Sir Henry Royce Institute - Manchester and NNL Equipment

Lead Research Organisation: University of Manchester
Department Name: Engineering and Physical Sciences

Abstract

As a national institute, The Sir Henry Royce Institute (SHRI) for Advanced Materials, will provide the missing 'link' in the UK innovation chain allowing the iterative design of advanced materials for various applications, at speed and reasonable cost, providing a critical component to delivering on the government's economic strategy. The Institute will reduce the time-scales to translate discoveries to applications, provide strategic leadership together with training and career development in areas of particular need.

The aim is to establish the Sir Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials as an 'An international flagship for the accelerated discovery and development of new materials systems for the economic and societal benefit of the UK.'.
The SHRI will cover the invention and manufacture of Soft Materials; Functional Materials; Structural Engineering Materials and Energy Materials along with the necessary facilities to test and characterise them within a framework that emphasises the sustainable use of materials.

Initially there will be 9 core material areas led by founding partners:

Chemical materials discovery
Biomedical materials and devices
Materials for energy efficient ICT
Atoms to devices
2D Materials systems
Advanced Metals Processing
Materials systems for demanding environments
Energy Storage
Nuclear materials

Planned Impact

The Pathways to Impact for this funding will be realised through the collective benefits management activity for the Sir Henry Royce Institute.

Organisations

Publications

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Title HAXPES Poster 
Description A poster demonstrating, with some examples, the capability of new lab-based HAXPES in the Henry Royce Institute 
Type Of Art Image 
Year Produced 2021 
URL https://figshare.manchester.ac.uk/articles/poster/HAXPES_Poster/14307680
 
Title One Bin To Rule Them All 
Description Video showcasing system change in plastic waste management 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Featured in COP26. 600 impressions. Cited in a number of government and NGO policy interventions. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7v__PyGAhaA
 
Title Radiate.Fish 
Description Collaboration with German artists Radiate.Fish on inclusion of plastic recycling in their kinaesthetic artwork projects. Established live video stream of plastic biodegrading. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact New collaboration with German artists. Artists now recycling their artwork and discussing safety and importance of plastic recycling as part of their work. 
URL https://radiate.fish
 
Description The Henry Royce Institute was established to develop and capitalise on the UK's world-leading excellence in advanced materials research. Through investment in infrastructure at key locations across the UK, the Royce now provides access to a wide range of state-of-the art facilities through a single front door. This joined-up system enables the greatest accessibility for our users who span academia, research technology organisations and industry. We have implemented efficient access models that ensure a range of activities can be effectively supported - from simple contract work on a single piece of kit through to complex projects conducted on facilities located across a number of sites.
Our multidisciplinary capabilities draw on the world-leading expertise from across the Royce Partners and includes both new equipment funded through the original investment, and existing equipment that was incorporated into Royce by Partners and has been enhanced or extended through the Royce funding. Together this equipment when fully commissioned and operational will represent >£200m of state-of-the-art, open-access research facilities, of which >200 major pieces of kit or suites have already been established as user facilities.

The Royce maintains an online catalogue of our facilities portfolio which is simple for users to explore through searching or filtering by equipment or technique type, research area or category of application and location. All facilities have been TRAC-listed with, (i) FEC charge-out rates available to HEIs users for inclusion on research grants as direct costs, and (ii) commercial rates for industrial users.

Over the past 18 months, the facilities have already delivered 34,350 hours of external usage for >130 unique industry users and >60 unique users from HEIs or related organisations. In addition, over 140,000 hours of usage have been provided to internal PhD students. These figures have been achieved in advance of the completion of four of the major build projects and with £31m of new equipment yet to be commissioned.

At Manchester specifically, the Royce investment has created facilities that enable a diverse range of research from biomedical materials to materials systems for demanding environments. For example, the investment has provided funding for: Joining & Cladding Facility; Additive Manufacturing & Printing Facility; Biomedical Imaging Suite; Biomechanical Analysis & Testing Facility; Automated Rapid Discovery Robotics Platform; Physical Properties & Chromatography Suite; High Performance Testing Facility; Coatings Cluster; Gamma Irradiator; Ion Accelerator System.

The P-NAME tool was commissioned in December 2019 and is now undergoing capability development trials. A number of advanced materials research areas have been identified as suitable for application using the tool and form the basis of a proposed national activity embedded within the Henry Royce Institute's Atoms to Device (A2D) Theme called 'Nanoscale Advanced Materials Engineering (NAME)'. At £10M FEC Programme Grant has been submitted with ~£2.22M of partner support to deliver NAME.

The Henry Royce Institute was established to develop and capitalise on the UK's world-leading excellence in advanced materials research. Through investment in infrastructure at key locations across the UK, the Royce now provides access to a wide range of state-of-the art facilities through a single front door. This joined-up system enables the greatest accessibility for our users who span academia, research technology organisations and industry. We have implemented efficient access models that ensure a range of activities can be effectively supported - from simple contract work on a single piece of kit through to complex projects conducted on facilities located across a number of sites. Our multidisciplinary capabilities draw on the world-leading expertise from across the Royce Partners and includes both new equipment funded through the original investment, and existing equipment that was incorporated into Royce by Partners and has been enhanced or extended through the Royce funding. Together this equipment when fully commissioned and operational will represent >£200m of state-of-the-art, open-access research facilities, of which >200 major pieces of kit or suites have already been established as user facilities. The Royce maintains an online catalogue of our facilities portfolio which is simple for users to explore through searching or filtering by equipment or technique type, research area or category of application and location. All facilities have been TRAC-listed with, (i) FEC charge-out rates available to HEIs users for inclusion on research grants as direct costs, and (ii) commercial rates for industrial users. At Manchester specifically, the Royce investment has created facilities that enable a diverse range of research from biomedical materials to materials systems for demanding environments. For example, the investment has provided funding for: Joining & Cladding Facility; Additive Manufacturing & Printing Facility; Biomedical Imaging Suite; Biomechanical Analysis & Testing Facility; Automated Rapid Discovery Robotics Platform; Physical Properties & Chromatography Suite; High Performance Testing Facility; Coatings Cluster; Gamma Irradiator; Ion Accelerator System.
Exploitation Route The Henry Royce Institute was established to develop and capitalise on the UK's world-leading excellence in advanced materials research. Through investment in infrastructure at key locations across the UK, the Royce now provides access to a wide range of state-of-the art facilities through a single front door. This joined-up system enables the greatest accessibility for our users who span academia, research technology organisations and industry. We have implemented efficient access models that ensure a range of activities can be effectively supported - from simple contract work on a single piece of kit through to complex projects conducted on facilities located across a number of sites. Our multidisciplinary capabilities draw on the world-leading expertise from across the Royce Partners and includes both new equipment funded through the original investment, and existing equipment that was incorporated into Royce by Partners and has been enhanced or extended through the Royce funding. Together this equipment when fully commissioned and operational will represent >£200m of state-of-the-art, open-access research facilities, of which >200 major pieces of kit or suites have already been established as user facilities. The Royce maintains an online catalogue of our facilities portfolio which is simple for users to explore through searching or filtering by equipment or technique type, research area or category of application and location. All facilities have been TRAC-listed with, (i) FEC charge-out rates available to HEIs users for inclusion on research grants as direct costs, and (ii) commercial rates for industrial users. At Manchester specifically, the Royce investment has created facilities that enable a diverse range of research from biomedical materials to materials systems for demanding environments. For example, the investment has provided funding for: Joining & Cladding Facility; Additive Manufacturing & Printing Facility; Biomedical Imaging Suite; Biomechanical Analysis & Testing Facility; Automated Rapid Discovery Robotics Platform; Physical Properties & Chromatography Suite; High Performance Testing Facility; Coatings Cluster; Gamma Irradiator; Ion Accelerator System.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Chemicals,Construction,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Electronics,Energy,Environment,Healthcare,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

URL http://www.royce.ac.uk
 
Description The Henry Royce Institute was established to develop and capitalise on the UK's world-leading excellence in advanced materials research. Through investment in infrastructure at key locations across the UK, the Royce now provides access to a wide range of state-of-the art facilities through a single front door. This joined-up system enables the greatest accessibility for our users who span academia, research technology organisations and industry. We have implemented efficient access models that ensure a range of activities can be effectively supported - from simple contract work on a single piece of kit through to complex projects conducted on facilities located across a number of sites. Our multidisciplinary capabilities draw on the world-leading expertise from across the Royce Partners and includes both new equipment funded through the original investment, and existing equipment that was incorporated into Royce by Partners and has been enhanced or extended through the Royce funding. Together this equipment when fully commissioned and operational will represent >£200m of state-of-the-art, open-access research facilities, of which >200 major pieces of kit or suites have already been established as user facilities. The Royce maintains an online catalogue of our facilities portfolio which is simple for users to explore through searching or filtering by equipment or technique type, research area or category of application and location. All facilities have been TRAC-listed with, (i) FEC charge-out rates available to HEIs users for inclusion on research grants as direct costs, and (ii) commercial rates for industrial users. In 2 years, the facilities have already delivered 50,800 hours of external usage for 290 unique industry users (of which 80 were SMEs) and >120 unique users from non-Royce HEIs or related organisations, including 45 overseas institutions. In addition, over 200,000 hours of usage have been provided to internal PhD students. These figures have been achieved in advance of the completion of four of the major build projects and with £20m of new equipment yet to be commissioned. At Manchester specifically, the Royce investment has created facilities that enable a diverse range of research from biomedical materials to materials systems for demanding environments. For example, the investment has provided funding for: Joining & Cladding Facility; Additive Manufacturing & Printing Facility; Biomedical Imaging Suite; Biomechanical Analysis & Testing Facility; Automated Rapid Discovery Robotics Platform; Physical Properties & Chromatography Suite; High Performance Testing Facility; Coatings Cluster; Gamma Irradiator; Ion Accelerator System.
First Year Of Impact 2020
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Chemicals,Construction,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Electronics,Energy,Environment,Healthcare,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description BEIS Hydrogen Advisory Council Research and Innovation Group membership - Professor David Knowles
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Chair of Government Advisory Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Improved capability to respond to CBRN events
 
Description Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership Nuclear Sector Panel
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description DEFRA Scientific Advisory Committee for Government Decontamination Service
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Supporting UK preparedness for CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear) events
 
Description EPSRC Council Membership - Professor Martin Schroder
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Henry Royce Institute: UK Government R&D Roadmap Consultation Response
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Member, Nuclear Innovation & Research Advisory Board
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Non Executive Director of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/news/professor-francis-livens-to-join-the-nda-board
 
Description Professional Research Investment and Strategy Managers (PRISM) External Advisory Board membership - Professor David Knowles
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.pris-managers.ac.uk/
 
Description Response to a consultation on secondary legislation to define the sectors subject to mandatory notification in the National Security and Investment Bill - National security and investment: mandatory notification sectors
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Royce/IOP "Materials for the Energy Transition" 2020 Roadmapping Activity
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact In response to the Committee on Climate Change's 2019 "Net Zero" Report, the Henry Royce Institute Partners at the Universities of Cambridge, Imperial, Leeds and Manchester, in collaboration with the Institute of Physics, engaged with over 220 participants from academic and industrial materials research communities to explore solutions to the grand challenge of "Materials for the Energy Transition." Through roadmapping workshops and associated community-led activities, energy technologies were identified where materials research can make a significant impact on greenhouse gas emissions. The following four areas were identified where materials science is critical to enabling a step-change in greenhouse gas reduction: (1) Materials for photovoltaic systems, (2) Materials for low-carbon methods of hydrogen generation, (3) Materials for decarbonisation of heating and cooling (split into thermoelectric and caloric energy conversion materials) and (4) Materials for low-loss electronics. Outcomes of these roadmapping exercises were (1) an executive summary report highlighting the main findings of the four roadmapping activities, and (2) five materials development roadmaps towards achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 were published in September 2020. All documents were made publicly available free of charge for research communities, the public, funding bodies, government, policy-makers and industry leaders. Influence: (1) Roadmaps have been cited in academic journals, influencing research communities towards mission-driven activities (2) roadmaps have begun to influence position papers and policy documents for organisations to inform government, (3) roadmaps have influenced funding bodies to shape future funding opportunities in the "Materials for the Energy Transition" research space (4) EPSRC have requested Royce to facilitate creation of further roadmapping activities towards zero-carbon goals and sustainable UK manufacturing, beginning in 2021.
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/materials-for-the-energy-transition/
 
Description UKRI Infrastructure Roadmap Workshop with EPSRC Strategic Advisors
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Written evidence submitted by The Henry Royce Institute to - BEIS Select Committee: Post-Pandemic Economic Growth Inquiry
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description (EASI-STRESS) - European Activity for Standardization of Industrial residual STRESS characterization
Amount € 4,739,735 (EUR)
Funding ID 953219 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2021 
End 12/2023
 
Description (GrapheneCore2) - Graphene Flagship Core Project 2
Amount € 88,000,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 785219 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 03/2018 
End 03/2020
 
Description (GrapheneCore3) - Graphene Flagship Core Project 3
Amount € 150,000,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 881603 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 03/2020 
End 09/2023
 
Description (QTWIST) - Quantum Nanomaterials by Twistronics
Amount € 2,880,313 (EUR)
Funding ID 101001515 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 03/2021 
End 03/2026
 
Description 21EBTA Driving Pluripotent Stem Cell Osteogenesis with Light for Tissue Engineering
Amount £444,894 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/W013940/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2022 
End 03/2024
 
Description 3D Printed Silicone Soft Robotic "4D" Phantoms for use in MRI Guided Radiotherapy
Amount £150,000 (GBP)
Funding ID ID2021/100049 
Organisation Rosetrees Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2022 
End 02/2025
 
Description Advanced Biomedical Materials CDT
Amount £9,610,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 09/2027
 
Description Advanced Functional Materials Triage Suite
Amount £602,602 (GBP)
Organisation Henry Royce Institute 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 04/2020
 
Description Advanced Materials for Regenerative Medicine and Medical Devices in contact with the human body
Amount € 2,980,000 (EUR)
Organisation Op East, ERDF 
Sector Public
Country Netherlands
Start  
 
Description Advanced Materials in Medicine at Manchester (AMiM@M) Institute 2019
Amount £200,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Manchester 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Atomic qubits by ion implantation: towards very large-scale quantum devices
Amount £108,040 (GBP)
Funding ID RSWVF\211016 
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2021 
End 07/2023
 
Description Bioelectronics (sub-theme within AMiM@M)
Amount £55,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Manchester 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 07/2019
 
Description Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering Laboratory (BIOTEL)
Amount £500,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Wolfson Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description CROPNUT: increasing iron in cereals
Amount £131,131 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/P017940/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2017 
End 03/2021
 
Description Capital Equipment in Support of the National Research Facility for Lab X-ray CT
Amount £457,413 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V035932/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2020 
End 04/2022
 
Description Cobalt-free Hard-facing for Reactor Systems
Amount £651,532 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T016728/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2020 
End 08/2022
 
Description Collaborative Research
Amount £120,000 (GBP)
Organisation Merck 
Department Merck R&D UK
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 04/2017
 
Description Compositional and Structural Evolution of Plutonium Dioxide: Underpinning Future Decisions
Amount £930,945 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T013842/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2020 
End 05/2024
 
Description Cryogenic Ultrafast Scattering-type Terahertz-probe Optical-pump Microscopy (CUSTOM)
Amount £766,806 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T01914X/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2020 
End 08/2022
 
Description D(UV) lithography
Amount £180,000 (GBP)
Organisation Henry Royce Institute 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 04/2020
 
Description Digital printing antimicrobial/antibiofilm materials onto moisture sensitive advanced woundcare substrates
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Funding ID IAA 
Organisation University of Manchester 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2021 
End 02/2022
 
Description Doing More With Less: A Digital Twin of state-of-the-art and emerging high value manufacturing routes for high integrity titanium alloy components
Amount £2,608,541 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T024992/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2020 
End 10/2024
 
Description EPSRC NetworkPlus In Digitalised Surface Manufacturing: Towards "World's Best" Processes
Amount £1,015,120 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S036180/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2019 
End 11/2022
 
Description EPSRC: Multiscale and In Situ Laboratory X-ray Computed Tomography National Research Facility
Amount £10,000,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2020 
End 07/2025
 
Description EPSRC: Tomographic Imaging: UK Collaborative Computational Projects
Amount £296,693 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T026677/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2020 
End 03/2025
 
Description EXT - Dioxolane Monomers for Polymeric Beauty & Personal Care Applications
Amount £819,075 (GBP)
Organisation Unilever 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2021 
End 04/2026
 
Description Enabling the Cultural Shift to Materials 4.0
Amount £650,507 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/W032279/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2021 
End 03/2022
 
Description Follow-on-Funding
Amount £199,909 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/N01250X/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2016 
End 11/2017
 
Description Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub
Amount £10,284,509 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S01778X/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 03/2026
 
Description Graphene Flagship
Amount € 1,004,500,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start  
 
Description Intelligent engineering coatings for in-manufacture and in-service monitoring of critical safety products (CoatIN)
Amount £2,631,659 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T024607/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2020 
End 07/2024
 
Description KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER PARTNERSHIP between The University of Manchester and Vivimed Labs Europe Limited
Amount £139,659 (GBP)
Funding ID 12191 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2020 
End 10/2022
 
Description Manufacturing by Design
Amount £1,612,580 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/W003333/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2021 
End 09/2026
 
Description Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry imaging for advanced chemical and materials analysis
Amount £810,450 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T031301/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2020 
End 07/2023
 
Description Morgan Advanced Materials/Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair in Carbon Materials
Amount £590,000 (GBP)
Organisation Royal Academy of Engineering 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 09/2024
 
Description NIRAB
Amount £6,000,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of the UK 
Department Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2017 
End 06/2019
 
Description Nanoscale Advanced Materials Engineering
Amount £7,671,801 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V001914/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2021 
End 03/2026
 
Description National Research Facility for Lab X-ray CT
Amount £10,097,652 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T02593X/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2020 
End 10/2025
 
Description New Developments in Quantitative 3D Chemical Imaging
Amount £844,822 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S019863/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2019 
End 06/2022
 
Description New Fuel Assemblies for Advanced Nuclear Technologies
Amount £683,454 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V043730/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2021 
End 09/2025
 
Description One Bin to Rule Them All
Amount £900,208 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/V01045X/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2020 
End 10/2023
 
Description PlasticARMPit: Accelerating the Development of Flexible Integrated Smart Systems
Amount £1,339,681 (GBP)
Funding ID 103390 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2017 
End 06/2021
 
Description Platform for Nanoscale Advanced Materials Engineering (P-NAME)
Amount £702,172 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R025576/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 09/2020
 
Description Post-Consumer Resin - Understanding the quality performance linkage for packaging
Amount £142,564 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/V010549/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2020 
End 10/2023
 
Description Prosperity Partnership: Synergistic Utilisation of Informatics and Data Centric Integrity Engineering
Amount £5,130,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V038079/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2021 
End 04/2026
 
Description Quantum Materials by Twistronics
Amount £1,289,896 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V007033/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2021 
End 01/2025
 
Description Quantum Materials by Twistronics
Amount £1,289,897 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V007033/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2021 
End 01/2025
 
Description Quantum and Many Body Physics Enabled by Advanced Semiconductor Nanotechnology
Amount £6,146,505 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V026496/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2021 
End 09/2026
 
Description Quantum measurement of donors in near-surface ion implanted devices
Amount $300,197 (AUD)
Organisation University of Melbourne 
Sector Academic/University
Country Australia
Start 03/2020 
End 04/2024
 
Description RE3 - Rethinking Resources and Recycling
Amount £801,551 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S025200/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 06/2020
 
Description RadIAEM:Analytical Electron Microscope with in situ capability for beta, gamma active materials
Amount £562,874 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V035886/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2021 
End 09/2023
 
Description Risk Assuring Future Structure Critical Systems: Combining 21st Century Science with Engineering Intuition
Amount £2,524,180 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/T02058X/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2020 
End 07/2024
 
Description Sim-Fuel and Alpha-Active Material Manufacturing and Characterisation Capability
Amount £5,500,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2020 
End 04/2022
 
Description Sir Henry Royce Institute - recurrent grant
Amount £23,057,010 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R00661X/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2016 
End 03/2021
 
Description Slow Strain Rate Project UTC
Amount £67,396 (GBP)
Funding ID PO 6000-00467094 
Organisation Rolls Royce Group Plc 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2021 
End 09/2022
 
Description Sustainable Mastercards / Circular Mastercards
Amount £330,000 (GBP)
Organisation Mastercard UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2021 
End 12/2023
 
Description Sustainable Materials Innovation Hub
Amount £4,954,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Manchester 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2020 
End 06/2023
 
Description Synthesis of enriched silicon for long-lived donor quantum states
Amount $513,395 (AUD)
Funding ID ARC DP220103467 
Organisation Australian Research Council 
Sector Public
Country Australia
Start 01/2022 
End 12/2024
 
Description TRibology as an ENabling Technology (TRENT)
Amount £1,538,131 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S030476/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2019 
End 09/2023
 
Description Terahertz lights up the nanoscale: Exposing the ultrafast dynamics of Dirac systems using near-field spectroscopy
Amount £288,276 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S037438/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2019 
End 03/2022
 
Description Terahertz, Topology, Technology: Realising the potential of nanoscale Dirac materials using near-field terahertz spectroscopy
Amount £1,221,514 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/T022140/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2020 
End 07/2024
 
Description The Royce: Capitalising on the investment
Amount £1,006,681 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S019367/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2018 
End 10/2021
 
Description Understanding N-doped graphene electrocatalysts through in-situ characterisation
Amount £273,320 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S004335/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2018 
End 10/2020
 
Description What lies beneath? Probing buried interfaces in working batteries
Amount £624,999 (GBP)
Funding ID FIRG011 
Organisation The Faraday Institution 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2020 
End 05/2023
 
Title Dataset for S Maniyarasu et al. "Role of alkali cations in stabilizing mixed-cation perovskites to thermal stress and moisture conditions" 
Description Dataset for S Maniyarasu et al., "Role of alkali cations in stabilizing mixed-cation perovskites to thermal stress and moisture conditions" - photoelectron spectroscopy (PES) data, using near ambient pressure and hard x-ray PES, as well as additional characterisation work such as absorption spectrocopy and photoluminescence spectroscopy 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL https://figshare.manchester.ac.uk/articles/dataset/Dataset_for_S_Maniyarasu_et_al_Role_of_alkali_cat...
 
Title Dataset for S Maniyarasu et al. "Role of alkali cations in stabilizing mixed-cation perovskites to thermal stress and moisture conditions" 
Description Dataset for S Maniyarasu et al., "Role of alkali cations in stabilizing mixed-cation perovskites to thermal stress and moisture conditions" - photoelectron spectroscopy (PES) data, using near ambient pressure and hard x-ray PES, as well as additional characterisation work such as absorption spectrocopy and photoluminescence spectroscopy 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL https://figshare.manchester.ac.uk/articles/dataset/Dataset_for_S_Maniyarasu_et_al_Role_of_alkali_cat...
 
Title Dataset: Using HAXPES to quantify depth profiles through coatings using glow discharge optical emission spectroscopy (pulsed RF GD-OES) 
Description Chemical characterization at buried interfaces is a real challenge, as the physico-chemical processes operating at the interface govern the properties of many systems and devices. We have developed a methodology based on the combined use of pulsed RF GD-OES (pulsed Radio Frequency Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectrometry) and XPS (X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy) to facilitate the access to deeply buried locations (taking advantage of the high profiling rate of the GD-OES) and perform an accurate chemical diagnosis using XPS directly inside the GD crater. The reliability of the chemical information is, however, influenced by a perturbed layer present at the surface of the crater, hindering traditional XPS examination, due to a relatively short sampling depth. Sampling below the perturbed layer may, however, can be achieved using a higher energy excitation source with an increased sampling depth, and is enabled here by a new laboratory-based HAXPES (Hard X-ray PhotoElectron Spectroscopy) (Ga-Ka, 9.25 keV). Here we attach our dataset of these measurements (Format: Origin 8.5). 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL https://figshare.manchester.ac.uk/articles/dataset/Dataset_Using_HAXPES_to_quantify_depth_profiles_t...
 
Title Dataset: Using HAXPES to quantify depth profiles through coatings using glow discharge optical emission spectroscopy (pulsed RF GD-OES) 
Description Chemical characterization at buried interfaces is a real challenge, as the physico-chemical processes operating at the interface govern the properties of many systems and devices. We have developed a methodology based on the combined use of pulsed RF GD-OES (pulsed Radio Frequency Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectrometry) and XPS (X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy) to facilitate the access to deeply buried locations (taking advantage of the high profiling rate of the GD-OES) and perform an accurate chemical diagnosis using XPS directly inside the GD crater. The reliability of the chemical information is, however, influenced by a perturbed layer present at the surface of the crater, hindering traditional XPS examination, due to a relatively short sampling depth. Sampling below the perturbed layer may, however, can be achieved using a higher energy excitation source with an increased sampling depth, and is enabled here by a new laboratory-based HAXPES (Hard X-ray PhotoElectron Spectroscopy) (Ga-Ka, 9.25 keV). Here we attach our dataset of these measurements (Format: Origin 8.5). 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL https://figshare.manchester.ac.uk/articles/dataset/Dataset_Using_HAXPES_to_quantify_depth_profiles_t...
 
Description ARPES Diamond 
Organisation Diamond Light Source
Department Beamline I05: ARPES
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Supply of experimental sample of twisted heterostructures
Collaborator Contribution ARPES measurements and data analysis
Impact No output yet, work in progress
Start Year 2021
 
Description ARPES Diamond 
Organisation University of Warwick
Department Department of Physics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Supply of experimental sample of twisted heterostructures
Collaborator Contribution ARPES measurements and data analysis
Impact No output yet, work in progress
Start Year 2021
 
Description Advanced Fuel Cycle Programme - Provision of academic access to Royce facilities at NNL 
Organisation Government of the UK
Department Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Through Advanced Fuel Cycle Programme (AFCP) backing, Royce Partner the UK National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) has taken academic access to the next level. In successfully trialling a new approach while overcoming COVID-19 challenges, NNL has secured opportunities for next-generation nuclear experts to tap into the UK's top infrastructure and complete meaningful clean energy research. Following the AFCP's first user access call last summer, the programme has selected six projects to begin work on the scheme. The call offers the winning academics access to grant-funded equipment at the UK National Nuclear Laboratory's (NNL) world-class facilities, with all costs met by NNL and its funding partners, including the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The equipment, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Royce and National Nuclear User Facility (NNUF), will enable academics to complete strategically important research aligned with AFCP.
Collaborator Contribution In successfully navigating and implementing this scheme - especially against the ongoing challenges of COVID-19 - NNL has pioneered a proactive, adaptive approach to user access that will inspire the lab's future collaborative efforts. As a national laboratory, NNL strives to deliver world-leading science that addresses global challenges, from climate change through to nuclear medicine. Collaborating with university partners - and providing opportunities for them to benefit from NNL's unique facilities and equipment - is essential to this aim. For the past five years, the NNL user access team has arranged academic access to the lab. However, NNL's leadership role within AFCP has marked a step change to make this call possible - becoming one of the team's most significant initiatives to date. This user access call was NNL's response to unique academic needs, including resource availability and timescales, that can make accessing facilities difficult. After examining best practice across industry, NNL arranged a fully funded call through AFCP that, prior to launching, could proactively address common academic obstacles.
Impact The call has presented an invaluable opportunity to keep the UK at the forefront of advanced fuel cycle research, skills and infrastructure. With BEIS and AFCP as central members of the call, the scheme supports key research areas to help decarbonise the UK economy as part of the UK Government's Clean Growth Strategy. Given the call's collaborative model, the stakeholders involved were also able to maximise benefits for all participants while uniquely addressing many of the common obstacles that academic users have previously faced. While NNL planned the call well before the impact of COVID-19 was understood, its timing introduced important safety considerations to the scheme. Although the pandemic did not affect details of the call process itself, NNL had to swiftly adapt to the situation and continue to set safety as its top priority. NNL has undertaken a robust risk assessment process with continuous review to ensure it performs all work safely and to the satisfaction of everyone involved. One option to maintain research momentum is remote access, where academics can send their samples and instructions to NNL for the lab to complete work on their behalf. This approach works well while necessary due to travel restrictions and limitations on the number of individuals working in labs. However, to maximise benefits to both academics and NNL, the team is committed to providing opportunities for physical access as part of the call once this can be done safely. NNL aspires to improve the process by exploring innovative ideas to improve the future remote user experience. The call has been immensely successful beyond its behind-the-scenes operations. NNL received a total of sixteen highly competitive applications from universities across the UK. The depth and breadth of submissions demonstrated the high calibre of commitment, enthusiasm and value across academic teams, which together paint an encouraging picture of the UK's advanced fuel cycle research landscape.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Alpla 
Organisation Alpla
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution PDRA has also been conducting semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop
Impact Alpla have signed an NDA and are a confirmed project partners who wish to continue to explore the One Bin project with us including applications for further funding but left the consortium in 2021 due to pandemic challenges.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Argent Energy 
Organisation Argent Energy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Argent Energy invited to attend meetings and workshops for work package 1 and Circular Fashion project
Collaborator Contribution Attending meetings, workshops and discussions around off-taking re-processed chemicals
Impact Partnership with Argent Energy as a potential off-taker for any re-processed chemicals
Start Year 2019
 
Description Axion Polymers 
Organisation Axion
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution PDRA has also been conducting semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop. Attended kick-off meeting for the Sustainable Hospital project
Impact Axion Polymers have signed an NDA and are a confirmed project partners who wish to continue to explore the One Bin project with us including applications for further funding
Start Year 2019
 
Description B&M Longworth 
Organisation B&M Longworth
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Analysis of data supplied by B&M Longworth
Collaborator Contribution Provided fabrics to the Textiles project for chromatographic and spectroscopic testing. KTP associate employed by company to work between University of Manchester and B&M Longworth.
Impact KTP with B&M Longworth on recycling materials in waste carpets.
Start Year 2019
 
Description BASF 
Organisation BASF
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution PDRA has also been conducting semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop
Impact BASF
Start Year 2019
 
Description BBSRC Industrial CASE studentship: Glaxo Smith Klein 
Organisation GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
Department GlaxoSmithKline Medicines Research Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution GSK are interested in developing in vitro models of organs for a drug discovery purposes. We have developed a novel concept and GSK are interested in assessing its applicability.
Collaborator Contribution Support for a studentship
Impact Too early in project for outputs
Start Year 2017
 
Description BooHoo 
Organisation boohoo.com
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We are ordering clothing direct from BooHoo to conduct chemical recycling tests to explore alternative recycling solutions. The team have also been in discussions to understand the policy context and corporate appetite for establishing a circular economy around fashion in the region
Collaborator Contribution Boohoo collect (via customer returns & faults) and supply relevant polyester waste feedstock and deliver to the University of Manchester in agreed quantities/timings.
Impact On-going partnership
Start Year 2019
 
Description Braskem 
Organisation Bracket Global
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution PDRA has also been conducting semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop
Impact Braskem have signed an NDA and are a confirmed project partners who wish to continue to explore the One Bin project with us including applications for further funding
Start Year 2019
 
Description Braskem 
Organisation Braskem
Country Brazil 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Invited to participate in One Bin project meetings and workshops. PDRA has conducted semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop
Impact Braskem are confirmed project partners who wish to continue to explore the One Bin project with us but declined to continue in the One Bin SSPP project.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Centre for Process Innovation 
Organisation Centre for Process Innovation (CPI)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Invited to participate in One Bin project meetings and workshops. PDRA has conducted semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry. Collaboration has now evolved to include proposed National Packaging Innovation Centre.
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop. Established collaborative relationship between Re3 project, One Bin To Rule Them All, and Sustainable Materials Innovation Hub.
Impact CPI are confirmed project partners who wish to continue to explore the One Bin project with us including applications for further funding. New relationship supports links between Sustainable Materials Innovation Hub and CPI's proposed National Packaging Innovation Centre.
Start Year 2019
 
Description CoOp 
Organisation The Co-operative Group Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Invited to attend several RE3 workshops and meetings. PDRA has also been conducting semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended several workshops in work package 1 and 2 of the RE3 Project, including a Discussion Day workshop for the One Bin project. Connected the Invisible Plastics project to suppliers of fresh spring water. Providing packaging materials, industrial expertise and knowledge surrounding current materials used in packaging and their shortcomings for the Degradables project. Attended stakeholder engagement meeting for the Sustainable Hospitals project. Also a member of the RE3 Advisory Board.
Impact The Co Op have signed an NDA and are a confirmed project partners who wish to continue to explore the One Bin project with us including applications for further funding
Start Year 2019
 
Description Commonwealth Split Site Studentship 
Organisation Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Joint Supervision of a research student, two 6 month visitits of research student to manchester
Collaborator Contribution Provision of student support for 12 momths
Impact Papers submitted and currently under review. Facilities access Diamond Synchrotron
Start Year 2017
 
Description CuanTec 
Organisation CuanTec
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Invited to participate in One Bin project meetings and workshops. PDRA has conducted semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry. Explored potential funding bids together.
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop. Exploration of potential funding bids, although no further projects pursued as they wished for work to be conducted free of charge.
Impact We explored CuanTec's products through several workshops and free consultancy, however they expected all work to be free of charge and we were thus unable to continue the collaboration.
Start Year 2019
 
Description CuanTec 
Organisation CuanTec
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution PDRA has also been conducting semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop
Impact CuanTec have signed an NDA and are a confirmed project partners who wish to continue to explore the One Bin project with us including applications for further funding
Start Year 2019
 
Description DSposal 
Organisation DSposal
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution PDRA has also been conducting semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop. Also working with SustHosp Project to explore NHS data sets possibly available further to EPSRC meeting.
Impact DSposal have signed an NDA and are a confirmed project partners who wish to continue to explore the One Bin project with us including applications for further funding
Start Year 2019
 
Description Delphis Eco 
Organisation Delphis Eco
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Development of techniques to quantify recycled content in plastics and packaging
Collaborator Contribution Development of trust mark cerficiation.
Impact Exploring collaboration opportunities
Start Year 2019
 
Description Delphis Eco 
Organisation Delphis Eco
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Development of methodologies to determine recycled content in plastics and packaging.
Collaborator Contribution Development of TrustMark certificate to encourage increased recycled content in plastic packaging.
Impact Delphis Eco have signed an NDA and are a confirmed project partners who wish to continue to explore collaborative projects together.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Derwen Aggregates 
Organisation Derwen Aggregates
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Invited to participate in One Bin project meetings and workshops. PDRA has conducted semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop
Impact Derwen Aggregates are confirmed project partners who wish to continue to explore the One Bin project with us including applications for further funding
Start Year 2019
 
Description Derwen Aggregates 
Organisation Dezeen Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution PDRA has also been conducting semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop
Impact Derwen Aggregates have signed an NDA and are a confirmed project partners who wish to continue to explore the One Bin project with us including applications for further funding
Start Year 2019
 
Description Faerch 
Organisation Faerch
Country Denmark 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution PDRA has also been conducting semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop for the One Bin Project.
Impact Faerch have signed an NDA and are a confirmed project partners who wish to continue to explore the One Bin project with us including applications for further funding
Start Year 2019
 
Description GBvi 
Organisation GBVi
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Trials using graphene inks for printing optical components
Collaborator Contribution Testing of product for applications
Impact Preliminary trials possibly leading to longer term project
Start Year 2019
 
Description Henry Royce Institute - Element Materials Technology 
Organisation Element Materials Technology Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Element have agreed to fund 3 PhD programmes across Royce Partners (two in Manchester and one in Sheffield).
Collaborator Contribution Element have agreed to fund 3 PhD programmes across Royce Partners (two in Manchester and one in Sheffield).
Impact -
Start Year 2021
 
Description IAA Morgan 
Organisation Morgan Advanced Materials
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Developing new methods and materials for additive manufacturing ceramics
Collaborator Contribution Provision of designs standards testing and characterisation of components for commercial confidence
Impact Outcomes are commercially in confidence at present
Start Year 2018
 
Description Imaging of Biological Printing for High Throughput Applications (IAA Proof of Concept Award with FFEI Ltd.) 
Organisation FFEI
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The University of Manchester is a pioneer in the field of cell printing and has been working in the field for over 10 years with EPSRC funding supporting Ph.D. studentships, A Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship(Dr. R.E. Saunders), EPSRC grant support with the most recent to Derby being EP/L012022/1 and BBSRC support e.g. BB/N01250X/1. It has also featured in the Doctoral Training Programme in Regenerative Medicine and is an important component of the Henry Royce Institute Biomaterials Theme EP/P025021/1 and EP/R00661X/1. Manchester has considerable experience in printing a range of cells and exploring the physical science aspects of the process, e.g. influence of shear flow and acoustic effects on cell viability, and machine and process development to optimise viability. The integration of cell printing with high throughput analysis remains unexplored commercially. The proposed project will exploit the several years of experience accumulated in Manchester on successful cell deposition, placement, patterning for applications in tissue engineering, medical engineering and organ-on-a-chip technology. This will provide basic understanding for the integration of a bioprinter with the imaging technology skills of the industrial partner.
Collaborator Contribution FFEI has significant, existing commercial expertise in digital scanning for whole-slide imaging in pathology and manufacturing of digital inkjet engines. This project will investigate, for the first time, combining high throughput cell printing (Manchester) and high-throughput scanning analysis techniques (FFEI) for application to drug discovery, tissue engineering and medical diagnostics.High-throughput printing of cells and biological material into discrete formations, followed by highly variable over-printing and simultaneous digital analysis, offers an all-in-one solution that is currentlynot available. This presents opportunity for FFEI to integrate and manufacture project outputs to approach new markets. The IAA proof of concept data produced will lead to a future novel and commercially viable life science device that can be developed further by FFEI.
Impact Early stages of collaboration - no outputs yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description Ionoptika (P-NAME) 
Organisation Ionoptika
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Development of enhanced tool for ion-doping and funding through RCUK and Institutional sources. Development of new alloy materials and sources for use in doping technologies.
Collaborator Contribution Commercialisation of enhanced tool for ion-doping and new ion sources.
Impact Commercial tool now developed (Q-One) by UK SME. New software for ion control developed. New ion sources developed. Interdisciplinary: metallurgy, physics, engineering
Start Year 2017
 
Description M&I Materials 
Organisation M&I Materials Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Technical advice, research programme development and networking
Collaborator Contribution Secondment of staff member
Impact New materials developed and knowledge transferred
Start Year 2020
 
Description Memorandum Of Understanding / Engineering, Safety & Risk Technology Ltd / University of Manchester (UOM) / Henry Royce Institute Bilateral 2019 
Organisation ESR Technology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution ESR Technology and the Henry Royce Institute are to work in collaboration for the advancement of tribology and advanced materials engineering
Collaborator Contribution Both ESR and The Royce have been proactive in supporting this partnership in terms of work packages. Meetings have taken place on a regular basis over the past year to explore further ways of working together in a synergistic manner to support UK business
Impact ESR attended the Advanced Nuclear Materials Workshop held by Royce on 27th February 2020 and fully contributed to the research proposal outputs. These outputs will be delivered to government and various funding councils.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Memorandum of Understanding: Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) / Knowledge Centre for Materials Chemistry (KCMC) / University of Manchester / Henry Royce Institute 
Organisation Centre for Process Innovation (CPI)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The MOU defines how the KCMC, CPI and the Henry Royce institute will work together in the areas of materials chemistry and advanced materials. Members of the Institute's Business Development Team and Knowledge Centre for Materials Chemistry will meet regularly which will help companies discover, develop, scale-up and bring new advanced materials to market.
Collaborator Contribution The KCMC and CPI have been proactive in supporting this partnership we have met on a regular basis over the last six months to explore ways of working together in a synergistic manner to support UK business.
Impact New agreement this should impact on all areas where materials chemistry and advanced materials research overlap.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Merck Case Award 
Organisation Merck
Department Merck R&D UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Provide methods for ink development using 2D materials. Develop strategies for solvent and particle selection.
Collaborator Contribution Cash contribution for research and student support. Supply of materials. Supply of Staff time.
Impact None as yet
Start Year 2016
 
Description NHS 
Organisation National Health Service
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Through stakeholder interviews and analysis of real data researchers were able to identify and map unused and single-use polymers (work package 1) in a hospital setting
Collaborator Contribution NHS stakeholders provided real NHS data and gave ward tours to assist with Work Package 1 on the Sustainable Hospitals project
Impact Identification and mapping of unused and single-use polymers through supplier production/hospital procurement data led by Dr Sharmina (MACE - Tyndall). Carly Fisher (PDRA with Maria) presented the approach of material flow mapping and literature review findings.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Nestlé 
Organisation Nestlé (Global)
Department Nestlé UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution PDRA has also been conducting semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop
Impact Nestlé have signed an NDA and are a confirmed project partners who wish to continue to explore the One Bin project with us including applications for further funding
Start Year 2019
 
Description PZ Cussons 
Organisation PZ Cussons
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution PDRA has also been conducting semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop
Impact PZ Cussons have signed an NDA and are a confirmed project partners who wish to continue to explore the One Bin project with us including applications for further funding but have left the consortium due to challenges surrounding COVID-19 and their current business.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Plastics Europe 
Organisation PlasticsEurope
Country Belgium 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Invited to contribute to several workshops and meetings. Gave presentations on their strength and concerns in the plastics recycling industry.
Collaborator Contribution Attended stakeholder engagement meetings for the Sustainable Hospitals project. Member of the RE3 Advisory Board.
Impact On-going partnership
Start Year 2019
 
Description Polytag 
Organisation Polytag
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution PDRA has also been conducting semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop
Impact Polytag have signed an NDA and are a confirmed project partners who wish to continue to explore the One Bin project with us including applications for further funding
Start Year 2019
 
Description SUEZ 
Organisation SUEZ worldwide
Country France 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Invited to participate in One Bin project meetings and workshops. PDRA has conducted semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop
Impact SUEZ are confirmed project partners who wish to continue to explore the One Bin project and are partners on our follow-on funding project through ISCF Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Programme.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Sainsbury's 
Organisation Sainsbury's
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Invited to participate in One Bin project meetings and workshops. PDRA has conducted semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop
Impact Sainsbury's are confirmed project partners who wish to continue to explore the One Bin project with us including applications for further funding
Start Year 2019
 
Description Samsung 
Organisation Samsung
Country Korea, Republic of 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Invited to attend several RE3 workshops and meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Member of the Advisory Board. Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended several workshops in work package 1 and 2 of the RE3 Project,
Impact On-going partnership
Start Year 2019
 
Description TBG ARPES 
Organisation Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provided experimental samples, carried out discussions and manuscript writing.
Collaborator Contribution ARPES experiments, ARPES data analysis, theoretical modelling and manuscript writing.
Impact Publication in NanoLetters: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/acsnano.1c06439#
Start Year 2021
 
Description TBG ARPES 
Organisation University of Bath
Department Department of Physics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provided experimental samples, carried out discussions and manuscript writing.
Collaborator Contribution ARPES experiments, ARPES data analysis, theoretical modelling and manuscript writing.
Impact Publication in NanoLetters: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/acsnano.1c06439#
Start Year 2021
 
Description Tesco 
Organisation Tesco Plc
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Invited to contribute to several workshops and meetings. Gave presentations on their strength and concerns in the plastics recycling industry. PDRA has also been conducting semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry.
Collaborator Contribution Providing packaging materials, industrial expertise and knowledge surrounding current materials used in packaging and their shortcomings for the Degradables project. Member of the RE3 Advisory Board. New project collaborating on quantifying recycled content in plastic packaging.
Impact On-going partnership
Start Year 2019
 
Description The Henry Royce Institute, CPI, the Knowledge Centre for Materials Chemistry (KCMC): Memorandum of Understanding 
Organisation Centre for Process Innovation (CPI)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Henry Royce Institute and CPI, the Knowledge Centre for Materials Chemistry (KCMC) have announced a collaboration that will enable the organisations to work together to help UK companies develop and commercialise products that use new advanced materials. This collaboration is underpinned by a memorandum of understanding and will increase opportunities for collaboration between UK businesses and academia through the application of materials chemistry. Innovative solutions to global challenges can be brought to market at a reduced risk by combining the complementary facilities, expertise and networks of each organisation.
Collaborator Contribution CPI works with partners to translate inventions into products and processes that enhance health and wellbeing, protect and improve our environment and increase productivity across industries. Through a breadth of technology platforms, CPI supports partners across many diverse markets, including pharmaceuticals, speciality chemicals, food and drink, electronics and transportation. Under the new MoU, Royce will work closely with CPI and KCMC and UK companies to help establish science-based collaborations. CPI will use its considerable expertise and facilities to help companies scale-up the production of new materials and products developed in collaboration with Royce academics. The work driven by this MoU will help deliver Royce's vision of 'advanced materials for a sustainable society'.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2020
 
Description The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and the Henry Royce Institute: Memorandum of Understanding 
Organisation National Physical Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and the Henry Royce Institute have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), stating a commitment to collaborate further and formalising strategic engagement. The signing of the MoU is an initial step towards the joint ambition to develop the concept of a National Advanced Materials Verification Centre to serve the UK advanced materials community and to provide confidence and accelerate the commercialisation of these game-changing materials. Initially the collaboration will focus on the key innovation challenge for advanced materials, namely building confidence in the repeatability and reproducibility of the characterisation of the materials, through NPL's measurement expertise and Royce's state of the art facilities. It will also support the development of postgraduate doctoral and broader training in the above areas.
Collaborator Contribution As the UK's National Metrology Institute, NPL recognises that innovation in advanced materials is crucial in helping to solve many of the grand challenges we see in our world today, from energy and transport to healthcare and the digital economy. Our experts bridge the gap between academic discovery and industrial implementation, developing the required measurement science that provides confidence in the performance and long-term reliability of materials in real world applications.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2020
 
Description Unilever 
Organisation Unilever
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Invited to contribute to several workshops and meetings. Gave presentations on their strength and concerns in the plastics recycling industry. PDRA has also been conducting semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry.
Collaborator Contribution Took part in several workshops during work packages 1 and 2 of the RE3 Project. Gave semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop for the One Bin project. Providing packaging materials, industrial expertise and knowledge surrounding current materials used in packaging and their shortcomings for the Degradables project
Impact Unilever collaborate on a number of projects including (a) One Bin To Rule Them All, (b) PCR Characterisation, (c) Sustainable Formulations and (d) Big Data in Mechanical Recycling
Start Year 2019
 
Description Viridor 
Organisation Viridor
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Invited to participate in One Bin project meetings and workshops. PDRA has conducted semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop
Impact Viridor are confirmed project partners who wish to continue to explore the One Bin project with us including applications for further funding
Start Year 2019
 
Description WRAP 
Organisation Waste and Resources Action Programme
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Invited to attend several WP1 & 2 workshops and meetings. Invited to Chair RE3 Advisory Board and have oversight of RE3 projects
Collaborator Contribution Chairs RE3 Advisory Board, whose goal it is to ensure the overarching project is progressing in the right direction. Both the overall project team and individual sub-projects report to the Advisory Board
Impact On-going Partnership
Start Year 2019
 
Title GRAPHITE DECONTAMINATION 
Description The present invention relates to methods of decontaminating irradiated nuclear graphite. The method comprises immersing the irradiated nuclear graphite in a molten salt electrolyte, and subjecting the irradiated nuclear graphite to an electrochemical treatment. 
IP Reference WO2021250413 
Protection Patent granted
Year Protection Granted 2021
Licensed No
Impact -
 
Company Name ALETHEIA IMAGING SOLUTIONS LIMITED 
Description Aletheia Imaging Solutions designs and manufactures bespoke X-ray Computer Tomography (CT) spatial targets for defect metrology. 
Year Established 2021 
Impact -
Website http://www.aletheia-imaging.com/#/
 
Company Name ALETHEIA IMAGING SOLUTIONS LIMITED 
Description Aletheia Imaging Solutions designs and manufactures bespoke X-ray Computer Tomography (CT) spatial targets for defect metrology. 
Year Established 2021 
Impact -
Website http://www.aletheia-imaging.com/#/
 
Company Name ALETHEIA IMAGING SOLUTIONS LIMITED 
Description Aletheia Imaging Solutions designs and manufactures bespoke X-ray Computer Tomography (CT) spatial targets for defect metrology. 
Year Established 2021 
Impact -
Website http://www.aletheia-imaging.com/#/
 
Company Name SMARTIR LIMITED 
Description Commercially sensitive. 
Year Established 2020 
Impact Commercially sensitive.
 
Company Name NANOPLEXUS LIMITED 
Description Material development for energy storage applications. 
Year Established 2019 
Impact Eli and Britt Harari Award winner.
Website https://nanoplexus.co.uk/
 
Company Name QV BIOELECTRONICS LTD. 
Description QV Bioelectronics Ltd develops graphene-based novel electrotherapies for brain cancer. 
Year Established 2018 
Impact Winner the Eli and Britt Harari Award for Graphene Enterprise. Member of the Alderley Park Accelerator Program Joined the RebelBio Accelerator which secured them an investment of $130,000 BioCap 2019 Pitch Competition winner
Website https://www.qvbio.co.uk/
 
Company Name RECON2 LIMITED 
Description ReCon^2 was established to enable quantification of recycled content in plastic packaging, supporting both reporting on the plastic packaging tax and an associated trust mark certificate. 
Year Established 2022 
Impact Consortium of early adopters including major multinational brands, grocery stores, recyclers and packaging producers.
 
Company Name RECON2 LIMITED 
Description ReCon^2 was established to enable quantification of recycled content in plastic packaging, supporting both reporting on the plastic packaging tax and an associated trust mark certificate. 
Year Established 2022 
Impact Consortium of early adopters including major multinational brands, grocery stores, recyclers and packaging producers.
 
Description North West Business Leadership Team 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Professor Michael Shaver represented RE3 North West Business Leadership team meeting, engaging with local stakeholders
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 3D Bioprinting for Healthcare Applications Training Course 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Training course jointly organised by the Henry Royce Institute and Regenhu focusing on 3D bioprinting for healthcare applications. Delegates were updated on the latest developments around 3D bioprinting for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications. Speakers from academic and industry outlined their experiences, including the challenges and opportunities associated with this research area. Training was also provided on computed aided design for 3D bioprinting and on 3D bioprinting of biological constructs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/3d-bioprinting-for-healthcare-applications-training-event-tickets-164...
 
Description 3D Bioprinting in Space 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A 2-day workshop organized by ESA, DLR and TU Dresden with the goal to discuss potentials of 3D bioprinting for space applications and to identify important preparatory research tasks to get bioprinting ready for takeoff.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://react.regasus.de/portal/react/registration/personal
 
Description 3rd Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy International Conference, Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact University of Lancaster - Complimentary activity for Health and Innovation Campus Development project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.lsfm2016.org/
 
Description Accelerating the Discovery, Manufacture and Translation of Biomedical Materials 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact News article published in June 2021 focused on biomedical materials research taking place at the Henry Royce Institute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.openaccessgovernment.org/accelerating-the-discovery-manufacture-and-translation-of-biome...
 
Description Advanced Acquisition and Analysis of Image-based Data Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Workshop (June 2021) focusing on the challenges related to the acquisition, reconstruction, visualisation and analysis of large 2D+time, 3D, 3D+time and 4D+image datasets.

The event was supported by The Alan Turing Institute, National Research Facility for lab-based X-ray Computed Tomography (NXCT), the Henry Royce Institute and the CCPi (University of Manchester).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/workshop-advanced-acquisition-and-analysis-of-image-based-data-ticket...
 
Description Advanced Biomedical Materials CDT Showcase (2021) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Showcase (June 2021) aimed at industry colleagues who would like to find out more about the Advanced Biomedical Materials Centre for Doctoral Training. It was also an opportunity for industry to collaborate with academics from the Henry Royce Institute and learn how to access state-of-the-art facilities to develop cutting-edge solutions for the UK's rapidly growing ageing population.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/events/advanced-biomedical-materials-cdt-showcase/
 
Description Advanced Materials in Medicine Launch Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The AMM network based at the University of Manchester (which has close links to the Royce Biomedical Materials theme) held its launch event on 16th January. Dr Johnny Blaker (Deputy Champion) presented the Biomedical Materials research landscape and Royce capability to representatives from research and academia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.royce.ac.uk/events/amm-launch
 
Description Advanced Nuclear Materials Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact On 27th February 2020, Royce hosted an Advanced Nuclear Materials Workshop with over 100 representatives from across the Partners alongside BEIS, EPSRC, NDA and other UK universities. During the workshop UKAEA, NNL, Manchester and Oxford presented capabilities for nuclear materials research including NNUF facilities. In the afternoon, working groups looked to develop new project ideas to put forward to funders. www.royce.ac.uk/news/advanced-nuclear-materials-workshop-2
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Alderley Park Accelerator (Biohub), Science Seminar Series: Electrical Stimulation to Promote Bone Tissue Growth, January 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Hosted National talk to an audience of 30 people at Alderley Park science seminar, 2019. Focusing on electrical stimulation to promote bone tissue growth.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.alderleypark.co.uk/upcoming-events/2019/1/31/science-seminar-electrical-stimulation-to-p...
 
Description Atoms to Devices Engagement event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Community engagement event for Atoms to Devices Theme of Royce held at Leeds.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description BBC TV interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact BBC NORTH WEST TONIGHT: Sellafield decommisioning
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bptlk1
 
Description Biomedical Materials Showcase: Biofabrication and 3D Printing for Biomedical Applications 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Showcase focusing on Royce facilities in biofabrication and 3D printing, as well as opportunities for access and collaboration. The event connected experts to share and advance knowledge, expertise and best practice in biofabrication and 3D printing applications for healthcare. The aim was to foster collaborations across the industrial, academic and clinical communities for future challenges in biomedical materials research, translation and regulation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/events/showcase-biofabrication-3d-printing/
 
Description Dialogue between Science and Technology Facilities Council 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with Science and Technology Facilities Council (Philip Carvil) to discuss future opportunities with Royce.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://stfc.ukri.org/research/
 
Description Dialogue between UoM and Medical Discoveries Catapult 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with Sally Price, representative from Medical Discoveries Catapult to discuss future plans involving Royce.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Digital Volume Correlation Analysis Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Workshop (May 2021) focusing on digital volume correlation presented by both academic and industrial leaders, providing specific insights on use, reliability and further exploitation in different areas of materials science and engineering.

The event was supported by the National Research Facility in lab-based X-ray Computed Tomography (NXCT), the Henry Royce Institute, the CCPi (University of Manchester) and the Zeiss Global Centre (University of Portsmouth).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ccpi.ac.uk/node/900
 
Description Discover Materials Open Week 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact More than 160 people from six different continents registered to participate in the Discover Materials Open Week, in August 2020. A series of Materials Science events aiming to inspire 16-18 year olds to study Materials Science and Engineering at university culminated in a day of live talks and discussions, and the launch of a video promoting Materials Science and Engineering. The open week was organised by Discover Materials, a partnership between UK Universities Materials Science and Engineering Departments and the Henry Royce Institute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/news/discover-materials-open-week-2020/
 
Description EPSRC CDT in Future Innovation in Non-Destructive Evaluation - Radiography Training Course 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Training Course (February 2022) focusing on understanding the use of radiography in industry. It also covered CT reconstruction and included a tour of the NXCT facilities at Manchester.

The event was supported by the National Research Facility for lab-based X-ray Computed Tomography (NXCT), Imperial College London, University of Bristol, University of Nottingham, University of Strathclyde and The University of Warwick.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.find-cdt.ac.uk/radiography/
 
Description Faraday Tech Series: FIB-SEM Techniques for 3D-SEM and TEM-Prep 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This seminar series was a joint Faraday Institution and Henry Royce Institute training course.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/faraday-tech-fib-sem-techniques-for-3d-sem-and-tem-prep-tickets-14471...
 
Description Faraday Tech Series: Large Volume 3D-SEM, Broad Ion Beam and fs-Laser Techniques 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This seminar series was a joint Faraday Institution and Henry Royce Institute training course.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/faraday-tech-large-volume-3d-sem-broad-ion-beam-and-fs-laser-techniqu...
 
Description Faraday Tech Series: Reconstruction of 3D-SEM Data 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This seminar series was a joint Faraday Institution and Henry Royce Institute training course.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/faraday-tech-reconstruction-of-3d-sem-data-tickets-144719093705#
 
Description Formula X: Understand Formulate Innovate 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Henry Royce Institute exhibited at the Formula X 2019 conference (24th - 27th June) organised by The Formulation Science and Technology Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Event held at The University of Manchester and Royce interacted with over 100 delegates from academic, international and UK businesses.

Royce Head of Business Engagement also presented during the conference to develop new business opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.formulation.org.uk/fx-home.html
 
Description Global Grand Challenges Summit 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Global Grand Challenges brought together innovation leaders from US, UK and China for a three day workshop. The Royce exhibited as part of a UoM-held Grand Challenges grant.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.raeng.org.uk/global/international-partnerships/international-policy/welcome
 
Description Graphene Hackathon 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Graphene Hackathon is a student-led event with the aim of making MAKING easy, with the focus being on developing products and use case where graphene can have an impact. 10 teams, formed from predominantly from students but also from the general public, got together with the aim of rapid prototyping products in this 24-hour event. A brief description of the products developed is shown here: https://twitter.com/GrapheneHack/status/1196479821137793025
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.graphenehackathon.com/
 
Description Graphene and Beyond: From Atoms to Applications Workshop (2021) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Workshop (May 2021) focusing on building a strong community in 2D crystal science and technology. The event was organised by the Centre for 2D and Layered Materials and the 2D Crystal Consortium at Penn State University, the Graphene Flagship, National Graphene Institute and Henry Royce Institute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.mri.psu.edu/mri/facilities-and-centers/2dlm/events/2021-graphene-and-beyond-workshop
 
Description Greater Manchester Green Summit 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Plenary Lecture for Green Summit of Greater Manchester Combined Authority on circular plastics. Over 500 attendees at lecture, plus follow-on sandpit event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Healthy Insights: What are the Priority Research Areas for the UK Biomaterials Community? - Materials World Article (2021) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Article published in Materials World Magazine (April 2021) focusing on the priority research areas for the UK biomaterials community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Henry Royce Institute 2D Materials Research Showcase 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact A research showcase organised by the Henry Royce Institute to demonstrate our capability and expertise at The University of Manchester The event demonstrated the latest research into composites, membranes, electronics, device fabrication, modelling, and characterisation.

The event took place on the 1 October 2019 and was attended by over 100 representations from national academic, industry and funders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Henry Royce Institute Advanced Materials Characterisation Facilities Opening Celebration 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact To celebrate the opening of the new Henry Royce Institute state-of-the-art facilities for materials characterisation at The University of Manchester and the installation of the HAXPES & P-NAME, the Royce hosted an event to showcase capability to academia, industry, and students.

The event was held on the16th May and had over 200 attendees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/news/henry-royce-institute-opens-13m-advanced-materials-characterisation-fac...
 
Description Henry Royce Institute Advanced Nuclear Materials Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The Henry Royce Institute hosted an advanced materials workshop in Manchester on 27th February 2020 to generate community led proposals which can deliver real and tangible impact to UK Plc. The workshop was timely given recent government announcements for focused spending programmes on Small Modular Reactors (SMR), the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP) programme and the Nuclear Innovation Programme Phase 2b.

With over 100 attendees representing industry, academia, catapults, NDA and BEIS; each contributor brought a different perspective to the workshop.

Throughout the morning Royce partners presented the open and accessible capability available to UK academia and industry including the National Nuclear Laboratory, UKAEA and the universities of Oxford, Manchester and Sheffield.

Working groups were formed with representation from each sector to harness the unique expertise each can bring to strategic programmes thus ensuring broad input into each proposal's design, structure and deliverables.

The working groups successfully delivered a number of outline programmes covering the broad space in advanced materials for nuclear applications.

From Additive Manufacturing and how the development of standards would impact deployment into the nuclear sector; to new advanced materials in non-irradiated environments. The proposals generated at the workshop will be shared with all participants and wider the community to continue to develop the outlines generated into fully considered programmes of work.

Royce will discuss the proposals created with BEIS, funding councils, NDA and ONR among others to capitalise further on the ideas put forward by the community and to support and enable a coherent nuclear strategy across nuclear materials.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Henry Royce Institute Hub Building (Manchester) - Opening Event 
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 Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The CEO of UKRI opened the new Henry Royce Institute Hub Building at The University of Manchester (September 2021). The event also saw an important keynote video message from The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Secretary of State for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy.

The building hosts £45 million of new state-of-the-art equipment alongside existing facilities in Manchester for biomedical materials, metals processing, digital fabrication, and sustainable materials research, including the new Sustainable Materials Innovation Hub part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Alongside this is a variety of collaboration spaces for industry engagement, helping to accelerate the development and commercialisation of advanced materials.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/news/professor-dame-ottoline-leyser-opens-royce-hub-building/
 
Description Henry Royce Institute Hub Building - Visit from the Advanced Materials Team at the Department for Business, Industry and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) 
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 Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Henry Royce Institute was delighted to welcome team members from the Department for Business, Industry and Industrial Strategy's (BEIS) Infrastructure and Materials Directorate to the Royce Hub Building (February 2022).

Following presentations and discussions with Royce CEO and business engagement colleagues, the Advanced Materials Team visitors took a tour of the SMI Hub, Advanced Metals Processing facilities and the MS4DE autoclave testing facilities in the building.

The meeting comes as BEIS seeks to look at ways advanced materials will underpin the UK's industrial base, with a Call for Evidence to gather insight and shape the UK's approach to advanced materials. Royce will co-ordinate consultation input from across its Research Area Steering Groups to ensure it captures the full breadth of opportunity the deployment of advanced materials can offer and what is required further move the dial on exciting developments underway.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/news/beis-advanced-materials-team-visit-royce-hub-building/
 
Description Henry Royce Institute Hub Building - Visit from the Minister for Investment at the Department for International Trade (DIT) and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) 
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 Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 14th July 2021, the Henry Royce Institute and the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) were delighted to welcome Lord Grimstone of Boscobel Kt, Minister for Investment jointly at the Department for International Trade (DIT) and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Lord Grimstone and other key officials visited the Royce Hub Building as part of a wider trip to Greater Manchester which included a meeting with Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, as well as a roundtable discussion hosted at the GEIC around how Manchester's expertise and support for materials technologies at every level of research and development is making a significant contribution to delivering the UK's ambitions around net zero and clean growth.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/news/lord-grimstone-visit-puts-the-spotlight-on-materials-at-manchester/
 
Description Henry Royce Institute Nano Infrared Spectroscopy Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact A workshop in collaboration with Bruker, provided a hands-on introduction to one of the latest characterisation capabilities for 2D and other advanced materials: Nano Infrared Spectroscopy.

The Royce NanoIR3 systems coupled with Atomic Force Microscopy with Infrared Spectroscopy capability, enabling nanoscale resolutions together with topological, thermal and electrical analysis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Henry Royce Institute: Student Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The Henry Royce Institute Student Summit 2021 was a two-day virtual conference aimed at UK doctoral students undertaking work in materials-related subjects. It brought together the UK materials PhD and EngD community to share research, network, and learn more about transitioning from doctoral study to the next step on the career ladder. The theme of the Summit was Advanced Materials for a Sustainable Society.

The Royce Student Summit was open to doctoral candidates studying a materials-related subject and affiliated with a UK institution, as well as their academic or industrial supervisors. It offered students opportunities to:
- hear from established industry leaders and academics about the latest materials research;
- gain insights into future career paths and the current jobs market for doctoral graduates;
- meet and network with other members of the materials community;
- present posters and talks;
- participate in workshops addressing the five key drivers for advanced materials research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://roycestudentsummit.org/
 
Description Henry Royce Materials Science Summer School 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The Henry Royce Materials Science Summer School is a 4-day residential summer school held in July each year. It offers places to around 25 year 10 students (aged 14-15), and aims to introduce materials science and engineering to them, as well as give them a taste of university life. Day-time activities include a mixture of lectures, interactive labs, and tours. For instance, tours of a Jaguar Land Rover manufacturing facility and the National Graphene Institute have been arranged for every year. In 2019, day-time activities also included a session on equality, diversity and inclusivity in science - this was entitled "The Winning Mindset" and was delivered by Polkadot Consultants Ltd.

The Henry Royce Institute supports the summer school by providing funding as well as assistance with advertising and some delivery of content. The funding, which amounts to around 50% of the summer school costs, has enabled us to dramatically reduce the cost of attending the summer school, as well as provide more bursaries for disadvantaged students.

For each summer school, we have provided some students (x7 in 2017, x10 in 2018, x12 in 2019) with a bursary owing to their disadvantaged background (this reduced the total cost to a £25 deposit). None of these students had family members who attended university.

Feedback from students has been very positive. Over the three years we've run the programme, 90% of attendees have rated it overall as either "good" or "excellent". Over 80% of students said it has increased their interest in attending university, and 75% said it had increased their interest in studying materials science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018,2019
 
Description High Polymer Research Group Conference 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Professor Michael Shaver presented a talk on Monomer Design for Functional and Sustainable Degradable Polyesters at the High Polymer Research Group Conference where he highlighted the work of the RE3 Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description House of Lords Reception 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Professor Michael Shaver was invited to attend a reception at House of Lords on sustainability and plastics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Interview by BBC World Service (Arabic) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Laboratory visit and description of research into Bioprinting at the University of Manchester. Equipment funded by the award was discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interview for national newspaper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact THE GUARDIAN: Fate of UK's nuclear plants in doubt over ageing infrastructure 3 Feb 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/03/fate-of-uks-nuclear-power-stations-in-doubt-over...
 
Description Interview with BBC Arabic - 3D Printing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Laboratory visit and description of research at the University of Manchester. Equipment funded by the award was discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcZK0T2MdJk&index=4&list=PL63lwGZ_8vsnmWuxFBTL6NulPaYZXj0zv
 
Description Interview with BBC Arabic - Airport Scanning 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Laboratory visit and description of research at the University of Manchester. Equipment funded by the award was discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Acgnos4fcl4&list=PL63lwGZ_8vsnmWuxFBTL6NulPaYZXj0zv&index=3
 
Description Interview with BBC Arabic - ECG Tech 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Laboratory visit and description of research at the University of Manchester. Equipment funded by the award was discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyICksIUH7Q&list=PL63lwGZ_8vsnmWuxFBTL6NulPaYZXj0zv&index=9
 
Description Materials Research Exchange 18th - 19th 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact In February, colleagues from across the Henry Royce Institute's national partnership travelled to London to showcase the Institute's progress to over 800 members of the materials community at the biannual Materials Research Exchange (MRE).

Organised by the Knowledge Transfer Network, the Materials Research Exchange (MRE) aims to accelerate the commercialisation of materials innovation; fostering a culture of collaboration between researchers, entrepreneurs, industry and government.

As headline sponsor for the MRE, the Royce Hub and our nine partners demonstrated groundbreaking work across the spectrum of advanced materials including automated testing at the University of Liverpool and sustainable manufacturing at the University of Sheffield.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/news/royce-launches-sustainable-society-vision-at-materials-research-exchang...
 
Description Member of Diabetes UK workshop scoping "Ageing Well with Diabetes" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Member of Diabetes UK workshop scoping "Ageing Well with Diabetes". Set out a working document to inform future funding decisions and motivate future work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Michael Shaver presentation at the Greater Manchester Green Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Prof Michael Shaver presented for the Henry Royce Institute on Sustainable Plastics at the Greater Manchester Green Summit on 25th March 2019.

Prof Shaver presented to over 100 delegates from Greater Manchester businesses, universities and policymakers. The event was organised by Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham. This was the first presentation the Royce gave on materials and sustainability and led to the Institute developing a new vision of Advanced Materials for a Sustainable Society.

The event itself led to the publication of the region's long-term environmental vision - to be carbon neutral by 2038.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/what-we-do/environment/green-summit/
 
Description Moiré-Twistronics Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Online workshop focusing on recent developments related to the theory and experimental work on twisted bilayer materials. The workshop was jointly organised by the National Graphene Institute, the Thomas Young Centre for Theory and Simulation of Materials, and the Henry Royce Institute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/events/moire-twistronics-workshop/
 
Description NNL Nuclearised Optical Microscope Open Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Researchers from NNL presented the capabilities and application opportunities for the new Royce Optical Microscope. Data gathered using the equipment was available to demonstrate its performance capabilities. NNL also offered special access to attendees who wish to test their own samples in the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.royce.ac.uk/events/nnl-open-day
 
Description National Research Facility for lab-based X-ray Computed Tomography (NXCT) Website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The National Research Facility for lab-based X-ray Computed Tomography in partnership with the Henry Royce Institute built and launched a new website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://nxct.ac.uk/
 
Description National Research Facility for lab-based X-ray Computed Tomography (NXCT): Advanced Segmentation in Avizo 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Training course (March 2021) focusing on how segmentation techniques work and how to use these within the Avizo visualisation software package.

The National Research Facility for lab-based X-ray Computed Tomography (NXCT) is a partnership between the Universities of Manchester, Southampton, Warwick, UCL and Diamond Light Source. The NXCT Hub in Manchester is hosted by the Henry Royce Institute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description National Research Facility for lab-based X-ray Computed Tomography (NXCT): Advanced Segmentation in Avizo 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Training course (December 2020) focusing on how segmentation techniques work and how to use these within the Avizo visualisation software package.

The National Research Facility for lab-based X-ray Computed Tomography (NXCT) is a partnership between the Universities of Manchester, Southampton, Warwick, UCL and Diamond Light Source. The NXCT Hub in Manchester is hosted by the Henry Royce Institute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description National Research Facility for lab-based X-ray Computed Tomography (NXCT): Advanced Segmentation using Avizo 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Training course (October 2021) focusing on how segmentation techniques work and how to use these within the Avizo visualisation software package.

The National Research Facility for lab-based X-ray Computed Tomography (NXCT) is a partnership between the Universities of Manchester, Southampton, Warwick, UCL and Diamond Light Source. The NXCT Hub in Manchester is hosted by the Henry Royce Institute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description National Research Facility for lab-based X-ray Computed Tomography (NXCT): Introduction to Image Visualisation using Avizo 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Training course (March 2021) focusing on how to process X-ray CT data using Avizo visualisation software and real X-ray CT data to highlight the true problems faced when analysing large volumes of data. The National Research Facility for lab-based X-ray Computed Tomography (NXCT) is a partnership between the Universities of Manchester, Southampton, Warwick, UCL and Diamond Light Source. The NXCT Hub in Manchester is hosted by the Henry Royce Institute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description National Research Facility for lab-based X-ray Computed Tomography (NXCT): Introduction to Image Visualisation using Avizo 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Training course (August 2021) focusing on how to process X-ray CT data using Avizo visualisation software and real X-ray CT data to highlight the true problems faced when analysing large volumes of data.

The National Research Facility for lab-based X-ray Computed Tomography (NXCT) is a partnership between the Universities of Manchester, Southampton, Warwick, UCL and Diamond Light Source. The NXCT Hub in Manchester is hosted by the Henry Royce Institute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/events/nxct-introduction-to-image-visualisation/
 
Description National Research Facility for lab-based X-ray Computed Tomography (NXCT): Introduction to X-ray CT 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Training course (February 2022) focusing on the basic principles of X-ray CT for new users.

The National Research Facility for lab-based X-ray Computed Tomography (NXCT) is a partnership between the Universities of Manchester, Southampton, Warwick, UCL and Diamond Light Source. The NXCT Hub in Manchester is hosted by the Henry Royce Institute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description National Research Facility for lab-based X-ray Computed Tomography (NXCT): Introduction to X-ray CT 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Training course (August 2021) focusing on the basic principles of X-ray CT for new users.

The National Research Facility for lab-based X-ray Computed Tomography (NXCT) is a partnership between the Universities of Manchester, Southampton, Warwick, UCL and Diamond Light Source. The NXCT Hub in Manchester is hosted by the Henry Royce Institute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/events/nxct-introduction-to-x-ray-ct/
 
Description National Research Facility for lab-based X-ray Computed Tomography (NXCT): Introduction to X-ray CT Visualisation using Avizo 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Training course (February 2022) focusing on the fundamental principles of using Avizo and Image J Fiji visualisation software to analyse X-ray CT data.

The National Research Facility for lab-based X-ray Computed Tomography (NXCT) is a partnership between the Universities of Manchester, Southampton, Warwick, UCL and Diamond Light Source. The NXCT Hub in Manchester is hosted by the Henry Royce Institute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description National Research Facility for lab-based X-ray Computed Tomography (NXCT): Particle and Pore Analysis in X-ray CT Data 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Training course (December 2020) focusing on advanced analysis methods for characterising pores and particles within a matrix material. The National Research Facility for lab-based X-ray Computed Tomography (NXCT) is a partnership between the Universities of Manchester, Southampton, Warwick, UCL and Diamond Light Source. The NXCT Hub in Manchester is hosted by the Henry Royce Institute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description National Research Facility for lab-based X-ray Computed Tomography (NXCT): Particle and Pore Analysis in X-ray CT Data 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Training course (October 2021) focusing on advanced analysis methods for characterising pores and particles within a matrix material.

The National Research Facility for lab-based X-ray Computed Tomography (NXCT) is a partnership between the Universities of Manchester, Southampton, Warwick, UCL and Diamond Light Source. The NXCT Hub in Manchester is hosted by the Henry Royce Institute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Novel Applications of Advanced Electron Microscopy Techniques in Materials Failure Analysis 
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 The webinar used case studies to show how scanning electron and focused ion beams can be used to analyze the early stages of initiation and propagation of cracks, both to better understand the safe lifetime of existing materials, and to look toward ways of extending the life of engineering materials and components.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://connect.asminternational.org/communities/community-home/digestviewer/viewthread?GroupId=2808...
 
Description OECD/NEA Expert Group on Innovative Structural Materials - High entropy alloys for advanced nuclear applications Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The NEA Expert Group on Innovative Structural Materials (EGISM) organised a workshop together with the Spanish Center for Energy, Environmental and Technological Research (CIEMAT) on the development, potential uses, opportunities and limitations of high entropy alloys for nuclear applications. Held virtually on 19-21 October 2021, the event attracted 120 participants from 11 countries who exchanged the latest developments and innovations in the field of high entropy materials and complex concentrated alloys. The workshop opened with an overview on research and development initiatives in this field with perspectives from the People's Republic of China, the European Union and the United States. The discussions then addressed numerical design and computational approaches to develop high entropy alloys, as well as fabrication and manufacturing and microstructures and mechanical properties of high entropy alloys. Irradiation resistance of high entropy alloys and their compatibility with corrosive environments were also explored. Participants agreed on the importance of collaboration at the international level to support the acceleration of high entropy materials development for use in the nuclear industry. A broad consensus was also expressed on the need to accumulate both theoretical and experimental data on the behaviour of these materials in conditions that simulate nuclear reactor conditions. Considering the broad variety of systems included in this class of materials, efforts will be also needed to collect and systematise data in a consistent way as they are produced - especially considering the fact that research in this field heavily involves the use of machine learning techniques for both material design and material modelling purposes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.oecd-nea.org/jcms/pl_61782/high-entropy-alloys-for-advanced-nuclear-applications
 
Description Packaging Innovations Conference 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Professor Michael Shaver gave a lecture at the 2019 Packaging Innovations Conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Pint of Science Jan 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The RE3 Project hosted a Pint of Science style event titled The Challenges of Ending Plastic Waste in Manchester city centre. Speakers Professor Michael Shaver, Prof Mark Miodownik, and Dr Claudia Henninger led discussions on the current state of plastic use in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Product Design with more Sustainable Uses of Plastics Webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Webinar jointly organised by the Sustainable Materials Innovation Hub, Innovate UK Edge North, and GC Business Growth Hub. Target audience: SMEs in Greater Manchester interested in creating more sustainable solutions for plastics use within their business.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://smihub.ac.uk/product-design-webinar/
 
Description Research workshop - Data-centric materials science and engineering 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Scoping workshop held in collaboration with The Alan Turing Institute bringing together data scientists with materials scientists and engineers to elucidate existing and potential future opportunities in the area of data-centric materials science and engineering.The event was held in Manchester on 14th May 2019 and was attended by over 100 academics from across the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.turing.ac.uk/events/data-centric-materials-science-and-engineering
 
Description Royce 2D Showcase 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact the Royce 2D showcase presented a selection of Royce research and equipment capability.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/events/2d-materials-research-showcase/
 
Description Royce exhibit and presentations at Advanced Materials Show 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact For 'Advanced Materials Day', Dr Laura Cohen RAEng Visiting Professor at UoM and Royce took part in a session on 'Managing the Impacts of the Pandemic on the Advanced Materials Sector'. Royce Governing Board member Dr Annalisa Gigante took part in the 'Leaders in Conversation - Outlining Customer and Regulatory Demands for Advanced Material Innovation' session alongside BAE Systems, Cerion Nanomaterials, 3M and BP. Our engagement team were represented throughout the event and exhibition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.advancedmaterialsshow.com.
 
Description Royce exhibited at Faraday Institution Conference 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Royce exhibited at the Faraday Institution Conference which took take place virtually on 25th and 26th November, and was open to UK-based academia, industry and policy-makers in the UK battery space. We promoted the Royce's electrochemical systems capability through a new short video and were well represented by a team from Royce Partners of Oxford, Sheffield and Cambridge: www.faraday2020.org.uk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.faraday2020.org.uk/
 
Description Showcasing Physical Sciences Impact Event 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Royce participated in the EPSRC physical sciences impact event showcasing how graphene achieves all three pillars of impact (people, knowledge and Societal, Cultural and Economic Impact).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://epsrc.ukri.org/funding/calls/showcasing-physical-sciences-impact-event-2019/
 
Description Stand at Blue Dot Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Samples being taken from the lab to blue dot.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Stand at Community Open 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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Stand at the community festival including leapfrog printer, doodle pen Activity and hands on samples.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Stand at Henry Royce Advanced Materials Summer School 
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 Schools
Results and Impact 3d printing Workshop. Excellent Feedback
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Stand at Science Festival (Blue Dot festival, July 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Activity was a stand at science festival showing how materials fabrication methods could be used to make biological constructs. Introduced concept of an organ on a chip. Some hands on demonstrations for participants. Audience general public with focus on High school Age children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Sustainable Materials Innovation Hub (SMI Hub) Website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The Sustainable Materials Innovation Hub in partnership with the Henry Royce Institute built and launched a new website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://smihub.ac.uk/
 
Description Sustainable Materials Innovation Hub (SMI Hub): Opening Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Opening event (November 2021) for the Sustainable Materials Innovation Hub (SMI Hub). The SMI Hub was created by the Henry Royce Institute with funding from the European Regional Development Fund to support the growing need to combat plastics pollution increasingly associated with major world cities. Located on Floor 6 of the Royce Hub Building in Manchester, the SMI Hub aligns with the Institute's mission to catalyse industrial collaboration and accelerate the transition of materials innovations into real world applications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://smihub.ac.uk/news/sustainable-materials-innovation-hub-opens-in-new-henry-royce-institute-hu...
 
Description TERMIS World Congress 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presented two talks: Novel CT Imaging Techniques for Soft Tissues, and Electrical Stimulation to Improve Stem Cell Osteogenesis. Hosted and chaired the Symposium on Quantitative X-ray Micro-CT Imaging for Tissue Engineering.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.termis.org/wc2018/
 
Description Talk at UK Semiconductors 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented the Henry Royce Institute at UK Semiconductors 2019 conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://uksemiconductors.com/
 
Description The Advanced Materials Show 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Exhibited at The Advanced Materials Show 2019 in Telford.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://advancedmaterialsshow.com/
 
Description The Power of 3D Bioprinting: Webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact In collaboration with the Henry Royce Institute, regenHU hosted a webinar on "The power of 3D Bioprinting" on Tuesday 30 June 2020. Attendees heard from Mauro Petetta (regenHU) and Marcos Domingos (Senior Lecturer in Bioprinting and Regenerative Medicine at the Henry Royce Institute, The University of Manchester) discuss:
- 3D printing scaffolds
- Additive Manufacturing techniques
- What is Bioprinting
- Introduction to bioprinting materials
- 3D bioprinting application examples
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Touching Technology Life, ImagingBioPro, North Kick-off Meeting, Edinburgh Napier University, June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Assessment of Grand Challenges and Funding opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://mecheng.ucl.ac.uk/imagingbiopro/
 
Description Touching Technology Life, ImagingBioPro, Prospects in 4D Imaging workshop, UoM, November 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact First ImagingBioPro workshop to share potential in "non-disruptive, "real-time" 4D imaging across and linked between scales (anatomy-atomic) in health and disease.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://mecheng.ucl.ac.uk/imagingbiopro/
 
Description Touching Technology Life, ImagingBioPro, South Kick-off meeting, UCL, July 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Assessment of Grand Challenges and Funding opportunities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://mecheng.ucl.ac.uk/imagingbiopro/
 
Description Visit for Chris Skidmore MP (Universities & Science Minister) 
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 Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof Phil Withers met Chris Skidmore MP on a visit to The University of Manchester and discussed the impact of the Henry Royce institute as a national centre for advanced materials research and innovation.

This meeting led to Chris Skidmore siting the Royce in his 'Levelling up research and innovation right across the United Kingdom' speech as an example of national collaborative research. - https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/levelling-up-research-and-innovation-right-across-the-united-kingdom
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/levelling-up-research-and-innovation-right-across-the-united-...
 
Description Visit from Altrincham Grammar School for Boys 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 3D printing Workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit from Sam Gyimah MP (Universities & Science Minister) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof Phil Withers - Royce Chief scientist met with Sam Ghyimah in 31st May 2019 (at the time Universities & Science Minister) and presented the development of the Royce since it's inception in 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://twitter.com/RoyceInstitute/status/1133760463551045639
 
Description Workshop: Data Management for Materials Researchers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This event was aimed at materials science researchers (from any discipline) who collect, store, analyse and share experimental data associated with their samples: e.g., optical images, SEM images, property measurements, etc. The workshop shared examples of best practice and current initiatives in the area, and began to formulate a list of actions to enable better data management practices.

Changing data management and sharing culture requires the involvement of everyone in the community. Accordingly, the meeting was open to all, at all stages of their career, from all institutions and backgrounds. All discussions were moderated to ensure that everyone had the opportunity to contribute (as time permitted), and that no group of individuals dominated the discussion. We were particularly seeking contributions from those who have not previously been involved in shaping policy in this area.
The workshop format was based around discussions of questions, which were stimulated by short talks from speakers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/events/workshop-data-management-for-materials-researchers/
 
Description X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy Training Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Three day training event focusing on X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy instrumentation, theory, data analysis and practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/events/x-ray-photoelectron-spectroscopy-training-event/