Oxford University and Emerson Choose Partnership with South Ural State University


From April 18-19, the Rector of South Ural State University Alexander Shestakov visited the University of Oxford, Great Britain, to meet with Dr Manus Henry, Prof Ronald Roy (mechanical engineering), Prof Lionel Tarassenko (head of the Department of Engineering Science), and the president of Emerson Edward Monser. The main aim of the meetings was the discussion of the possible cooperation between the three parties in the field of engineering.

“It was a great pleasure for me to introduce Prof Shestakov to the head of the Department of Engineering Science Prof Lionel Tarassenko,” - stated Dr Henry. “We had a productive discussion about our scientific cooperation and possible academic exchange. Prof Tarassenko was deeply impressed by the SUSU supercomputer and the university’s current projects.”

Prof Tarassenko was elected to a Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering and Director of the Institute for Biomedical Engineering. He suggested the idea of academic exchange between the University of Oxford and South Ural State University for up to 6 months to share the experience, conduct research projects and publish scientific papers. 

The Rector of South Ural State University Prof Shestakov believes that the future cooperation with the University of Oxford will benefit both universities.

“Oxford University is one of the leading research centers, so you might think there’s nothing that can surprise them,” - shares Prof Shestakov. “However, Dr Henry and Prof Tarassenko were impressed by the projects of our engineers and mathematicians. They gave a positive evaluation of our work, and I have no doubt that together we will develop innovative projects to solve the biggest challenges the world faces today.”

 Alexander Shestakov and Lionel Tarassenko 

The projects on self-diagnostic and self-validating sensors and systems the SUSU team and Dr Henry are currently working at, attracted Edward Monser’s interest. The issue of funding the projects by Emerson is currently being negotiated by the parties. The next step is to develop an effective plan of cooperation.

“It was my pleasure to meet with Prof Shestakov here, at the University of Oxford,” - Dr Henry said. “I was also happy to meet mister Monser, the president of Emerson, who has such a close working relationship with SUSU. We have common interests in the field of Coriolis mass flow meters. I’ve presented my Prism technology to Edward Monser and I hope we’ll be able to cooperate.”

One of the research projects conducted by SUSU and the Oxford University Technology Center is about the application of Prism - signal processing technology suggested by Dr Henry and developed in cooperation with the SUSU team of researchers. In June 2017, the report will be presented in Edinburgh at 2017 IEEE 26th International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE).


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