Internet of things

The internet of things will provide constant sensing, data and control opportunities for chemical plants.


Chemical industries have a large number of interdependent units and careful use of embedded systems with sophisticated analytics to connect reactors, products, people and services which can potentially help in wide scale improvement in supply chain management and overall plant optimisation.

By linking the reactor units with internet using embedded smart devices and data carriers, it will be easier to monitor the performance and life cycle of reactors, which can be immensely useful in critical situations such as onshore operations.


We are collaborating with the Institute for Communication Systems in several funded research projects.


Real-Time IoT Stream Processing and Large-scale Data Analytics for Smart City Applications.


Federated Interoperable Semantic IoT/cloud Testbeds and Applications

Technology Integrated Health Management

Internet of things Testbed for healthcare, NHS and Innovate UK.

iKaaS project

An EU/Japan collaboration to deliver 'Intelligent Knowledge-as-a-Service.'

PETRAS consortium

Part of IoTUK, an integrated £40 million, three-year, government programme that seeks to advance the UK's global leadership in internet of things and increase the adoption of high quality technologies and services throughout businesses and the public sector.

IOT LAB consortium

European research project which aims at researching the potential of crowdsourcing and the internet of things for multidisciplinary research and experiments with more end-user interactions.


EU FP7 funded STREP project which aims for creating a reliable and secure environment that will encourage citizens to contribute their devices and corresponding information flows to the internet of things.

Staff members

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Professor Payam Barnaghi

Professor of Machine Intelligence

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Professor Klaus Moessner

Professor in Cognitive Networks

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University of Surrey