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Reference Number EP/G03768X/1
Title Doctoral Training Centre in Sustainable Chemical Technologies
Status Completed
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Solar Energy) 1%;
Renewable Energy Sources(Bio-Energy, Production of transport biofuels (incl. Production from wastes)) 1%;
Renewable Energy Sources(Bio-Energy, Production of other biomass-derived fuels (incl. Production from wastes)) 1%;
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells(Hydrogen, Hydrogen storage) 1%;
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells(Fuel Cells) 1%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Energy storage) 1%;
Not Energy Related 94%;
Research Types Training 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor MG Davidson
No email address given
University of Bath
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 October 2009
End Date 31 March 2018
Duration 102 months
Total Grant Value £7,492,223
Industrial Sectors Chemicals
Region South West
Programme NC : Physical Sciences
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor MG Davidson , Chemistry, University of Bath (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , MAST Carbon (0.000%)
Project Contact , Ford Motor Company (0.000%)
Project Contact , Pilkington Group Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Astra Zeneca (0.000%)
Project Contact , Ohio State University, USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , MEL Chemicals (0.000%)
Project Contact , Unilever Plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , RWTH Aachen University, Germany (0.000%)
Project Contact , Solvay S.A., Belgium (0.000%)
Project Contact , Johnson Matthey Technology Centre (0.000%)
Project Contact , Sigma-Aldrich Company Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Sasol Technology Research Laboratory (0.000%)
Project Contact , RWE Generation (0.000%)
Project Contact , GSK (0.000%)
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Abstract The Departments of Chemistry (Chem) and Chemical Engineering (Chem Eng) at the University of Bath propose a Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) in Sustainable Chemical Technologies. The 6.9m requested from the EPSRC will be supplemented by 6.0m from the University and a 3.0m industrial contribution to fund a DTC operating at the interface of Chem and Chem Eng. The DTC will place fundamental concepts of sustainability at the core of a broad spectrum of research and training in applied chemical sciences. A dynamic, multidisciplinary research and training environment (the combined current EPSRC portfolio for the two departments is 19.9m) will underpin transformative research and training in Sustainable Chemical Technologies. This will respond to a national and global need for highly skilled and talented scientists and engineers in the area.All students will receive foundation training to supplement their undergraduate knowledge, as well as training in Sustainable Chemical Technologies andtransferable skills. They will all conduct high quality and challenging research within the Sustainable Chemical Technologies theme directed by joint Chem and Chem Eng supervisors. The broad research themes encompass the areas of; Renewable Resources, Clean Energy, Clean Processes, Pharmaceuticals and Wellbeing, and Life Cycle Impact Reduction. Participation from key industry partners will address stakeholder needs, and partner institutions in the USA and Germany will provide world-leadinginternational input, along with exciting opportunities for student placements. Detailed management plans have been developed in order to facilitate the smooth running of the centre and to enable excellence in the training and research aspects of the proposal. The Doctoral Training Centre will be supported by the creation of physical and virtual laboratories for the students.This 16m initiative has attracted strong and influential support: "I strongly support the objectives you describe...the center is the right idea at the right time. Good luck!" (Prof. George Whitesides, Harvard); "The proposed initiative...should enable significant impacts to be made in this vital area." (joint letter signed by six Chief Executives of key stakeholders, including David Brown, IChemE and Richard Pike, RSC)
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