Materials gains of £20 million

Posted on 01/05/2015 by IED

Ten new research projects that will advance the UK’s manufacturing capability, develop new functional materials and accelerate the translation of the science of functional materials through to application have been announced by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

These include developing thin-film materials and novel manufacturing methods for wearable technology; improving the mass production of carbon nanotube materials; as well as developing materials for the new class of photonic integrated circuits – for use in communications, sensors, imaging and also lighting.

Professor Philip Nelson, EPSRC's chief executive, said: "These grants for functional materials research will take advantage of the excellent capability that exists across the UK." He added: "The level of partnership between universities and industry means they are well positioned to advance the exploitation of the knowledge and discoveries of our pioneering scientists and engineers."

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