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- Professor Djordje Peric

Professor, College of Engineering

Specialist Subjects: Computational methods in solid, structural and fluid mechanics; Computational modelling of material behaviour, Multiscale modelling of materials and structures, Fluid-structure interaction, Free surface and interface flows, Adaptive solution strategies for non-linear problems

- Fundamental contributions to the numerical treatment of elasto-plastic/elasto-viscoplastic problems involving finite strains and deformations.
- Contributed prominently to the computational modelling of frictional contact problems and to the simulation of progressively damaging solids
- Significant contributions to research into adaptive mesh refinement procedures for elasto-plastic materials with evolving geometries, and the development of iterative equation solution procedures for large-scale engineering problems
- Recent significant research contributions include novel computational strategies for fluid-structure interaction and fluid flows with free surfaces and interfaces incorporating surface tension
- Actively involved in research on multiscale modelling of materials and structures

- D.D. Somer, D. , E.A. de Souza Neto, W.G. Dettmer, A multi-scale computational assessment of channel gating assumptions within the Meissner corpuscle,
*Journal of Biomechanics*, 2015,**48**, 1, [ISSN:00219290], [DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2014.11.003] - Daniel Nagy, Muhammad A. Elmessary, Manuel Aldegunde, Raul Valin, Antonio Martinez, Jari Lindberg, Wulf G. Dettmer, Djordje Peric, Antonio J. Garcia-Loureiro, Karol Kalna, 3-D Finite Element Monte Carlo Simulations of Scaled Si SOI FinFET With Different Cross Sections,
*IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology*, 2015,**14**, 1, [ISSN:1536-125X], [DOI: 10.1109/TNANO.2014.2367095] - C. Kadapa, W.G. Dettmer, D., NURBS based least-squares finite element methods for fluid and solid mechanics,
*International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering*, 2015,**101**, 7, [ISSN:00295981], [DOI: 10.1002/nme.4765] - D.D. Somer, D. , E.A. de Souza Neto, W.G. Dettmer, On the characterisation of elastic properties of long fibre composites using computational homogenisation,
*Computational Materials Science*, 2014,**83**, [ISSN:09270256], [DOI: 10.1016/j.commatsci.2013.11.002] - Jari Lindberg, Manuel Aldegunde, Daniel Nagy, Wulf G. Dettmer, Karol Kalna, Antonio Jesus Garcia-Loureiro, Djordje Peric, Quantum Corrections Based on the 2-D Schroedinger Equation for 3-D Finite Element Monte Carlo Simulations of Nanoscaled FinFETs,
*IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices*, 2014,**61**, 2, [ISSN:0018-9383], [DOI: 10.1109/TED.2013.2296209] - Muhammad A. Elmessary, Daniel Nagy, Manuel Aldegunde, Jari Lindberg, Wulf G. Dettmer, Djordje Peric, Antonio J. Garcia-Loureiro, Antonio Martinez, Karol Kalna, 3D Monte Carlo study of scaled SOI FinFETs using 2D Schroedinger quantum corrections, 2014, [DOI: 10.1109/ULIS.2014.6813925]
- Wulf G Dettmer, Djordje, A new staggered scheme for fluid-structure interaction,
*International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering*, 2013,**93**, 1, pp.1, [ISSN:00295981], [DOI: 10.1002/nme.4370] - S Bauer, Dettmer, D , M, Micropolar hyper-elastoplasticity: constitutive model, consistent linearization, and simulation of 3D scale effects,
*International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering*, 2012,**91**, 1, pp.39, [ISSN:00295981], [DOI: 10.1002/nme.4256] - S Bauer, W. G Dettmer, D , M, Micropolar hyperelasticity: constitutive model, consistent linearization and simulation of 3D scale effects,
*Computational Mechanics*, 2012,**50**, 4, pp.383, [ISSN:0178-76751432-0924], [DOI: 10.1007/s00466-012-0679-9] - D , E. A. de Souza Neto, R. A , M Partovi, A. J. Carneiro Molina, On micro-to-macro transitions for multi-scale analysis of non-linear heterogeneous materials: unified variational basis and finite element implementation,
*International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering*, 2011,**87**, 1-5, [ISSN:00295981], [DOI: 10.1002/nme.3014] - Djordje Peric, On the temporal stability and accuracy of coupled problems with reference to fluid-structure interaction,
*International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids*, 2010, [DOI: 10.1002/fld.2333] - Djordje Peric, A sub-stepping scheme for multi-scale analysis of solids,
*Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering*, 2009, [DOI: 10.1016/j.cma.2008.11.013] - Djordje Peric, Analysis of the block Gauss-Seidel solution procedure for a strongly coupled model problem with reference to fluid-structure interaction,
*International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering*, 2009, [DOI: 10.1002/nme.2503] - D.C.D Speirs, E.A. de Souza Neto, D, An approach to the mechanical constitutive modelling of arterial tissue based on homogenization and optimization,
*Journal of Biomechanics*, 2008,**41**, 12, [ISSN:00219290], [DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2008.06.020] - Ikumu Watanabe, Kenjiro Terada, Eduardo Alberto de Souza Neto, Djordje, Characterization of macroscopic tensile strength of polycrystalline metals with two-scale finite element analysis,
*Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids*, 2008,**56**, 3, [ISSN:00225096], [DOI: 10.1016/j.jmps.2007.06.001] - P. H Saksono, W. G Dettmer, D, An adaptive remeshing strategy for flows with moving boundaries and fluid-structure interaction, 2007, pp.1009-1050, [ISBN:0029-5981], [DOI: 10.1002/nme.1971]
- W Dettmer, D, A computational framework for fluid-structure interaction: Finite element formulation and applications, 2006, pp.5754-5779, [ISBN:0045-7825], [DOI: 10.1016/j.cma.2005.10.019]
- D , A.J.L Crook, Computational strategies for predictive geology with reference to salt tectonics, 2004, pp.5195-5222, [ISBN:0045-7825], [DOI: 10.1016/j.cma.2004.01.037]
- W Dettmer, D, An analysis of the time integration algorithms for the finite element solutions of incompressible Navier-Stokes equations based on a stabilised formulation, 2003, pp.1177-1226, [ISBN:0045-7825], [DOI: 10.1016/S0045-7825(02)00603-5]

- EGIM03 - Solid Mechanics (15/16)
- EGIM08 - Computational Plasticity (15/16)
- EG-326 - Engineering of Foundation (15/16)
- EGEM03 - Continuum Mechanics (15/16)

- 2015 - To be defined (2nd Supervisor: Dr Wulf Dettmer)
- 2014 - Simulation of hydrodynamics in flexible fibre arrays (2nd Supervisor: Dr Wulf Dettmer)
- 2014 - Computational modelling of Touch (2nd Supervisor: Dr Wulf Dettmer)
- 2013 - Simulation of hydrodynamics in flexible fibre arrays (2nd Supervisor: Dr Wulf Dettmer)
- 2013 - Computational Strategies for Interaction of Fluids and Flexible Beam Structures (2nd Supervisor: Dr Wulf Dettmer)
- 2012 - Aspects of the non-linear modelling and computer simulation of solids (1st Supervisor: Professor Eduardo De Souza Neto)
- 2010 - 'Mixed Galerkin and Least-Squares Formulations for Isogeometric Analysis' (1st Supervisor: Dr Wulf Dettmer)
- 2009 - 'Numerical Modelling of Interaction between Compressible Fluid Flow and solid Structures' (1st Supervisor: Dr Wulf Dettmer)
- 2008 - Computational Strategies for Fluid-Structure Interaction in Biomedical Engineering (2nd Supervisor: Dr Wulf Dettmer)
- 2008 - 'Finite Element Modelling of Three Dimensional Fluid Structure Interaction' (2nd Supervisor: Dr Wulf Dettmer)
- 2007 - Aspects of interface modelling in fluid-structure interaction problems (2nd Supervisor: Dr Wulf Dettmer)
- 2007 - Computational multi-scale constitutive model for wood cell wall mechanics (1st Supervisor: Professor Eduardo De Souza Neto)
- 2007 - To be defined
- 2006 - Computational strategies for multi-scale analysis of solids: small and large strain formulations (2nd Supervisor: Professor Eduardo De Souza Neto)
- 2006 - Development of a Computational Framework Coupling the Non-Newtonian Lattice Boltzmann Method and the Discrete Element Method with Application to Block Caving (1st Supervisor: Professor David Owen)
- 2005 - Computational modelling of structures using discrete and finite elements. (1st Supervisor: Professor David Owen)
- 2004 - Computational Strategies for Multiscale Analysis of Material Behaviour (2nd Supervisor: Professor Eduardo De Souza Neto)
- 2004 - Characterisation of Materials with Hyperelastic Microstructures through Computational Homogenisation and Optimisation Methods (2nd Supervisor: Professor Eduardo De Souza Neto)
- 2003 - Multi-Scale Modelling of Heterogeneous Materials (2nd Supervisor: Professor Eduardo De Souza Neto)
- 2000 - Topics on Finite Element Analysis of Incompressible Fluid Flows (2nd Supervisor: Professor Eduardo De Souza Neto)
- 2000 - Computational Modelling of Fluid-Solid Interaction (2nd Supervisor: Professor Eduardo De Souza Neto)
- 1998 - To be defined
- 1998 - Combined FE/DE Methodology for Analysis of Shot Peening Processes (2nd Supervisor: Professor David Owen)
- 1998 - To be defined
- 1997 - To be defined
- 1997 - To be defined

- 2007 - Numerical procedures for stabalised finite element formulation of fluid flows with reference to one-dimentional applications (2nd Supervisor: Professor Yuntian Feng)
- 2006 - Analysis of a Gauss-Seidel solution Strategy for Coupled Problems based on a One-Dimensional Model Problem. (2nd Supervisor: Dr Wulf Dettmer)
- 2005 - Finite Element Analysis of the Schrodinger Equation (2nd Supervisor: Dr Wulf Dettmer)
- 2004 - To be defined (2nd Supervisor: Dr Wulf Dettmer)
- 2003 - To be defined
- 2002 - To be defined (2nd Supervisor: Professor Eduardo De Souza Neto)
- 2001 - To be defined

- 2014 - To be defined
- 2014 - 'Finite Element Modelling of Bearing Capacity of Shallow and Deep Foundations'
- 2013 - 'Computational Modeling of the Bearing Capacity of the Foundations'
- 2012 - '''Finite element analysis of Eurocodes 7 inclination factor'''
- 2012 - 'Computational Modelling of Plastic Failure in Structural Frameworks and Arches'
- 2012 - To be defined
- 2011 - 'Finite element analysis of structures under earthquake loads with application to a reservoir model'
- 2011 - To be defined
- 2010 - Computational Strategies for non-smooth yield criteria in plasticity
- 2010 - 'Contact formulations for 2D Simulation'
- 2009 - Finite element analysis of plastic collapse in beams and frames
- 2008 - Cryogenic storage tanks

- Associate Editor, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering

Editorial Board Membership

- Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
- Computational Mechanics
- Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering
- Engineering Computations
- International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow

Honours and awards

- Fellowship of the IACM (International Association of Computational Mechanics), 2004
- Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Member, 2003
- Rector’s Award, University of Zagreb, 1978 and 1979

Delivered over fifty plenary, keynote and invited lectures and seminars in the UK, Europe, USA, Asia, Latin America, Australia and Africa. Amongst others, he has been a Keynote speaker at the following international conferences: ECCOMAS-2000, ECCM-2001, USNCCM-VII (2003) and FEF-2005. He has delivered semi-plenary lectures at WCCM-VI (2004) in Beijing and plenary lectures at Complas VII (2003), VIII (2005) and IX (2007) in Barcelona, SACOMCE 2005 in Tokyo, and Latin-American CILAMCE-XVII (Belem, Brasil, 2006) and Asian-Pacific APCOM'07-EPMESC XI (Kyoto, Japan, 2007) Regional Congresses on Computational Mechanics.

Textbook

- E. A. de Souza Neto, D. Peric and D. R. J. Owen, Computational Methods for Plasticity: Theory and Applications, Wiley, Chichester

Recent and Selected Journal Articles

- D. C. D. Speirs, E. A. de Souza Neto and D. Peric, ‘An approach to the mechanical constitutive modelling of arterial tissue based on homogenization and optimization’, (submitted) (2008)
- W. Dettmer and D. Peric, ‘On the coupling between fluid flow and mesh motion in the modelling of fluid-structure interaction’, Comp. Mech., (in press) (2008)
- I. Watanabe, K. Terada, E. A. de Souza Neto and D. Peric, ‘Characterization of macroscopic tensile strength of polycrystalline metals with two-scale finite element analysis’, J. Mech. Phys. Solids, in press (2008)
- W. Dettmer and D. Peric, ‘A fully implicit computational strategy for strongly coupled fluid-structure interaction’, Arch. Comp. Meth. Engng., 14, 205-247 (2007)
- P. H. Saksono, W. Dettmer and D. Peric, ‘An adaptive remeshing strategy for flows with moving boundaries and fluid-structure interaction’, Int. J. Num. Meth. Engng., 71, 1009-1050 (2007)
- W. Dettmer and D. Peric, ‘A computational framework for fluid-rigid body interaction: Finite element formulation and applications’, Comp. Meth. Appl. Mech. Engng, 195, 1633-1666 (2006)
- W. Dettmer and D. Peric, ‘A computational framework for free surface fluid flows accounting for surface tension’, Comput. Meth. Appl. Mech. Engng., 195, 3038-3071 (2006)
- W. Dettmer and D. Peric, ‘A computational framework for fluid-structure interaction: Finite element formulation and applications’, Comp. Meth. Appl. Mech. Engng, 195, 5754-5779 (2006)
- P. H. Saksono and D. Peric, ‘On finite element modelling of surface tension: Variational formulation and applications - Part 1: Quasistatic problems’, Comp. Mech., 38, 265-281 (2006)
- P. H. Saksono and D. Peric, ‘On finite element modelling of surface tension: Variational formulation and applications - Part 2: Dynamic problems’, Comp. Mech., 38, 251-263 (2006)
- D. Peric and A. J. L. Crook, ‘Computational strategies for predictive geology with reference to salt tectonics’, Comp. Meth. Appl. Mech. Engng., 193, 5195-5222 (2004)
- A. Orlando and D. Peric, ‘Analysis of transfer procedures in elastoplasticity based on the error in constitutive equations: theory and numerical illustration’, Int. J. Num. Meth. Engng., 60, 1595-1631 (2004)
- W. Dettmer and D. Peric, ‘An analysis of the time integration algorithms for the finite element solutions of incompressible Navier-Stokes equations based on a stabilised formulation’, Comput. Meth. Appl. Mech. Engng., 192, 1177-1226 (2003)
- D. Peric and W. Dettmer, ‘A computational model for generalized inelastic materials at finite strains combining elastic, viscoelastic and plastic material behaviour’, Engineering Computations, 20, 768-787 (2003)
- K. Han, D. R. J. Owen and D. Peric, ‘Combined finite/discrete element and explicit/implicit simulations of peen forming process’, Engineering Computations, 19, 92-118 (2002)
- D. Peric and S. Slijepcevic, ‘Computational modelling of viscoplastic fluids based on a stabilised finite element method’, Engineering Computations, 18, 577-591 (2001)
- K. Han, D. Peric, A. J. L. Crook and D. R. J. Owen, ‘A combined finite/discrete element simulation of shot peening processes. Part I: Studies on 2-D interaction laws’, Engineering Computations, 17, 593-619 (2000)
- K. Han, D. Peric, D. R. J. Owen and J. Yu, ‘A combined finite/discrete element simulation of shot peening processes. Part II: 3-D interaction laws’, Engineering Computations, 17, 680-702 (2000)
- Y. T. Feng and D. Peric, ‘Coarse mesh evolution strategies in the Galerkin multi-grid method with adaptive remeshing for geometrically nonlinear problems’, Int. J. Num. Meth. Engng., 49, 547-571 (2000)
- D. Peric and E. A. de Souza Neto, ‘A new computational model for Tresca plasticity at finite strains with an optimal parametrization in the principal space’, Comp. Meth. Appl. Mech. Engng., 171, 463-489 (1999)
- D. Peric, M. Vaz, Jr. and D.R.J. Owen, ‘On adaptive strategies for large deformations of elasto-plastic solids at finite strains: computational issues and industrial applications’, Comp. Meth. Appl. Mech. Engng.,176, 279-312 (1999)
- Y. Feng, D. Peric and D. R. J. Owen, ‘A multigrid enhanced GMRES algorithm for elasto-plastic problems’, Int. J. Num. Meth. Engng., 42, 1441-1462 (1998)
- D. Peric and D. R. J. Owen,‘Finite element applications to the nonlinear mechanics of solids’, Rep. Prog. Phys., 61, 1495-1574 (1998)
- E. A. de Souza Neto, D. Peric and D. R. J. Owen, ‘Continuum modelling and numerical simulation of material damage at finite strains’, Arch. Comp. Meth. Engng., 5, 311-384 (1998)
- S. Mohammadi, D. R. J. Owen and D. Peric, ‘A combined finite/discrete element algorithm for delamination analysis of composites’, Fin. Elem. Anal. Des., 28, 321-336 (1998)
- B. Brank, D. Peric and F. B. Damjanic, ‘On large deformations of elasto-plastic shells: implementation of finite rotation model for quadrilateral shell element’, Int. J. Num. Meth. Engng., 40, 689-726 (1997)
- Y. Feng, D. Peric and D. R. J. Owen, ‘A non-nested Galerkin multi-grid method for solving linear and non-linear solid mechanics problems’, Comp. Meth. Appl. Mech. Engng., 144, 307-325 (1997)
- D. Peric, C. Hochard, M. Dutko and D. R. J. Owen, ‘Transfer operators for evolving meshes in small strain elasto-plasticity’, Comp. Meth. Appl. Mech. Engng., 137, 331-344 (1996)
- E. A. de Souza Neto, D. Peric, M. Dutko and D. R. J. Owen, ‘Design of simple low order finite elements for large deformation analysis of nearly incompressible solids’, Int. J. Solids Struct., 33, 3277-3296 (1996)
- D. Peric and E. A. de Souza Neto, ‘A computational framework for a class of fully coupled models for elastoplastic damage at finite strains with reference to the linearization aspects’, Comp. Meth. Appl. Mech. Engng., 130, 179-193 (1996)
- E. A. de Souza Neto, K. Hashimoto, D. Peric and D. R. J. Owen, ‘A phenomenological model for frictional contact accounting for wear effects’, Phil. Trans. Royal Soc., A354, 819-843 (1996)
- E. A. de Souza Neto, D. Peric and D. R. J. Owen, ‘Finite elasticity in spatial description: Linearization aspects with 3-D membrane applications’, Int. J. Num. Meth. Engng., 38, 3365-3381 (1995)
- B. Brank, D. Peric and F. B. Damjanic, ‘On implementation of a nonlinear four-node finite element for thin multilayered elastic shells’, Comput. Mech., 16, 341-359 (1995)
- D. Peric, J. Yu and D. R. J. Owen, ‘On error estimates and adaptivity in elasto-plastic solids: applications to the numerical simulation of strain localisation in classical and Cosserat continua’, Int. J. Num. Meth. Engng., 37, 1351-1379 (1994)
- E. A. de Souza Neto, D. Peric and D. R. J. Owen, ‘A phenomenological 3-D rate independent continuum damage model for highly filled polymers: formulation and computational aspects’, J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 42, 1533-1550 (1994)
- E. A. de Souza Neto, D. Peric and D. R. J. Owen, ‘A computational model for ductile damage at finite strains: Algorithmic issues and applications, Engng. Comput., 11, 257-281 (1994)
- D. Peric, ‘On a class of constitutive equations in viscoplasticity: Formulation and computational issues’, Int. J. Num. Meth. Engng., 36, 1365-1393 (1993)
- M. Dutko, D. Peric and D. R. J. Owen, ‘Universal anisotropic yield criterion based on superquadric functional representation. Part 1: Algorithmic issues and accuracy analysis’, Comp. Meth. Appl. Mech. Engng., 109, 73-93 (1993)
- D. Peric and D. R. J. Owen, ‘Computational model for 3-D contact problems with friction based on the penalty method’, Int. J. Num. Meth. Engng., 35, 1289-1309 (1992)
- D. Peric, M. Honnor and D. R. J. Owen, ‘A model for finite strain elasto-plasticity based on logarithmic strains: computational issues’, Comp. Meth. Appl. Mech. Engng., 94, 35-61 (1992)
- D. Peric, ‘On consistent stress rates in solid mechanics: computational implications’, Int. J. Num. Meth. Engng., 33, 799-817 (1992)

Other Selected Publications

- D. Peric, W. Dettmer and P. H. Saksono, ‘Modelling fluid-induced structural vibrations: reducing the structural risk for stormy winds’,In Extreme Man-Made and Natural Hazards in Dynamics of Structures, NATO Security through Science Series – C: Environmental Security, (edited by A. Ibrahimbegovic and I. Kozar), pp. 225-254, Springer, Dordrecht (2007)
- D. Peric, E. A. de Souza Neto, A. J. Carneiro Molina and M. Partovi,

‘On multiscale analysis of heterogeneous composite materials: implementation of micro-to-macro transitions in the finite element setting’, In Computational Plasticity, (edited by E. Onate and D.R.J. Owen), pp. 165-185, Springer, Dordrecht (2007) - D. Peric and W. Dettmer, ‘Computational modelling of fluid-structure interaction with reference to incompressible fluid flow in flexible tubes’, In Variational Formulations in Mechanics: Theory and Applications, R. A. Feijóo's 60th Anniversary Volume, (edited by E. Taroco, E. A. de Souza Neto and A. Novotny), pp. 207-226, CIMNE, Barcelona (2007)
- D. Peric and W. Dettmer, ‘Computational strategies for inelastic solids at large strains: some recent issues with an industrial application’, In Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium on Computational Mechanics of Solid Materials at Large Strains, (edited by C. Miehe), pp. 425-434, Kluwer, Amsterdam (2003)
- D. Peric, ‘Computational strategies for nonlinear continua with reference to food processing applications’, In Computational Techniques in Food Engineering, (edited by E. Balsa-Canto et al.), pp. 35-55, CIMNE, Barcelona (2002)
- D. Peric and P. H. Saksono, ‘On finite element modelling of surface tension: variational formulation and applications’, In Trends in Computational Structural Mechanics, E. Ramm’s 60th Anniversary Volume (edited by W. A. Wall, K.-U. Bletzinger and K. Schweizerhof), pp. 731-740, CIMNE, Barcelona (2001)
- E.A. de Souza Neto, D. Peric and D.R.J. Owen, ‘On the numerical simulation of elasto-plastic damage at finite strains’, In Recent Developments in Computational and Applied Mechanics, J.B. Martin's 60th Anniversary Volume, (edited by B.D. Reddy), pp. 87-111, CIMNE, Barcelona (1997)
- M. Dutko, D. Peric, D. R. J.Owen, A. J. L. Crook, Z. Wei and J. Yu, ‘Bulk forming simulation by adaptive explicit FEM’, In Computational Plasticity V: Fundamentals and Applications, (edited by D.R.J. Owen et al.), 1305-1312, CIMNE, Barcelona (1997)
- D. Peric and D. R. J. Owen, ‘A model for large deformations of elasto-viscoplastic solids at finite strains: computational issues’, In Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium on Finite Inelastic Deformations - Theory and Applications, (edited by D. Besdo and E. Stein), pp. 299-312, Springer-Verlag, Berlin (1992)
- D. Peric and D. R. J. Owen, ‘The Morley shell element for large deformation problems: simplicity versus sophistication’, In Proceedings of the International Conference on Nonlinear Engineering Computations, (edited by N. Bicanic et al.), pp. 121-142, Pineridge Press, Swansea (1991)
- D. Peric, M. Honnor and D. R. J. Owen, ‘A model for finite strain elasto-plasticity’, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computational Plasticity: Models, Software and Applications, (edited by D.R.J. Owen, E. Hinton and E. Onate), pp. 111-126, Pineridge Press, Swansea (1989)

Attracted over £3.5 million of research grants and funding from the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, and various industries including Unilever, CORUS (formerly British Steel), Rolls Royce, MIC and Rockfield Software.