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EPSRC Reference: EP/R00661X/1
Title: Sir Henry Royce Institute - recurrent grant
Principal Investigator: Withers, Professor P
Other Investigators:
Linfield, Professor EH Bruce, Professor P Friend, Professor Sir R
Alford, Professor N OBrien, Mr MR Cooper, Professor A
Rainforth, Professor WM
Researcher Co-Investigators:
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Department: Engineering and Physical Sciences
Organisation: University of Manchester, The
Scheme: Standard Research - NR1
Starts: 01 April 2016 Ends: 31 March 2021 Value (£): 2,117,010
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Materials Characterisation
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Chemicals Energy
R&D Manufacturing
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As a national institute, The Sir Henry Royce Institute (SHRI) for Advanced Materials, will provide the missing 'link' in the UK innovation chain allowing the iterative design of advanced materials for various applications, at speed and reasonable cost, providing a critical component to delivering on the government's economic strategy. The Institute will reduce the time-scales to translate discoveries to applications, provide strategic leadership together with training and career development in areas of particular need.

The aim is to establish the Sir Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials as an 'An international flagship for the accelerated discovery and development of new materials systems for the economic and societal benefit of the UK.'.

The SHRI will cover the invention and manufacture of Soft Materials; Functional Materials; Structural Engineering Materials and Energy Materials along with the necessary facilities to test and characterise them within a framework that emphasises the sustainable use of materials. Initially there will be 9 core material areas led by founding partners:

- Chemical materials discovery

- Biomedical materials and devices

- Materials for energy efficient ICT

- Atoms to devices

- 2D Materials systems

- Advanced Metals Processing

- Materials systems for demanding environments

- Energy Storage

- Nuclear materials

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