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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 laminatesPotluri, Professor PUniversity of Manchester, TheMaterials 33,009
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 laminates.Potter, Professor KUniversity of BristolAerospace Engineering 28,492
A LEAP 5000 XS for the UK National Atom Probe FacilityMoody, Professor MPUniversity of OxfordMaterials 2,914,083
Achieving a Predictive Design for Manufacture Capability in Composites by Integrating Manufacturing Knowledge and Design IntentWard, Dr CUniversity of BristolAerospace Engineering 101,082
AEGIS (Advanced EnerGy-Absorption polymer for Impact-resistant Smart composites)Pinto, Dr FUniversity of BathMechanical Engineering 173,765
An EPSRC National Research Facility to facilitate Data Science in the Physical Sciences: The Physical Sciences Data science Service (PSDS)Coles, Professor SJUniversity of SouthamptonSch of Chemistry 2,996,067
An integrated (ICME) approach to multiscale modelling of the fabrication and joining of powder processed partsBasoalto, Dr HCUniversity of BirminghamMetallurgy and Materials 1,003,550
An X-ray Micro-Computed Tomography Facility with in-situ/in operando testing.Inkson, Professor BUniversity of SheffieldMaterials Science and Engineering 1,175,201
Beyond structural; multifunctional composites that store electrical energyGreenhalgh, Professor ESImperial College LondonDept of Aeronautics 836,406
Beyond structural; multifunctional composites that store electrical energyShirshova, Dr NDurham, University ofEngineering 273,365
Carboglass: Transformative Engineering Materials for Reduced Energy and Waste Consumption in Advanced Manufacturing ProcessesBingham, Professor PASheffield Hallam UniversityFaculty of Arts Computing Eng and Sci 244,162
Certification for Design - Reshaping the Testing PyramidThomsen, Professor OTUniversity of BristolAerospace Engineering 6,924,663
Development of a Novel Self-Healing Composite for Sustainable and Resilient Concrete InfrastructureZhang, Dr MUCLCivil Environmental and Geomatic Eng 252,989
ECCS - EPSRC Development of uniform, low power, high density resistive memory by vertical interface and defect designDriscoll, Professor JLUniversity of CambridgeMaterials Science & Metallurgy 384,242
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 devicesFalko, Professor VUniversity 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 4,859,444
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Composites ManufacturePartridge, Professor IKUniversity of BristolAerospace Engineering 3,731,262
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Composites Science, Engineering and ManufacturingEichhorn, Professor SUniversity of BristolAerospace Engineering 6,390,341
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Ultrasonic EngineeringCochran, Professor SUniversity of GlasgowSchool of Engineering 6,063,037
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Modelling of Heterogeneous SystemsStaunton, Professor JBUniversity of WarwickPhysics 5,752,474
E-textiles NetworkBeeby, Professor SPUniversity of SouthamptonSch of Electronics and Computer Sci 131,136
Freeform Composites: Breaking Free from the Mould.Fairclough, Professor JPAUniversity of SheffieldMechanical Engineering 246,968
Future Electrical Machines Manufacturing HubJewell, Professor GUniversity of SheffieldElectronic and Electrical Engineering 10,306,217
Green Recycling And re-manufacturing of Carbon fibre composites for a circular Economy (GRACE)Soutis, Professor CUniversity of Manchester, TheMaterials 784,270
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 materialsRoy, Professor ALoughborough UniversityWolfson Sch of Mech, Elec & Manufac Eng 396,115
H2 Manufacturing: Hybrid-Hybrid machining of next generation aerospace materialsAyvar-Soberanis, Dr SUniversity of SheffieldAdvanced Manufacturing Res Centre Boeing 261,023
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, Professor IUniversity of BristolAerospace Engineering 1,036,426
High resolution, cryogenic analytical and transfer scanning electron microscope (HR-CAT-SEM)Khlobystov, Professor AUniversity of NottinghamSch of Chemistry 1,564,542
High-Volume Composites Manufacturing Cell with Digital Twinning CapabilityWarrior, Professor NUniversity of NottinghamFaculty of Engineering 454,736
Integrated atomic force and confocal fluorescence lifetime imaging microscope with fibre-coupled infrared detector for materials researchMartin-Fabiani, Dr ILoughborough UniversityMaterials 817,064
Integrated Plasma Source Focused Ion Beam with Scanning Electron MicroscopeWatts, Professor JUniversity of SurreyMechanical Engineering Sciences 789,139
Investigation of fine-scale flows in composites processingLind, Dr S JUniversity of Manchester, TheMechanical Aerospace and Civil Eng 38,657
Investigation of fine-scale flows in composites processingRendall, Dr TUniversity of BristolAerospace Engineering 938,436
Laser-engineered nanocomposites for sensing applicationsZolotovskaya, Dr SAUniversity of DundeeEngineering 25,801
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 (ORC) 2,508,176
Manufacturing of High Performance Cellulose Fibres to Replace Glass fibres & Carbon Fibre PrecursorsEichhorn, Professor SUniversity of BristolAerospace Engineering 2,060,466
Mechanistic Understanding of the Damage and Fracture in Ceramic-Matrix Composites under Extreme ConditionsLiu, Dr DUniversity of BristolPhysics 277,790
NanocompEIM Phase 2 - Nanocomposite Advanced Electrical Insulation Systems for Enhanced HVAC and HVDC Energy NetworksVaughan, Professor AUniversity of SouthamptonSch of Electronics and Computer Sci 375,708
Nanocomposite materials for sensing in next-generation minimally-invasive medical devicesNoimark, Dr SUCLMedical Physics and Biomedical Eng 582,276
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
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 AUniversity of WarwickThe Warwick Manufacturing Group 39,996
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
SIMulation of new manufacturing PROcesses for Composite Structures (SIMPROCS)Hallett, Professor SRUniversity of BristolAerospace Engineering 1,115,704
Sir Henry Royce Institute - recurrent grantWithers, Regius 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 CompositesLewis, Dr DJUniversity 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
The integration of photovoltaic devices with carbon-fibre compositesLidzey, Professor DUniversity of SheffieldPhysics and Astronomy 900,923
The Royce: Capitalising on the investmentWithers, Regius Professor PUniversity of Manchester, TheMaterials 1,006,681
Two dimensional supramolecular networks on insulators: structural organisation, fluorescence and host-guest interactionsChampness, Professor NRUniversity of NottinghamSch of Chemistry 783,422
Van der Waals Heterostructures of 2D MaterialsNovoselov, Professor KUniversity of Manchester, ThePhysics and Astronomy 1,572,966
Vertically Aligned Ferromagnetic-fibre Reinforced (VAFeR) Films for Enhanced Damage Tolerant CompositesYasaee, Dr MCranfield UniversitySch of Aerospace, Transport & Manufact 169,548

Total Number of Grants: 68
Total Value of Grants: £125,594,385

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