CPACT recently completed a feasibility study between Johnson
Matthey and Newcastle University entitled ‘Machine Learning (ML)-based
model and control of a chemical process’.
10-week collaboration ran earlier this year. Liam Fleming carried
out the project during an industrial placement within his PhD studies. The work
was accomplished in an exemplary manner to the complete satisfaction of industrial
supervisors Hugh Stitt and Joe Emerson of Johnson Matthey, in fact the project
exceeded their expectations. The academic supervisors were Jie Zhang of the
School of Engineering and Shirley Coleman of the School of Maths, Statistics
and Physics, NU Solve at Newcastle University. We announced the project on the
CPACT website and a report will be added soon: Newcastle
and JM feasibility study.pdf (cpact.com)
We would highly recommend
undertaking a feasibility project of this type. CPACT is ideally placed to
bring together industrial and academic experts and to really open up the world
of possibilities for innovation and progress.