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EPSRC Support by Research Area in Polymer Materials

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 (£)
3D printed biopolymers with shape memory behaviourMelchels, Dr FPWHeriot-Watt UniversitySch of Engineering and Physical Science 79,921
3D Volume Microscopy and TEM Sample Preparation of Complex Hybrid NanostructuresBrydson, Professor RMDUniversity of LeedsChemical and Process Engineering 823,184
A National Network for Applications of High-Field NMR in the Life and Physical SciencesUhrin, Professor DUniversity of EdinburghSch of Chemistry 1,368,030
Advances Polymer material for Energy Security - POLYMATquirke, Professor NImperial College LondonDept of Chemistry 346,711
Antimicrobial filters for hospital air and water systemsRen, Dr GUniversity of HertfordshireSchool of Engineering and Technology 218,932
Antimicrobial filters for hospital air and water systemsCiric, Dr LUCLCivil Environmental and Geomatic Eng 532,527
Atmospheric pressure plasma assisted synthesis of multi-functional bionanocompositesSun, Dr DQueen's University of BelfastSch Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 100,695
Biocompatible Sterilisable Worm Gels: An Enabling Technology for the Development of Pluripotent Human Stem Cell-based TherapiesArmes, Professor SPUniversity of SheffieldChemistry 663,557
Bioinspired control of protein transport through polymer functionalised nanoporesLau, Dr KUniversity of StrathclydePure and Applied Chemistry 100,971
Bioplastic polymers based on aromatic dicarboxylic acids derived from ligninBugg, Professor TDHUniversity of WarwickChemistry 342,152
Bioplastic polymers based on aromatic dicarboxylic acids derived from ligninBlacker, Professor AJUniversity of LeedsSch of Chemistry 389,390
Block copolymer-enabled mesopore sensingGuldin, Dr SUCLChemical Engineering 463,773
Chemomechanics: a bridge across the formidable gapBoulatov, Dr RUniversity of LiverpoolChemistry 985,447
Closed loop control systems for optimisation of treatmentMorgan, Professor SPUniversity of NottinghamFaculty of Engineering 634,068
CO2Chem Network: Establishing the UK as World Leaders in Carbon Dioxide UtilisationStyring, Professor PUniversity of SheffieldChemical & Biological Engineering 253,037
Cobalt- and Nickel-based Polymetallocenes: Functional Metallopolymers from Earth-Abundant MetalsManners, Professor IUniversity of BristolChemistry 263,683
Cobalt- and Nickel-based Polymetallocenes: Functional Metallopolymers from Earth-Abundant MetalsO'Hare, Professor DUniversity of OxfordOxford Chemistry 19,612
Composite Dielectric Structures with Enhanced LifetimesChoy, Professor KUCLChemistry 468,386
Composite dielectric structures with enhanced lifetimesRowland, Professor SMUniversity of Manchester, TheElectrical and Electronic Engineering 548,582
Control of spin and coherence in electronic excitations in organic and hybrid organic/inorganic semiconductor structuresFriend, Professor Sir RUniversity of CambridgePhysics 5,125,274
Delivering New Catalysts for Molecules and MaterialsWillis, Professor MUniversity of OxfordOxford Chemistry 1,502,566
Developing a technological platform based on the fundamental understanding of peptide self-assembly for the design of novel biomaterialsSaiani, Professor AUniversity of Manchester, TheMaterials 1,815,952
Development of a polymer-based sensing platform for the thermal detection of antimicrobial resistancePeeters, Dr MManchester Metropolitan UniversitySchool of Science and the Environment 205,241
Doped-Up: Bio-Inspired Assembly of Single Crystal NanocompositesArmes, Professor SPUniversity of SheffieldChemistry 346,380
Doped-Up: Bio-Inspired Assembly of Single Crystal NanocompositesMeldrum, Professor FUniversity of LeedsSch of Chemistry 457,565
Enabling Next Generation Additive ManufacturingHague, Professor RJUniversity of NottinghamFaculty of Engineering 5,852,466
Engineering growth factor microenvironments - a new therapeutic paradigm for regenerative medicineSalmeron-Sanchez, Professor MUniversity of GlasgowSchool of Engineering 3,661,144
Engineering self-assembling silk hydrogels for the delivery of stem cellsSeib, Dr PUniversity of StrathclydeInst of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sci 98,849
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Therapeutics & NanomedicinesStolnik-Trenkic, Dr SSUniversity of NottinghamSch of Pharmacy 4,546,482
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Computational Methods for Materials SciencePayne, Professor MCUniversity of CambridgePhysics 4,521,213
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Functional Materials: The BCFNMcMaster, Dr TJUniversity of BristolPhysics 4,554,508
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Plastic Electronic MaterialsKim, Professor JImperial College LondonDept of Physics 4,145,262
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Polymers, Soft Matter and ColloidsArmes, Professor SPUniversity of SheffieldChemistry 4,067,957
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter and Functional InterfacesBain, Professor CDurham, University ofChemistry 4,807,565
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable and Functional NanoBaumberg, Professor JJUniversity of CambridgePhysics 4,546,042
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable ChemistryMoody, Professor CJUniversity of NottinghamSch of Chemistry 5,282,600
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Theory and Simulation of MaterialsMostofi, Dr AImperial College LondonDept of Physics 4,356,843
EPSRC UK National Facility for Advanced Electron Microscopy (SuperSTEM)Drummond-Brydson, Professor RUniversity of LeedsResearch & Innovation Services 7,199,996
From membrane material synthesis to fabrication and function (SynFabFun)Metcalfe, Professor ISNewcastle UniversitySch of Engineering 4,508,218
Functional Polyesters from Renewable Monomers Through a New Reaction MechanismShaver, Professor MPUniversity of EdinburghSch of Chemistry 497,594
Gold nanomaterials for combinatorial photochemotherapy and theranosticsPasparakis, Dr GUCLSchool of Pharmacy 872,722
Graphene-based membranesBudd, Professor PMUniversity of Manchester, TheChemistry 2,839,350
Harnessing Nature's ability to create membrane compartmentalisation through redesign of a protein machinery.Beales, Dr P AUniversity of LeedsSch of Chemistry 342,200
Harnessing Nature's ability to create membrane compartmentalisation through redesign of a protein machinery.Ciani, Dr BUniversity of SheffieldChemistry 307,479
High Spec Raman Spectrometer Regional FacilityCrean, Dr CUniversity of SurreyChemistry 23,578
IBA-DAPNe: a new system for sub-micron scale molecular speciation and quantificationBailey, Dr MJUniversity of SurreyChemistry 513,369
Innovative Coatings and Adhesives for Recycling (I-CARE)Slark, Dr AUniversity of WarwickWMG 1,527,315
Ionic Liquid Electrolytes for Intermediate Temperature ElectrolysersScott, Professor KNewcastle UniversitySch of Engineering 291,240
Ionic Liquid Electrolytes for Intermediate-Temperature ElectrolysersWalsh, Dr DAUniversity of NottinghamSch of Chemistry 446,260
Lubricating Channel and Tube Flows - Fluid Sheathing using Textured WallsMcHale, Professor GNorthumbria, University ofFac of Engineering and Environment 421,775
Lubricating Channel and Tube Flows - Fluid Sheathing using Textured WallsNewton, Dr MINottingham Trent UniversitySchool of Science & Technology 11,979
Manufacturing bespoke human organs; 3D printed nanocomposite tracheaSong, Dr WUCLSurgery 845,502
Mapping the chemistry of phosphorus-containing analogues of urea. From fundamental chemistry to high-performance compounds and materials.Goicoechea, Professor JMUniversity of OxfordOxford Chemistry 364,580
Metal-free couplings for molecules, materials and bioactive targetsProcter, Professor DJUniversity of Manchester, TheChemistry 1,146,757
Millimeter-wave Antennas and Components for Future Mobile Broadband Networks (MILLIBAN)Kelly, Dr JUniversity of SurreyCommunications Systems Res CCSR 673,436
Millimeter-wave Antennas and Components for Future Mobile Broadband Networks (MILLIBAN)Feresidis, Dr AUniversity of BirminghamElectronic, Electrical and Computer Eng 743,439
Multicomponent Supramolecular HydrogelsAdams, Professor DJUniversity of GlasgowSchool of Chemistry 789,183
Multi-Dimensional Electron MicroscopeMidgley, Professor PAUniversity of CambridgeMaterials Science & Metallurgy 3,086,304
Multi-Domain Self-Assembled Gels: From Multi-Component Materials to Spatial and Temporal Control of Multi-Component BiologySmith, Professor DKUniversity of YorkChemistry 359,780
Multifunctional Scanning MicroscopyHickey, Professor BUniversity of LeedsPhysics and Astronomy 811,642
Multi-Scale Framework for Quantum Mechanical Simulations of Organic ElectronicsRatcliff, Dr L EImperial College LondonMaterials 849,159
Nano-Optics to controlled Nano-Chemistry Programme Grant (NOtCH)Baumberg, Professor JJUniversity of CambridgePhysics 4,644,894
NanoPrime: Maximising Equipment and Expertise Sharing in NanoscienceKhlobystov, Professor AUniversity of NottinghamSch of Chemistry 202,437
Nanostructured Polymeric Materials for HealthcareHamley, Professor IWUniversity of ReadingChemistry 1,185,824
Neuro-oncological precision nanomedicinesBattaglia, Professor GUCLChemistry 863,210
New Branched Polymers Excipients and Emulsions for Enhanced Drug DeliveryOwen, Professor AUniversity of LiverpoolInstitute of Translational Medicine 1,660,068
New Polymers from Multi-Vinyl Monomer HomopolymerisationRannard, Professor SUniversity of LiverpoolChemistry 517,196
Next Generation Biomaterials DiscoveryAlexander, Professor MRUniversity of NottinghamSch of Pharmacy 5,365,958
Novel polymers from terpenesHowdle, Professor SUniversity of NottinghamSch of Chemistry 782,562
Origin of the Strong Induced Chiroptical Effect in Semiconducting Polymer/Helicene BlendsCampbell, Dr AJImperial College LondonDept of Physics 424,709
Origin of the Strong Induced Chiroptical Effect in Semiconducting Polymer/Helicene BlendsZeng, Dr XUniversity of SheffieldMaterials Science and Engineering 355,776
Oxidation-sensitive nanomaterials for treatment of immune diseasesSpain, Dr SGUniversity of SheffieldChemistry 83,528
Particle Technology Established Career Fellowship Proposal: Characterisation and Evaluation of New Block Copolymer NanoparticlesArmes, Professor SPUniversity of SheffieldChemistry 1,667,481
Personalised nanomedicine for cancer therapyBattaglia, Professor GUCLChemistry 1,488,629
Personalised Pulsatile Materials (PPM)Novakovic, Dr KNewcastle UniversitySch of Engineering 372,897
Phototropic Smart Materials for Actuation and Responsive Technologies (PhotoSMART)Shepherd, Dr H HUniversity of KentSch of Physical Sciences 100,835
POLYMATVaughan, Professor AUniversity of SouthamptonElectronics and Computer Science 387,659
Polymer Bioelectronics for High Resolution Implantable DevicesGreen, Dr RImperial College LondonDept of Bioengineering 1,078,948
Radiotherapy activated materials for enhanced cancer treatmentsAlexander, Professor CUniversity of NottinghamSch of Pharmacy 539,154
Rethinking the models of charge transport in polymeric semiconductorsTroisi, Professor AUniversity of LiverpoolChemistry 176,659
Shape memory bone and soft tissue fixationsCoates, Professor PDUniversity of BradfordFaculty of Engineering and Informatics 904,074
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
Solid-State NMR at 1.0 GHz: A World-Leading UK Facility to Deliver Advances in Chemistry, Biology and Materials ScienceBrown, Professor SPUniversity of WarwickPhysics 7,889,144
Stain resistant paints from smart hydrophobic surfacesCarmalt, Professor CUCLChemistry 248,451
Stimuli-responsive gel based microfluidic switchXU, Dr BBNorthumbria, University ofFac of Engineering and Environment 97,813
Supercharged enzyme-polymer surfactant bioblocks for the preparation of organophosphate decontaminating materialsPerriman, Dr AWUniversity of BristolCellular and Molecular Medicine 357,292
Sustainable polymersClark, Professor JHUniversity of YorkChemistry 2,931,366
The British Liquid Crystal Society Annual Training WorkshopHird, Dr MUniversity of HullPhysical Sciences 51,385
The Leeds EPSRC Nanoscience and Nanoequipment User FacilityBrown, Dr APUniversity of LeedsChemical and Process Engineering 201,946
Theranostic doubly crosslinked microgels: From a new materials class to an injectable load supporting medical deviceSaunders, Professor BUniversity of Manchester, TheMaterials 1,278,403
Therapy Ultrasound Network for Drug Delivery & Ablation Research (ThUNDDAR)ter Haar, Professor GRtInstitute of Cancer ResearchDivision of Radiotherapy and Imaging 675,860
Thermophoretic manipulation of biocompatible soft materials properties in microfluidic devicesVigolo, Dr DUniversity of BirminghamChemical Engineering 99,441
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
University of Bradford - Equipment AccountCoates, Professor PDUniversity of BradfordFaculty of Engineering and Informatics 3,419,000
Video Liquid Transmission Electron MicroscopyBattaglia, Professor GUCLChemistry 37,497

Total Number of Grants: 98
Total Value of Grants: £142,311,410

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