SEEK: Salford Environment for Expertise and Knowledge
Prof Terrence Fernando
Prof Terrence Fernando
postal addressThe THINKlab, 7th Floor, Maxwell Building, University of Salford, The Crescent, Greater Manchester, M5 4WT.
email addressT.Fernando@salford.ac.uk
telephone0161 295 2914
website addresshttp://www.thinklab.salford.ac.uk
Key Memberships
Full Member of Research Centre: Informatics Research Centre
From April 2013 to August 2015.
From October 2009 to August 2015.
From October 2013 to August 2015.
Associate Member of Research Centre: Centre for Property & Facilities Management (CPFM)
From October 2009 to August 2015.
Associate Member of Research Centre: Management in Construction Research Centre (MIC)
From October 2009 to October 2013.
Profile Summary

Professor Terrence Fernando is the Director of the THINKlab at the University of Salford.  The THINKlab combines both physical and virtual spaces to provide innovative collaborative workspaces for innovation.  Professor Fernando has a broad background in conducting multi-disciplinary research programmes involving a large number of research teams in areas such as distributed virtual engineering, virtual building construction, driving simulations, virtual prototyping, urban simulation and maintenance simulation. 

During 2001 and 2004 he led a regional research centre on advanced virtual prototyping involving the Universities of Salford, Manchester & Lancaster.This EPSRC/OST funded (£1.7m) project brought together key research teams in the region to develop visualisation and simulation techniques for product design.  Furthermore, as a part of the EU funded Future Workspaces roadmap project and the MOSIAC project, Prof Fernando brought together over 100 companies and research centres from areas such as aerospace, automotive, building construction, multi-modal interfaces, system architecture, networking & human factors to define a 10 year European vision for future collaborative engineering workspaces and mobile workspaces.  This work resulted in receiving 12m Euros from the EU for a project called CoSpaces IP to implement an innovative collaborative technology platform for the aerospace, automotive and construction industries, involving 22 European partners.  Prof Fernando was the technical manager for the CoSpaces project leading the scientific workpackages and collaboration between the scientific teams and the industrialists. 

He was also a core member of the INTUITION Network of Excellence project involving over 50 research centres across Europe to develop coordinated research activities on VR.    This has resulted in an European Association for Virtual Reality for promoting advanced VR research in Europe.  As a part of the EPSRC funded Vivacity project he led the development of a collaborative urban planning environment in collaboration with the Black Country Consortium and Ordnance Survey.  This work is now being further developed to support three regeneration projects within Salford involving a range of stakeholders including the City Council, the Police, PCT and the Environment Agency.  Prof Fernando led the Virtual Futures theme within the EPSRC funded FIRM project with a view to creating new media platforms for media professionals and citizens.

He has been actively applying research outcomes to deliver commercial products for a range of private and public sector organisations such as City West, Manchester City Council, BBC, GSK and Network Rail.

Prof Fernando is now playing an active role in within 3 EU-funded projects (Design4Energy, PRoSEco & Cross Drive) which are focusing on developing collaboration platforms in the areas of producing greener products and space exploration.

Key Qualifications
1983
1980
1987
Key Projects
2017
May
Development of a Satellite Health Monitoring System Product and Service
Innovate UK, £35,833.00.
Principal Investigator: T Fernando (100%).
2017
Apr
A Collaborative Multi-agency Platform for Building Resilient Communities
EPSRC, £1,241,231.00.
Principal Investigator: T Fernando (60%). Co-Investigators: C Pathirage (20%), U Kulatunga (20%).
2015
May
EU-CIRCLE - A panEuropean framework for strengthening Critical Infrastructure resilience to climate change
EC - Horizon 2020, £218,388.00.
Principal Investigator: B Ingirige (40%). Co-Investigators: T Fernando (15%), C Pathirage (30%), U Kulatunga (15%).
2014
Sep
iCase with Arup
EPSRC, £92,691.00.
Principal Investigator: T Fernando (100%).
2014
Feb
INCIDENT (Impact aNalysis of City Infrastructure Disaster EveNT)
Arup, £7,000.00.
Principal Investigator: B Ingirige (80%). Co-Investigator: T Fernando (20%).
2013
Sep
CROSS DRIVE
EC (Framework), £344,139.00.
Principal Investigator: T Fernando (60%). Co-Investigator: D Roberts (40%).
2013
Jun
Design4Energy
EC (Framework), £484,918.00.
Principal Investigator: T Fernando (80%). Co-Investigators: Y Arayici (10%), J Underwood (10%).
2012
Apr
Eight Songs for a Mad King
Arts Council England, £30,000.00.
Principal Investigator: B Shirley (25%). Co-Investigators: T Fernando (25%), A Williams (25%), S Davismoon (25%).
2010
May
VISIONAIR - VISION Advanced Infrastructure for Research
EC (Framework), £174,377.00.
Principal Investigator: T Fernando (100%).
2009
Jun
Framework for Research and Innovation in MediaCityUK (FIRM)
EPSRC, £2,688,996.61.
Principal Investigator: B Longhurst (45%). Co-Investigators: P Barrett (45%), T Fernando (10%).
2004
Feb
Enhancing the Decision Making Process in Urban Spatial Planning Using Advanced ICT
Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, £21,280.00.
Investigators: P James (60%), S Curwell (15%), T Fernando (15%), A Hamilton (10%).
2003
Dec
INTELCITIES - Intelligent Cities
EC (Framework), £511,373.59.
Investigators: S Curwell (25%), G Aouad (25%), T Fernando (25%), A Hamilton (25%).
2003
Jun
RealProf Annex
EC (Framework).
Investigator: T Fernando (100%).
2002
Nov
Real World Intelligent Monitoring of Protheses and Footwear (Real-Prof)
EC (Framework), £227,402.00.
Investigators: T Fernando (10%), D Howard (30%), C Nester (60%).
2001
May
NW Research Centre for Advanced Virtual Prototyping
EPSRC, £860,484.00.
Investigator: T Fernando (100%).
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Papers in Published Conference Proceedings
Key Presence
External Examiner Duties
2013
Mar

External Examiner - PhD: Understanding Participation Behaviour: Towards an Evaulation Framework for Participatory Systems

2013
Feb

 External Examiner - PhD: Development & Implementations of Virtual Reality for Decision-Making in Urban Planning and Building Design

 

2011
Jan

External Examiner - PhD: User Perceptions of System Attributes in Ubiquitous Monitoring: Toward a Model of Behavioural Intention

2010
Jan

External Examiner - PhD: An Investigation into a Distributed Virtual Environment for Real-Time Collaborative 4D Construction Planning and Simulation

2009
May

External Examiner - PhD: Soft Volume Simulation using a Deformable Surface Model

2009
Jan

External Examiner - PhD: Collaborative Mixed Realty Environment: An Application for Civil Engineering

2008
Jan

External Examiner - PhD: Creating a Virtual Training Environment for Traffic Accidents' Investigation for the Dubai Police Force

2004
Jun

External examiner - PhD: Multi-constraint information management and visualisation for collaboration planning and control in construction 

2002
Jan

External Examiner - PhD: Usability of Virtual Environments

2001
Jan

External examiner - PhD: The Structured Development of Virtual Environments: Enchancing Functinality and Interactivity

2000
Jan

External examiner - PhD: A framework for physically-based modelling

1999
Jun

External Examiner - PhD: Towards a Physical Model for Virtual Environments

1999
Jan

External Examiner - PhD: Distributed Virtual Environment for Large Scale Applications

1999
Jan

External Examiner - PhD: Distributed Virtual Environment for Large Scale Applications

1999
Jan

External Examiner - PhD: Distributed Virtual Environment for Large Scale Applications

Industrial Collaboration and Exploitation
2013
Jan

With Manchester City Council (25K)

2013
Jan

With the BBC (38K).

2013
Jan

With Arup (5K).

2013
Jan

With Network Rail (46K).

2011
Jan

With Salford City Council

2006
Jan

With the Black Country Consortium (80K).

Invited Papers and Lectures
2011
Aug
2011
Jul
2011
May
2011
May
2011
Feb
2010
Jun
Other Evidence of External Esteem
2004
Jul
2003
Jan

Project (2003-2004) for delivering a European vision and a roadmap for creating collaborative workspaces of the future for aerospace, automotive and construction industries; involving 100 leading research and industrial or... more >>.

2003
Jan

Project (2003-2004) for delivering a European vision and a roadmap for creating collaborative workspaces of the future for aerospace, automotive and construction industries; involving 100 leading research and industrial or... more >>.

2000
Jul

July 2000 - July 2004: A Regional Centre involving the Universities of Salford, UMIST, Manchester & Lancaster. Funded by OST and EPSRC.