- Cancer Biophysics Laboratory (www.ucy.ac.cy/cancer_biophysics/en)
- Computational Science Laboratory (ucy-compsci.org)
- In silico Modelling Group (www.eng.ucy.ac.cy/vvavourakis)
- Complex Functional Materials Laboratory (http://www.ucy.ac.cy/complexfunctionalmaterialslab/en/)
- Powder Technology Laboratory (https://ucy.ac.cy/powdertechlab/)
- Polymer Synthesis and Processing Laboratory (http://www.ucy.ac.cy/polymerlab/)
Physical System Modeling and Simulation Laboratory
Vibration, Analysis and Signal Processing Laboratory
Research in the Robotics Laboratory focuses on the design and control of robotic and autonomous systems. Control schemes for robotic manipulators are examined including the nonlinear model-based and adaptive control of structurally flexible robots. Work on robot/machine vision involves smart camera networks. Within the scope of medical robotics is investigated the performance of image-guided interventions. In particular, magnetic resonance compatible manipulators are developed and tested for image-guided diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, using real-time MRI and preoperative planning tools. The design and control of continuum robots is also considered for medical applications. Research ιn telemedicine includes the use of remotely-controlled robotic systems for ultrasonography. Within the field of service robotics is examined the use of assistive robotics and technologies for elderly care. Research in autonomous systems includes the deployment of indoor robotic fleets for logistic applications in healthcare and also extends to mobile manipulation. Application of robotics in Architecture focuses on buildings capable of adapting their shape depending on environmental stimuli (e.g., sun motion and aerodynamic loads). The Robotics Laboratory is managed by Dr. Eftychios Christoforou, Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.
Robotic Rehabilitation Laboratory
Nanostructured Materials and Devices Laboratory
Nanostructured Materials and Devices Laboratory, Research activities are currently focused on the synthesis of n- and p-type semiconductor nanostructures including metal oxides, nitrides and chalcogenides for energy conversion and storage applications i.e. solar cells, batteries, supercapacitors. These are prepared by chemical vapor deposition in three different dedicated reactors. Other methods include electrodeposition, spin coating etc. The electrical properties of these materials are measured with a series of Keithley instruments such as current sources, voltmeters etc. Their structural and optical properties are also measured at UCy in other department such as Physics and Chemistry. The Nanostructured Materials and Devices Laboratory is under the responsibility of Prof. M. Zervos. A complete list of publications may be found at http://ucy.ac.cy/dir/en/component/comprofiler/userprofile/zervos
Surface Engineering Laboratory
Research in the Advanced Coatings Engineering Laboratory focuses on thin films and advanced materials with the goal to contribute towards the basic understanding required to synthesise tailor made functional materials. Activities span over a wide range with an emphasis on the processing-structure-properties relation in advanced materials for automotive, biomedical, energy and nanomanufacturing applications. Examples include the deposition of nanostructured coatings by plasma-assisted physical vapour deposition (PVD) techniques; the fabrication of reactive materials by PVD, ball-milling, ultrasonic powder consolidation and high-pressure torsion; the synthesis of functionalized carbon-based materials with optimized porosity and pore size for improved hydrogen sorption and ion electro-sorption, gas separation and water purification; and the design and manufacture of new tribological testing equipment and implants. The Advanced Coatings Engineering Laboratory is under the responsibility of Dr. Claus Rebholz, Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. More information can be found on the web site http://www.ucy.ac.cy/en/people/claus
Manufacturing and Materials Modelling Laboratory
The Manufacturing and Materials Modelling Laboratory works on the development and optimization of manufacturing processes, modelling and testing for composite and metal materials. These processes include forging, sheet metal forming and rolling under a range of processing conditions.
The laboratory aims to assist industry in Cyprus and internationally in material characterisation, tooling design, processing route optimisation and prototype development and testing. The laboratory is managed by Dr. Denis Politis, Lecturer at the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.