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EPSRC Reference: EP/P030084/1
Title: Underpinning Multi-User Equipment At UCL
Principal Investigator: Price, Professor D
Other Investigators:
Ourselin, Professor S Papakonstantinou, Professor I Palgrave, Professor RG
Vercauteren, Professor TKM Strlic, Professor M Coppens, Professor M
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Department: Office of Vice Provost Research
Organisation: UCL
Scheme: Standard Research - NR1
Starts: 01 April 2017 Ends: 31 March 2018 Value (£): 1,997,856
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Analytical Science Catalysis & Applied Catalysis
Energy Storage Materials Characterisation
Materials Processing Med.Instrument.Device& Equip.
Surfaces & Interfaces
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Manufacturing Chemicals
Healthcare Energy
Related Grants:
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
18 Jan 2017 Underpinning multi-user equipment Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
This is a UCL-wide bid for investment in state-of-the-art underpinning multi-user equipment which will help us to maintain a cutting-edge in internationally leading research. Each piece of equipment included in this proposal contributes to one or more strategic themes, in which UCL, as well as national and international funders, has invested significantly in recent years: materials fabrication and characterisation; healthcare technologies; and imaging, for both medical and heritage science applications. UCL has considerable strengths in these areas, and we have experienced significant growth in terms of staff and student numbers, and breadth and impact of research activity. This additional investment will therefore provide an ideal platform to ensure the sustained growth of the highest quality research, as well as supporting and training early career researchers.

Each piece of equipment underpins a range of research activities, reaching across department and discipline boundaries, which are of strategic importance for UCL and EPSRC. The UCL equipment items were chosen via a competitive internal selection process, led by Deans and Vice-Deans for Research, with evaluation based on scientific excellence, potential for impact, and alignment to UCL and EPSRC strategies. Each piece of equipment has a Lead Investigator(s) who will be responsible for regular reporting to the Vice-Provost for Research on progress against objectives.

The requested UCL equipment items are: (A) a photoelectron spectrometer; (B) surgical X-ray imaging and robotics for a mock interventional suite; (C) a 3D nanoprinting facility; and (D) a 3D hyperspectral imaging facility for science and engineering in heritage.

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