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Reference Number EP/I023879/1
Title Delivering Graphene as an Engineering Material
Status Completed
Energy Categories Not Energy Related 90%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Energy storage) 10%;
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 Dr IA Kinloch
No email address given
University of Manchester
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 12 September 2011
End Date 28 February 2017
Duration 65 months
Total Grant Value £885,271
Industrial Sectors Aerospace; Defence and Marine; Manufacturing
Region North West
Programme Manufacturing: Engineering
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr IA Kinloch , Materials, University of Manchester (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , University of Birmingham (0.000%)
Project Contact , Thomas Swan and Co Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Huntsman Polyurethanes, USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , Airbus UK Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , Morgan Advanced Materials and Technology (0.000%)
Project Contact , DSTL Porton Down (0.000%)
Project Contact , Technical Fibre Products Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Germany (0.000%)
Project Contact , Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Ireland (0.000%)
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Abstract Graphene is the strongest and stiffest known material, has exceptional electrical properties and has been shown to increase electrochemical performance. However, in order to realise the full potential of this material, there needs to be a cultural change so that routes from the test tube to the industrial plant are considered. To achieve this challenge, I will take an integrated research approach following graphene through from its production to processing and two target applications; composites and electrodes for energy storage. The research work will be underpinned by developing world-leading science and collaborating with leading laboratories. The key aims that will be addressed by this proposal are:1. To study and develop new production methods for graphene.2. To develop the processing techniques for making controlled architectures.3. Targeted Application: Realise the potential of graphene in polymer composites for aerospace, automotive, construction, adhesive and packing applications.4. Targeted Application: Develop manufacturing routes for high performance electrodes for energy storage (e.g. rechargeable batteries and fuel cells).5. Transfer of the technology developed into industry and academia.To ensure significant impact, I have established links with industrial partners, taking the work through the supply chain from manufacturers (Thomas Swan) to material producers (Huntsman, Technical Fibre Products) and end users (DSTL, Airbus and Morgan Advanced Materials). Similarly, strong links will be made with national and international academic partners. Good interaction with all partners will be developed by the students and staff on the project spending time within the partners' laboratories. By the end of the project, I want to have put engineering components into the hands of industry, having published high impact papers on the underlying science which delivered the components, and trained PhD students and PDRAs to take this knowledge into UK industry and academia
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