mauro S. Innocente (Lead Researcher & Supervisor).

Pump Prime Grant Scheme for project entitled:
Self-Organising Swarm of Autonomous Fire-Fighting Quadcopters Using Small Hardware and Simulated Environments
fEC: £10,000.
Date of award: Sep 2017.
PI: Dr Mauro S. Innocente.
Co-I: Dr Thomas Statheros.

Full Scholarship for PhD project entitled:
Dynamics, Control and Cooperative Decision-Making in Swarms of Self-Organising Drones Aimed at Fighting Fires Autonomously
fEC: £80,000.
Date of award: Jul 2017.
Duration: Sep 2017 – Feb 2021.
PI: Dr Mauro S. Innocente (Lead Researcher & Main Supervisor).

Research Internship Funding Scheme for project entitled:
Mathematical modelling of spread of fire underpinning algorithmic developments for autonomous swarms of fire-fighting drones
fEC: £1,600.
Date of award: Jan 2017.
PI: Dr Mauro S. Innocente (Lead Researcher & Supervisor).

Research Equipment Grant Scheme for project entitled:
A model-based design platform to conjointly optimise powertrains and the associated energy management strategy of Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs)
fEC: £30,000.
Date of award: Sep 2016.
Co-I: Dr Mauro S. Innocente.
PI: Dr Arash Moradinegade DIZQAH (University of Sussex).
Co-I: Dr José Martín HERREROS (University of Birmingham).

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