It is building on world-class research strengths in areas such as materials sciences, chemistry, biological and bio-medical sciences, e-science
, engineering, photonics and nanotechnology.
New infrastructures for knowledge production; understanding E-science
The Devonshire Building brings together under one roof a number of traditional sciences together with e-science
and social sciences, providing laboratory and office space on five floors.
International Conference on E-Science
and Grid Computing (1st: 2005: Melbourne, Australia) Ed.
One of the centre's recent investments has been in 20 computer servers to help build a North-East Grid computing test base, which has led to pounds 2m in research funding for e-science
and chemical engineering.
Major capital developments are underway - the pounds 19m Devonshire Building is rising steadily and will house the Institute for Environment and Sustainability and the E-Science
Centre from next year.
We are moving forward with plans to locate two research activities and their spin-out commercial operations at County Durham's new NetPark science and technology complex in Sedgefield, and will also be opening new facilities on campus for e-science
later in the year.
Dr Arshad has also served as member of the International Advisory Board of the 'International ICFA Workshop on HEP Networking, Grids, and Digital Divide Issues for Global e-Science