Material Systems for Extreme EnvironmentsMR/S033696/1

Lead Research Organisation: University of Birmingham
Department Name: Metallurgy and Materials

Abstract

The conditions in which materials are required to operate are becoming ever more challenging. Operating temperatures and pressures are increasing in all areas of manufacture, energy generation, transport and environmental clean-up. Often the high temperatures are combined with severe chemical environments and exposure to high energy and, in the nuclear industry, to ionising radiation. The production and processing of next-generation materials capable of operating in these conditions will be non-trivial, especially at the scale required in many of these applications. In some cases, totally new compositions, processing and joining strategies will have to be developed. The need for long-term reliability in many components means that defects introduced during processing will need to be kept to an absolute minimum or defect-tolerant systems developed, e.g. via fibre reinforcement. Modelling techniques that link different length and time scales to define the materials chemistry, microstructure and processing strategy are key to speeding up the development of these next-generation materials. Further, they will not function in isolation but as part of a system. It is the behaviour of the latter that is crucial, so that interactions between different materials, the joining processes, the behaviour of the different parts under extreme conditions and how they can be made to work together, must be understood.

Our vision is to develop the required understanding of how the processing, microstructures and properties of materials systems operating in extreme environments interact to the point where materials with the required performance can be designed and then manufactured. Aligned with the Materials Genome Initiative in the USA, we will integrate hierarchical and predictive modelling capability in fields where experiments are extremely difficult and expensive.

The team have significant experience of working in this area. Composites based on 'exotic' materials such as zirconium diborides and silicon carbide have been developed for use as leading edges for hypersonic vehicles over a 3 year, DSTL funded collaboration between the 3 universities associated with this proposal. World-leading achievements include densifying them in <10 mins using a relatively new technique known as spark plasma sintering (SPS); measuring their thermal and mechanical properties at up to 2000oC; assessing their oxidation performance at extremely high heat fluxes and producing fibre-reinforced systems that can withstand exceptionally high heating rates, e.g. 1000oC s-1, and temperatures of nearly 3000oC for several minutes.

The research planned for this Programme Grant is designed to both spin off this knowledge into materials processing for nuclear fusion and fission, aerospace and other applications where radiation, oxidation and erosion resistance at very high temperatures are essential and to gain a deep understanding of the processing-microstructure-property relations of these materials and how they interact with each other by undertaking one of the most thorough assessments ever, allowing new and revolutionary compositions, microstructures and composite systems to be designed, manufactured and tested. A wide range of potential crystal chemistries will be considered to enable identification of operational mechanisms across a range of materials systems and to achieve paradigm changing developments. The Programme Grant would enable us to put in place the expertise required to produce a chain of knowledge from prediction and synthesis through to processing, characterisation and application that will enable the UK to be world leading in materials for harsh environments.

Planned Impact

New technologies are demanding ever increasing performance from materials, particularly for components used at very high temperatures in oxidising, high radiation flux and other extreme environments; increasingly, this means turning to ceramic materials for solutions. The work to be done under this proposal will directly address the needs of a number of sectors, including those of the energy and defence industries, where new materials are required. In all sectors of the energy industry, for example, there is clear evidence that materials technology will play a vitally important role in meeting future needs arising from higher temperatures and more demanding environments. Increasing emphasis is also evident for the need to model materials, both to be able to predict their properties before they are made and to develop an understanding of how they will change over time with use. This proposal seeks to address these concerns. The defence sector also places very significant demands on materials and again effective modelling is required across the materials continuum. There is an even greater need to understand how materials behave under extreme conditions of temperature, pressure, high strain rate and shock; a particularly demanding application being leading edges for hypervelocity flight, where temperatures in excess of 2500oC occur during flight in the upper atmosphere where atomic oxygen is present and with very significant mechanical stresses. This proposal will directly address all of these issues.

Both academic and industrial organisations will benefit. Details of the former were outlined earlier; the primary impact on industry will be to provide both new materials and the ability to design enhanced materials to organisations that require materials for components that need to operate under extreme environments, and those that are involved in developing them. An important measure of impact will be the development of an active, connected academic and industrial community. There are a number of organisations who have seen the potential of our proposal and provided letters of support; our research will be generating enabling technology for each of these organisations and many others. All the investigators have strong backgrounds in interacting with industry and are committed to facilitating increased engagement between academia and industry as part of this role. Two way secondments and training are also key components of the strategy. Although exploitation in the UK is a priority, where this is not practical, the team is well connected to the world-wide industry to generate income streams from IPR through licensing deals.

The consortium will use the _Connect portal to establish a dedicated group web site that is capable of delivering webinars and other web based information dissemination. The Materials KTN will assist with cross-linking this with their other relevant interest groups and help to network the Project with other relevant communities. The Thomas Young Centre (TYC) also offers a wide range of opportunities for networking and dissemination. Outreach to the wider community will also be assisted by a self-funding summer school and international conference on composites for extreme environments and a series of two way knowledge exchange workshops and public engagement activities held in years 3 - 5, each focused on a different target audience. Further outreach to the wider scientific communities will be organized by the PI and Co-I's through organizations such as the IOM3, IOP and the RSC. We will also aim to network directly with Government agencies such as DSTL and AWE and will encourage applied research through TSB collaborative projects. Of particular interest will be to get strongly involved with the US Materials Genome Initiative and to interact more with leading teams in the US (e.g. the National Hypersonic Science Centre for Materials & Structures and AFRL), ISTEC in Italy and teams in Australia.

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Related Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Award Value
EP/K008749/1 01/02/2013 31/12/2013 £4,280,020
EP/K008749/2 Transfer EP/K008749/1 01/01/2014 31/01/2018 £3,723,651
 
Description This 5 year research programme has now finished. We have succeeded in:
* Understanding how to DESIGN ultra-high temperature composites, both in terms of composition and micro/macrostructure to generate the desired physical and mechanical properties.
* Scaling up the processing of carbon fibre / ultra high temperature ceramic powder composites that have potential applications in defence technology.
* Producing an actual prototype component for a hypervelocity vehicle; it was tested in March 2016 and passed all tests satisfactorily.
* Progressing the development of a new, much faster route to the manufacture of silicon carbide and other ceramic based composites, that will do in days what the existing route does in weeks.
* Developing a much greater understanding of the spark plasma sintering process and the effects of the electrical fields involved.
* Creating new, extra strong dies for the above process that allow much higher pressures to be used, up to 1 GPa.
* Synthesising a new material that has the highest melting point of any material known to man.
* Progressing the atomic modelling of ultra high temperature ceramic materials.
Exploitation Route Both DSTL and the Anglo French Company MBDA have funded separate but related investigations into the potential for the carbon fibre / hafnium diboride powder composites to be a) scaled up in terms of size, b) scaled up in terms of shape complexity and c) characterised much more. This work has been very successful and has led to an actual prototype component being made and also the development of large sized plates that can be manfactured by an automated process.
Also, the company Tokamak are funding research into the potential for ultra high temperature ceramics to have applications in the nuclear field and the National Nuclear Laboratory are also interested in related investigations.
A patent has been filed by Queen Mary Univ for the use of spark plasma sintering for the processing of silicon carbide ceramics.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Chemicals,Energy,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology

URL http://www.xmat.ac.uk/
 
Description Both DSTL and the Anglo French Company MBDA have funded separate but related investigations into the potential for the carbon fibre / hafnium diboride powder composites to be a) scaled up in terms of size, b) scaled up in terms of shape complexity and c) characterised much more. This work has been very successful and has led to an actual prototype component being made and also the development of large sized plates that can be manfactured by an automated process. Also, the company Tokamak are funding research into the potential for ultra high temperature ceramics to have applications in the nuclear field and the National Nuclear Laboratory are also interested in related investigations. A patent has been filed by Queen Mary Univ for the use of spark plasma sintering for the processing of silicon carbide ceramics. The work undertaken within XMat continues to lead to further research in the field of materials for extreme and hazardous environments. Rolls-Royce are now funding significant work in the field of oxide-oxide composites at the Univ of Bham and 3 new PhD students have been funded at UoB through the DSTL-funded MSA programme, whilst Imperial College also won a studentship through this scheme.
First Year Of Impact 2014
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Energy,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology
Impact Types Societal

 
Description CEMTEC(M): ITAR-free Ox Ox CMCs
Amount £137,074 (GBP)
Organisation Rolls Royce Group Plc 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2019 
End 09/2019
 
Description DSTL
Amount £150,000 (GBP)
Organisation Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2014 
End 06/2016
 
Description Horizon 2020
Amount € 195,455 (EUR)
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 04/2018 
End 04/2020
 
Description Horizon 2020
Amount € 680,556 (EUR)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 04/2016 
End 03/2020
 
Description ITP
Amount £250,000 (GBP)
Organisation MBDA Missile Systems 
Department MBDA UK Ltd
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2014 
End 02/2016
 
Description Innovation Actions
Amount £16,900,000 (GBP)
Funding ID Grant Agreement no. 653468. 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 05/2015 
End 05/2018
 
Description MCM ITP
Amount £250,000 (GBP)
Organisation MBDA Missile Systems 
Sector Private
Country United States
Start 04/2014 
End 03/2016
 
Description Non-oxide ceramic powder synthesis
Amount £96,176 (GBP)
Organisation Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2019 
End 09/2022
 
Description Novel high temperature capable electromagnetic materials
Amount £97,976 (GBP)
Organisation Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2019 
End 04/2022
 
Description Ox-Ox ceramic matrix composites
Amount £9,344,041 (GBP)
Organisation Aerospace Technology Institute 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 12/2019
 
Description Production of ceramic materials for high temperature, low observable materials
Amount £97,476 (GBP)
Organisation Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 09/2021
 
Description Programme Grant
Amount £7,580,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P000878/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2016 
End 06/2021
 
Description Proof of Concept
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Funding ID SEMH1B9R 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2015 
End 07/2016
 
Description Strategic Equipment
Amount £313,840 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/M507246/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2015 
End 03/2020
 
Description Tokamak
Amount £54,724 (GBP)
Organisation Tokamak Solutions 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description AFRL 
Organisation Air Force Research Laboratory
Department Materials and Manufacturing Directorate
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We are undertaking a funded PhD on microwave enhanced chemical vapour infiltration of SiC/SiC composites
Collaborator Contribution AFRL are funding the PhD through EAORD
Impact Collaboration started Feb 2016. The work is confidential.
Start Year 2016
 
Description DSTL 
Organisation Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution DSTL have funded research into ultra-high temperature ceramic composites for several years; we have developed a material that can withstand (comfortably) temperatures as high as 3000oC and, simultaneously, gas velocities as high as nearly 500 mph. These materials far exceed DSTL's original hopes and are now being developed further with MBDA (see other entry) with DSTL's support.
Collaborator Contribution DSTL have provided significant funding and support; they also supported our link with the US Air Force.
Impact Numerous publications and the development of a material that is currently developed to the point of prototype components being made.
Start Year 2009
 
Description ISTEC 
Organisation Istec Services Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Examining the potential for RF-enhanced chemical vapour infiltration for manufacturing ultra high temperature ceramic matrix composites as part of a H2020 programme, including the potential for combining RF CVI with other techniques to form a hybrid approach. Jon Binner also leads Work Package 2 for the programme.
Collaborator Contribution ISTEC-CNR are leading the programme, which also involves 10 other partners besides themselves and the Univ of Birmingham.
Impact Invited paper 'Ultra high temperature ceramic matrix composites based on carbon fibres', 15th Conf & Exhibition of the European Ceramic Society, Budapest, Hungary, Jul 2017. Invited paper 'Progress in manufacturing ultra-high temperature ceramic matrix composites (UHTCMCs)' 15th Conf & Exhibition of the European Ceramic Society, Budapest, Hungary, Jul 2017. Invited paper 'Thermoablative Resistance of ZrB2-SiC-WC Ceramics at 2400oC' 15th Conf & Exhibition of the European Ceramic Society, Budapest, Hungary, Jul 2017. Keynote paper 'Designing Advanced Ceramics and Composites', CERMODEL, Int. Congress on Modelling & Simulation in Ceramics Technology, Trento, Italy, Jul 2017. Invited paper 'Processing and properties of ultra-high temperature ceramic matrix composites', CICC-10, Int. Conf. on High-Performance Ceramics, Nanchang, China, Nov 2017. Invited paper 'Designing the processing of advanced ceramics and composites to yield the required properties', in "Advancing Frontiers of Ceramics for Sustainable Societal Development - International Symposium in Honor of Dr. Mrityunjay Singh" - being held during the 42nd International Conference on Advanced Ceramics & Composites (ICACC 2018), Daytona Beach, Florida, January 2018. Invited paper 'Ultra-high temperature ceramic composite materials', 42nd International Conference on Advanced Ceramics & Composites (ICACC 2018), Daytona Beach, Florida, January 2018. Invited paper 'Ultra-high temperature ceramic composite materials', Ceramic, Composite and Optical Materials Center (CCOMC), Armor Ceramic Subgroup Program, held during the 42nd International Conference on Advanced Ceramics & Composites (ICACC 2018), Daytona Beach, Florida, January 2018
Start Year 2016
 
Description MBDA 
Organisation MBDA Missile Systems
Department MBDA UK Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Anglo-French defence company MBDA have funded thtree projects to date at the Univ of Birmingham, the first was focused on developing ultra-high temperature ceramic composites for applications in hypervelocity flight, this ran in parallel with the second, which also involved Onera, a French defence manufacturer, on extending the capability of Onera's own material to higher temperatures. Both projects have finished and were incredibly successful. In the first project a prototype jet vane was made which successfully passed all mechanical and thermo-ablative tests. This won the team an Innovation Award from MBDA and we had to attend their annual Awards Ceremony in 2016 to receive it. The second project saw the temperature ceiling of the Onera material extended from about 1200oC to about 1600oC. The third project is a PhD funded by MBDA at UoB. This started in Oct 2018 and so is still underway. It is designed to take part of the technology developed during the first programme and extend it further with a specific view to establishing intellectual property.
Collaborator Contribution MBDA France engineers helped to design the prototype jet vane as well as undertaking extensive mechanical testing of the Univ of Birmingham's materials and jet vane, whilst MBDA UK has done very significant amounts of X-ray microCT analysis of our materials. The latter also ran both the first two projects mentioned above and is funding the 3rd project, the PhD.
Impact Two papers were presented at the MCM ITP conference held in Brighton in 2015 and the project involving the development of ultra-high temperature ceramic composite components won a One Star Innovation Award that was presented at the MBDA UK Awards night held on the 3rd March 2016 in Stevenage.
Start Year 2014
 
Description MS&T 
Organisation Missouri University of Science and Technology
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hosted a sabbatical by Prof Bill Fahrenholtz that lead to collaboration and publications. Two journal papers published and a Univ of Birmingham PhD student spent 3 months at MS&T doing research out there and learning by working in a different environment.
Collaborator Contribution Prof Bill Fahrenholtz had his sabbatical at the Univ of Birmingham; it led to collaboration and publications. Two journal papers published and a Univ of Birmingham PhD student spent 3 months at MS&T doing research out there and learning by working in a different environment.
Impact Two journal papers published.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Tokamak Solutions 
Organisation Tokamak Solutions
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Irradiation & thermal damage of WC in hard radiation environments Goals/Objectives The main overall objective is to establish in the UK the capability to discover and understand new materials that can operate under increasingly extreme conditions, thus enabling a wide range of new technologies. The research will focus on ternary metal-boride-carbide-nitride compounds and their composites. To achieve the objective, several goals related to synthesis, processing, characterisation and modelling need to be achieved, for example: The research will link strongly with the main objective of the proposal - To discover and understand new materials that can operate under increasingly extreme conditions, thus enabling a wide range of new technologies. - To focus on ternary metal-boride-carbide-nitride compounds and their composites. - To achieve the objective, several goals related to synthesis, processing, characterisation and modelling need to be achieved The over-arching goal of the project is to understand and help mitigate damage to c-WC materials in hard radiation environments.
Collaborator Contribution Industrial and Academic engagement Industrial: The project is supported by Tokamak solutions (T.S.) in Culham, who contribute 25% toward the project funding. T.S. are embedded in a strong ecosystem of the Culham Innovation Centre, drawing from a well experienced advisory board. In particular, Professor George Smith FRS (University of Oxford), with enormous expertise in fusion materials will co-advise the project. Materials for initial testing have been sourced by Sandvik Hard Materials in Coventry. Customized materials can be made to meet specific needs, where strong interaction with process engineers is anticipated. Academic: The project will be co-advised by Professor Bill Lee FREng at Imperial College, and will benefit from interaction with the Centre for Advanced Structural Ceramics (CASC) and other researchers from XMAT. The wider communities of ceramics and fusion materials will be engaged via talks and papers in international conferences and journals.
Impact Publications: Humphry-Baker, S. A. and Lee, W.E. Tungsten carbide is more oxidation resistant than tungsten when processed to full density. Scripta Materialia 116, 67-70 (2016). Conference talks given: Microstructural evolution in helium implanted cermets, S. A. Humphry-Baker, G. Greaves, J Hinks, S. E. Donnelly, G. D. W. Smith and W. E. Lee in Symposium: Characterisation and modelling of radiation effects across classes of materials: Tungsten, AMPT Annual meeting 2015, Madrid, Spain 14th December 2015 Accepted Conference talks to be given soon: Oxidation resistant tungsten carbide cermets, S. A. Humphry-Baker, K. Peng, and W. E. Lee in Symposium: Multiscale behaviour of materials in extreme environments, MRS Spring meeting 2016, Phoenix, Spain 28th May - 1st April 2016
Start Year 2014
 
Description XMat 
Organisation Air Force Research Laboratory
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution See Key Developments
Collaborator Contribution DSTL, MBDA and Tokamak have all set up and funded research programmes within XMat; all partners attend meeting and provide input.
Impact Numerous publications; scaling up of specific developments; investigation into novel materials.
Start Year 2013
 
Description XMat 
Organisation Atomic Weapons Establishment
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution See Key Developments
Collaborator Contribution DSTL, MBDA and Tokamak have all set up and funded research programmes within XMat; all partners attend meeting and provide input.
Impact Numerous publications; scaling up of specific developments; investigation into novel materials.
Start Year 2013
 
Description XMat 
Organisation Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution See Key Developments
Collaborator Contribution DSTL, MBDA and Tokamak have all set up and funded research programmes within XMat; all partners attend meeting and provide input.
Impact Numerous publications; scaling up of specific developments; investigation into novel materials.
Start Year 2013
 
Description XMat 
Organisation European Centre of Ceramics (Centre Européen de la Céramique)
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution See Key Developments
Collaborator Contribution DSTL, MBDA and Tokamak have all set up and funded research programmes within XMat; all partners attend meeting and provide input.
Impact Numerous publications; scaling up of specific developments; investigation into novel materials.
Start Year 2013
 
Description XMat 
Organisation Istec Services Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution See Key Developments
Collaborator Contribution DSTL, MBDA and Tokamak have all set up and funded research programmes within XMat; all partners attend meeting and provide input.
Impact Numerous publications; scaling up of specific developments; investigation into novel materials.
Start Year 2013
 
Description XMat 
Organisation Kennametal Stellite
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution See Key Developments
Collaborator Contribution DSTL, MBDA and Tokamak have all set up and funded research programmes within XMat; all partners attend meeting and provide input.
Impact Numerous publications; scaling up of specific developments; investigation into novel materials.
Start Year 2013
 
Description XMat 
Organisation Kerneos
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution See Key Developments
Collaborator Contribution DSTL, MBDA and Tokamak have all set up and funded research programmes within XMat; all partners attend meeting and provide input.
Impact Numerous publications; scaling up of specific developments; investigation into novel materials.
Start Year 2013
 
Description XMat 
Organisation Lucideon
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution See Key Developments
Collaborator Contribution DSTL, MBDA and Tokamak have all set up and funded research programmes within XMat; all partners attend meeting and provide input.
Impact Numerous publications; scaling up of specific developments; investigation into novel materials.
Start Year 2013
 
Description XMat 
Organisation MBDA Missile Systems
Department MBDA UK Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution See Key Developments
Collaborator Contribution DSTL, MBDA and Tokamak have all set up and funded research programmes within XMat; all partners attend meeting and provide input.
Impact Numerous publications; scaling up of specific developments; investigation into novel materials.
Start Year 2013
 
Description XMat 
Organisation Materials KTN
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution See Key Developments
Collaborator Contribution DSTL, MBDA and Tokamak have all set up and funded research programmes within XMat; all partners attend meeting and provide input.
Impact Numerous publications; scaling up of specific developments; investigation into novel materials.
Start Year 2013
 
Description XMat 
Organisation Missouri University of Science and Technology
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution See Key Developments
Collaborator Contribution DSTL, MBDA and Tokamak have all set up and funded research programmes within XMat; all partners attend meeting and provide input.
Impact Numerous publications; scaling up of specific developments; investigation into novel materials.
Start Year 2013
 
Description XMat 
Organisation Morgan Advanced Materials
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution See Key Developments
Collaborator Contribution DSTL, MBDA and Tokamak have all set up and funded research programmes within XMat; all partners attend meeting and provide input.
Impact Numerous publications; scaling up of specific developments; investigation into novel materials.
Start Year 2013
 
Description XMat 
Organisation National Nuclear Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution See Key Developments
Collaborator Contribution DSTL, MBDA and Tokamak have all set up and funded research programmes within XMat; all partners attend meeting and provide input.
Impact Numerous publications; scaling up of specific developments; investigation into novel materials.
Start Year 2013
 
Description XMat 
Organisation National Physical Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution See Key Developments
Collaborator Contribution DSTL, MBDA and Tokamak have all set up and funded research programmes within XMat; all partners attend meeting and provide input.
Impact Numerous publications; scaling up of specific developments; investigation into novel materials.
Start Year 2013
 
Description XMat 
Organisation TWI The Welding Institue
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution See Key Developments
Collaborator Contribution DSTL, MBDA and Tokamak have all set up and funded research programmes within XMat; all partners attend meeting and provide input.
Impact Numerous publications; scaling up of specific developments; investigation into novel materials.
Start Year 2013
 
Description XMat 
Organisation Teledyne Scientific & Imaging
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution See Key Developments
Collaborator Contribution DSTL, MBDA and Tokamak have all set up and funded research programmes within XMat; all partners attend meeting and provide input.
Impact Numerous publications; scaling up of specific developments; investigation into novel materials.
Start Year 2013
 
Description XMat 
Organisation Tokamak Solutions
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution See Key Developments
Collaborator Contribution DSTL, MBDA and Tokamak have all set up and funded research programmes within XMat; all partners attend meeting and provide input.
Impact Numerous publications; scaling up of specific developments; investigation into novel materials.
Start Year 2013
 
Description XMat 
Organisation Vesuvius UK Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution See Key Developments
Collaborator Contribution DSTL, MBDA and Tokamak have all set up and funded research programmes within XMat; all partners attend meeting and provide input.
Impact Numerous publications; scaling up of specific developments; investigation into novel materials.
Start Year 2013
 
Description N. Patra, Materials Science & Technology 2014, MS&T 2014, (Pittsburgh), PA, USA. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Low temperature synthesis of organometallic hybrid precursor-derived nanosized HfC, N. Patra, D.D. Jayaseelan, W.E. Lee, Materials Science & Technology 2014 (MS&T 2014), 12th - 16th Oct 2014, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Appearance by Jon Binner on the One Show 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact I took part in an episode of the One Show on BBC1 to explain about cubic boron nitride, the hardest man-made material.

As part of the programme we ballistically tested the material; the first time it had been done. DSTL requested the video footage of the test.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Bill LEE, Invited Lecture, DSTL National PhD Scheme Conference, Kassam Stadium (Oxford) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Working with DSTL: The Good, The Bad and The Summary', DSTL National PhD Scheme Conference, Kassam Stadium, Oxford, 27th Feb 2013.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Bill Lee, Hsun Award Lecture Institute of Metals Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, (China) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Hsun Award Lecture 'Structural Ceramics for Extreme Environments', Institute of Metals Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, China, 17th July 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Bill Lee, Invited Lecture 'Current US/UK Nuclear R&D Collaborations', US/UK Technical Experts Workshop, (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited Lecture 'Current US/UK Nuclear R&D Collaborations', US/UK Technical Experts Workshop, Bilateral Civil Nuclear Energy R&D Cooperation, Institute of Mechanical Engineering, London, 13th May 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Bill Lee, Invited Lecture 'Nuclear Ceramics: Key Materials in Waste Management and Advanced Reactors', (Tokyo), Japan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited Lecture 'Nuclear Ceramics: Key Materials in Waste Management and Advanced Reactors', Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, 5th March 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Bill Lee, Invited Lecture Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Lucas Heights, (Sydney), Australia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited Lecture 'Nuclear Ceramics for Fuel and Wasteforms', Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Lucas Heights, Sydney, Australia, 22nd April 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Bill Lee, Invited Lecture Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, (China) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited Lecture 'Fabrication, Microstructural Characterisation, Oxidation and Laser Testing of Ultra High temperature Ceramics', Beihang University, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China, 16th July 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Bill Lee, Invited Lecture China University of Geosciences, (China) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited Lecture 'Microstructural Characterisation, Oxidation and Laser Testing of Ultra High temperature Ceramics', China University of Geosciences, Beijing, China, Fabrication, 14th July 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014
 
Description Bill Lee, Invited Lecture EPSRC DISTINCTIVE (Decommissioning, Immobilisation and Storage Solutions for Nuclear Waste Inventories) Consortium Kick-off Meeting, (Leeds) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited Lecture EPSRC DISTINCTIVE (Decommissioning, Immobilisation and Storage Solutions for Nuclear Waste Inventories) Consortium Kick-off Meeting, Leeds, Work Package on UK Legacy Ponds and Silos Wastes 29th April 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Bill Lee, Invited Lecture Materials Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, (Ohio) USA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited Lecture 'Current and Future Ultra-high Temperature Ceramics Research at Imperial College', Materials Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio, USA 7th June 2013.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Bill Lee, Invited Lecture National Nuclear Laboratory Lunchtime Seminar (Sellafield) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited Lecture National Nuclear Laboratory Lunchtime Seminar (Risley, Harwell, Springfields, Sellafield), "Challenges and Opportunities for Advanced Ceramics and Composites in the Nuclear Sector", 17th Sept. 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Bill Lee, Invited Lecture The Armourers and Brasiers Cambridge Forum, (Cambridge) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited Lecture 'Materials Needs in the UK's Nuclear Programme', The Armourers and Brasiers Cambridge Forum, Gordon Seminar, 17th June 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Bill Lee, Invited Lecture Thermal Treatment of Radioactive Wastes meeting, (Risley) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited Lecture 'Understanding Wasteforms from Thermal Treatment Methods', Thermal Treatment of Radioactive Wastes meeting, Risley, 12th Dec 2013
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Bill Lee, Invited Lecture UHTCs, Dept. of Materials, Oxford University (Oxford) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited Lecture 'Fabrication, Microstructural Characterisation, Oxidation and Laser Testing of Ultra High Temperature Ceramics (UHTCs)', Dept. of Materials, Oxford University 9th May 2013.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Bill Lee, Invited Lecture UK Inertial Fusion Energy Network Kick-off Meeting, Royal Society, (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited Lecture 'Materials Research for Inertial Fusion Energy and Magnetic Confinement Fusion', UK Inertial Fusion Energy Network Kick-off Meeting, Royal Society, London, 26th Nov 2013
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Bill Lee, Invited Lecture Ultra-high Temperature Ceramics: Materials for Extreme Environment Applications III, Gold Coast (Australia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited Lecture 'Processing and Characterisation of (Ta,Hf)C Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics', Ultra-high Temperature Ceramics: Materials for Extreme Environment Applications III, Gold Coast Australia, 13th April 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Bill Lee, Invited Lecture, Industrial Research Ltd., Wellington, 18th Feb 2013(New Zealand) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 'Fabrication, Microstructural Characterisation, Oxidation and Laser Testing of Ultra High Temperature Non-oxide Ceramics', Industrial Research Ltd., Wellington, New Zealand 18th Feb 2013.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Bill Lee, Invited Lecture, Industry Days, (London), Nuclear R&D in UK Universities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited Lecture UK Trade and Investment UK-China Civil Nuclear Mission - Industry Days, London, Nuclear R&D in UK Universities, 24th Jan 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Bill Lee, Invited Lecture, Materials Science and Technology, Montreal, (Canada). 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited Lecture 'The UKs Radioactive Waste Management Programme', Materials Science and Technology, Montreal, Canada, 28th Oct 2013
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Bill Lee, Invited Lecture, Nuclear Research Seminar, Magdalene College, (Cambridge) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited Lecture 'Imperial's Fuel Cycle Research', IChemE Nuclear Research Seminar, Magdalene College, Cambridge, 24th Sept. 2013.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2013
 
Description Bill Lee, Invited Lecture, Structural Ceramics for Extreme Environments, Dept. of Materials, Katholic University of Leuven (Belgium) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited Lecture 'Structural Ceramics for Extreme Environments', Dept. of Materials, Katholic University of Leuven, Belgium, 12th Nov 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Bill Lee, Keynote Lecture 'Structural Ceramics for Extreme Environments', ISCeNT 4, Nagoya Institute of Technology, (Nagoya) Japan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Keynote Lecture 'Structural Ceramics for Extreme Environments', Intl. Symp. on Ceramics Nanotune Technology, ISCeNT 4, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan, 3rd March 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Bill Lee, Materials Science and Technology 2014, (Pittsburgh) USA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Low Temperature Synthesis of Organometallic Hybrid Precursor-derived Nanosized HfC, Materials Science and Technology 2014, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 14th Oct 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Bill Lee, Plenary Lecture, 6th Intl. Conf. on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (AMN6) (New Zealand) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Fabrication, Microstructural Characterisation, Oxidation and Laser Testing of Ultra High Temperature Non-oxide Ceramics', 6th Intl. Conf. on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (AMN6), Auckland, New Zealand, 12th Feb 2013.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Bill Lee, Plenary Lecture, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, (Belgrade), Serbia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Plenary Lecture 'Structural Ceramics for Extreme Environments', Serbian Ceramic Society Conference Advanced Ceramics and Applications III, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade, Serbia, 29th Sept 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description CASC Industry Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 'Materials for extreme environments', D.D. Jayaseelan and W.E. Lee, CASC Industrial Days, 2013, 2014, 2015 (and in the future).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014,2015
 
Description D D Jayaseelan, CARAT 2nd conf on MAX phase collaboration at Dalton Nuclear Institute, (Manchester) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 'Zr-Al-C and water vapour corrosion resistance at high temperature' in CARAT 2nd conf on MAX phase collaboration at Dalton Nuclear Institute, D.D. Jayaseelan, The University of Manchester, 16th June, 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description D D Jayaseelan, Invited Lecture, 'Development of ultra-high temperature ceramics (UHTCs) for hypersonic applications', D.D. Jayaseelan, P. Brown and W.E. Lee, AMPC 2013, Chennai, (India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited Lecture, 'Development of ultra-high temperature ceramics (UHTCs) for hypersonic applications', D.D. Jayaseelan, P. Brown and W.E. Lee, AMPC 2013, Chennai, India, 6th - 8th Feb, 2013
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description D D Jayaseelan, Invited Lecture, HT-CMC8, Xi'an, (China) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited Lecture 'Development of multilayered UHTCs for thermal protection systems', D.D. Jayaseelan, P. Brown, C. Allen and W.E. Lee, HT-CMC8, Xi'an, China, 22nd - 26th Sept 2013.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description D D Jayaseelan, Invited lecture, AWE Joining Symposium, (Surrey) UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited lecture 'Joining ultra-high temperature ceramics, D.D. Jayaseelan, L. Vandeperre, P. Brown and W.E. Lee, AWE Joining Symposium, Surrey, UK, 24th July, 2013.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description D D Jayaseelan, Keynote lecture, Materials for extreme environments, (India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Keynote lecture, 'Materials for extreme environments', D.D. Jayaseelan, The Indian Ceramic Society - Chennai Chapter, India, 5th Feb, 2013
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description D D Jayaseelan, Review of the NHSC Program and Future of High Temperature Structural Ceramics, Boulder, (Colorado), US 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact D.D. Jayaseelan, Review of the NHSC Program and Future of High Temperature Structural Ceramics, Boulder, Colorado, US, 28th - 31st July, 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description D D Jayaseelan, US Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), Daytona, (Ohio) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visited the US Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), Daytona, Doni Daniel and Bill Lee, and gave presentations on 'UHTC research at Imperial College' and 'Development of multi-layered UHTC composites', Ohio, 6th - 7th June 2013.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description D D Jayaseelan, Ultra-high temperature ceramics', ECERS XIII, (Limoges), France 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Process development and microstructural characterization of (Ta,Hf)C ultra-high temperature ceramics, O. Cedillos, D.D. Jayaseelan and W.E. Lee, ECERS XIII, Limoges, France, 23rd - 27th, June 2013.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description D D Jayaseelan, Visit to Nuclear Reactor Research Labs, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo) Japan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit to Nuclear Reactor Research Labs, Tokyo Institute of Technology, to collaborate on MAX phase research for ATF applications, 9th - 15th Nov 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description D Horlait, Keynote Talk, 14th ECERS conference, (Toledo), Spain. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Keynote Talk, Development of MAX phases for high-temperature protection of nuclear fuel cladding in accident conditions 14th ECERS conference, June 2015 Toledo, Spain.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description D Horlait,Keynote Talk, 39th ICACC conference, Daytona Beach, (Florida) USA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact • Keynote Talk, Synthesis, characterization and oxidation testing of MAX phases in the Cr-Ti-Al-C system and of Zr2AlC based compounds, 39th ICACC conference, January 2015 Daytona Beach, FL, USA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited paper 'Creating Ultra-High Temperature Ceramic Matrix Composites' Binner J, 40th International Conference & Exposition on Advanced Ceramics & Composites (ICACC), Daytona Beach, Florida, USA, January 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited paper 'Processing and Properties of UHTC Composites', Binner JGP. 13th International Ceramics Congress, Montecatini Terme, Tuscany, Italy, June 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Invited paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited paper 'Creating Ultra-High Temperature Ceramic Matrix Composites By Microwave Or RF Assisted Chemical Vapour Infiltration', 3rd Global Congress on Microwave Energy Applications (3GCMEA), Cartegena, Spain, July 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited paper 'Thermal Ablation Effects On Carbon CVI Densified Cf-HfB2 Composites', 9th international conference on High Temperature Ceramic Matrix Composites (HTCMC 9), Toronto, Canada, June 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited paper 'SiCf-SiC composites for energy applications', Binner J and D'Angio A, MatiSSE Workshop, Joint Research Centre - Institute for Energy and Transport, Petten, the Netherlands, November 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact International Congress on Ceramics, ICC7, Iguassu Falls, Brazil, June 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited paper 'Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics: Processing, Properties and Applications', Binner J, UK-USA Dynamic Materials Symposium, Defence Academy, Shrivenham, UK, September / October 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited paper 'UHTCMCs: Importance of the oxide', 41st International Conference & Exposition on Advanced Ceramics & Composites (ICACC), Daytona Beach, Florida, USA, January 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited paper - ECerS Budapest 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited Paper: 'Thermoablative Resistance of ZrB2-SiC-WC Ceramics at 2400oC' 15th Conf & Exhibition of the European Ceramic Society, Budapest, Hungary, Jul 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited paper - ECerS Budapest 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited paper 'Ultra high temperature ceramic matrix composites based on carbon fibres', 15th Conf & Exhibition of the European Ceramic Society, Budapest, Hungary, Jul 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited paper - ECerS Budapest 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited paper: 'Progress in manufacturing ultra-high temperature ceramic matrix composites (UHTCMCs)' 15th Conf & Exhibition of the European Ceramic Society, Budapest, Hungary, Jul 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited paper ICACC 2018 Jan 2018. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited paper 'Ultra-high temperature ceramic composite materials', 42nd International Conference on Advanced Ceramics & Composites (ICACC 2018), Daytona Beach, Florida, January 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited paper ICACC 2018 Jan 2018. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited paper 'Designing the processing of advanced ceramics and composites to yield the required properties', in "Advancing Frontiers of Ceramics for Sustainable Societal Development - International Symposium in Honor of Dr. Mrityunjay Singh" - being held during the 42nd International Conference on Advanced Ceramics & Composites (ICACC 2018), Daytona Beach, Florida, January 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited paper, Int. Conf. on High-Performance Ceramics, China, Nov 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited paper 'Processing and properties of ultra-high temperature ceramic matrix composites', CICC-10, Int. Conf. on High-Performance Ceramics, Nanchang, China, Nov 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Keynote paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote paper 'UHTC Composites: From powder synthesis to arc-jet testing', Binner J, Paul A, Vaidhyanathan B, Venugopal S, Zheng P and Brown P, 5th International Congress on Ceramics, Beijing, China, August 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Keynote paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote paper 'Processing and Characterisation of Advanced Ceramics for Demanding Applications', Binner JGP. 11th Conference on Solid State Chemistry, Trencianske Teplice, Slovakia, July 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Keynote paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 6th International Conference & Exhibition on Materials Science & Chemistry, Rome, May 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Keynote paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote paper 'Ultra-High Temperature Composites: Processing, Performance and Future', Binner J, Anish Paul, Prabhu Ramanujam, Virtudes Rubio, Bala Vaidhyanathan, Saranya Venugopal, Penxiang Zheng, Ji Zou, 14th International Conference of the European Ceramic Society, Toledo, Spain, June 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Keynote paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote paper 'Ultra-High Temperature Composites', Binner J, Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics: Materials for Extreme Environment Applications III, Gold Coast, Australia, April 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Keynote paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote paper 'High-Temperature Strength Measurements and Arc-Jet Testing of Cf-HfB2 UHTC Composites', Binner JGP, Paul A, Venugopal S, Vaidhyanathan B, Brown P and Heaton A. 13th International Conference of the European Ceramic Society, Limoges, France, June 2013.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Keynote paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 11th International Conference on High Performance Ceramics, CICC11, Kunming, China, May 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Membership by Andrea D'Angio, PhD student, of PCSA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Andrea became a PCSA member during 2014. The PCSA is the American Ceramic Soc's President's Council of Student Advisors. It is the student-led committee of ACerS responsible for representing student interests to ACerS and its subsidiary committees, divisions, sections, and classes. The PCSA is the primary face of ACerS to ceramics and materials science students. The role of the PCSA delegate is to represent their collegiate institution to PCSA, as well as representing the PCSA and ACerS to their academic department. The mission of PCSA is to engage students as active and long-term leaders in the ceramics community and to increase participation in ACerS at the local, national, and international levels. Andrea also attended the PCSA delegate meeting, MST '14, October 2014, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description N. Patra, 14th Int Conf of the European Ceramics Society 2015 (ECerS-2015), (Toledo), Spain 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 'An ultra-high-temperature organometallic hybrid precursor infiltrate carbon fiber mat and its characterization', N. Patra, D.D. Jayaseelan, W.E. Lee, 14th Int Conf of the European Ceramics Society 2015 (ECerS-2015), Toledo, Spain, 21st - 25th June 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2015
 
Description N. Patra, 39th Int Conf on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC-2015), Daytona Beach, (Florida), USA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 'In situ synthesis of ZrB2/SiC composites for hypersonic applications', N. Patra, D.D. Jayaseelan, W. E. Lee, 39th Int Conf on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC-2015), 25th - 30th Jan 2015, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description N. Patra, International Workshop in Advanced Ceramics (IWAC-06) (Germany) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Carbothermal synthesis and characterization of zirconium diboride by facile one-pot reaction, N. Patra, D.D. Jayaseelan, W.E. Lee, International Workshop in Advanced Ceramics (IWAC-06) 28th - 30th Sep 2014, Erlangen, Germany.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Plenary paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Plenary paper 'Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics: Processing, Properties and Applications', Binner J, 90th DKG Annual Conference, Bayreuth, Germany, March 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Plenary paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Plenary paper 'Processing and Characterisation of Advanced Ceramics for Demanding Applications', Binner J, PSA 2014 Conference and Exhibition, Manchester, UK, September 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Plenary paper - Ceramic modelling conference, Trento, Italy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Plenary paper 'Designing Advanced Ceramics and Composites', CERMODEL, Int. Congress on Modelling & Simulation in Ceramics Technology, Trento, Italy, Jul 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description S. A. Humphry-Baker, AMPT Annual meeting 2015, (Madrid), Spain 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Microstructural evolution in helium implanted cermets, S. A. Humphry-Baker, G. Greaves, J Hinks, S. E. Donnelly, G. D. W. Smith and W. E. Lee in Symposium: Characterisation and modelling of radiation effects across classes of materials: Tungsten, AMPT Annual meeting 2015, Madrid, Spain 14th December 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description UHTC-IV 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jon Binner was the Chair and Bill Lee was the Co-Chair of the international conference Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics IV, which was held in Windsor, UK, in Sept 2017 and attracted almost all of the top people in the field.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.engconf.org/ultra-high-temperature-ceramics-materials-for-extreme-environment-application...
 
Description Visit by Andrew Duff to the Max Planck Institut 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit to the Max Planck Institut fuer Eisenforschung to collaborate with them on calculations of high-temperature free energy, 23rd Aug - 1st Sep 2013.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Visit by Bill Lee and Doni Daniel to AFRL 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visited the US Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), Daytona, Doni Daniel and Bill Lee, and gave presentations on 'UHTC research at Imperial College' and 'Development of multi-layered UHTC composites', Ohio, 6th - 7th June 2013.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Visit by Doni Daniel to Nucelar Reactor Research Labs, Tokyo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit to Nuclear Reactor Research Labs, Tokyo Institute of Technology, to collaborate on MAX phase research for ATF applications, 9th - 15th Nov 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit by Jon Binner to Alstom, Baden, Switzerland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A presentation was given to Alstom at Baden in Switzerland on XMat and the research being undertaken. It initially led to discussions of future research sponsorship, but changes to the staff at Alstom have delayed things.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Visit by Jon Binner to the Anglo-French defence company MBDA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A presentation about XMat and related research was made and discussions held. This led to MBDA funding research on ultra-high temperature ceramic composites within XMat. This, in turn, has led (to date) to the development of a prototype device that is due to be tested before the end of March 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Visit by Mike Finnis to ICAMS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited visitor to Interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced Materials Simulation (ICAMS), Ruhr-Universität Bochum, August - October 2014, developing contacts there and with other visitors from the MPIE in Düsseldorf, The Centre for Advanced Ceramics at TU Hamburg and the Materials Department at UCSB, USA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit by Mike Reece and Salvatore Grasso to NIMS, Tsukuba, Japan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit to National Institute for Material Science NIMS, Tsukuba Japan. Purpose: to develop the existing the collaboration between NIMS and QMUL. July 2013.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Visit by Mike Reece to ESA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit to the European Space Agency to disseminate results from XMAT and explore areas for future collaboration, 5th June 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Visit by Mike Reece to IFAM, Dresden 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit to IFAM, Dresden, Germany (with Salvatore Grasso). Purpose: to get an update on the SPS research trends in Germany. During the same trip, visited SPS manufacturer FCT Systeme GmbH Rauenstein. Purpose: to discuss possible improvements and modifications of the existing SPS furnace at QMUL, April 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit by Mike Reece to ISTEC and CNR-Genoa, Italy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mike Reece gave presentations on XMAT research at ISTEC and CNR-Genoa, April, 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Visit by Mike Reece to KAIST, S Korea 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit to Prof D.K. Kim, KAIST, South Korea, to discuss common interests in UHTC, August, 2013.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Visit by Mike Reece to Kenametal, Newport 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit to Kenametal, Newport. Purpose: To discuss collaboration on scaling up of SPS and Flash-SPS. 2nd March 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Visit by Mike Reece to NNL 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit to NNL (with Salvatore Grasso). Purpose: to establish research collaboration between NNL and QMUL. NNL is planning to install an SPS machine for processing nuclear fuel pellets, 9th December 2013.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Visit by Mike Reece to Shanghai Institute of Ceramics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mike Reece visited the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics in China in April 2013 and met Prof Guo-Jun Zhang, an expert in the field, with a view to developing a collaboration on the development of textured ZrB2 and HfB2 ceramics. It was followed up by an EPSRC-supported return visit by Prof Zhang in the summer of 2015. Prof Zhang also visited Imperial College and the Univ of Birmingham as part of his trip, engaging in research discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Visit by Salvatore Grasso to Geni Core Ltd, Poland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact • Visit to Geni Core Ltd, Poland (with Theo Saunders). The company has developed high energy electric pulse discharge with peak power of the order of several GW - aim was to discuss the possibility of using PPS for sintering UHTCs. 8th - 9th May 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit by Salvatore Grasso to Loughborough Univ 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit to Loughborough University. Purpose: to develop joint effort between QMUL, ICL and LU in order to achieve a more complete understanding of the Flash Sintering technique. July 2013.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Visit by Theresa Davy, PhD student, to ICAMS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visiting ICAMS at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany a lot to work with Suzana Fries
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
 
Description Visits by Jon Binner to the US Air Force Research Labs (AFRL), Dayton, Ohio, USA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentations and discussions with around 20 AFRL staff; presentations are in both directions. These discussions have influenced the direction of research undertaken at AFRL and has also led to them funding a PhD student at the Univ of Birmingham.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014,2015,2016
 
Description Visits by Mike Reece, Salvatore Grasso and Ben Milsom to Element Six Global Innovation Centre, Didcot 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Multiple visits to Element Six Ltd, Global Innovation Centre, Didcot, Oxfordshire. Purpose: to develop composites containing hard phases operating under extreme drilling conditions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014,2015
 
Description Visits by Salvatore Grasso & Ben Milsom to Kenametal, Newport, Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 3 visits to Kennametal Sintec, Newport, Wales. Purpose: to develop Flash Sintering of large SiC parts, Jan 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015