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EPSRC Support by Research Area (Manufacturing Technologies) in Theme (Manufacturing the Future)

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. The number and value of grants listed below reflects how the theme portfolio is described by this research area.

Please note: some research areas will appear under multiple themes. There is no unique, absolute, relationship between a research area and a theme.

Grant TitlePrincipal
Investigator
OrganisationDepartmentTotal Grant
Value (£)
3D Laser Beam Shaping: The True Potential of Laser Based ManufacturingCarter, Dr RMHeriot-Watt UniversitySch of Engineering and Physical Science 585,983
A hybrid precision manufacturing platform for next-generation of nanoscale productsLuo, Professor XUniversity of StrathclydeDesign Manufacture and Engineering Man 766,513
A Multiscale Digital Twin-Driven Smart Manufacturing System for High Value-Added ProductsLuo, Professor XUniversity of StrathclydeDesign Manufacture and Engineering Man 2,805,908
A multi-scale, high-resolution, tri-beam facility for fast machining and 3D characterisationChiu, Professor YUniversity of BirminghamMetallurgy and Materials 1,970,213
Adventurous Manufacturing Follow On: Integrating Living Analytics into Biomanufacturing ProcessesPolizzi, Professor KMImperial College LondonChemical Engineering 870,445
Aerospace casting for the hybrid electric futureWithey, Professor PUniversity of BirminghamMetallurgy and Materials 937,245
AFM-based nano-machining: developing and validating a novel modelling approach for effective process implementation in nanotechnology applicationsBrousseau, Professor EBCardiff UniversitySch of Engineering 692,656
AIM3: Additive and intelligent manufacturing of multi-functional membranesTokay, Dr BUniversity of NottinghamFaculty of Engineering 1,008,679
AIOLOS: Artificial Intelligence powered framework for OnLine prOduction SchedulingLI, Dr JUniversity of Manchester, TheChem Eng and Analytical Science 833,312
Autonomous Inspection for Responsive and Sustainable Nuclear Fuel Manufacture (AIRS-NFM)Joyce, Professor MJLancaster UniversityEngineering 1,499,367
AUTONOMOUS METHOD FOR DETECTING CUTTING TOOL AND MACHINE TOOL ANOMALIES IN MACHININGLang, Professor ZUniversity of SheffieldAutomatic Control and Systems Eng 1,033,385
Beyond direct-write: Dynamically reconfigurable holographic multibeam interference lithography for high-throughput nanomanufacturingJoyce, Professor HJUniversity of CambridgeEngineering 506,444
Biomanufacturing with carbon capture and utilisation: A Zero Carbon Loss SystemXuan, Professor JUniversity of SurreyChemical Engineering 1,361,350
Breaking FROntiers for advanced engineering of bespoke, functional Biopolymer COmposite materials (FROBCO)Xie, Dr DFUniversity of BathChemical Engineering 565,895
Circular Economy for Small Medical DevicesRahimifard, Professor SLoughborough UniversityWolfson Sch of Mech, Elec & Manufac Eng 1,546,200
CMMI-EPSRC: Multi-Driver Furnace Processing of Magneto-Functional MaterialsStaunton, Professor JBUniversity of WarwickPhysics 283,132
Collective Risk Learning for Supply Chain Disruption PreparednessBrintrup, Dr AUniversity of CambridgeEngineering 438,572
Combining the Strengths of Mid-IR and Raman Spectroscopies on Single Chip for Rapid Bedside Biomarker DiagnosticsGanapathy, Professor SUniversity of SouthamptonOptoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) 805,209
Composites: Made Faster - Rapid, physics-based simulation tools for composite manufactureHallett, Professor SRUniversity of BristolAerospace Engineering 812,735
Computer aided solvent design to minimise solvent use in integrated synthesis, purification & isolation for sustainable pharmaceutical manufacturingPrice, Professor CJUniversity of StrathclydeChemical and Process Engineering 1,351,896
Contactless Droplet Manipulation for Highly Aligned Organic SemiconductorsVolpe, Professor GUCLChemistry 941,348
Design and green manufacturing of functional nanomaterialsPatwardhan, Professor SVUniversity of SheffieldChemical & Biological Engineering 1,011,132
Developing iron-rich cement clinker & understanding ferrite for the valorisation & upcycling of steel slags (FeRICH)Morley, Professor NAUniversity of SheffieldMaterials Science and Engineering 1,392,715
Developing Machine Learning-empowered Responsive Manufacture Of Industrial Laser SystemsCarter, Dr RMHeriot-Watt UniversitySch of Engineering and Physical Science 1,376,132
Dial-a-particle: model-driven self-optimised manufacturing platform of nanoparticlesTorrente Murciano, Professor LUniversity of CambridgeChemical Engineering and Biotechnology 727,398
Dialling up performance for on demand manufacturingWildman, Professor RUniversity of NottinghamFaculty of Engineering 5,865,536
Dial-up Engineered Microstructures for Advanced Additively Manufactured Metals (DEMAMM)Tuck, Professor CJUniversity of NottinghamFaculty of Engineering 1,809,056
Diode area melting - a novel re-configurable multi-laser approach for efficient additive manufacturing with enhanced thermal process controlMUMTAZ, Dr KUniversity of SheffieldMechanical Engineering 629,880
Displacement Talbot Lithography: accelerating a versatile and low-cost patterning technique for precision manufacturingShields, Dr PAUniversity of BathElectronic and Electrical Engineering 727,375
Doing More With Less: A Digital Twin of state-of-the-art and emerging high value manufacturing routes for high integrity titanium alloy componentsJackson, Professor MUniversity of SheffieldMaterials Science and Engineering 2,608,542
EPSRC-SFI: Cutting Edge Analytical Solutions for Smart, Integrated, Efficient Biopharmaceutical ProductionGoodacre, Professor RUniversity of LiverpoolBiochemistry 441,613
EPSRC-SFI: Cutting Edge Analytical Solutions for Smart, Integrated, Efficient Biopharmaceutical ProductionBurgess, Dr KUniversity of EdinburghSch of Biological Sciences 443,041
EPSRC-SFI: Table Top Manufacturing of Tailored Silica for Personalised Medicine [SiPM]Patwardhan, Professor SVUniversity of SheffieldChemical & Biological Engineering 649,763
Eradicating hydrofluoric acid from metal etchingClare, Professor AUniversity of NottinghamFaculty of Engineering 596,756
ESTEEM: Energy efficient and Safe out-of-oven manufacTuring for compositE materials with intEgrated MultifunctionalitiesZhang, Dr HQueen Mary University of LondonSchool of Engineering & Materials Scienc 395,947
Fiberized Platforms for Integrated Nanosheet MaterialsPeacock, Professor AUniversity of SouthamptonOptoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) 598,755
FLEXICHEM: Flexible Digital Chemical Manufacturing Through Structure/Reactivity RelationshipsBourne, Professor RAUniversity of LeedsChemical and Process Engineering 1,201,544
Fully Automated Platforms for Drug Nanocrystals Manufacturing via Continuous-Flow, Data-Driven Antisolvent CrystallizationMazzei, Professor LUCLChemical Engineering 1,180,387
Future Advanced Metrology HubJiang, Professor Dame XUniversity of HuddersfieldSch of Computing and Engineering 10,813,543
Future Biomanufacturing Research HubScrutton, Professor NSUniversity of Manchester, TheChemistry 10,668,316
Future Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing HubSmowton, Professor PMCardiff UniversitySchool of Physics and Astronomy 10,852,672
Future Continuous Manufacturing and Advanced Crystallisation Research HubFlorence, Professor AJUniversity of StrathclydeInst of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sci 10,864,793
Future Electrical Machines Manufacturing HubJewell, Professor GUniversity of SheffieldElectronic and Electrical Engineering 10,735,962
FUTURE TARGETED HEALTHCARE MANUFACTURING HUBTitchener-Hooker, Professor NUCLBiochemical Engineering 10,851,090
Green Energy-Optimised Printed ICsKettle, Professor JUniversity of GlasgowCollege of Science and Engineering 1,201,482
Heterogeneous Fibre Optic sensor Arrays to Monitor Composite Manufacture (H-FOAM)Gilbert, Professor JUniversity of HullElectrical and Electronic Engineering 1,011,752
High-temperature Electromagnetic Instrumentation for Metal ProductionDavis, Professor CUniversity of WarwickWMG 317,818
High-temperature Electromagnetic Instrumentation for Metal Production (Hi-TEMP)Peyton, Professor AUniversity of Manchester, TheElectrical and Electronic Engineering 503,138
Hub 'Science' 3: Catalysis for the Circular Economy and Sustainable ManufacturingDavidson, Professor MGUniversity of BathChemistry 3,938,126
Industrial Robots-as-a-Service (IRaaS) - Resilient and responsive manufacturing systems enabled by rapidly deployable mobile robotsLohse, Professor NLoughborough UniversityWolfson Sch of Mech, Elec & Manufac Eng 1,436,069
Inline virtual qualification from 3D X-ray imaging for high-value manufacturingEvans, Dr LSwansea UniversityCollege of Engineering 1,025,110
Innovative Coatings and Adhesives for Recycling (I-CARE)Slark, Professor AUniversity of SheffieldChemistry 1,526,020
Ino-Flex: Enabling ultra-large area ultra-parallel roll-to-roll transfer printing of high performance flexible inorganic semiconductor devicesSmith, Dr RMUniversity of SheffieldElectronic and Electrical Engineering 252,918
Intelligent engineering coatings for in-manufacture and in-service monitoring of critical safety products (CoatIN)Matthews, Professor AUniversity of Manchester, TheMaterials 2,631,659
Ionic Liquid Ion Sources: the Flexible Ion Beamryan, Dr cUniversity of SouthamptonSch of Engineering 465,507
Low Dimensional Electronic Device Fabrication at Low Cost over Large Areas: Follow-onFlewitt, Professor AJUniversity of CambridgeEngineering 726,748
Machining metre-sized gratings with nanometre accuracyBuscher, Professor DFUniversity of CambridgePhysics 758,973
Manufacturing in Hospital: BioMed 4.0Leese, Dr H SUniversity of BathChemical Engineering 1,046,296
Manufacturing Organic-Inorganic Nanoparticle Composites with Nanoscale Precision via Directed Self-AssemblyRao, Professor AUniversity of CambridgePhysics 1,385,342
Manufacturing scalable semiconductor quantum light sourcesBennett, Professor AJCardiff UniversitySch of Engineering 1,051,315
Manufacturing the Future with Supercritical CO2 and Minimum Quantity LubricationTaylor, Dr CMUniversity of SheffieldAdvanced Manufacturing Res Centre Boeing 274,496
Manufacturing the Future with Supercritical CO2 and Minimum Quantity LubricationKapur, Professor NUniversity of LeedsMechanical Engineering 758,327
Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry imaging for advanced chemical and materials analysisLockyer, Professor NPUniversity of Manchester, TheChemistry 810,450
Molecular Manufacturing of Macroscopic ObjectsSmoukov, Professor SQueen Mary University of LondonSchool of Engineering & Materials Scienc 1,180,624
Multiscale multidimensional integrated imaging for precision laser processing (M2I2)Booth, Professor MUniversity of OxfordEngineering Science 863,618
NanoMan: Self-Optimising Nanoscale Manufacturing Platforms for Achieving Multiscale PrecisionWarren, Dr N JUniversity of LeedsChemical and Process Engineering 1,432,279
Nature-inspired bio-Syngas Technologies for Olefins SynthesisMaterazzi, Dr MUCLChemical Engineering 1,168,549
Next Generation Fibre-Reinforced Composites: a Full Scale Redesign for CompressionShaffer, Professor MImperial College LondonMaterials 6,205,244
Next Generation Metrology Driven by NanophotonicsJiang, Professor Dame XUniversity of HuddersfieldSch of Computing and Engineering 5,539,716
Non-contact scanning probe station for advanced wafer scale testing of photonic integrated circuitsMuskens, Professor OUniversity of SouthamptonSch of Physics and Astronomy 727,695
Novel microcapsule designs and manufacturing processesRouth, Professor AUniversity of CambridgeChemical Engineering and Biotechnology 397,553
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 SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES FOR EFFICIENT UTILISATION OF AGRICULTURAL WASTE STREAMS IN A CIRCULAR ECONOMYLye, Professor GUCLBiochemical Engineering 1,457,226
Photonics @ Interface: Heterogeneous Integrations for Generation, Detection, Conversion, and Modulationcharlton, Professor MDBUniversity of SouthamptonElectronics and Computer Science 1,143,280
Powders by design for additive manufacture through multi-scale simulationsHaeri, Dr SUniversity of EdinburghSch of Engineering 370,418
Precise deposition of complex particles for structured functional productsHare, Dr CLNewcastle UniversitySch of Engineering 218,888
Pro2 Network+: From Prototyping to Production of Digital DevicesFraser, Professor MCUniversity of BristolComputer Science 2,659,015
Process Control and Novel Materials for the Reactive Jet Impingement ProcessDalgarno, Professor KWNewcastle UniversitySch of Engineering 1,145,057
Productivity and Sustainability Management in the Responsive FactoryCorney, Professor JUniversity of EdinburghSch of Engineering 1,146,222
Reconfigurable robotics for responsive manufacture - R3MWebb, Professor PCranfield UniversitySch of Aerospace, Transport & Manufact 1,329,502
Re-Imagining Engineering Design: Growing Radical Cyber-Physical-Socio PhenotypesPrice, Professor MQueen's University of BelfastSch Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 7,355,902
Reimagining Photovoltaics ManufacturingBeattie, Professor NSNorthumbria, University ofFac of Engineering and Environment 986,018
Responsive Additive Manufacture to Overcome Natural and Attack-based disruption (RAMONA)Gibbons, Professor GJUniversity of WarwickWMG 1,024,124
Responsive Manufacturing of High Value Thin to Thick Films.Howse, Dr JUniversity of SheffieldChemical & Biological Engineering 2,025,997
REuse of Structural sTeel in cOnstRuction (RESTOR)Dirar, Dr SUniversity of BirminghamCivil Engineering 1,323,872
Robust manufacturable antibacterial surfaces enabled by superhard plasmon-enhanced photocatalytic materials.Oulton, Professor RFMImperial College LondonPhysics 762,406
Robust manufacturable antimicrobial surfaces enabled by superhard plasmon-enhanced photocatalytic materialsEhiasarian, Professor APSheffield Hallam UniversityCollege of Business, Technology & Eng 779,069
Rotational Vibration Assisted Increment Sheet Forming by Novel Tooling (RV-ISF)Long, Professor HUniversity of SheffieldMechanical Engineering 1,016,188
SEE MORE MAKE MORE: Secondary Electron Energy Measurement Optimisation for Reliable Manufacturing of Key MaterialsRodenburg, Professor CUniversity of SheffieldMaterials Science and Engineering 1,171,727
SEE MORE MAKE MORE: Secondary Electron Energy Measurement Optimised for Reliable Manufacture of Key Materials: Opportunity, Realisation, ExploitationPratt, Dr AUniversity of YorkPhysics 562,339
See More Make More: Secondary Electron Energy Measurement Optimised for Reliable Manufacture of Key Materials: Opportunity, Realisation, ExploitationJepson, Dr MLoughborough UniversityMaterials 78,818
See More Make More: Secondary Electron Energy Measurement Optimised for Reliable Manufacture of Key Materials: Opportunity, Realisation, ExploitationHondow, Dr NUniversity of LeedsChemical and Process Engineering 84,068
SENSYCUT- Sensor Enabled Systems for Precision CuttingChaharsooghi, Dr ASUniversity of BathMechanical Engineering 1,198,919
SHUTTERING: Low carbon concrete Structures witH aUxeTic TextilE foRmworks as reinforcING elementVinai, Dr RUniversity of ExeterEngineering 1,479,462
Single-Step Plasma Jet Material DepositionCaruana, Professor DUCLChemistry 558,343
SPECIFIC IKC Phase 2Worsley, Professor DSwansea UniversityCollege of Engineering 2,997,633
STOP fibrous microplastic pollution from textiles by elucidating fibre damage and manufacturing novel textilesYang, Dr DUniversity of EdinburghSch of Engineering 25,678
STOP fibrous microplastic pollution from textiles by elucidating fibre damage and manufacturing novel textilesTausif, Professor MUniversity of LeedsSch of Design 624,583
SUSTAIN Manufacturing HubPleydell-Pearce, Professor CSwansea UniversityCollege of Engineering 10,852,989
Sustainable Additive ManufacturingWilliams, Professor SWCranfield UniversitySch of Aerospace, Transport & Manufact 1,665,172
Sustainable manufacturing of circular economy elastomer productsChen, Professor BQueen's University of BelfastSch Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 1,247,406
Sustainable Microbial Manufacture of Adipic Acid from Industrial and Post-Consumer WasteWallace, Professor SUniversity of EdinburghSch of Biological Sciences 1,348,312
Sustainable microwave manufacturing of functional inorganic materials (SuMMa)Dimitrakis, Dr GUniversity of SheffieldChemical & Biological Engineering 1,683,171
Switchable Polymer Manufacturing Delivering Sustainable ProductsWilliams, Professor CKUniversity of OxfordOxford Chemistry 1,577,546
Technology critical metal recycling using ultrasonics and catalytic etchantsAbbott, Professor AUniversity of LeicesterChemistry 970,125
THE FUTURE COMPOSITES MANUFACTURING HUBWarrior, Professor NAUniversity of NottinghamFaculty of Engineering 10,830,792
The Future is Remanufacturing: Composites for LifeSavage, Dr LUniversity of ExeterEngineering 448,363
The UK Catalysis Hub -'Core'Hutchings, Professor GCardiff UniversityChemistry 2,201,661
The UK Catalysis Hub - 'Science': 1 - Optimising, predicting and designing new CatalystsCatlow, Professor RCardiff UniversityChemistry 3,683,535
Thermal monitoring instrumentation for metal additive manufacturing - PYRAMTatam, Professor RPCranfield UniversitySch of Aerospace, Transport & Manufact 961,863
Thermal Recovery of Functional Coatings (TReFCo)Baker, Dr JSwansea UniversityCollege of Engineering 1,005,537
UK FIRES: Locating Resource Efficiency at the heart of Future Industrial Strategy in the UKAllwood, Professor JMUniversity of CambridgeEngineering 5,176,328
Ultra-short pulsed laser welding - an industrially-relevant manufacturing tool for bonding IR and visible optical materialsHand, Professor DHeriot-Watt UniversitySch of Engineering and Physical Science 974,287
Ultrasonically enabled supportless 3D printing (Sonobeamer)Neale, Dr SLUniversity of GlasgowSchool of Engineering 1,015,143

Total Number of Grants: 115
Total Value of Grants: £226,653,619

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