• Laboratory study of drag forces acting on aquatic plants
    The Royal Society of Edinburgh, 2007. Collaboration with Dr B. Statzner, CNRS-Laboratory of Fluvial Ecosystems, France; Dr N. Lamouroux, Laboratory of Quantitative Hydroecology, Cemagref, France; Dr P. Sagnes, University Lyon-1, France.
  • In situ PIV investigation of near-bed hydrodynamics and stream biota in gravel-bed rivers
    FQRNT, Québec, CANADA, 2007-2010.
  • Experimental and Numerical Modelling Study of Swash Zone Hydrodynamics and Sediment Transport
    EPSRC, 2007 – 2010. Collaboration with Prof. Dodd, University of Nottingham.
  • TelepathTM – a new non-invasive approach to locating leaks in subsea umbilicals
    Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Brinker Technology, 2007-2009.
  • The development of a novel and innovative multiphase flow meter for in line measurement of oil and gas flows
    Knowledge Transfer Partnership, 2007-2009.
  • Study of fluid flow and heat transfer in mini/micro channels
    The Royal Society of London, 2007-2009
  • Integrated infrastructural initiative HydraLab III – ‘TRANSKEW: sand transport induced by acceleration-skewed waves and currents’
    EC Framework-6, Transnational Access to Hydralab Major Research Infrastructures, 2007-2008.
  • Integrated infrastructural initiative HydraLab III – 'Unsteady friction in pipes and ducts'
    EC Framework-6, Transnational Access to Hydralab Major Research Infrastructures, 2007-2008.
  • Aberdeen Beach Coastal Monitoring Project (ABCoMP)
    Aberdeen City Council and Scottish Executive, 2006 – 2008. With R Wright (Geography & Environment) and Professor Bill Ritchie (Aberdeen Institute for Coastal Science and Management).
  • Dependence of transient pipe friction on turbulence dynamics
    EPSRC, 2006-2008.
  • Internal hydraulics of gravity currents descending a rough slope
    The Royal Society of London, 2006-2007.
  • Modelling of hydrodynamics and water quality in estuaries
    The Royal Society of London - international incoming fellowship, 2006-2007.
  • Sand Transport in Oscillatory Flows in the Sheet-flow Regime (SANTOSS).
    EPSRC, 2005 – 2009. 4-year project with University of Twente, The Netherlands and a number of UK and Dutch industrial partners. Dutch side funded by STW.
  • Design and development of an abrasive water jet cutting system
    Knowledge Transfer Partnership, 2005-2007.
  • Modelling of heat transfer to fluids at supercritical pressure
    EPSRC, 2003-2006.
  • Increasing the fluid-carrying capacity of open channels
    Scottish Enterprise (Proof of Concept)
  • Spatially-averaged Flow over Rough Boundaries
    EPSRC, 2001-2005.
  • SANDPIT: Sand Transport and Morphology of Offshore Sand Mining Pits
    EC, 5th Framework project, 2002-2005.
  • Long-term Performance of Stormwater Infiltration Systems
    SEPA supported, 2002-2005.
  • Leak Detection and Leak Sealing
    Proof of Concept, 2001-2002 and SMART award, 2003-2004.
  • Total Sediment Transport Rate Prediction in Wave-Current Sheet Flow with Graded Sand
    EPSRC funded (with Liverpool University and University of Wales, Bangor), 2001-2004.
  • Towards Sustainable Urban Groundwater Management
    UNESCO funded, 2002-2007.
  • Waves in Submerged Particulate Beds
    Marsden Fund, New Zealand, 2002-2006. Collaboration with Dr S. Coleman and Prof. B. Melville (Auckland University), and Dr D. Goring (NIWA).
  • Stochastic Mechanics of Soil Erosion.
    Marsden Fund, New Zealand, 2002-2006. Collaboration with Dr A. Sidorchuk, Landcare, NZ.
  • Commercialisation of Novel Leak Detection and Leak Sealing System
    Royal Society of Edinburgh and Scottish Enterprise, 2002-2003.
  • Granular Surfaces: Structure, Organization, Memory
    Marsden Fund, New Zealand, 2001-2004.
  • Velocity Measurements to Understand Complex Flows and Sediment Behaviour in the Natural Environment
    NERC, 2001 – 2003. With Prof. C.Soulsby, Geography, University of Aberdeen.
  • Discrete Particle Modelling of Sediment Grains
    EPSRC, 2001-2003.