Impact award

Michele Romano receives his award for Best Postgraduate Impact

Best Postgraduate Impact Award

Michele Romano has won an award for the Best Postgraduate Impact at a recent ceremony at the University.  It was awarded for his work developing a new event recognition system for water distribution networks.

Significant cost savings and improved customer service are being achieved by water services provider United Utilities after they worked with the University on an event recognition system developed by PhD student Dr Michele Romano, Prof Zoran Kapelan and Kevin Woodward.

United Utilities use the system to rapidly and reliably identify events such as water leakages or burst pipes, allowing staff to resolve problems quickly.

The technology enables a more proactive approach in delivering an improved service to seven million customers and is expected to have worldwide impact once more widely available.

Further details available here.

Date: 18 December 2013

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