Research group websites by CookandKaye
attracting funding and students
Our scientific background gives us the ability to work from grant proposals and publications, and makes us the ideal choice for developing your research group's website. We bring the design skills necessary to ensure an attractive, effective web presence, while significantly reducing the amount of time you and your staff would otherwise have to spend on your website.
We can build in simple content management systems that allow you to take control over future maintenance - keeping your costs down, but if you ever need support, we are only an email away! If you have an existing site, we can update this to give you a distinctive appearance that truly reflects your research!
Research group websites
Sheffield Solar Farm
The Sheffield Solar Farm website is designed to provide information for the public and policy makers on the use of photovoltaic cells in the UK. The first stage of the site includes a simple graphical meter showing live solar irradiance and photovoltaic outputs, and graphs detailing output over the last 24 hours.
The Solar Farm was opened officially by the leader of the Liberal Democrat Party Nick Clegg MP on 20th August 2010.
ICARUS is a partnership of leading European research groups working in the areas of organic and inorganic semiconductors, nanotechnology and photonics. The new site has been commissioned to help recruit PhD and Post Doctoral staff to new projects that aim to develop better display and signalling technologies and photovoltaic systems.
The banner, also designed by CookandKaye website design, is a stylised depiction of organic molecules, nanoparticles and electromagnetic radiation - covering the remit of the research partnership. The banner background tiles over the width of the browser window, while the page centres in this window. The result provides a simple, yet visually interesting site even on massively wide displays...
The Electronic and photonic molecular materials research group is a leading research group working on these advanced materials.
Our client wanted a site that reflected the University of Sheffield style, but needed assistance updating copy and developing artwork to make the site stand out.
Dr Mark Geoghegan's Research Group
We developed a new style for Mark based on his existing site, which had a lot of great ideas, but gone a bit out of control. The new design is unusual for us, with links ranged to the left of the page featuring little graphic details activated by mouse overs. The interactivity adds a bit of fun to an otherwise very clean design. The design is intended to permit the art work, that is an integral part of Mark's site, to stand out.
Polymer and biomaterials chemistry labs
The polymer and biomaterials chemistry labs, based at the University of Sheffield, cover a broad range of research and consultancy activities.
Our clients wanted a small, simple site, that would serve as a stage for their research work, displaying it to best advantage. The site has an opening virtual 3D graphic, which is eye-catching and still a little unusual - to grab people's attention!
Functional materials by design
Functional materials by design, Prof. Mike Turner's Research Group's website at the University of Manchester. The group's research covers a broad range of functional polymeric materials, and encompasses the synthesis, optimisation and development of these materials for new applications in industry.
The site carries a research profile, and biographies of current and past group members.
The Rapid Archaeological Site Survey and Evaluation research project was funded by the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund administered by English Heritage to evaluate underwater archaeological sites. The project was led by reaserchers at the University of St Andrews School of Geography and Geosciences, but brought in experts from around the country to collaborate on the development and evaluation of new underwater monitoring systems for archaeology.
As a part of this project we were able to develop features explaining the new techniques and the results obtained from them. This included some ground super virtual 3D environments rendered in the commonly available FLASH platform.
Biomaterials research group
Biomaterials research group carries out research from concept to clinic in a range of areas including advanced biomaterials, oral biocompatibility, prosthesis design and tissue engineering. The research is considered of international standing by independent UK Government analysts.
We first designed this site back in 2005, but updated it in 2007, to include new research, as well as a simple (custom built) user driven news bulletin system. We also took advantage of the update to update the underlying HTML to a more recent standard (XHTML).
The Dental Advice Research and Techlnology Service was formed in 1988 as a University of Sheffield Advisory and Consultancy Service. It is situated within the Department of Adult Dental Care at the School of Clinical Dentistry and has at its disposal technical, clinical, materials and biomaterials science personnel within the Dental School and University.
This site was designed in 2005.
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