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Projects: Projects for Investigator
Reference Number EP/R00661X/1
Title Sir Henry Royce Institute - recurrent grant
Status Started
Energy Categories Nuclear Fission and Fusion(Nuclear Fission, Nuclear supporting technologies) 20%;
Energy Efficiency(Residential and commercial) 10%;
Not Energy Related 50%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Energy storage) 10%;
Energy Efficiency(Industry) 10%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 20%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 60%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor P Withers
No email address given
University of Manchester
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 April 2016
End Date 31 March 2023
Duration 84 months
Total Grant Value £52,313,935
Industrial Sectors Manufacturing; R&D; Chemicals; Energy
Region North West
Programme Sir Henry Royce Institute
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor P Withers , Materials, University of Manchester (99.993%)
  Other Investigator Professor EH Linfield , Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds (0.001%)
Professor Sir R Friend , Physics, University of Cambridge (0.001%)
Professor P Bruce , Chemistry, University of St Andrews (0.001%)
Professor N (Neil ) Alford , Materials, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Professor WM Rainforth , Engineering Materials, University of Sheffield (0.001%)
Professor A Cooper , Chemistry, University of Liverpool (0.001%)
Mr MR (Martin ) O'Brien , Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, EURATOM/CCFE (0.001%)
Web Site https://www.royce.ac.uk/

As a national institute, The Sir Henry Royce Institute (SHRI) for Advanced Materials, will provide the missing 'link' in the UK innovation chain allowing the iterative design of advanced materials for various applications, at speed and reasonable cost, providing a critical component to delivering on the government's economic strategy. The Institute will reduce the time-scales to translate discoveries to applications, provide strategic leadership together with training and career development in areas of particular need. The aim is to establish the Sir Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials as an 'An international flagship for the accelerated discovery and development of new materials systems for the economic and societal benefit of the UK.'. The SHRI will cover the invention and manufacture of Soft Materials; Functional Materials; Structural Engineering Materials and Energy Materials along with the necessary facilities to test and characterise them within a framework that emphasises the sustainable use of materials. Initially there will be 9 core material areas led by founding partners.

  • Chemical materials discovery
  • Biomedical materials and devices
  • Materials for energy efficient ICT
  • Atoms to devices
  • 2D Materials systems
  • Advanced Metals Processing
  • Materials systems for demanding environments
  • Energy Storage
  • Nuclear materials 
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Added to Database 12/02/19