Sir Henry Royce Institute - recurrent grant

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.

Publications

10 25 50
 
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.

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.
Exploitation Route 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 charge-out rates available to HEI, RTO (and related) and industry users. Our access models 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.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Chemicals,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's mission is to support and grow world-recognised research, accelerating commercial exploitation and delivering positive economic and societal impact for the UK. This is achieved through: 1) Enabling national materials research fore-sighting, collaboration and strategy; 2) Providing access to the latest facilities and capability; 3) Catalysing industrial collaboration and exploitation of materials research; 4) Fostering materials science skills development, innovation training and outreach. Examples of non-academic impacts to date in these areas include: • Supporting SMEs through providing them with access to Royce expertise and/or facilities at a reduced rate or free of charge. The SME Accelerator Token Scheme supports SMEs in reducing the cost barrier of exploratory projects and in helping to grow confidence for future collaborations. Tokens are redeemed at any Royce Partner for equipment access, technical support and relevant consultancy services in solving a defined challenge statement. • Developing skills of materials researchers and transferring these to industry, as well as upskilling industry workers through events and training related to the Royce facilities and expertise. • Exhibiting at national outreach events to share knowledge and to engage children, young adults and the wider public in general with Materials Science. Engaging with schools across the UK through summer schools and providing online materials and fact sheets for Materials Science related activities.
First Year Of Impact 2018
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,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 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 Member of iChem international advisory board, China
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Member of iChem international advisory board, China
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description (OPTICON) - Optical Infrared Coordination Network for Astronomy
Amount € 10,011,619 (EUR)
Funding ID 730890 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2017 
End 12/2020
 
Description AIRLIFT
Amount £9,000,000 (GBP)
Organisation Aerospace Technology Institute 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2018 
End 11/2022
 
Description Advanced Biomedical Materials CDT
Amount £9,610,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2019 
End 09/2027
 
Description Advanced Functional Materials Triage Suite
Amount £602,602 (GBP)
Organisation Henry Royce Institute 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2019 
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 All-Solid-State Batteries with Li and Na Anodes
Amount £8,211,248 (GBP)
Funding ID FIRG007 
Organisation The Faraday Institution 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 02/2021
 
Description Analysis for Innovators Round 5
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2019 
End 08/2020
 
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 Centre for Advanced Materials for Integrated Energy Systems (CAM-IES)
Amount £2,098,617 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P007767/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2016 
End 11/2020
 
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 06/2020 
End 05/2024
 
Description D(UV) lithography
Amount £180,000 (GBP)
Organisation Henry Royce Institute 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2019 
End 04/2020
 
Description Developing Design for Additive Manufacturing
Amount £7,212,148 (GBP)
Organisation Aerospace Technology Institute 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2018 
End 11/2021
 
Description Developing Design for Additive Manufacturing (DAM)
Amount £7,212,148 (GBP)
Funding ID 113170 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2018 
End 11/2021
 
Description EPSRC and SFI Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Metallic Systems: Metallurgical Challenges for the Digital Manufacturing Environment
Amount £5,434,026 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S022635/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 03/2028
 
Description EPSRC-SFI: Emergent Magnetism and Spin Interactions in Metallo-Molecular Interfaces
Amount £648,440 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S030263/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2019 
End 04/2024
 
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 08/2020 
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 09/2020 
End 03/2025
 
Description FAST STEP 3 - Swarf Titanium to Engine Parts in 3 Steps
Amount £1,327,001 (GBP)
Funding ID 104040 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2018 
End 08/2021
 
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 04/2019 
End 03/2026
 
Description Graphene Flagship
Amount € 1,004,500,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start  
 
Description INTEGRADDE - Intelligent data-driven pipeline for the manufacturing of certified metal parts through Direct Energy Deposition processes
Amount € 16,999,328 (EUR)
Funding ID 820776 
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 10/2018 
End 09/2022
 
Description INTEGRADDE - Intelligent data-driven pipeline for the manufacturing of certified metal parts through Direct Energy Deposition processes
Amount € 16,999,328 (EUR)
Funding ID 820776 
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 10/2018 
End 09/2022
 
Description Knowledge Exchange Flagship Award - MIAMI
Amount £195,557 (GBP)
Organisation University of Sheffield 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2017 
End 03/2020
 
Description LiSTAR: Li-Sulphur Technology AcceleratoR
Amount £7,755,737 (GBP)
Funding ID FIRG014 
Organisation The Faraday Institution 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 09/2023
 
Description LightForm: Embedding Materials Engineering in Manufacturing with Light Alloys
Amount £4,827,337 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R001715/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 10/2022
 
Description MIDAS - Mechanistic understanding of Irradiation Damage in fuel Assemblies
Amount £7,226,655 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S01702X/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2019 
End 01/2024
 
Description MIRIAM: Machine Intelligence for Radically Improved Additive Manufacturing
Amount £666,383 (GBP)
Funding ID 103461 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2017 
End 03/2019
 
Description Multi-User Facility for SAXS/WAXS Studies on Nanoscale Structures in Controlled Environments.
Amount £1,183,496 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R042683/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2018 
End 05/2023
 
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 06/2019 
End 06/2022
 
Description Next Generation Electrodes: Nextrode
Amount £12,364,112 (GBP)
Funding ID FIRG015 
Organisation The Faraday Institution 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 09/2023
 
Description Next Generation Li-ion cathode materials (CATMAT)
Amount £11,133,937 (GBP)
Funding ID FIRG016 
Organisation The Faraday Institution 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 09/2023
 
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 Quantum measurement of donors in near-surface ion implanted devices
Amount $300,197 (AUD)
Organisation University of Melbourne 
Sector Academic/University
Country Australia
Start 04/2020 
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 Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Understanding the Molecular Basis of Friction and Its Control: Towards a Step Change through Use of Novel In Situ X-ray Analysis Techniques
Amount £134,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R511717/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2020 
End 03/2021
 
Description SUSTAIN Manufacturing Hub
Amount £10,319,154 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S018107/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 03/2026
 
Description SuperSolar Hub Extension
Amount £856,808 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P02484X/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2017 
End 10/2018
 
Description Synthetic Antiferromagnetic Skyrmions
Amount £815,630 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T006803/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 03/2023
 
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 09/2019 
End 09/2023
 
Description The Leeds EPSRC Nanoscience and Nanoequipment User Facility
Amount £201,945 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R02863X/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2018 
End 05/2020
 
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 University of Sheffield and Metron Advanced Equipment Limited
Amount £110,100 (GBP)
Funding ID 510917 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 10/2019
 
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 06/2020 
End 05/2023
 
Title Equipment for nuclear materials research 
Description New equipment to process material too radioactive for a university laboratory but not needing the facilities of a nuclear licensed site. Some of the equipment is fairly standard (micro-characterisation, sample preparation, mechanical and thermal measurements); what is novel is their use for radioactive samples, requiring location in heavily shielded research rooms and hot cells, and remote operation. See 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact None yet, it's early days 
URL http://www.ccfe.ac.uk/mrf.aspx
 
Description (OPTICON) - Optical Infrared Coordination Network for Astronomy 
Organisation Optical Infrared Coordination Network for Astronomy
Country Italy 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution .
Collaborator Contribution .
Impact .
Start Year 2017
 
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
Start Year 2019
 
Description Anglian Water 
Organisation Anglian Water Services
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Members of the Plastic Hygiene project completed stage 1 of a consultancy with Anglian Water and contributed to the change points workshop hosted by Anglian
Collaborator Contribution The partners organised a multi-stakeholder Change Points workshop and provided expertise and funding.
Impact On-going partnership. Completed stage 1 of a consultancy with Anglian Water entitled Unflushables including a deliverable of a report exploring the disposal of single use plastic or woven items such as wet wipes down the toilet, contributing to sewer blockages. Other outputs include a rapid evidence review, delivery of a Change Points workshop, submission of a literature review to WIRES Water, and a range of sectoral impacts.
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 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 S.A.
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 including applications for further funding
Start Year 2019
 
Description CCFE - Queen Mary University of London fusion collaboration 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Joint research on length-scale effects in micromechanical properties of fusion materials. Co-supervision of a PhD student and three undergraduate year-long placements at CCFE.
Collaborator Contribution Joint research on length-scale effects in micromechanical properties of fusion materials. Co-supervision of a PhD student and three undergraduate year-long placements at CCFE.
Impact Journal papers and conference contributions. Trained students
Start Year 2014
 
Description CCFE - Univ of California at Berkeley collaboration on nuclear materials 
Organisation University of California, Berkeley
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Joint experiments on micro-indentation of materials for nuclear including fusion applications
Collaborator Contribution Joint experiments on micro-indentation of materials for nuclear including fusion applications
Impact None yet, experiments in progress
Start Year 2018
 
Description CCFE - University of Manchester fusion collaboration 
Organisation University of Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Joint research on fusion science (plasma, materials and data management) and materials technology. Co-supervision of many students including projects at CCFE (PhD, masters, undergraduate)
Collaborator Contribution Joint research on fusion science (plasma, materials and data management) and materials technology. Co-supervision of many students at both Manchester and CCFE.
Impact Various journal papers and conference contributions. Trained students - with career destinations in fusion and other disciplines
 
Description CCFE - University of Oxford fusion collaboration 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Theory, modelling and experiments on fusion materials. Modelling of fusion plasma physics (e.g. plasma turbulence). Co-supervision of DPhil students and post-docs (on materials science and engineering, plasma theory & modelling, computer algorithms) with projects at both CCFE and Oxford. Provision of facilities for experiments by Oxford students.
Collaborator Contribution Wide-ranging experiments on fusion materials plus some modelling (both materials science and materials engineering). Theory & modelling of fusion plasma physics (especially plasma turbulence) including comparison with experimental data. Co-supervision of DPhil students and post-docs (on materials science and engineering, plasma theory & modelling, computer algorithms) with projects at both CCFE and Oxford.
Impact Many journal papers and conference contributions. Many students have gone onto successful careers in fusion and other disciplines
 
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
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop
Impact CPI 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 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 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 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 Delphis Eco 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 Delphis Eco 
Organisation Delphis Eco
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 Delphis Eco 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 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 Greater Manchester Combined Authority 
Organisation Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Circular Fashion project team have been liaising with Greater Manchester Combined Authority to understand the policy context and corporate appetite for establishing a circular economy around fashion in the region. One Bin 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 in work package 1 and 2 of the RE3 Project. Attended stakeholder engagement meetings for the Circular Fashion project. Confirmed project partner on the One Bin project.
Impact On-going partnership
Start Year 2019
 
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 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 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 Northern Gateway 
Organisation Gateway Community College
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
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 Northern Gateway 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 PN Sensor
Country Germany 
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 PZ Cussons 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 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
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 with us including applications for further funding
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 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.
Impact On-going partnership
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 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING QUANTUM OSCILLATIONS 
Description Apparatus (10) for establishing quantum oscillations at room temperature, the apparatus comprising: a cavity having a resonator structure therein, the resonator structure comprising a resonant element (18) and a gain medium (16), a species of the gain medium having an electronic spin multiplicity capable of supporting a two-level spin system; and optical pumping means (24) arranged to pump the resonator structure and thereby generate microwave output power through stimulated emission of thermal photons; wherein said species of the gain medium is of a sufficiently high concentration such as to have an ensemble spin-photon coupling rate which exceeds both the cavity mode decay rate and the spin-spin decoherence rate; and wherein the optical pumping means is configured to pump the resonator structure using a short pulse of nanosecond duration, or a burst of approximately a millisecond in duration at relatively low instantaneous optical power, to excite said species of the gain medium into a spin-polarized two-level system that exhibits quantum oscillations in the microwave output power. The outer casing (12) may be made from copper and has an inlet (20) for the pump beam (22) and an outlet (28) allowing coupling of the radiation into a transmission line (26).The resonance frequency of the resonator may be controlled with an adjustable top wall (13). A corresponding method for establishing quantum oscillations at room temperature is also provided. 
IP Reference WO2018051099 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2018
Licensed No
Impact Apparatus (10) for establishing quantum oscillations at room temperature, the apparatus comprising: a cavity having a resonator structure therein, the resonator structure comprising a resonant element (18) and a gain medium (16), a species of the gain medium having an electronic spin multiplicity capable of supporting a two-level spin system; and optical pumping means (24) arranged to pump the resonator structure and thereby generate microwave output power through stimulated emission of thermal photons; wherein said species of the gain medium is of a sufficiently high concentration such as to have an ensemble spin-photon coupling rate which exceeds both the cavity mode decay rate and the spin-spin decoherence rate; and wherein the optical pumping means is configured to pump the resonator structure using a short pulse of nanosecond duration, or a burst of approximately a millisecond in duration at relatively low instantaneous optical power, to excite said species of the gain medium into a spin-polarized two-level system that exhibits quantum oscillations in the microwave output power. The outer casing (12) may be made from copper and has an inlet (20) for the pump beam (22) and an outlet (28) allowing coupling of the radiation into a transmission line (26).The resonance frequency of the resonator may be controlled with an adjustable top wall (13). A corresponding method for establishing quantum oscillations at room temperature is also provided.
 
Title ROOM TEMPERATURE MASING USING SPIN-DEFECT CENTRES 
Description Apparatus for achieving masing at room temperature, the apparatus comprising: a microwave cavity which exhibits a resonance of sufficiently high Q-factor for maser oscillation; a resonator structure comprising a masing medium located within a resonant element, wherein the masing medium comprises spin-defect centres, the resonator structure being disposed within the microwave cavity; means for applying a magnetic field across the masing medium; an input of microwave radiation to be amplified, the input of microwave radiation being coupled to the resonator structure; and means for optically pumping the masing medium and thereby causing stimulated emission of microwave photons; wherein the microwave cavity has an effective magnetic mode volume matching the volume of the masing medium. A corresponding method for producing masing at room temperature is also provided. 
IP Reference WO2019021002 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2019
Licensed No
Impact Apparatus for achieving masing at room temperature, the apparatus comprising: a microwave cavity which exhibits a resonance of sufficiently high Q-factor for maser oscillation; a resonator structure comprising a masing medium located within a resonant element, wherein the masing medium comprises spin-defect centres, the resonator structure being disposed within the microwave cavity; means for applying a magnetic field across the masing medium; an input of microwave radiation to be amplified, the input of microwave radiation being coupled to the resonator structure; and means for optically pumping the masing medium and thereby causing stimulated emission of microwave photons; wherein the microwave cavity has an effective magnetic mode volume matching the volume of the masing medium. A corresponding method for producing masing at room temperature is also provided.
 
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/
 
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 1:1 workshop to develop proposal for funding bid 
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 Confidential workshop to develop proposal for support under Analysis for Innovators scheme. Interaction with experts and detailed understanding of requirements - technical and commercial - through dialogue. Followed up with costed full technical proposal, accepted by funder.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 2D Materials Winter School in Rehovot (Israel) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Focused School/Workshop on the recent progress in 2D materials research. My talk reported the development of 2D materials for THz applications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 4th International Congress on 3D Materials Science (3DMS) 2018 
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 Jingyi Mo presented abstract 'Characterising microstructural evolutions in ice cream using synchrotron X-ray tomography'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.programmaster.org/3DMS2018
 
Description 51st International Meeting of the Royal Society of Chemistry ESR Group - Dr Jon Breeze invited talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The ESR Group was founded in 1968 as a forum within the Chemical Society for scientists to share, disseminate and promote knowledge about electron spin resonance. The main aim of the RSC ESR Group is to promote innovation, share and advance knowledge, and to encourage applications of electron spin resonance in chemistry, as well as in physical and biological sciences and their applications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.rsc.org/events/detail/30647/51st-annual-international-meeting-of-the-esr-spectroscopy-gr...
 
Description 51st International Meeting of the Royal Society of Chemistry ESR Group - Dr Jon Breeze invited talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The ESR Group was founded in 1968 as a forum within the Chemical Society for scientists to share, disseminate and promote knowledge about electron spin resonance. The main aim of the RSC ESR Group is to promote innovation, share and advance knowledge, and to encourage applications of electron spin resonance in chemistry, as well as in physical and biological sciences and their applications
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.rsc.org/events/detail/30647/51st-annual-international-meeting-of-the-esr-spectroscopy-gr...
 
Description 73rd World Foundry Congress 'Creative Foundry' 
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 Talk, Tiedje, "USE OF HIGH INTENSITY X-RAY ANALYSIS AS TOOL TO CREATE NEW, FUNDAMENTAL MODELS FOR PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS AND RESIDUAL STRESS IN DUCTILE CAST IRON
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.73wfc.com/
 
Description 8th World Congress of Biomechanics 
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 Disney, MicroCT and digital volume correlation measurement of strain in the intervertebral disc"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.wcb2018.com
 
Description A specialist workshop on 'fibre reinforced composites' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 34 UK researchers and technicians attended a specialist workshop on 'fibre reinforced composites' at Royce Institute on knowledge exchange.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description A2D community meeting 
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 A2D theme day (organised with EE-ICT) on 13th May for the UK community (with an attendance of ~ 100), with presentations and posters from researchers at the Universities of Leeds, Imperial College London, Manchester, and Cambridge, followed by a focused meeting to develop a discussion document on 'Materials for a Sustainable Digital Society'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description ALLOYS FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SYMPOSIUM 2018 
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@Sheffield held a stand during the event promoting primarily our AM capabilities, as well as the rest of the Henry Royce Institute offerings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://mapp.ac.uk/events/AAMS2018
 
Description Advanced Characterisation of Energy Storage Materials (in collaboration with Malvern Panalytical) 
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 Over seventy delegates attended a day-long workshop on advanced characterisation of energy storage materials, hosted by the University of Sheffield, on 6 June 2019. Featuring thirteen of the UK's leading experts from academia and industry, the talks explored the application of advanced X-ray techniques and beyond in the characterisation of the next generation of lithium- and sodium-ion battery materials. Speakers from Malvern Panalytical discussed the latest characterisation techniques, including operando XRD analysis of lithium-ion battery cathodes, laser diffraction, and rheometry. They also presented their Morphologi-4 instrument and its applications for battery materials. Academics from Oxford, Birmingham, Lancaster, and the Diamond Light Source joined researchers from Sheffield to complete the day's programme. Delegates attended from a broad variety of industrial sectors including automotive, energy, and chemicals, as well as from fourteen different academic institutions. Dr Eddie Cussen, Reader at the University of Sheffield said "I thought it was a really excellent day. The talks were highly relevant, and nicely pitched to be accessible to the general audience. Many of my group attended and it gave them an excellent picture of the diverse range of techniques and expertise that is being brought to bear on energy materials to build the next generation of devices." Dr Robert Taylor, from Malvern Panalytical, said the workshop was "a very well attended seminar with a broad range of engaging topics covering battery materials, their characterisation, application and production. The location and facilities were excellent and the day was well organised too. This is one of the most important scientific topics of our time with profound environmental consequences for us all." Guest speaker Dr Nuria Tapia-Ruiz said it was an "excellent workshop filled with insightful talks and discussions on advanced battery characterisation methods". Organiser Dr Nik Reeves-McLaren, a Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield, added that "it was an honour to host the community, and show off the Royce Discovery Centre's new Malvern Panalytical Empyrean X-ray diffractometer and give a taste of its exciting operando electrochemistry capabilities. This really puts Sheffield on the map and we are open for business - I look forward to working with partners from academia and industry to help solve their energy storage materials issues!"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/royce-institute/news/recharged-attendees-buzzing-after-advanced-characte...
 
Description Advanced Engineering 2019 
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 Royce exhibited as part of the Department of International Trade Pavillion alongside 15 UK research organisations and businesses. The stand was supported by colleagues from Sheffield, Leeds and Manchester and we interested in over 1000 delegates over 31st October - 1st November.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Advanced Materials Characterisation, from Macro to Nanoscale (In collaboration with Bruker) 
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 The event, titled 'Advanced Materials Characterisation, from Macro to Nanoscale', offered an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the most recent innovations in surface metrology, inspection and characterisation. The event was well received by the materials community with over 80 representatives from organisations such as British Steel, Boeing, Doncaster Aerospace and TWI in attendance. Bruker Sales Manager, Boumedienne Boudjelida, was very pleased with the event: "The Henry Royce Institute in Sheffield did a great job helping us organise this very successful event. Delegates did learn a lot not only on the capability of the latest technologies for Advanced Materials Characterization but also on the role and access to the Henry Royce Institute."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/royce-institute/news/bruker-nano-surfaces-co-hosts-very-successful-works...
 
Description Advanced Materials Show 2019 
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 Showcases Henry Royce Institute at The University of Sheffield capabilities and talk to researchers and industrialists about accessing our facilities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Advanced Materials Show, Telford 
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 Presence at materials show, one of of two days. Individual interactions across a range of materials questions, primarily with businesses. Several enquiries resulted in follow-up discussions for potential collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Advanced Metal Processing Theme Meeting 
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 Around 30 academics from various institutions met to review the existing research capabilities offered by the Henry Royce Institute, to explore how these may support the work of the Advanced Metal Processing community to continue to influence and support industry. The ideas that were generated provide possibly inspiration for future project work. The day also highlighted the need for the community to find ways of influencing industry to make use of the capabilities of this community and Royce Institute. If the community wants to take a more pro-active approach with industry then there will need to be more specialist input about persuading industrial leaders to consider making changes to existing practices and to embrace the opportunities that could be explored under the broad headings of Green Metals, Metals 4.0 and other options. The broad scope of the Industrial Strategy Grand Challenges offer potential for this community to become involved in interdisciplinary collaborative projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Advanced X-ray Imaging Workshop and Fringe Meeting (14-15 June 2018, organised by DLS / MDC); 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Advanced X-ray Imaging Workshop and Fringe Meeting (14-15 June 2018, organised by DLS / MDC);
Attendance 19, CCPi hosted one-day Fringe event for UK researchers and Technicians: at STFC national facilities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 Avizo courses at UoM 
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 3 groups of 14 UK researchers and technicians attended Avizo courses at UoM (6-7 March 2018, 5-6 June 2018, 28-29 November 2018) which was held at the Royce Institute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Avizo visualisation hands-on session at RAL 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 8 UK researchers and technicians attended an Avizo visualisation hands-on session at RAL (17 May 2018) at STFC national facilities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BBC Radio 1, Oxford 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact PDL Interviewed live about ice cream on the Lilley Mitchell Show
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06dbv10
 
Description Battery Technology Show 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Informal introduction of Henry Royce Capabilities to a number of business and regional development audiences
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Bilateral UK-Cina workshop 'Nanowater' 
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 Organised bilateral UK-China workshop on the nanoscale properties of water
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Bluedot 
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 Bluedot is a music and science festival of discovery. Held at Jodrell Bank there are four music stages and a range of tents dedicated to talks on science or science demonstrations and workshops. We contributed by giving a talk and having a presence showing videos of XCT in the Star Pavilion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.discoverthebluedot.com/
 
Description Bluedot Science & Music Festival 2018 
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 Herny Royce Institute exhibited at the Bluedot Science & Music Festival held at Jodrell bank (20th - 22nd July 2019). the institute delivered an interactive stand with PhD students from across the national partnership engaging over 3000 visitors in materials science and engineering.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5FmyVbfJIo
 
Description Bluedot Science and Music Festival 2019 
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 Henry Royce Institute exhibited at the Bludor Science and Music festival at Jodrell Bank (21st - 23rd July 2019). Royce led an interactive stand with PhD students from across the national partnership who delivered hands-on materials science activities including Nuclear, 2D, Biomedical and Sustainable materials.

The Royce communications team developed video content from the event for teachers to use as resources for primary and high school students. This also led to the Royce creating an outreach website - https://www.royce.ac.uk/outreach/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/outreach/
 
Description Bragg Creative Lab (Uni Leeds) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Scientist was paired with an artist to stimulate collaboration in a STEAM context. In this case an installation artist interested in surfaces and pigments was paired with a scientist interested in probing surfaces and pigments with XPS. Artist gained a new understanding of the length scales at which one can probe the chemical composition of her materials and we want to collaborate in the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description CCPi sponsored food and drink; IBFEM-4i at Swansea (3-4 [training] and 5-6 [users' workshop] September 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact CCPi sponsored food and drink; IBFEM-4i at Swansea (3-4 [training] and 5-6 [users' workshop] September 2018) - Attendance 25 training and 37 workshop; for UK researchers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://ibfem.co.uk/2018/
 
Description Cheltenham Science Festival 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Henry Royce Institute delivered a workshop with Prof Rachael Oliver (University of Cambridge) on Communications using light to 3 KS3 classes at Cheltenham Science Festival on 5th June 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/news/illuminating-communications/
 
Description Course at Manchester DVC (Digital Volume Correlation) by Kamel Madi (Thermo Scientific™ Amira-Avizo) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Attendance 10, funded trainers for course from CCPi, held at Royce Institute: UK researchers and technicians
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Dedicated stand at electric vehicle battery meeting 
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 Targetted presence at event on electric vehicle battery development, including Tier 1 suppliers and OEMs, as well as SME and academic communities. Resulted in several follow-up conversations, a visit and contractual work undertaken following interactions initiated at the meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Dimensional XCT conference (2-3 July 2018, organised by NPL); and ToScA Symposium (10-12 September 2018, organised by RMS). 
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 Dimensional XCT conference (2-3 July 2018, organised by NPL); and ToScA Symposium (10-12 September 2018, organised by RMS).
CCPi had an exhibition stand and supported events for UK and international researchers: visitor footfall ~70 + ~80
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description E=MRS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ESOF Open labs 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Tours of the facility linked up with a local radio interview about the facility and other activities taking place across the university to coincide with ESOF
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/manchester/science/open-labs/26-july/imaging/
 
Description Easly dialogue with new community interest network 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Early interaction with SuperGen Energy Storage network, to help develop ideas for early-career researchers and to open up equipment and facilities access.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Electron microscopy open day and 1:1 workshops for industry 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Industry workshop, attracting small, medium and large enterprises from local and national locations. Delivering presentations to demonstrate capability, followed by one-to-one consultations associated with each of the tools in turn. Resulted in enquiries and follow-on contractual work being undertaken and opportunity for strategic collaboration with major multinational.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Electronic Materials and Applications (EMA 2019) - invited 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk on refractory applications of plasmonics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Energy Materials and Nanotechnology conference in Chengdu 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk on heterostructures of 2D materials and optoelectronics of few-layer 2DM
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Energy Storage Industry Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The evening event was held to raise the profile of the Royce Institute equipment at Oxford and the research underway at Oxford. Presentations were given by Profs Bruce, Grant and Pasta. The audience was a mixture of large companies and SMEs. Positive feedback was received following the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description European Science Open Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Chaired a session entitled 'A window to the future: imaging materials in action' with Dr. Christian Schlepütz, "Beamline Scientist" Swiss Light Source, Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland and Professor Gladden, Shell Professor of Chemical Engineering, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, University of Cambridge. To present the current state of the art and induce discussion around future directions and applications for this research area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/the-university-of-manchester-at-esof-monday-25-july/
 
Description Exhibition and posters at MRE2020 
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 Open opportunity for attendees to discover capabilities and discuss potential contracts and collaboration. Contact included catapults, large businesses, micro businesses and other academic institutions. Two posters presented, based on results from Royce-funded equipment - one was awarded a prize by the judges.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Exhibition display at energy research event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Widening exposure to Henry Royce Institute facilities, partners and capabilities at meeting focussed on energy storage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Experimental partner organisation involvement in roadshow event 
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 Establish dialogue with potential applicants to Analysis for Innovators round 5 fund. Set up meetings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Formulation Engine Launch Event 
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 Formulation Engine is a £3 million bespoke facility that allows users working in the Materials Innovation Factory to create an entirely automated workflow - formulating products, testing properties and analysing functionality. The launch event took place as part of the annual UoL Industry-Chemistry Engagement Meeting (I-Chem) which attracted more than 50 representatives from the research and business community. The purpose was to raise awareness of the system and promote engagement with the MIF.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2019
URL https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/materials-innovation-factory/news/articles/formulation-engine-launched-a...
 
Description GRAPHCHINA 2018 in Xian 
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 Talk on 2D materials optoelectronics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 Google SciFoo Dr Jon Breeze invitation to participate 
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 From its inception in 2006, Sci Foo has always been hosted at Google's famed headquarters: the Googleplex. However, for this year's event, a larger Google venue - the secretive "X" (formerly "Google X") - played host to more than 300 attendees, who made up the largest invite list in Sci Foo's history. The halls of X, home of many ambitious "moonshots" like self-driving cars and Internet balloons, served as an inspiring backdrop for Sci Foo attendees. Sci Foo is not your traditional scientific conference. The schedule, which is sprinkled with keynotes, lightning talks, and meal times, is otherwise open to be filled up with "unconference" sessions that the attendees themselves organize and run. Attendees are free to rove from session-to-session, and choose whichever ones grab their curiosity. Unconference sessions are by their nature unconstrained and may take the form of discussions, debates, or lectures. But the most successful and exciting sessions are always the ones that demand interactivity, and active participation from attendees of diverse backgrounds.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.digital-science.com/blog/guest/sci-foo-2018-changing-the-world-one-weekend-at-a-time/
 
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 HK Physics Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk on moire superlattice effects in 2D materials heterostructures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Henry Royce Institute 2018 Summer School 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Henry Royce Institute sponsored a Summer School at The University of Manchester for local KS3 students involving hands-on materials science and engineering activities and experience of working in a lab environment.

The activity was lead by academic outreach rep Ed Pickering and the summer school supported over 20 students inc. widening participation schools.

The summer school has taken place in July 2018 and 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
 
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 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 stands at MRE2020 exhibition in London, February 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 The MRE2020 exhibition showcased UK materials research undertaken within academia and industry, with a large presence from the Henry Royce Institute, and an opportunity to forge links with businesses, other HEIs, research training organisations and media organisations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Henry Royce Institute talk, posters, tours and promotional materials CAM-IES Industry Workshop, May 2019 
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 Henry Royce Institute talk, posters, tours and promotional materials at the CAM-IES Industry workshop, featuring talks from Arm, Talga, NPL, CDT Sumitomo, SwiftSolar, Chromosol, Perpetuum, Lightricity, and with participation from Dyson, Shell, Johnson Matthey, Eight19, Tata Steel.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Henry Royce Institute talk, posters, tours and promotional materials at CAM-IES Workshop: Multi-Modal Characterisation of Energy Materials, November 2019 
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 Henry Royce Institute talk, posters, tours and promotional materials at CAM-IES Workshop: Multi-Modal Characterisation of Energy Materials, November 2019. This workshop featured talks from many members of the energy materials community undertaking research using Royce equipment, and wishing to engage with Royce members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Henry Royce Institute talk, posters, tours and promotional materials at the APL Horizons Meeting on Interfaces in Energy Materials, April 2018 
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 Henry Royce Institute talk, posters, tours and promotional materials at the APL Horizons Meeting on Interfaces in Energy Materials, April 2018. This two-day event was organised by APL at Trinity College, Cambridge, and featured international academic experts in energy materials research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Henry Royce Institute talk, posters, tours and promotional materials at the Bruker Microscopy Seminar, Nov 2017 
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 Henry Royce Institute talk, posters, tours and promotional materials at the Bruker Seminar, which presented the Royce AFM, located at the Department of Materials Science at Cambridge, to the local research community, with hands-on demonstrations and talks on equipment capabilities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Henry Royce Institute talk, posters, tours and promotional materials at the CAM-IES Launch Workshop, May 2017 
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 Henry Royce Institute talk, posters, tours and promotional materials at the kickoff meeting of the CAM-IES EPSRC Centre Grant, held in Cambridge in May 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Henry Royce Institute talk, posters, tours and promotional materials at the Diamond Light Source Workshop on Operando and In Situ Characterisation of Energy Materials, July 2019 
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 Henry Royce Institute talk, posters, tours and promotional materials at the Diamond Light Source Workshop on Operando and In Situ Characterisation of Energy Materials, July 2019. Talks included those from many Royce equipment leads and affiliates on new equipment suites e.g. Prof Sarah Haigh, Prof Sven Schroeder, Dr Alex Walton, Dr Rob Weatherup etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Henry Royce Institute talk, posters, tours and promotional materials at the Maxwell Centre Showcase, April 2017 
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 Henry Royce Institute talk, posters, tours and promotional materials at the annual Maxwell Centre Showcase, April 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Henry Royce Institute talk, posters, tours and promotional materials at the official opening of the Cambridge Royce facilities, November 2018 
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 Henry Royce Institute talk, posters, tours and promotional materials at the official opening of the Cambridge Royce facilities, held at the Maxwell Centre, Cambridge in November 2018. The facilities were officially unveiled by Julia King, the Baroness Brown of Cambridge, and an introductory speech was given by the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Stephen Toope.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 Hunan University Yuelu Forum of International Young Scholars "Recrystallisation, Texture Evolution & SEM/EBSD/EDX applicatons" - Dr Dikai Guan (Oral presentation) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This evant was an opportunity to share the new Henry Royce Institute facilities and to discuss with progress in SEM/EBSD with interested parties
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Industry Tours of the MIF Open Access Area 
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 MIF team has interacted with over 50 companies or government entities during the last year, with engagement from corporates (such as Unilever, Croda, and NSG, others under NDA), SMEs, the National Formulation Centre (part of the Advanced Manufacturing Catapult), and policy groups such as the Campaign for Science and Engineering. Tours of the Open Access Area have be fundamental to developing relationships and projects using the Royce equipment and beyond.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Industry visit - SME battery developer 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Bespoke visit to discuss collaborative needs including detailed tour of target facilities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Interactions at battery 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 As part of participation in a battery workshop, engaged with industrial and academic attendees to develop understanding of facilities, leading to follow-up exchange of information and enquiries about potential access and collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description International Conference On Advanced Materials & Process Engineering Department of Chemical Engineering "Thermoelectric Oxides (La-doped A-site-deficient SrTiO3 ceramics)" - Dr Zhilun Li (Keynote) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The impact of rapid advancements in science & technology brings vital changes in countries socio-economic activities, so the modern manufacturing frames work resides permanently under the maximum synergy in materials-energy interactions. Further, progress in synthesis & experimental methods enables the design of multidimensional, multi-scale & multi-functional technological systems. In view of above the 3rd International Conference on Advance Materials & Process Engineering (AMPE-2019) has been organized by the Department of Chemical and Polymer & petrochemical engineering NED University of engineering & technology on Dec 14-15 2019. AMPE-2019 aims to provide a meeting ground for the experts engaged in the science and technology of energy and materials. AMPE-2019 is an international forum for the handshaking among the national and international experts and industry players providing a favourable time to exchange new ideas, developments and progress in other countries, exploring possibility of collaborative research, and to establish research relations and to find global partners for future research activities. The conference encompasses the emerging scenario in the energy sector with particular emphasis on the materials related issues. A special focus is on the emerging techniques of modelling, simulation and experimental visualization relevant to the aforesaid domains. I was honour to be the co-chair of Technical Session-I 'Advanced Materials' and gave a keynote presentation in AMPE-2019. This conference provides me a very good chance to practice my chair and presentation skills, and an opportunity to establish some collaborations with other Pakistani Researchers. It broadened my horizons and enlarged my understanding of advanced materials & process engineering.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description International Conference of Fundamental & Applied Science (ICFAS2018) in Malasia 
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 Talk on optoelectronic properties of InSe and GaSe films
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies - Dr Jon Breeze invited talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The first 9 conferences in this biennial ICMAT series attracted more than 23,000 participants including 25 Nobel Laureates and hundreds of distinguished plenary & keynote speakers, in addition to thousands of invited speakers The 10th conference had 45 technical symposia, 10 plenary lectures and several theme, keynote, invited, oral and poster presentations with the participation of 3,500 delegates internationally. One of the largely participated conferences of its kind, each and every edition of this conference series remained as a premier scientific platform for both local and international materials scientists, engineers and technologists to share their expertise and knowledge.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://icmat2019.mrs.org.sg/
 
Description Interview - Peter Bruce interviewed by Benchmark Mineral Intelligence on solid-state batteries 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview - Peter Bruce interviewed by Benchmark Mineral Intelligence on solid-state batteries, 11 Sept 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interview - Peter Bruce interviewed by Tom Whipple, Times 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview - Peter Bruce interviewed by Tom Whipple, Times, 13 Feb 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Interview - Peter Bruce interviewed by the Financial Times 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview - Peter Bruce interviewed by the Financial Times, 16 Aug 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interview on Radio Sheffield 
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 Interviewed by Radio Sheffield about resource efficient manufacturing of steel
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Invited Talk, The 11th International Conference on Magnesium Alloys and their Applications 
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 Invited speaker, presented on 'Revealing Zn's Influence on the Solidification
Morphology of Mg Alloys via 4D Synchrotron Tomography'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.mg2018.org/
 
Description Invited talk at MEP-2018, Fudan University, Shanghai China, 20-23 Sept 2018, title: Lithium Batteries 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited talk at MEP-2018, Fudan University, Shanghai China, 20-23 Sept 2018, title: Lithium Batteries
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description LinkedIn - The Henry Royce Institute, Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The purpose is to promote our activities, our research, our events, our people, our facilities to people interested in advanced material discovery, processing and manufacturing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.linkedin.com/company/royce-sheffield/
 
Description MAPP FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Held a stand to promote the Royce@Sheffield capabilities in advanced metal processing, more specifically in additive manufacturing. Engaged with industry and non Sheffield academic, with view to access our equipments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description MRE 2020 - Henry Royce Institute Symposium "Advanced Metals Processing - Doing more with less" - Prof Martin Jackson (Oral presentation) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on the Henry Royce Institute Advanced Metal Processing research and capabilities which sparked questions and discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.materialsresearchexchange.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/MRE-Programme-19_2-20_2.pdf
 
Description MRF Outreach 
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 We have many visitors to UKAEA's Materials Research Facility (MRF) - this grant has provided major investment in equipment for this facility. We have had several politicians (e.g. Jo Johnson when he was science minister) and senior civil servants (most recently the Government Chief Scientific Advisor, Patrick Vallance) as well as many university and industry visitors. Also some from overseas (e.g. the US DoE).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017,2018,2019
 
Description MRS Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management "The role of alkali/alkaline earth ions on glass corrosion rates as a function of pH" - Dr Colleen Mann (Oral Presentation) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The symposium is endorsed by the Materials Research Society (MRS) and was hosted at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The symposium provided an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of scientific bases of technologies used in radioactive waste management, including; synthesis, characterisation processing, storage and disposal of low-intermediate and high-level nuclear waste from commercial power generation, use of radionuclides in medicine, industry, agriculture and nuclear fuel reprocessing. The conference organisers gave early career researchers the opportunity to give an invited talk each day, the most interesting of these was Dr Stephanie Thornber (NNL) who presented about progressing the nuclear capabilities of the HIP at NNL in the UK. Additionally, on the last day of the conference Irena Geuse who represented both Nagra and IGD-TP presented on "Deep geological repositories- Where we are and What is still needed" much of the material she covered I will utilise in my lecture on geological disposal in November when teaching the Green CTD.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Manchester workshop 
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 A workshop to tell the community of the equipment already received in the Henry Royce Institute and to obtain feedback from the community on the strategy going forward.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Material Research Exchange 2020 
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 2 days event to promote the Henry Royce Institute research and facilities at the University of Sheffield. This event generated loads of discussion and interests in the nre capabilities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Material Research Society Boston 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MRS (Boston) - Ryan Bower (contributed paper)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Material Research Society Invited presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Plasmonics paper delivered by Peter Petrov and Ryan Bower
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Materials Research Exchange 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MRE 2020 took place on 18th - 20th February 2020 at the Business Design Centre in London. The event provides a platform to develop the commercial success of UK-generated materials innovation by showcasing ground-breaking new materials and their manufacturing processes to industry with the goal of accelerating bringing these to a commercialisation stage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.materialsresearchexchange.co.uk/
 
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 Materials Research Exchange 2018 
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 Royce@Sheffield held a stand to promote our capabilities, primarily in Advanced Metal Processing, but we also demonstrated our expertise in other areas of advanced materials.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Materials Research Society Boston Dr Jon Breeze invited talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact General dissemination of research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.mrs.org/fall2019
 
Description MechEng Night: For The Love of Engineering 
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 Presentation of Research in our group to the general public in a London West End Theatre
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://mecheng.ucl.ac.uk/events/for-the-love-of-engineering/
 
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 Monthly Lunch-and-Learn sessions (Royce Institute) and software-show-tell events at RAL (Harwell Campus). 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact - Monthly Lunch-and-Learn sessions (Royce Institute) and software-show-tell events at RAL (Harwell Campus).
In 2018 for local knowledge exchange ...
... there were 11 meetings at Royce Institute, (total attendance 226 - two using video conferencing).
... there were 6 meetings at STFC national facilities (total attendance ~49)
... and 1 meeting at UoM Mathematics department (total attendance 11)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://tyne.dl.ac.uk/twiki/bin/view/Visualisation/VisSeminars
 
Description New Scientist Live 2019 
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 New Scientist Live 2019 (11th - 13th October) was enjoyed by over 40,100 curious minds and showcased;

- 120+ mind-blowing talks
- 230+ renowned and international speakers
- 7 stages packed with talks, workshops, performances and Q&A's
- 120+ exhibitors and companies
- All the latest and greatest innovations, technologies and research

The Royce delivered an interactive exhibition alongside the Discover Materials network and the IOP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description On-line presentation to SME materials developer 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Online presentation of capabilities and support models for access. Discussion of SME and academic collaborative approaches.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Open dialogue with local SME community - informal talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Local discussion with incubator facility about micro business access to national research capabilities. May require follow-up/refresher session, as leader has since left their post.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Organised a THz workshop in Manchester - 9 January 
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 workshop was designed to explore collaborative opportunities among UK researchers for the application of THz microscopy to investigate light-matter interactions and physical phenomenon in 2D materials and related devices. This brought together researchers from a number of institutes across the country and has created a community of academics interested in this area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Organised a symposium around Chalcogenide - 30 April - 3 May 
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 ~45 fellow researchers and some people from industry attended the symposium to find out about the research that was taking place and create links with other organisations and industries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Oxford University Energy Storage Materials Research Infrastructure 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The equipment was promoted through the Royce Institutes community day for industry and academic that was held at the University of Manchester in January 2018 with over 300 delegates. I led a session of those interested specifically in Energy Storage Mterials and accessing the new equioment that we are in the process of installing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.royce.ac.uk/research-areas/energy-storage/
 
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 Participant of BIG-MAP consortium workshop in Copenhagen on 18/1-2019 
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 Participant of BIG-MAP consortium workshop in Copenhagen on 18/1-2019. "To achieve our ambitious goals, we need to bridge fundamental understanding of battery materials, reactions and interfaces with all elements of the discovery and innovation cycle, and to establish a unique data- and science infrastructure for accelerated discovery of future batteries. This can only be achieved if we unite leading and cross-disciplinary competences across Europe."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Participation at Advanced Engineering 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 Staffing stand at Advanced Engineering show. Dialogue on capabilities and facilities, including for wider dissemination to wider audience e.g. Chinese academics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Participation in the KTN Materials Research Exhange Investor showcase as a panelist 
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 The KTN runs an Investment programme for Start-up businesses. One of the Royce business development team partcipated as a panelist to pre-select companies ready for investment at the MRE Showcase event where they were given the opportunity to present to a group of Venture capitalists (approx 15 potential funders).
Twelve companies pitched and five were selected for the show case event in Feb at the Materials Research Exchange event in London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Peter Bruce attending an engagement event at the Royal Institution, London, 12 Mar, This event is part of a three-part series entitled 'The Batteries are Coming!' 
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 Peter Bruce attending an engagement event at the Royal Institution, London, 12 Mar, This event is part of a three-part series entitled 'The Batteries are Coming!'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Photonic and OptoElectronic Materials Conference (POEM 2019) - invited 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Photonic and OptoElectronic Materials Conference (POEM 2019) - invited contributed paper from Ryan Bower (he also won the Best Student presentation award)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Pint of Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Pint of Science at Manchester was a series of weekly science talks in one of the local pubs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://pintofscience.co.uk/
 
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 Plasma Focused Ion Beam (PFIB) Open Evenings 
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 Training workshop to demonstrate the PFIB capabilities to new audiences (academic and industry. the open evenings took place in Cambridge on 11th - 12th December 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/news/plasma-focused-ion-beam-pfib-open-evenings/
 
Description Popular science talk to the Richmond Scientific Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I gave a talk to 40 members of the Richmond Scientific Society and general public on "4D Science: how we use synchrotron x-ray glasses to see inside a volcano (and other materials).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Poster Presentation at STEM for Britain Event (Westminster) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact STEM for BRITAIN exists to raise the profile of Britain's early-stage researchers at Westminster by engaging Members of both Houses of Parliament with current science, engineering and mathematics research being undertaken in the UK, especially that by their local constituents and in their local University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation at Royce Industry event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dr Colin Johnston presented at the Royce Institutes Accelerator Forum on the 21st November 2018. His presentation was on the Royce facilities at Oxford and how to access them. There were a number of questions from the floor after Colin's presentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation, poster and exhibition presence at Faraday Institution community meeting, which extends beyond the academic contributors 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation made based on equipment at Oxford funded by Henry Royce Institute, with an open invitation for collaborative proposals. Researchers' posters based on work done using the equipment. Table-top display and direct interactions with industry and potential collaborating researchers on requirements and access.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Recent Appointees in Materials Science Conference 2019 
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 Royce exhibited at an event hosted by The University of Liverpool aimed at Early Career Researchers for Materials Science on 9th - 10th September 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Royal Society Satelitte Exhibition 
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 This exhibit showed how we've used 4D synchrotron X-ray tomography of magma to better understand volcanic eruptions, and of ice crystals, to work out why some ice cream tastes better! This was a repeat of the summer exhibition held outside London as part of Manchester Science Festival, nearly 13, 000 visitors came over the 5 day exhibition
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/science-exhibition-manchester/
 
Description Royal Society Summer Exhibition 
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 RSSE data Students* Teachers Public Subtotal (public, schools and media) 2002 262 10,123 12,438 1,224 13,611 What is a MASER? We've all heard of LASERs - the acronym stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation - that provide intense beams of light and represent a several billion-dollar industry. We use them everywhere from supermarket checkouts to CD players and eye surgery. But before the LASER, there was the MASER, where instead of visible light, microwaves were amplified. SoL for light and M for microwave The main difference is the frequency - our maser works at roughly the same frequency as your mobile phone 1.5 GHz. What are they used for? Microwaves are used in communications, e.g. mobile phones and satellite networks and are good at getting information from A to B, even in challenging circumstances. And it doesn't get much more challenging than space. Yet with microwave technology, we can send images 225 million kilometers from Mars to Earth. We do this using MASERs, which take extremely weak signals and amplify them without adding noise. What is the key advantage? It's all to do with signal to noise. Noise is the bane of electronic engineers. We see it on our TVs and hear it on our mobile phones and our radios. A maser can amplify the signal we want without adding noise. The images that were sent from the Rover on mars are transmitted using microwaves. These are picked up on Earth using a conventional maser that amplifies the miniscule signal (it's Attowatts 10-18 of a Watt) so that we can see the amazing images of Mars. What's the big deal with your MASER?. The traditional masers need a magnetic field and need to be kept at cryogenic temperatures so they are bulky, costly and just too difficult - no prospect at all of mass production. Our maser doesn't need cooling and doesn't need a magnetic field and that means it can be miniaturised and mass produced. What will it be used for? If we can amplify tiny signals and increase signal to noise then we can use them as very low noise amplifiers - these are found in all manner of electronic equipment but our noise floor is 2-3 orders of magnitude lower than the best semiconductor (high electron mobility transistors) available today. So for example we would get better images in a MRI machine or clearer communications. Already we can foresee additional applications for the re-engineered maser that include more sensitive medical scanners; chemical sensors for remotely detecting explosives; advanced quantum computer components; and better radio astronomy devices for potentially detecting life on other planets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2017/summer-science-exhibition/exhibits/amazing...
 
Description Royal Society Summer Exhibition 
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 Entitled "4D Science" this exhibit showed how we've used 4D synchrotron X-ray tomography of magma to better understand volcanic eruptions, and of ice crystals, to work out why some ice cream tastes better. 16,000 visitors came to the week long exhibition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/summer-science-exhibition/exhibits/4d-science/
 
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 NNL Nuclearised Optical Microscope with Triple Raman Spectroscopy and Micro-mechanical Test Capability Open Day 
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 Open day for Royce Optical Microscope with Triple Raman Spectroscopy and Micro-mechanical Test Capability available at the National Nuclear Laboratory. Demonstrating capability to prospective academic and industry users.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Royce Translational Centre & IOM3 conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Over thirty academics and engineers from industry toured the Royce Translational Centre in an event that tied in with the opening of the '50 Years of Steel Alloy Design' conference in Sheffield. The Henry Royce Institute co-sponsored the IOM3's '50 Years of Steel Alloy Design' conference that took place in Sheffield from 7-8 November 2019. As part of the conference, delegates were invited to tour world class engineering research facilities, including the Royce Translational Centre. Over thirty engineers signed up to join the tour and enjoyed learning about the alloy design and creation micro-factory facilities available at the Royce Translational Centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/royce-institute/news/thirty-engineers-tour-royce-translational-centre-pa...
 
Description Royce Translational Centre Launch Event 
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 Royce Translation Centre (RTC) is home to Royce@Sheffield and the metals research group of AMRC, the National Metals Technology Centre (NAMTEC). Royce@Sheffield is one of the 'spokes' of the Henry Royce Institute, the UK national institute for advanced materials, and its work at the RTC is accelerating the benefits to industry in the field of Advanced Metal Processing.
It provides access to a range of specialist equipment such as the Consarc 25kg VIM, the Arcast gas atomiser and the Arcam Q10plus electron beam 3D printer to enable alloy development and production, powder production and parts production at a pre-commercialisation scale. Examples of projects include looking at cost reduction in additive manufacturing to allow more automotive applications, digital integration across the supply chain, end of life consideration for new materials and the development of advanced monitoring and sensing applications.
The Centre is engaging with large organisations, SMEs and institutes as well as partnerships through the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University, including projects with Siemens, Renishaw, Arcam, Aconity3D, Liberty Steel, Metalysis and Metron.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Royce@Leeds Winter School 
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@Leeds Winter School was held between the 14th to the 16th of January 2020 with 18 available spaces. There was one last minute cancelation. The programme consisted of 1h lecture on the scientific background of the equipment and techniques available at the 6 facilities, followed by a 2h practical and laboratory tour. Furthermore, social events were organised to allow informal networking. This was essential to break the ice between the participants but also to improve the likelihood of the students to approach the member of the facilities. The social events consisted of a dinner attended by the attendees and by members of the facilities and a poster session throughout which the facilities showed the research which was facilitated by the techniques introduced by the Winter School. 47 applications were received from 9 UK institutions. Five Royce institutions and 4 non-Royce institutions. Attendees' affiliation was spread over 7 institutions with 4 Royce partners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description School Visit (Stockport) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Visited Stockport Grammar School to give a short lunchtime presentation to the Science Club about X-ray CT and the facility.
Also brought along an interactive touchscreen display which generated a lot of interest from the students. Sparked discussion about the application of XCT and research and many of the teaching/library staff remembered visiting our 4D Science exhibition at MOSI a few months earlier.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ScienceX 
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 A team of five researchers manned a stand in the intu Trafford Centre over the weekend and showed videos of the imaging work we do. They explained how XCT worked and what it was like to work as a researcher.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.mub.eps.manchester.ac.uk/sciencex/
 
Description Shaping the Future of Royce engagement event 
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 To develop a strategic focus for applied research in advanced materials and how to supporting innovation across a range of business sectors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/manchester-hosts-national-summit-to-shape-uks-advanced-mat...
 
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 Swansea University Engineering Engagement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Leigh Mapledoram met with members of the Swansea University College of Engineering to discuss opportunities for collaboration using the Royce equipment based at Oxford University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 TUoS/Henry Royce Institute - Electron Microscopy Workshop - Dr Dikai Guan & Dr John Nutter 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Around 50 participants across The University of Sheffield attended this workshop, most of them were PhD students. Two Henry Royce Institute staff gave talks and examples demonstrating the capabilities and applications of new SEM/EBSD and TEM electron microscopes. After presentation, we had fruitful discussion with researchers to discuss the posibility of how to use these electron microscopes for their research work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
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 Tea Party of Graphene Enterprises in China (meeting in Qingdao) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Talk on the pathways from research in 2D Materials into innovation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 Eleventh International Conference on High-Performance Ceramics (CICC-11) "High-figure-of-merit thermoelectric La-doped - A-site-deficient SrTiO3 ceramics" - Zhilun Lu (Oral Presentation) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The International Conference on High-Performance Ceramics (CICC) series is sponsored by the Chinese Ceramic Society and aims at providing an international forum for presentation, discussion and review of the latest advances in science and technology of high-performance ceramics. During the past years, the CICC series has developed to be the largest international conference on ceramics held in China and also an important international ceramic conference in Asia. Since 1998 when the first conference, CICC-1, was held in Beijing, CICC series attracted more and more scholars and graduate students to join together and exchange information in all areas related to the recent development in the field of high-performance ceramics. This year, there were about 1500 attendees working at universities, institutions and companies to attend this conference. More than 750 talks were given. The conference started with some very interesting Plenary Lectures, such as, cold sintering of electroceramic materials, devices and novel nanocomposites, designing the processing of advanced ceramic composites to yield the required properties, the roles of electrons in nominally ionic ceramics and so on. The most interesting presentation for me is given by one of the most famous experts, Prof. Jeff Snyder, from Northwestern University. His citations are more than 40000. In this talk, he proposed that the influence of micro/nanostructure on thermal conductivity is a topic of great scientific interest and of particular technological importance to thermoelectrics. The current understanding is that structural defects primarily decrease thermal conductivity through phonon scattering where the phonon speed is fixed. All boundaries, whether interfaces between two materials or even grain boundaries are thought to scatter heat carrying phonons perfectly randomly. In this frequency-independent model, phonons simply cannot travel coherently across a boundary and that all boundaries are the same which is clearly unphysical for low angle grain boundaries. He discussed his analysis of phonon scattering that controls the thermal conductivity of many common thermoelectric materials. He found that the grain boundary dislocation strain model could substitute for the frequency- independent model. More importantly, the two models can be distinguished at low temperature in fine-grained materials such that experimental evidence supports the grain boundary dislocation strain model. In this way, he suggested that grain boundaries themselves are best conceptualized as a collection of dislocations. In fact, a major contribution to the reduction in thermal conductivity, and the resulting improvement in thermoelectric figure of merit (zT>2), in high efficiency Na-doped PbTe can be attributed to this internal-strain induced lattice softening effect. His talk really presents new avenues to control lattice thermal conductivity, beyond phonon scattering, with microstructural defects and internal-strain. This conference provides me a good chance to learn from the famous experts from various ceramic based research fields and an opportunity to establish some potential collaborations with other Chinese Researchers. It broadened my horizons and enlarged my understanding of ceramic based materials. Interest for Royce@Sheffield team: Prof. Qiuyun Fu and Prof. Ruzong Zuo are interest about the slot die. They are famous experts in Electronic Ceramics. They would like to know more details about the slot die and how to make uniform thin ceramic layers. They are both happy to establish collaborations with us in the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The Henry Royce Institute Hosts Industrialist Dinner at the House of Lords 
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 Baroness Brown of Cambridge, David Knowles (Royce CEO) and Phil Withers (Royce chief Scientist) hosted an event at the House of Lords to engage with multi-national and international business leaders across all sectors. The aim to engage with users and producers of advanced materials and gain an understanding of their business challenges so the institute carries out research which underpins their long term strategy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Thermo Fisher Trace Elemental Analysis User Seminar "How can we prove that nuclear waste is durable?" - Dr Colleen Mann (Oral presentation) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Trace elemental analysis user group meeting where various people presented on their research topic. This event is setup to allow the community to share their success, but also issue, with opportunities to discuss ongoing work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Tour for UK Postgraduates attending the Nuclear Energy (PINE) conference 
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 Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In September 2018, delegates from this meeting visited the Henry Royce Institute facility at UKAEA, the nuclear Materials Research Facility. Many of these are potential (and a few already existing) users of the facility.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Training event for new materials students in the Fusion Centre for Doctoral Training 
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 Students doing fusion materials PhD projects at Oxford and Manchester attended for lectures and a tour of UKAEA Materials Research Facility, including training in hot cell procedures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Training workshop 
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 Workshop focused on academic specialists, to help share expertise and reinforce position as centre of excellence.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Trends in Nanotechnology 2018 
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 Talk on graphene-hBN heterstructures
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Twitter - The Henry Royce Institute, Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Our twitter account allows us to promote our research, our events, our new capabilities, our news. We currently have 663 followers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UK Research and Innovation Launch 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 PDL Participated in UK Research and Innovation (implementing policy)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://blogs.bl.uk/living-knowledge/2018/05/uk-research-and-innovation-launched-at-the-british-libr...
 
Description UKRI Research Infrastructure Roadmap Workshop 
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 PDL Participated in UKRI Research Infrastructure Roadmap Workshop (implementing policy) on 14 June
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UKRI Research Infrastructures Roadmap Workshop: Physical Sciences and Engineering (PS&E) Sector 
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 PDL participated in workshop (implementing policy)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description University of Leeds Materials PhD Winter School 
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 Hosted at the Bragg Centre for Materials Research at the University of Leeds the winter school for 15 PhD students demod the theoretical and practical aspects of:

thin film deposition
physical and plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition
molecular beam epitaxy deposition
pulsed laser deposition
scanning electron microscopy
versatile x-ray spectroscopy
scanning probe microscopy
time-resolved confocal fluorescence microscopy
semiconductor and nanotechnology clean-room techniques
Registration is free and accommodation is provided.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description University of Science and Technology Beijing "Facile fabrication of bulk ultrafine-grained high-performance steels via instantaneous nanoprecipitation" - Dr Junheng Gao (Oral presentation) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk given while in Beijing to discuss experimental work collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Updated invitation: Banknote Security Workshop by BoE 
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 Discussions of materials aspects of future banknotes by he BoE
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Vacuum Expo 2019 "Functional Magnetic thin Films" - Prof Nicola Morley (Keynote) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Morley presented on the research undertaken at The University of Sheffield and the Henry Royce Institute Facilities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Visit by SME materials distributor 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Exploration of research needs, industry direction with materials distributor
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Visit by biomedical device developer to review capabilities 
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 Visit to explain capabilities, meet key personnel, and review requirements for successful collaboration. Prepared detailed proposal as a result. Accepted by the company. Samples yet to be delivered.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 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 Website - Henry Royce Institute, Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Our website allow us to showcase our research, our facilities, our capabilities, our people, our events, our news.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/royce-institute
 
Description Wokrshop to develop proposals around future research programme for green hydrogen generation 
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 Joint academic/industry workshop, with representation from government/third sector organisation. Developing joint landscape briefing document for new focus of research funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description YouTube Video "The maser goes mainstream", produced by Nature with 160,000 views 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Considerable press interest/radio interviews
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07890-0