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Reference Number EP/P025021/1
Title Sir Henry Royce Institute - Manchester and NNL Equipment
Status Started
Energy Categories Nuclear Fission and Fusion(Nuclear Fission, Nuclear supporting technologies) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 25%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor M Schroder
No email address given
University of Nottingham
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 April 2016
End Date 31 December 2023
Duration 93 months
Total Grant Value £51,000,000
Industrial Sectors Chemicals; Energy; Manufacturing; R&D
Region East Midlands
Programme Sir Henry Royce Institute
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor M Schroder , Chemistry, University of Nottingham (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Professor P Withers , Materials, University of Manchester (0.001%)
Web Site https://www.royce.ac.uk/partners/university-of-manchester/

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

Manchester University will house more than 200m of Royce facilities and equipment. Central to that will be the Royce@Manchester building, which is set to be completed in 2019. The 105m, nine-story building at the heart of the Universitys Engineering Campus will be home to world-leading materials scientists, 45m worth of equipment and collaborative space for industrial and academic engagement. The building design is intended to allow Science on Show areas of the building visible to engage people outside while also providing closed, confidential spaces for commercially sensitive work. In addition to the new building, state-of-the-art facilities across the University will also be part of Royce.

  • The cleanrooms at the 61m National Graphene Institute (NGI) the worlds largest single use graphene cleanrooms will be used by Royce 2D Materials researchers.
  • Scientists from the Nuclear Materials research area will work in the Dalton Cumbrian Facility (DCF), a specialist radiation science and nuclear engineering decommissioning site.
  • The high-quality microscopy facility at the Henry Moseley Centre in the Photon Science Institute will also be part of the Universitys Royce capability, and the new 350m Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD) will house further microscopy equipment when it opens in 2020.
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