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EPSRC Reference: EP/H024549/1
Title: Physicochemical Characterisation of Bituminous Bound Composite Paving Materials
Principal Investigator: Airey, Professor GD
Other Investigators:
Collop, Professor AC Taylor, Dr AC Blackman, Dr BRK
Irvine, Dr DJ Hayes, Professor CJ Brown, Professor PD
Grenfell, Dr J R A Kinloch, Professor A
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Department: Division of Infrastructure and Geomatics
Organisation: University of Nottingham
Scheme: Standard Research
Starts: 01 November 2009 Ends: 30 April 2011 Value (£): 201,244
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Chemical Structure Pavement Engineering
Physical Organic Chemistry
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Construction Chemicals
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Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
11 Sep 2009 Cross-Disciplinary Feasibility Account Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
A range of highly adventurous, speculative, short-term, cross-disciplinary feasibility studies will be undertaken as a collaboration between the Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre (NTEC) at the University of Nottingham, the 'Adhesion, Adhesives and Composites Group' at Imperial College London and the 'Materials Engineering Group' at Texas A&M University. The feasibility studies will be in the general area of the physicochemical characterisation of asphalt materials and address the adhesive properties and interfacial relationships between the material components using a range of cross-disciplinary techniques and testing methods developed during a Collaborating for Success through People Grant. In addition, the feasibility studies will be extended into new research areas that are linked with the general area of the physicochemical characterisation of asphalt materials through cross-disciplinary collaborations with groups in Organic Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Nanotechnology.The feasibility studies will be undertaken by post-doctoral researchers (PDRAs) working in the area of asphalt technology and pavement materials at NTEC. The PDRAs will be bought out of their existing projects and seconded for the period of the Feasibility Account to undertake these dedicated, cross-disciplinary feasibility studies. Successful areas of cross-disciplinary research resulting from the short-term research studies, in terms of their potential to have a significant impact on society and the economy, will be identified through a series of workshop, seminars and sandpits and built into large scale research proposals and projects.
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