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Reference Number EP/E046193/1
Title Intercollegiate Platform on Powder-Based Synthesis and Modelling
Status Completed
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Solar Energy, Photovoltaics) 2%;
Not Energy Related 90%;
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells(Fuel Cells) 2%;
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells(Hydrogen, Hydrogen storage) 3%;
Renewable Energy Sources(Bio-Energy, Applications for heat and electricity) 3%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor ZX (Zheng Xiao ) Guo
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University College London
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 December 2007
End Date 30 November 2011
Duration 48 months
Total Grant Value £450,785
Industrial Sectors Aerospace; Defence and Marine; Energy; Healthcare
Region London
Programme Materials, Mechanical and Medical Eng, Physical Sciences
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor ZX (Zheng Xiao ) Guo , Chemistry, University College London (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Professor JRG (Julian ) Evans , Chemistry, University College London (0.001%)
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Abstract Powder-Based Processing and Modelling is an enabling fundamental research theme in Materials, encompassing applications in nanotechnologies, electronics, energy and biotechnologies. This Platform Grant aims to further advance our innovative processing techniques in powder ink-jet, electrohydrodynamic jetting, filament freeforming, and dry-powder dispensing, with high-throughput capabilities for materials discovery; and apply such techniques to clean energy generation / storage and to biomaterials /structures. Multiscale materials modelling techniques will continue to be developed and applied for the design and development of materials structures and systems for such applications. This intercollegiate collaborative research platform will consolidate the integration of research strengths in powder processing and modelling from both QMUL and UCL for much added value. It will also enhance our international stance and recognition in the research theme, and facilitate strategic changesof our research, directing them into tangible applications towards energy, security, and biomaterials, some of the pressing challenges of our age. Specifically, we have identified ways of refining the resolution of dry powder dispensing in solid freeforming by ultrasonic actuation and laser guidance and in filamentary solid freeforming methods by extrusion through <50 nanometer dia dies and by electrohydrodynamic jetting, micro-threading and electrospinning of ceramics. We are now runninga working thick-film combinatorial robot for ceramics. We will apply these techniques to biomedical applications such as tissue engineering and maxillofacial scaffold construction; to clean energy technologies including electrodes for biofuel cells, novel structures for high capacity and heat-management in hydrogen storage, photoelectrocatalysis, and THz energy-efficient metamaterials. These represent some of the priority research themes of our time, where the proposed platform programme in highly innovative areas of powder processing can make significant contributions
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