At the end of each Scottish Crucible programme, the participants are invited to form sub-teams and submit proposals to Scottish Crucible for interdisciplinary research pilot projects.

The winning project teams are chosen by a selection panel comprising Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), and are announced at the annual Awards Ceremony of the RSE. If you would like to know more about the projects which have been undertaken and their outputs, you can contact the researchers named below.  Alternatively contact the Scottish Crucible Directorate, and we will forward your enquiry.

2009Is “grow your own” sustainable urban food production?Dr Christine Switzer, University of Strathclyde
Dr Lisa Lee, University of Edinburgh
Dr Rebecca Wade, University of Abertay,Dundee
Dr Tim George, SCRI (The Hutton Institute)
2009Helping older people to manage their medicines Dr Jano van Hemert, University of Edinburgh
Dr Wendy Gidman, University of Strathclyde
Dr Alison Dawson, University of Stirling
2009Magnetic delivery of platinum-based anticancer drugs to tumours using iron nanoparticles Nial Wheate, University of Strathclyde; Dr Sarah Lynagh, Biopta Ltd; Dr Wojciech Chrzanowski, University of Glasgow
2009Making space for water, biodiversity and people in Scotland’s cities Dr Rebecca Wade, University of Abertay, Dundee; Dr Jo Vergunst, University of Aberdeen.
2009Strengthening the management of Research & Innovation in Higher Education Institutes: a model development workshop Dr Janine Illian, University of St Andrews; Dr Stephane Bordas, Cardiff University; Dr Richard Blythe, University of Edinburgh; Dr Lisa Lee, University of Edinburgh; Dr David Lusseau, University of Aberdeen; Dr Rune By, Queen Margaret University; Dr Sandy Louchart, Heriot-Watt University
2009Tailoring the science curriculum and teaching methods to children’s cognitive development: a pilot study Dr Sinead Rhodes, University of Strathclyde, Dr Nial Wheate, University of Strathclyde; Dr Richard Blythe, University of Edinburgh, Dr Mirela Delibegovic, University of Aberdeen.
2010Design a proof of concept prototype for the preparation of advanced food emulsions Dr Clare Taylor, Edinburgh Napier University; Dr Tiffany Wood, University of Edinburgh; Dr Nimesh Mody, University of Aberdeen; Dr Carmen Torres-Sanchez, Heriot-Watt University.
2010Personal health monitoring through mobile devices Dr Helen Hastie, Heriot-Watt University; Dr Isla Mackenzie, University of Dundee; Gemma Teal, Glasgow School of Art; Dr Edward Duncan, University of Stirling
2010Enabling a hydrogen economy via advanced nanomaterials – a pilot study of catalysed electrolysis of water using reduced metal oxides Dr Jan-Willem Bos, Heriot-Watt University; Dr Donald MacLaren, University of Glasgow
2010Using optoelectronic tweezers to measure the Young’s modulus of red blood cells as a biomarker of ageing and obesity Dr Steven Neale, University of Glasgow; Dr Nimesh Mody, University of Aberdeen; Dr Colin Selman, University of Aberdeen
2010Diamond needle probe sensors for the in vivo detection of environmental changes with malaria infected mosquitoes Dr David Moran, University of Glasgow; Dr Sonya Taylor, University of Glasgow; Dr Xichun Luo, Heriot-Watt University
2010Establishing the signalling dynamics of sexual development and polarization in malaria causing parasites through high speed video trackingDr Sonya Taylor, University of Glasgow; Dr Jonathan Leach, University of Glasgow; Dr Neil Robertson, Heriot-Watt University
2011Nano-engineered fibre probes for remote environmental sensing Dr Thomas Aspray, ERS Ltd; Dr Henry Bookey, Heriot Watt University, Dr Euan Kay, University of St Andrews
2011Pioneering the use of nanoseismics in contaminated land site investigations Dr Stella Pytharouli, Strathclyde University; Dr Thomas Aspray, ERS Ltd
2011Cognition, diet and health – the feasibility of using existing birth cohorts to answer current questions Dr Julia Allan, University of Aberdeen; Dr Maria Valdes-Hernandez, University of Edinburgh
2011What scientists read – how does literature influence scientific thought and practice?Dr Christine Knight, University of Edinburgh; Dr Sarah Dillon, University of St Andrews
2011Lab Notes – exploring biology and robotics through music Dr Lorraine Kerr, University of Edinburgh; Dr Jane Stanley, University of Glasgow; Dr Christine Knight, University of Edinburgh.
2011Improving health and health behaviours through serious games Dr Ken Scott-Brown, University of Abertay Dundee; Dr Julia Allan, University of Aberdeen, Dr Leif Azzopardi, University of Glasgow; Dr Paul Crook, Heriot-Watt University; Dr Marjon van der Pol, University of Aberdeen
2011The shaping of the Strath: the history of man-environment interaction between rivers and marginal communities Dr Annie Tindley, Glasgow Caledonian University; Dr Heather Haynes, Heriot-Watt University.
2012Gaming for sustainable behaviour changes Dr Joanneke Kruijsen, Robert Gordon University; Dr Helen Bridle, Heriot-watt University; Dr Joanne Cloy, Scottish Agricultural College; Dr David Loudon, Glasgow School of Art; Dr Erik Monsen, University of Strathclyde; Dr Susan Rasmussen, University of Strathclyde; Dr Verena Rieser, Heriot-Watt University
2012The development of a viral outbreak early warning system for field and hospital use Dr Alasdair Clark, University of Glasgow; Dr Helen Bridle, University of Edinburgh; Dr William Mackay, University of the West of Scotland
2012Tweeting the blues: identifying symptoms of depression in young adults through Twitter feeds Dr Adam Barker, University of St Andrews; Dr Wendy Moncur, University of Dundee; Dr Susan Rasmussen, University of Strathclyde; Dr Chris White, University of Glasgow
2012Stop Traffic: unweaving the web of online human trafficking Dr Jonathan Mendel, University of Dundee; Dr Kiril Sharapov, Glasgow Caledonian University; Dr Wendy Moncur, University of Dundee; Dr Tamsin Saxton, University of Abertay, Dundee; Dr Adam Barker, University of St Andrews
2012Does this make SERS to you? Dr Andrew Davie, University of Stirling; Dr Geoff Cooper, University of Glasgow; Dr Alasdair Clark, University of Glasgow; Dr Cristina Persano, University of Glasgow; Dr Anita Quye, University of Glasgow; Dr Johannes Kiefer, University of Aberdeen.
2012AT-ME: Adapting technology to empower bystanders in medical emergencies Dr Verena Rieser, Heriot-Watt University; Dr Alasdair Mort, University of Aberdeen; Dr Michaela Dewar, University of Edinburgh; Dr Alistair McGowan, University of Glasgow
2012Dirty Stories – what dirt from historic textiles can tell Dr Johannes Kiefer, University of Aberdeen; Dr Anita Quye, University of Glasgow
2012Hands on Hygiene: increasing hand washing in healthcare Dr William Mackay, University of the West of Scotland; Dr Susan Rasmussen , University of Strathclyde; Dr Craig Roberts, University of Stirling; Dr Tamsin Saxton, University of Abertay Dundee; Nurse Caroline Blake, Ayrshire Maternity Unit; Prof Craig Williams, Institute of Healthcare Associated Infection
2013Describing multiple contaminants biodegradation in soil using comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography coupled with intelligent data analysis Dr Caroline Gauchotte-Lindsay, University of Glasgow; Dr Juan Ye, University of St Andrews; Dr Thomas Aspray, Heriot Watt University
2013Custom Bubbles Dr Helen Mulvana, University of Glasgow and Dr Gareth Lloyd, Heriot Watt University
2013Human Dignity Narratives and Nurse Education: Promoting Dignity within the Co-produced Care of Older Adults Dr Leah Macaden, University of Stirling; Dr Sarah-Anne Munoz, University of the Highlands and Islands; Dr Elaine Webster, Strathclyde University; Dr Richard Kyle, University of Stirling
2013BodBot: Bringing Data to Life for Research with Children Dr Margaret Currie, The James Hutton Institute; Dr Cindy Gray, University of Glasgow; Dr Lisa Iverson, University of Aberdeen; Dr Lucy Pickering, University of Glasgow; Dr Adam Stokes, University of Edinburgh; Dr Ben Williamson, University of Stirling
2013Technological paradigm shifting in ammonia synthesis: Sustainability and socioeconomic implicationsDr Rong Lan, University of Strathclyde; Dr Haralampos Miras, University of Glasgow;
Dr Grant Allan, University of Strathcyde; Dr Christine Kerlen, Dr Kerlen Evaluation
2013Perceiving Pictures Through Touch: A Haptic Interface for Communicating Form Dr Ross Goutcher, University of Stirling; Dr Philip Hands, University of Edinburgh; Dr Juan Ye, University of St Andrews ; Dr Matteo Ceriotti, University of Glasgow; Dr Paul Hart, Sense Scotland
2014Fungal hyphal networks for bioengineered soil Dr Alison Bennett, James Hutton Institute; Dr Grainne El Mountassir, University of Strathclyde; Dr Laura McNamara, University of Glasgow; Dr Michael Lones, Heriot-Watt University; Dr Andrew Stewart, University of Glasgow; Dr Kenneth Loades, James Hutton Institute; Dr Lionel Dupuy, James Hutton Institute
2014The use of nanotechnology in delivering novel genetic therapies to control agricultural pests Dr Ewan Campbell, University of Aberdeen; Dr Andrea Caporali, University of Edinburgh
20143d printing for ground-breaking outreach and research Dr Stephen Mansell, Heriot-Watt University; Dr Laurie Shedden, University of Strathclyde; Dr Stuart Robertson, University of Strathclyde ; Dr Filipe Vilela, Heriot-Watt University
2014Beacons: biophoton emission and counting for novel diagnostics Dr Andrew Stewart, University of Glasgow; Dr Karl Burgess, University of Glasgow (Glasgow Polyomics); Professor Kishan Dholakia, University of St Andrews; Dr Laura McNamara, University of Glasgow
2014‘Smart Spheres’ for environmental monitoring and risk assessment applications Dr Manousos Valyrakis, University of Glasgow; Dr Javier Escudero, University of Edinburgh; Dr Patricia A.Vargas, Heriot-Watt University
2015Sugaropolis: transnational foodways and dietary change in Scotland Dr Marisa Wilson, University of Edinburgh; Dr Emma Bond, University of St Andrews; Dr Robin Sloan, Abertay University; Dr Blesson Varghese, University of St Andrews.
2015MicMac: Microbiology via modelling and acoustics Dr Sabine Matallana Surget, University of Stirling; Dr Anne Bernassau, Heriot-Watt University; Dr Dimitrios Gerogiorgis, University of Edinburgh
2015Play to promote: developing innovative games for the communication and promotion of science Dr Robin Sloan, Abertay University; Dr Alasdair Rutherford, University of Stirling; Dr Helen Dooley, University of Aberdeen; Dr Erik Gauger, Heriot-Watt University; Dr Brian Quinn, University of the West of Scotland; Dr Adrian Saurin, University of Dundee
2015AIRSYB: an AI-based self-adaptive Robot Systems Biologist Dr Wei Pang, University of Aberdeen; Dr Adrian Saurin, University of Dundee; Dr John Woodward, University of Stirling; Tao You, Beyond Consulting Ltd.
2015Assessing the potential of audiovisualisation as a method for data exploration Dr Louise Harris, University of Glasgow; Dr Louise Horsfall, University of Edinburgh; Dr Duncan Sproul, University of Edinburgh.
2016Hyperspectral Imaging Vehicle-based Epidemiology (HIVE): Improving early warning systems for infectious disease outbreaks Dr Lisa Boden (University of Glasgow), Dr Poppy Lamberton (University of Glasgow), Dr Tiziana Lembo (University of Glasgow), Dr Rob Barker (University of Dundee), Dr Pablo Casaseca (University of the West of Scotland), Dr Yunhyong Kim (University of Glasgow)
2016Crowd-sourcing the aural identities of places by evolutionary optimization Dr Alexander Brownlee (University of Stirling), Dr Suk-Jun Kim (University of Aberdeen), Dr Szu-Han Wang (University of Edinburgh), Dr Stella Chan (University of Edinburgh)
2016Harvesting Collections for Social and Scientific Benefit: Hidden Stories at the Herbarium of RBGE Dr Yunhyong Kim (University of Glasgow), Dr Silvia Casini (University of Aberdeen), Dr Katherine Hayden (RBGE), Rob Cubey (RBGE), Elspeth Haston (RBGE)
2016Under pressure: Smart therapeutics for high blood pressure Dr Neeraj Dhaun (University of Edinburgh), Dr Filippo Menolascina (University of Edinburgh), Dr Timm Krueger (University of Edinburgh), Dr Alessandro Fedrizzi (Heriot-Watt University)
2016Micro-Metagenomics: Exploring the application of microfluidics to viral diagnostics Dr Rob Barker (University of Dundee), Dr Richard Orton (University of Glasgow), Dr Timm Kruger (University of Edinburgh), Max Skoda (STFC)
2017Don't make a wave: understanding the dynamics of debateDr Alice Toniolo (University of St Andrews), Dr Yong-Sung Park (University of Dundee), Dr Lucas Richert (University of Strathclyde), Dr Jonathan Fraser (University of St Andrews), Dr Chiara Bernardi (University of Stirling)
2017Controllable lighting for efficient growth, species selection and pathogen elimination in plants & algae: ''Optical Weed and Feed''Dr David Childs (University of Glasgow), Dr Heidi Burdett (Heriot-Watt University), Dr Eleanor Gilroy (James Hutton Institute)
2017A novel approach to quantifying the structural complexity of Scotland's maerl bedsDr Heidi Burdett (Heriot-Watt University), Dr Jonathan Fraser (University of St. Andrews), Dr Craig McKenzie (University of Dundee)
2017Shape-memory alloys to control biofouling in aquacultureDr Giuseppe Paladini (University of Stirling), Dr Mhairi Alexander (University of the West of Scotland), Dr Asimina Kazakidi (University of Strathclyde), Dr Marianna Markantoni (Scotland's Rural College)
2018Seaweed-based medical patch for delivery of heart medicationDr Luis Bimbo (University of Strathclyde), Dr Craig Anderson (University of Glasgow), Dr Simone Dimartino (University of Edinburgh), Dr Gordon Hedley (University of Glasgow), Dr Aruna Ivaturi (University of Strathclyde), Dr Ross McTeir Culloch (Marine Scotland Science), Dr Ify Mordi (University of Dundee), Dr Evi Viza (University of the West of Scotland)
2018Biometric sociology for personalised medicineDr Kitty Meeks (University of Glasgow), Dr Douglas Gibson (University of Edinburgh), Dr Ify Mordi (University of Dundee), Dr Craig Anderson (University of Glasgow)
2018Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation: Fit for Purpose? Dr Lara Kalnins (University of Edinburgh), Dr Anna Pearce (University of Glasgow), Dr Craig Anderson (University of Glasgow), Dr Arman Eshraghi (University of Cardiff), Dr Michele Faucci Giannelli (University of Edinburgh)
2018SenseCycle: a collaborative approach to designing and implementing home-based sensors for monitoring women’s reproductive healthDr Douglas Gibson (University of Edinburgh), Dr Damion Corrigan (University of Strathclyde), Dr Melanie Jimenez (University of Glasgow), Dr Ingrid Young (University of Edinburgh)
2018A multidisciplinary application for financial fraud detectionDr Michele Faucci Giannelli (University of Edinburgh), Dr Arman Eshraghi (University of Cardiff), Dr Kitty Meeks (University of Glasgow), Dr Areti Manataki (University of Edinburgh)