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EPSRC Support by Research Area in Materials Engineering - Composites

Research areas are used to describe EPSRC's portfolio of excellent long term research and high quality postgraduate training.

Grants are classified using one or more research areas. All the grants listed below have some relevance to this research area. The value of the investment is the total awarded by EPSRC and does not reflect the proportion assigned to this research area.

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Grant TitlePrincipal
OrganisationDepartmentTotal Grant
Value (£)
2-D Forming of Low Cost Steered Fibre LaminatesHarrison, Dr PUniversity of GlasgowCollege of Science and Engineering 383,551
2-D forming of low cost steered fibre laminatesPotluri, Professor PUniversity of Manchester, TheMaterials 33,009
2-D forming of low cost steered fibre laminates.Potter, Professor KUniversity of BristolAerospace Engineering 28,492
Achieving a Predictive Design for Manufacture Capability in Composites by Integrating Manufacturing Knowledge and Design IntentWard, Dr CUniversity of BristolAerospace Engineering 101,082
Advances Polymer material for Energy Security - POLYMATquirke, Professor NImperial College LondonDept of Chemistry 346,711
An integrated (ICME) approach to multiscale modelling of the fabrication and joining of powder processed partsBrooks, Professor JWUniversity of BirminghamMetallurgy and Materials 1,003,550
Beyond structural; multifunctional composites that store electrical energyShirshova, Dr NDurham, University ofEngineering 273,365
Beyond structural; multifunctional composites that store electrical energyGreenhalgh, Professor ESImperial College LondonDept of Aeronautics 836,406
Carboglass: Transformative Engineering Materials for Reduced Energy and Waste Consumption in Advanced Manufacturing ProcessesBingham, Dr PASheffield Hallam UniversityFaculty of Arts Computing Eng and Sci 244,162
Composite dielectric structures with enhanced lifetimesRowland, Professor SMUniversity of Manchester, TheElectrical and Electronic Engineering 548,582
Composite Dielectric Structures with Enhanced LifetimesChoy, Professor KUCLChemistry 468,386
Deformed Shape Optimisation for Elastic BodiesJones, Dr G WUniversity of Manchester, TheMathematics 95,565
Development of a Novel Self-Healing Composite for Sustainable and Resilient Concrete InfrastructureZhang, Dr MUCLCivil Environmental and Geomatic Eng 252,989
Engineering Fellowships for Growth - Morphogenesis Manufacturing: Smart Materials With Programmed TransformationsTrask, Professor RSUniversity of BathMechanical Engineering 628,702
Engineering Fellowships for Growth: Imperceptible smart coatings based on atomically thin materialsCraciun, Professor MFUniversity of ExeterEngineering Computer Science and Maths 1,126,501
Engineering Fellowships for Growth: Materials by Design for Impact in Aerospace EngineeringKim, Professor HACardiff UniversitySch of Engineering 946,062
Engineering Fellowships for Growth: Next generation of lightweight composites - how far can we go?Pinho, Professor STImperial College LondonDept of Aeronautics 818,239
Engineering Fellowships for Growth: Polar Materials for Additive ManufacturingBell, Professor AJUniversity of LeedsChemical and Process Engineering 1,030,863
Engineering Photonics: Sensor and Instrumentation Development and ApplicationTatam, Professor RPCranfield UniversitySch of Engineering 1,363,268
Engineering van der Waals heterostructures: from atomic level layer-by-layer assembly to printable innovative devicesNovoselov, Professor KUniversity of Manchester, ThePhysics and Astronomy 4,056,135
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for Innovation and ScienceWeaver, Professor PMUniversity of BristolAerospace Engineering 4,858,764
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Composites ManufacturePartridge, Professor IKUniversity of BristolAerospace Engineering 3,731,262
EPSRC High Value Manufacturing Catapult Fellowship CentreRidgway, Professor KUniversity of SheffieldAdvanced Manufacturing Res Centre Boeing 995,080
E-textiles NetworkBeeby, Professor SPUniversity of SouthamptonElectronics and Computer Science 131,136
Flexible and stretchable force sensor for static and dynamic measurements (FlexFo)Mastropaolo, Dr EUniversity of EdinburghSch of Engineering 100,965
Freeform Composites: Breaking Free from the Mould.Fairclough, Professor JPAUniversity of SheffieldMechanical Engineering 246,968
Graphene-based membranesBudd, Professor PMUniversity of Manchester, TheChemistry 2,839,350
Grow-Your-Own Composites: Programming Diverse Material Properties for Defence into Engineered Bacterial CelluloseEllis, Dr TMImperial College LondonDept of Bioengineering 542,617
H2 Manufacturing: Hybrid-Hybrid machining of next generation aerospace materialsMcLeay, Dr TUniversity of SheffieldAdvanced Manufacturing Res Centre Boeing 261,023
H2 Manufacturing: Hybrid-Hybrid machining of next generation aerospace materialsRoy, Dr ALoughborough UniversityWolfson Sch of Mech, Elec & Manufac Eng 396,115
H2 Manufacturing: Hybrid-Hybrid machining of next generation aerospace materialsLi, Professor LUniversity of Manchester, TheMechanical Aerospace and Civil Eng 320,230
High Five: Resolution, Sensitivity, in operando Control, Ultra High Vacuum and Ion Sectioning in a Single InstrumentAguadero, Dr AImperial College LondonMaterials 1,802,539
High Performance Discontinuous Fibre Composites - a sustainable route to the next generation of compositesHamerton, Dr IUniversity of BristolAerospace Engineering 1,036,426
High Performance Ductile Composite Technology (HiPerDuCT)Wisnom, Professor MUniversity of BristolAerospace Engineering 6,416,783
Hybrid Additive Manufactured-Aramid fibre body armourJohnson, Dr AALoughborough UniversityLoughborough Design School 100,699
Industrial Doctorate Centre in Composites ManufacturePartridge, Professor IKUniversity of BristolAerospace Engineering 3,926,972
Integrated Plasma Source Focused Ion Beam with Scanning Electron MicroscopeWatts, Professor JUniversity of SurreyMechanical Engineering Sciences 789,139
MACANTA:Multifunctional hierarchical advanced composite aerostructures utilising the combined properties of different carbon nanotube (CNT) assembliesFalzon, Professor BGQueen's University of BelfastSch Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 989,588
Manufacturing and Application of Next Generation ChalcogenidesHewak, Professor DUniversity of SouthamptonOptoelectronics Research Centre 2,508,176
Manufacturing of High Performance Cellulose Fibres to Replace Glass fibres & Carbon Fibre PrecursorsEichhorn, Professor SUniversity of BristolAerospace Engineering 2,060,466
NanocompEIM Phase 2 - Nanocomposite Advanced Electrical Insulation Systems for Enhanced HVAC and HVDC Energy NetworksVaughan, Professor AUniversity of SouthamptonElectronics and Computer Science 375,708
Nanocomposite materials for sensing in next-generation minimally-invasive medical devicesNoimark, Dr SUCLMedical Physics and Biomedical Eng 582,276
NEMESIS: NEw Mathematics for Materials Modelling in the Engineering Sciences and Industrial SectorsParnell, Professor WUniversity of Manchester, TheMathematics 1,094,685
Novel high performance polymeric composite materials for additive manufacturing of multifunctional componentsHarkin-Jones, Professor EUniversity of UlsterSchool of Engineering 325,687
Novel high performance polymeric composite materials for additive manufacturing of multifunctional componentsZhu, Professor YUniversity of ExeterEngineering Computer Science and Maths 624,707
POLYMATVaughan, Professor AUniversity of SouthamptonElectronics and Computer Science 387,659
RCUK Catapult Researchers in Residence award (High Value Manufacturing NCC)- Robust Processing of Composite Materials for Right-First-Time ManufactureKratz, Dr JUniversity of BristolAerospace Engineering 50,000
RCUK Catapult Researchers in Residence award (HVM WMG) - Validated structural prepreg preforming simulation tools for automotive composite structuresKhan, Dr M ACoventry UniversityCtr for Manufacturing and Materials Eng 50,000
Research Software Engineering Fellowship - Software for Textile Modelling and SimulationBrown, Dr LUniversity of NottinghamDiv of Materials Mech and Structures 384,850
Safe Biodegradable Packaging (SafeBioPack)Elias, Dr RBangor UniversityBiocomposites Centre 667,317
Self-Tuning Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Adaptive Nanocomposite (STRAINcomp)Yazdani Nezhad, Dr HCranfield UniversitySch of Aerospace, Transport & Manufact 100,090
SIMulation of new manufacturing PROcesses for Composite Structures (SIMPROCS)Hallett, Professor SRUniversity of BristolAerospace Engineering 1,115,704
Sir Henry Royce Institute - recurrent grantWithers, Professor PUniversity of Manchester, TheEngineering and Physical Sciences 23,057,010
Soft Processing to Enable the Low Impact, Sustainable Manufacture of Inorganic Materials and Advanced Inorganic Semiconductor CompositesO'Brien, Professor PUniversity of Manchester, TheChemistry 474,388
Structural Composites Research Facility (SCRF)O'Bradaigh, Professor CUniversity of EdinburghSch of Engineering 1,399,781
Structural Efficiency and Multi-Functionality of Well-Behaved Nonlinear Composite StructuresPirrera, Dr AUniversity of BristolAerospace Engineering 866,291
THE FUTURE COMPOSITES MANUFACTURING HUBLong, Professor AUniversity of NottinghamFaculty of Engineering 10,296,792
Towards a Bio-based Manufacturing Platform for High Strength Aramid (Aromatic Polyamide) Synthetic Fibres Using Synthetic BiologyScrutton, Professor NSUniversity of Manchester, TheChemistry 400,872
Transmission Electron Microscopy: Essential Support for Materials SynthesisAbell, Professor CUniversity of CambridgeChemistry 1,932,306
Two dimensional supramolecular networks on insulators: structural organisation, fluorescence and host-guest interactionsChampness, Professor NRUniversity of NottinghamSch of Chemistry 783,422
UKCRIC - Advanced Infrastructure Materials LabBuenfeld, Professor NRImperial College LondonCivil & Environmental Engineering 9,065,307
Understanding Delamination Suppression at High Deformation Rates in Through-Thickness Reinforced Laminated CompositesHallett, Professor SRUniversity of BristolAerospace Engineering 375,124

Total Number of Grants: 64
Total Value of Grants: £103,796,043

The grant value may include the cost of access to facilities (these funds are not awarded to the grant holding organisation).