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Reference Number GR/S60037/01
Title Advanced ceramics, polymers & composites
Status Completed
Energy Categories OTHER POWER and STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES 10%;
NOT ENERGY RELATED 90%;
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 AR West
No email address given
Engineering Materials
University of Sheffield
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 April 2003
End Date 30 September 2008
Duration 66 months
Total Grant Value £6,440,303
Industrial Sectors Communications; Electronics; Environment; Healthcare; Manufacturing; Aerospace; Defence and Marine
Region Yorkshire & Humberside
Programme Information & Communication Technology, Materials, Mechanical and Medical Eng
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor AR West , Engineering Materials, University of Sheffield (99.992%)
  Other Investigator Professor B Lee , Materials, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Professor FR Jones , Engineering Materials, University of Sheffield (0.001%)
Professor WM Rainforth , Engineering Materials, University of Sheffield (0.001%)
Dr IM Reaney , Engineering Materials, University of Sheffield (0.001%)
Dr RJ Hand , Engineering Materials, University of Sheffield (0.001%)
Professor J Sharp , Engineering Materials, University of Sheffield (0.001%)
Dr D Sinclair , Engineering Materials, University of Sheffield (0.001%)
Dr P Wright , Engineering Materials, University of Sheffield (0.001%)
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Objectives
Abstract Structural and Functional Ceramics, together with related Materials, cover a wide range of actual and potential application areas ranging from traditional refractories, abrasives and insulating ceramics, through to functional materials exhibiting a range of electrical, magnetic and optical properties with applications in for instance, sensors, smart devices and telecommunication systems. Many of these fields are in their infancy and even in the more traditional areas, much remains to be done to increase scientific understanding and to improve properties through better processing. Research is required in three broad areas for all these materials so as to: a) Improve fabrication of materials and devices including use of novel chemical approaches, b) Obtain better understanding of microstructure/property relations, c) Develop new and improved materials and/or novel properties. Most of the work to be done is focused on ceramics but defined rather broadly to include cements, glass, polymer-coated glass systems, polymer composites and polymer electrolytes. In addition to the specific projects, we aim to act as the hub of 'ceramics' research in the UK and develop strong links to other major international 'ceramics' centres of excellence
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