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Reference Number EP/L016273/1
Title EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Metallic Systems - Challenges in Future Metals Manufacturing
Status Completed
Energy Categories Nuclear Fission and Fusion(Nuclear Fission, Nuclear supporting technologies) 2%;
Nuclear Fission and Fusion(Nuclear Fusion) 2%;
Not Energy Related 94%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electric power conversion) 2%;
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 R Goodall
No email address given
Engineering Materials
University of Sheffield
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 April 2014
End Date 31 January 2024
Duration 118 months
Total Grant Value £3,533,533
Industrial Sectors Aerospace; Defence and Marine; Manufacturing
Region Yorkshire & Humberside
Programme Manufacturing : Manufacturing, NC : Engineering
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr R Goodall , Engineering Materials, University of Sheffield (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Professor P Prangnell , Materials, University of Manchester (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , EDF Energy (0.000%)
Project Contact , Ford Motor Company (0.000%)
Project Contact , Special Metals Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Alcoa Europe Flat Rolled Products (0.000%)
Project Contact , Novelis Global Technology Centre, USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , Sheffield Forgemasters Engineering Ltd (SFEL) (0.000%)
Project Contact , BAE Systems Integrated System Technologies Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Magnesium Elektron Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , DSTL - Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (0.000%)
Project Contact , STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands (0.000%)
Project Contact , Airbus UK Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Tsinghua University (THU). Beijing (0.000%)
Project Contact , Shanghai Baosteel Group Corporation, China (0.000%)
Project Contact , Westinghouse Electric Sweden AB (0.000%)
Project Contact , Firth Rixson Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Cape Town, South Africa (0.000%)
Project Contact , GKN Aerospace (0.000%)
Project Contact , European Space Agency (ESA) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Helmholtz Centre for Materials and Coastal Research (HZG), Germany (0.000%)
Project Contact , Metalysis Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , BP PLC (0.000%)
Project Contact , TWI Technology Centre (0.000%)
Project Contact , Siemens plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Constellium, The Netherlands (0.000%)
Project Contact , Institut national des sciences appliquáes de Lyon (INSA), France (0.000%)
Project Contact , Indian Institute of Science (0.000%)
Project Contact , AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland (0.000%)
Project Contact , Airbus SAS, France (0.000%)
Project Contact , Max Planck Institutes (Grouped), Germany (0.000%)
Project Contact , Osborn Steel Extrusions Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Otto Fuchs KG, Germany (0.000%)
Project Contact , Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea (0.000%)
Project Contact , Rolls-Royce PLC (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Oulu, Finland (0.000%)
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Abstract Metallic materials are used in an enormous range of applications, from everyday objects, such as aluminium drinks cans and copper wiring to highly-specialised, advanced applications such as nickel superalloy turbine blades in jet engines and stainless steel nuclear reactor pressure vessels. Despite advances in the understanding of metallic materials and their manufacture, significant challenges remain.Research in advanced metallic systems helps us to understand how the structure of a material and the way it is processed affects its properties and performance. This knowledge is essential for us to develop the materials needed to tackle current challenges in energy, transport and sustainability. We must learn how to use the earth's resources in a sustainable way, finding alternatives for rare but strategically important elements and increasing how much material we recycle and reuse. This will partly be achieved through developing manufacturing and production processes which use less energy and are less wasteful and through improving product designs or developing and improving the materials we use.In order to deliver these new materials and processes, industry requires a lot more specialists who have a thorough understanding of metallic materials science and engineering coupled with the professional and technical leadership skills to apply this expertise. The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Metallic Systems will increase the number of metallurgical specialists, currently in short supply, by training high level physical science and engineering graduates in fundamental materials science and engineering in preparation for doctoral level research on challenging metallic material and manufacturing problems. By working collaboratively with industry, while undertaking a comprehensive programme of professional skills training, our graduates will be equipped to be tomorrow's research leaders, knowledge workers and captains of industry.

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