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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
Investigator
OrganisationDepartmentTotal Grant
Value (£)
3D Nanoscale chemical analysis: a FIBSEM-SIMS facility optimised for soft and composite materialsBrydson, Professor RMDUniversity of LeedsChemical and Process Engineering 1,726,123
A Facility for Cryo-Enabled Multi-microscopy for Nanoscale Analysis in the Engineering and Physical Sciences (Cryo-EPS)Giuliani, Professor FImperial College LondonMaterials 10,294,044
A Scalable Process for the Chemical Recycling of PET using Ionic OrganocatalystsWood, Professor JUniversity of BirminghamChemical Engineering 941,411
An Electron Diffractometer for Nanomaterial Structure CharacterisationForgan, Professor RSUniversity of GlasgowSchool of Chemistry 1,856,858
An energy free pump: nanoporous gels to passively lift subsurface waterPedrotti, Dr MUniversity of StrathclydeCivil and Environmental Engineering 267,945
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 4,186,496
Biobased And Biodegradable Polymers For A Sustainable FutureHowdle, Professor SUniversity of NottinghamSch of Chemistry 2,524,151
Bio-based self-assembled polymers from renewable resourcesHatton, Dr F LLoughborough UniversityMaterials 348,188
Bio-derived and Bio-inspired Advanced Materials for Sustainable Industries (VALUED)Titirici, Professor MImperial College LondonChemical Engineering 6,139,080
Bioinspired Membranes for Water PurificationDerry, Dr MJAston UniversityCollege of Engineering and Physical Sci 165,999
Biomineral-inspired mechanically tough perovskite solar cells with enhanced stabilitySaunders, Professor BUniversity of Manchester, TheMaterials 481,010
Biomineral-inspired mechanically tough perovskite solar cells with enhanced stabilityHaque, Professor SAImperial College LondonChemistry 546,443
Biomineral-inspired mechanically tough perovskite solar cells with enhanced stabilityIslam, Professor SUniversity of OxfordMaterials 400,619
Catalytic Chemical Sorting of Intractably Mixed PlasticsBuchard, Professor AUniversity of BathChemistry 404,011
Catalytic Chemical Sorting of Intractably Mixed PlasticsDove, Professor APUniversity of BirminghamSchool of Chemistry 512,185
CBET-EPSRC Sustainable bioplastics prepared by ultrasonic treatment with low CO2 footprintShchukin, Professor DUniversity of LiverpoolChemistry 536,076
CCP5++: Integrating Computer Simulation of Condensed Phases with experiments and data science.Carbone, Professor PUniversity of Manchester, TheChem Eng and Analytical Science 366,829
Chemistry and physics of conjugated coordination nanosheets and two-dimensional conjugated polymersSirringhaus, Professor HUniversity of CambridgePhysics 827,743
Circularly Polarised Luminescent Photography and Lanthanide Complexes for Advanced Intelligent Security ApplicationsPal, Professor RDurham, University ofChemistry 295,444
Cleaner Futures (Next-Generation Sustainable Materials for Consumer Products).Rosseinsky, Professor MUniversity of LiverpoolChemistry 2,776,072
Coating the cell surface with adhesive polymers: a strategy to enhance cell adhesionArno, Dr MUniversity of BirminghamSchool of Chemistry 439,788
Co-creating a digital platform for the rapid development of sustainable polymer productsWindows-Yule, Dr C R KUniversity of BirminghamChemical Engineering 624,188
Contactless Droplet Manipulation for Highly Aligned Organic SemiconductorsVolpe, Professor GUCLChemistry 941,348
CROSS-COPOLYMER NETWORKS: TOWARDS TUNABLE, MULTIRESPONSIVE HYDROGELSKopec, Dr MUniversity of BathChemistry 312,036
Decarbonising The Acrylic Value Chain Via Resource CircularityBinner, Dr E RUniversity of NottinghamFaculty of Engineering 1,839,693
Developing a Circular Economy for Medical Testing PlasticsDove, Professor APUniversity of BirminghamSchool of Chemistry 1,460,497
Developing broad-spectrum antivirals as a rapid response option for future global epidemicsJones, Dr SUniversity of BirminghamSchool of Chemistry 611,120
Developing the synergy between chemical, biochemical, and mechanical processing for enhanced recycling of multilayer plastic packagingBrandt-Talbot, Dr AImperial College LondonChemistry 1,464,670
Dialling up performance for on demand manufacturingWildman, Professor RUniversity of NottinghamFaculty of Engineering 5,865,536
Digital Design and Manufacture of Amorphous Pharmaceuticals (DDMAP)Florence, Professor AJUniversity of StrathclydeInst of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sci 1,251,700
Direct cold sintering of functional ceramics onto polymer circuit boards: a new low energy manufacturing route in electronicsReaney, Professor IMUniversity of SheffieldMaterials Science and Engineering 202,342
Electrocatalytic Cross-Coupling Reactions with Heterogeneous Single Atom CatalystsCao, Dr QUniversity of LeicesterChemistry 153,499
Electro-Responsive 4D-Printable Polymer Nanocomposites for Artificial Muscles (PolyARM)Istrate, Dr OQueen's University of BelfastSch Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 465,913
Enabling precision engineering of complex chemical products for high value technology sectors.Brydson, Professor RMDUniversity of LeedsChemical and Process Engineering 1,584,600
'EPSRC and SFI Centre for Doctoral Training in Transformative Pharmaceutical TechnologiesStolnik-Trenkic, Professor SSUniversity of NottinghamSch of Pharmacy 6,714,348
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Biomedical MaterialsCartmell, Professor SHUniversity of Manchester, TheMaterials 6,974,487
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Integrated Functional Nano (i4Nano)Hofmann, Professor SUniversity of CambridgePhysics 6,298,762
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter for Formulation and Industrial Innovation (SOFI2)Bain, Professor CDDurham, University ofChemistry 5,903,131
EPSRC Core Equipment Award 2022/23Spearing, Professor SMUniversity of SouthamptonSch of Engineering 925,000
Exploiting microbial cell factories for manufacturing biodegradable film packaging from recalcitrant waste streamWelton, Professor TImperial College LondonChemistry 310,825
Extreme deformations of magneto- and electro-active membranes: A framework to model instabilities due to large multi-physics loads in thin structuresSaxena, Dr PUniversity of GlasgowSchool of Engineering 335,748
Flexible Hybrid Thermoelectric Hybrid MaterialsMcCulloch, Professor IUniversity of OxfordOxford Chemistry 474,611
Flexible Hybrid Thermoelectric MaterialsNandhakumar, Professor ISUniversity of SouthamptonSch of Chemistry 609,079
Fundamental Studies of the Drying of Complex Multiphase Aerosol DropletsArmes, Professor SPUniversity of SheffieldChemistry 429,410
Fundamental Studies of the Drying of Complex Multiphase Aerosol DropletsReid, Professor JPUniversity of BristolChemistry 405,634
Harnessing vibration-induced enhancement of transport in functional materials with soft structural dynamicsSirringhaus, Professor HUniversity of CambridgePhysics 6,846,508
High resolution, cryogenic analytical and transfer scanning electron microscope (HR-CAT-SEM)Khlobystov, Professor AUniversity of NottinghamSch of Chemistry 1,564,542
Hyperfine Resolution and Advanced Structural Analysis to Enable Next-Generation Molecular ScienceO'Connor, Professor PBUniversity of WarwickChemistry 3,101,722
Innovative Coatings and Adhesives for Recycling (I-CARE)Slark, Professor AUniversity of SheffieldChemistry 1,526,020
Insights into Degradable Branched Step-growth Polymers using Transfer-dominated Branching Radical TelomerisationRannard, Professor SUniversity of LiverpoolChemistry 763,278
Lignin-based coatings: A novel approach to turn challenges into opportunities for anti-corrosion and anti-wear applicationsZhang, Dr FUniversity of SussexSch of Engineering and Informatics 433,017
Luminescent Conjugated Polymers for Energy MaterialsBronstein, Dr HUniversity of CambridgeChemistry 1,216,002
Materials that unlock light-controlled specific separations to enable sustainable desalination (LUCENT)Lau, Dr CUniversity of EdinburghSch of Engineering 1,348,268
Molecular Manufacturing of Macroscopic ObjectsSmoukov, Professor SQueen Mary University of LondonSchool of Engineering & Materials Scienc 1,180,624
Molecular Photonic BreadboardsLeggett, Professor GUniversity of SheffieldChemistry 7,255,283
Multi-Scale Framework for Quantum Mechanical Simulations of Organic ElectronicsRatcliff, Dr LEUniversity of BristolChemistry 176,268
Next generation anion-exchange membranes (AEM) with covalently-bound antiradical functions for enhanced durabilityMamlouk, Professor MNewcastle UniversitySch of Engineering 450,190
Novel microcapsule designs and manufacturing processesZhang, Professor ZUniversity of BirminghamChemical Engineering 395,449
Novel microcapsule designs and manufacturing processesCAYRE, Dr OJUniversity of LeedsChemical and Process Engineering 395,931
Novel microcapsule designs and manufacturing processesRouth, Professor AUniversity of CambridgeChemical Engineering and Biotechnology 397,553
Novel Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity for use as photonic materialsMcKeown, Professor NUniversity of EdinburghSch of Chemistry 355,840
Novel Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity for Use as Photonic MaterialsCooke, Professor GUniversity of GlasgowSchool of Chemistry 356,122
Novel Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity for use as photonic materialsSamuel, Professor IUniversity of St AndrewsPhysics and Astronomy 430,748
NOVEL SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES FOR EFFICIENT UTILISATION OF AGRICULTURAL WASTE STREAMS IN A CIRCULAR ECONOMYLye, Professor GUCLBiochemical Engineering 1,457,226
Olefin metathesis: A route to conjugated metallopolymersMusgrave, Dr RKings College LondonChemistry 450,813
One-step reconstruction of plastic waste back to its constituent monomers (ONESTEP)Slocombe, Dr DRCardiff UniversitySch of Engineering 521,305
Particles At eXascale on High Performance Computers (PAX-HPC)Woodley, Professor SMUCLChemistry 3,041,191
Photodynamic Therapy via Implantable Microsystems for Cancer TreatmentFlynn, Professor DUniversity of GlasgowSchool of Engineering 202,081
Quantum engineering of energy-efficient molecular materials (QMol)Lambert, Professor CLancaster UniversityPhysics 7,141,698
Realising Functional Cellulosic Bio-based CompositesEichhorn, Professor SUniversity of BristolAerospace Engineering 1,561,994
Shapeshifting MoleculesMcGonigal, Dr P RUniversity of YorkChemistry 1,149,788
Stretching the boundaries; new soft matter systems.Gleeson, Professor HUniversity of LeedsPhysics and Astronomy 1,631,505
SuperSTEM: National Research Facility for Advanced Electron MicroscopyRamasse, Professor QUniversity of LeedsChemical and Process Engineering 4,023,848
Sustainable Chemicals Innovations Enabling Net Carbon Emissions (SCIENCE)Licence, Professor PUniversity of NottinghamSch of Chemistry 1,996,103
Sustainable manufacture of biodegradable film packaging from recalcitrant waste streamsWan, Professor CUniversity of WarwickWMG 246,888
Sustainable manufacture of biodegradable film packaging from recalcitrant waste streamsPandhal, Dr JUniversity of SheffieldChemical & Biological Engineering 758,964
Sustainable Responsive Hybrid Ionic Liquid-Polymer Gel Electrolyte MaterialsDerry, Dr MJAston UniversityCollege of Engineering and Physical Sci 443,058
Switchable Polymer Manufacturing Delivering Sustainable ProductsWilliams, Professor CKUniversity of OxfordOxford Chemistry 1,577,546
The Comfort Loop: A systems approach for sustainable absorbent hygiene productsMiodownik, Professor MUCLMechanical Engineering 1,463,528
The UK High-Field Solid-State NMR National Research FacilityWilliamson, Dr PTFUniversity of SouthamptonSch of Biological Sciences 51,797
The UK High-Field Solid-State NMR National Research FacilityTitman, Dr JUniversity of NottinghamSch of Chemistry 43,315
The UK High-Field Solid-State NMR National Research FacilityBlanc, Professor FUniversity of LiverpoolChemistry 23,982
The UK High-Field Solid-State NMR National Research FacilityAshbrook, Professor SEMUniversity of St AndrewsChemistry 30,069
The UK High-Field Solid-State NMR National Research FacilityBrown, Professor SPUniversity of WarwickPhysics 2,431,378
The UK High-Field Solid-State NMR National Research FacilityGriffin, Dr JLancaster UniversityChemistry 22,420
Thermally Responsive Supports for Enhanced Efficiency in PET DepolymerisationWood, Professor JUniversity of BirminghamChemical Engineering 923,700
Transforming flexibles for a green packaging futureLee, Professor KImperial College LondonAeronautics 513,744
Transforming Parkinson's disease clinical management with integrated digital health technologiesPeeters, Professor MUniversity of Manchester, TheChem Eng and Analytical Science 150,383
Translational Nanoconstructs For Targeted Tissue Accumulation And Guided Surgery In CancerElson, Professor DImperial College LondonSurgery and Cancer 547,988
Translational nanoconstructs for targeted tissue accumulation and guided surgery in cancerGreen, Professor MKings College LondonPhysics 228,107
Translational nanoconstructs for targeted tissue accumulation and guided surgery in cancerRedshaw, Professor CUniversity of HullChemistry 572,613
TRIAL: Treatment of Respiratory Infections with inhaled AntimicrobiaLsD'Sa, Professor RAUniversity of LiverpoolMaterial, Design & Manufacturing Eng 663,939
TRIAL: Treatment of Respiratory Infections with inhaled AntimicrobiaLsFerreira, Professor DMUniversity of OxfordPaediatrics 413,496
Understanding hydrophobic interactions in cellulose nanofibresEichhorn, Professor SUniversity of BristolAerospace Engineering 24,040
University of York - EPSRC capital award for core equipment 2022/23Dougill, Professor AJUniversity of YorkEnvironment 875,000

Total Number of Grants: 95
Total Value of Grants: £145,571,564

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