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.

Organisations

Publications

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Adrych-Brunning A (2021) The interaction of proton irradiation with Zr textured microstructure in Journal of Nuclear Materials

 
Title HAXPES Poster 
Description A poster demonstrating, with some examples, the capability of new lab-based HAXPES in the Henry Royce Institute 
Type Of Art  
Year Produced 2021 
URL https://figshare.manchester.ac.uk/articles/poster/HAXPES_Poster/14307680
 
Title One Bin To Rule Them All 
Description Video showcasing system change in plastic waste management 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Featured in COP26. 600 impressions. Cited in a number of government and NGO policy interventions. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7v__PyGAhaA
 
Title Radiate.Fish 
Description Collaboration with German artists Radiate.Fish on inclusion of plastic recycling in their kinaesthetic artwork projects. Established live video stream of plastic biodegrading. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact New collaboration with German artists. Artists now recycling their artwork and discussing safety and importance of plastic recycling as part of their work. 
URL https://radiate.fish
 
Description The Henry Royce Institute was established to develop and capitalise on the UK's world-leading excellence in advanced materials research. Through investment in infrastructure at key locations across the UK, the Royce now provides access to a wide range of state-of-the art facilities through a single front door. This joined-up system enables the greatest accessibility for our users who span academia, research technology organisations and industry. We have implemented efficient access models that ensure a range of activities can be effectively supported - from simple contract work on a single piece of kit through to complex projects conducted on facilities located across a number of sites. Our multidisciplinary capabilities draw on the world-leading expertise from across the Royce Partners and includes both new equipment funded through the original investment, and existing equipment that was incorporated into Royce by Partners and has been enhanced or extended through the Royce funding. Together this equipment when fully commissioned and operational will represent >£200m of state-of-the-art, open-access research facilities, of which >200 major pieces of kit or suites have already been established as user facilities. The Royce maintains an online catalogue of our facilities portfolio which is simple for users to explore through searching or filtering by equipment or technique type, research area or category of application and location. All facilities have been TRAC-listed with, (i) FEC charge-out rates available to HEIs users for inclusion on research grants as direct costs, and (ii) commercial rates for industrial users.
Exploitation Route -
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 Equipment Access Scheme supports SMEs in reducing the cost barrier of exploratory projects and in helping to grow confidence for future collaborations. SMEs can benefit from equipment access, technical support and relevant consultancy services in solving a defined challenge statement at any Royce Partner. • 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.
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 26th Conference of the Parties (COP) - UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/news/royce-and-ukri-take-materials-message-to-cop-26/
 
Description BEIS Hydrogen Advisory Council Research and Innovation Group membership - Professor David Knowles
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Caloric Energy Conversion Materials Roadmap
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/materials-for-the-energy-transition-caloric-energy-conversion/
 
Description Chair of Government Advisory Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Improved capability to respond to CBRN events
 
Description 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 Degradation in Structural Materials for Net-Zero Landscape Report
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/collaborate/roadmapping-landscaping/degradation/
 
Description Degradation in Structural Materials for Net-Zero Working Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/news/working-groups-for-degradation-in-structural-materials/
 
Description EPSRC Council Membership - Professor Martin Schroder
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Enabling Trust in Data Exchange for Materials 4.0 Landscape Report
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/collaborate/roadmapping-landscaping/materials-4-0/
 
Description Henry Royce Institute: UK Government R&D Roadmap Consultation Response
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Materials 4.0 - A Role for Standards Landscape Report
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/collaborate/roadmapping-landscaping/materials-4-0/
 
Description Materials 4.0 - Lab Automation for Materials Chemistry Landscape Report
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/collaborate/roadmapping-landscaping/materials-4-0/
 
Description Materials 4.0 - Materials Microstructure Image and Data Repository Landscape Report
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/collaborate/roadmapping-landscaping/materials-4-0/
 
Description Materials for End-to-End Hydrogen Roadmap
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/collaborate/roadmapping-landscaping/hydrogen/
 
Description Materials for Low Loss Electronics Roadmap
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/materials-for-the-energy-transition-low-loss-electronics/
 
Description Materials for Low-Carbon Methods for Generation of Hydrogen and Other Related Energy Carriers and Chemical Feedstocks Roadmap
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/materials-for-low-carbon-production-of-hydrogen/
 
Description Materials for Photovoltaic Systems Roadmap
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/materials-for-the-energy-transition-photovoltaic-systems/
 
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 Non Executive Director of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/news/professor-francis-livens-to-join-the-nda-board
 
Description Professional Research Investment and Strategy Managers (PRISM) External Advisory Board membership - Professor David Knowles
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.pris-managers.ac.uk/
 
Description Response to a consultation on secondary legislation to define the sectors subject to mandatory notification in the National Security and Investment Bill - National security and investment: mandatory notification sectors
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Review of the Research, Development and Innovation Organisational Landscape
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/research-development-and-innovation-organisational-landsc...
 
Description Royce/IOP "Materials for the Energy Transition" 2020 Roadmapping Activity
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact In response to the Committee on Climate Change's 2019 "Net Zero" Report, the Henry Royce Institute Partners at the Universities of Cambridge, Imperial, Leeds and Manchester, in collaboration with the Institute of Physics, engaged with over 220 participants from academic and industrial materials research communities to explore solutions to the grand challenge of "Materials for the Energy Transition." Through roadmapping workshops and associated community-led activities, energy technologies were identified where materials research can make a significant impact on greenhouse gas emissions. The following four areas were identified where materials science is critical to enabling a step-change in greenhouse gas reduction: (1) Materials for photovoltaic systems, (2) Materials for low-carbon methods of hydrogen generation, (3) Materials for decarbonisation of heating and cooling (split into thermoelectric and caloric energy conversion materials) and (4) Materials for low-loss electronics. Outcomes of these roadmapping exercises were (1) an executive summary report highlighting the main findings of the four roadmapping activities, and (2) five materials development roadmaps towards achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 were published in September 2020. All documents were made publicly available free of charge for research communities, the public, funding bodies, government, policy-makers and industry leaders. Influence: (1) Roadmaps have been cited in academic journals, influencing research communities towards mission-driven activities (2) roadmaps have begun to influence position papers and policy documents for organisations to inform government, (3) roadmaps have influenced funding bodies to shape future funding opportunities in the "Materials for the Energy Transition" research space (4) EPSRC have requested Royce to facilitate creation of further roadmapping activities towards zero-carbon goals and sustainable UK manufacturing, beginning in 2021.
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/materials-for-the-energy-transition/
 
Description Royce/IOP "Materials for the Energy Transition" 2020 Roadmapping Activity
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact In response to the Committee on Climate Change's 2019 "Net Zero" Report, the Henry Royce Institute Partners at the Universities of Cambridge, Imperial, Leeds and Manchester, in collaboration with the Institute of Physics, engaged with over 220 participants from academic and industrial materials research communities to explore solutions to the grand challenge of "Materials for the Energy Transition." Through roadmapping workshops and associated community-led activities, energy technologies were identified where materials research can make a significant impact on greenhouse gas emissions. The following four areas were identified where materials science is critical to enabling a step-change in greenhouse gas reduction: (1) Materials for photovoltaic systems, (2) Materials for low-carbon methods of hydrogen generation, (3) Materials for decarbonisation of heating and cooling (split into thermoelectric and caloric energy conversion materials) and (4) Materials for low-loss electronics. Outcomes of these roadmapping exercises were (1) an executive summary report highlighting the main findings of the four roadmapping activities, and (2) five materials development roadmaps towards achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 were published in September 2020. All documents were made publicly available free of charge for research communities, the public, funding bodies, government, policy-makers and industry leaders. Influence: (1) Roadmaps have been cited in academic journals, influencing research communities towards mission-driven activities (2) roadmaps have begun to influence position papers and policy documents for organisations to inform government, (3) roadmaps have influenced funding bodies to shape future funding opportunities in the "Materials for the Energy Transition" research space (4) EPSRC have requested Royce to facilitate creation of further roadmapping activities towards zero-carbon goals and sustainable UK manufacturing, beginning in 2021.
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/materials-for-the-energy-transition/
 
Description Structural Degradation Landscaping Review for Net-Zero 2050 - Lecture
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/events/structural-degradation-landscaping-review-for-net-zero-2050/
 
Description Sustainable Polymer-Based Advanced Materials Workshop (2021)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/events/sustainable-polymer-based-advanced-materials/
 
Description Thermoelectric Energy Conversion Materials Roadmap
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/materials-for-the-energy-transition-thermoelectric-energy-conversion/
 
Description UK Fusion Materials Roadmap
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/collaborate/roadmapping-landscaping/fusion/
 
Description UK Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution - How Materials Science and Innovation will help the UK Achieve Net-Zero
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/news/royce-and-iom3-launch-materials-ten-point-plan-for-a-green-industrial-r...
 
Description Written evidence submitted by The Henry Royce Institute to - BEIS Select Committee: Post-Pandemic Economic Growth Inquiry
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description "cmobining AFM and open-source analysis to automates identification and characterisation of molecules within AFM images" (Alice Pyne)
Amount £56,000 (GBP)
Organisation Henry Royce Institute 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2022 
End 01/2023
 
Description (A-TO-B) - A Theory of Organic Bioelectronics Materials
Amount € 2,257,300 (EUR)
Funding ID 101020369 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 09/2021 
End 09/2026
 
Description (EASI-STRESS) - European Activity for Standardization of Industrial residual STRESS characterization
Amount € 4,739,735 (EUR)
Funding ID 953219 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2021 
End 12/2023
 
Description (EXISTAR) - EXtending Interface Science To Atmospheric-pressure Reactions
Amount € 1,491,265 (EUR)
Funding ID 950598 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 06/2021 
End 06/2026
 
Description (GrapheneCore2) - Graphene Flagship Core Project 2
Amount € 88,000,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 785219 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 03/2018 
End 03/2020
 
Description (GrapheneCore3) - Graphene Flagship Core Project 3
Amount € 150,000,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 881603 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 03/2020 
End 09/2023
 
Description (NitroScission) - Electrochemical scission of dinitrogen under ambient conditions
Amount € 2,744,880 (EUR)
Funding ID 866402 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2021 
End 12/2025
 
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 (QTWIST) - Quantum Nanomaterials by Twistronics
Amount € 2,880,313 (EUR)
Funding ID 101001515 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 03/2021 
End 03/2026
 
Description 21EBTA Driving Pluripotent Stem Cell Osteogenesis with Light for Tissue Engineering
Amount £444,894 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/W013940/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2022 
End 03/2024
 
Description 3D Printed Silicone Soft Robotic "4D" Phantoms for use in MRI Guided Radiotherapy
Amount £150,000 (GBP)
Funding ID ID2021/100049 
Organisation Rosetrees Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2022 
End 02/2025
 
Description A Facility for Cryo-Enabled Multi-microscopy for Nanoscale Analysis in the Engineering and Physical Sciences (Cryo-EPS)
Amount £10,294,044 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V007661/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2020 
End 10/2025
 
Description A National Focused Ion Beam Facility for Active Materials
Amount £3,166,215 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V035584/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2021 
End 09/2023
 
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 03/2019 
End 09/2027
 
Description Advanced Functional Materials Triage Suite
Amount £602,602 (GBP)
Organisation Henry Royce Institute 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 04/2020
 
Description Advanced Materials for Regenerative Medicine and Medical Devices in contact with the human body
Amount € 2,980,000 (EUR)
Organisation Op East, ERDF 
Sector Public
Country Netherlands
Start  
 
Description Advanced Materials in Medicine at Manchester (AMiM@M) Institute 2019
Amount £200,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Manchester 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description All Solid state Battery with Li-Metal Anode
Amount £484,468 (GBP)
Organisation Nissan Motor Manufacturing Ltd 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2019 
End 05/2022
 
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 An Aberration Corrected STEM with Integrated Science Driven AI to Quantify Dynamic Functionality in Advanced Energy Technologies and Biomaterials
Amount £4,847,945 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V05385X/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2021 
End 09/2023
 
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 Atomic qubits by ion implantation: towards very large-scale quantum devices
Amount £108,040 (GBP)
Funding ID RSWVF\211016 
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2021 
End 07/2023
 
Description Autonomous Mobile Robot Chemists
Amount £690,497 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T031263/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2020 
End 09/2023
 
Description Bioelectronics (sub-theme within AMiM@M)
Amount £55,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Manchester 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 07/2019
 
Description Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering Laboratory (BIOTEL)
Amount £500,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Wolfson Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description CROPNUT: increasing iron in cereals
Amount £131,131 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/P017940/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2017 
End 03/2021
 
Description Capital Equipment in Support of the National Research Facility for Lab X-ray CT
Amount £457,413 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V035932/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2020 
End 04/2022
 
Description 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 Cobalt-free Hard-facing for Reactor Systems
Amount £651,532 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T016728/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2020 
End 08/2022
 
Description Coherent pulse propagation and modelocking in terahertz quantum cascade lasers
Amount £1,127,384 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T034246/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2020 
End 02/2024
 
Description Compositional and Structural Evolution of Plutonium Dioxide: Underpinning Future Decisions
Amount £930,945 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T013842/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2020 
End 05/2024
 
Description 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 08/2020 
End 09/2024
 
Description Cryogenic Ultrafast Scattering-type Terahertz-probe Optical-pump Microscopy (CUSTOM)
Amount £766,806 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T01914X/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2020 
End 08/2022
 
Description D(UV) lithography
Amount £180,000 (GBP)
Organisation Henry Royce Institute 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 04/2020
 
Description 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 Development of in-operando NMR methods for the characterisation of next generation battery technologies
Amount £45,237 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2021 
 
Description Digital navigation of chemical space for function
Amount £8,699,373 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V026887/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2021 
End 11/2026
 
Description Digital printing antimicrobial/antibiofilm materials onto moisture sensitive advanced woundcare substrates
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Funding ID IAA 
Organisation University of Manchester 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2021 
End 02/2022
 
Description Doing More With Less: A Digital Twin of state-of-the-art and emerging high value manufacturing routes for high integrity titanium alloy components
Amount £2,608,541 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T024992/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2020 
End 10/2024
 
Description EPSRC Capital Award for Core Equipment 2020 - University of Sheffield, Faculty of Engineering (Dr Nik Reeves-McLaren)
Amount £93,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
End 03/2021
 
Description EPSRC NetworkPlus In Digitalised Surface Manufacturing: Towards "World's Best" Processes
Amount £1,015,120 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S036180/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2019 
End 11/2022
 
Description EPSRC 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 08/2019 
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 09/2019 
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 07/2020 
End 07/2025
 
Description EPSRC: Tomographic Imaging: UK Collaborative Computational Projects
Amount £296,693 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T026677/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2020 
End 03/2025
 
Description EXT - Dioxolane Monomers for Polymeric Beauty & Personal Care Applications
Amount £819,075 (GBP)
Organisation Unilever 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2021 
End 04/2026
 
Description Enabling the Cultural Shift to Materials 4.0
Amount £650,507 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/W032279/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2021 
End 03/2022
 
Description Engineering low power tunnel transistors based on two-dimensional semiconductors 2D-LOTTO
Amount € 2,400,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 101019828 
Organisation European Research Council (ERC) 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 08/2021 
End 08/2026
 
Description Expanding the Environmental Frontiers of Operando Metrology for Advanced Device Materials Development
Amount £1,026,620 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T001038/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2020 
End 01/2023
 
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 07/2018 
End 08/2021
 
Description FaSCiNATe: Facility for the Structural Characterisation of materials for Nuclear Applications operating at high Temperatures
Amount £2,017,068 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V035851/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2021 
End 09/2023
 
Description Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub
Amount £10,284,509 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S01778X/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 03/2026
 
Description Graphene Flagship
Amount € 1,004,500,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start  
 
Description High-specification nanofabrication equipment: enabling increased capability and capacity for electronics, spintronics, photonics, and bioelectronics
Amount £2,587,981 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/W006472/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2022 
End 12/2024
 
Description INFUSE: Interface with the Future - Underpinning Science to Support the Energy transition
Amount £4,191,429 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V038044/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2021 
End 08/2026
 
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 09/2018 
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 09/2018 
End 09/2022
 
Description Instilling Defect-Tolerance in ABZ2 Photovoltaic Materials
Amount £437,299 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V014498/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2021 
End 06/2024
 
Description Intelligent engineering coatings for in-manufacture and in-service monitoring of critical safety products (CoatIN)
Amount £2,631,659 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T024607/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2020 
End 07/2024
 
Description KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER PARTNERSHIP between The University of Manchester and Vivimed Labs Europe Limited
Amount £139,659 (GBP)
Funding ID 12191 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2020 
End 10/2022
 
Description Knowledge Exchange Flagship Award - MIAMI
Amount £195,557 (GBP)
Organisation University of Sheffield 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
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 08/2019 
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 09/2017 
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 08/2017 
End 03/2019
 
Description Made Smarter Innovation - Digital Medicines Manufacturing Research Centre
Amount £5,086,406 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V062077/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2021 
End 03/2025
 
Description Made Smarter Innovation - Materials Made Smarter Research Centre
Amount £4,049,203 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V061798/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2021 
End 02/2025
 
Description Manufacturing by Design
Amount £1,612,580 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/W003333/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2021 
End 09/2026
 
Description Materials 4.0 "Digitisation of Powder Manufacturing - DoPoM" (Ben Thomas)
Amount £32,018 (GBP)
Organisation Henry Royce Institute 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2022 
End 06/2022
 
Description Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry imaging for advanced chemical and materials analysis
Amount £810,450 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T031301/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2020 
End 07/2023
 
Description Morgan Advanced Materials/Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair in Carbon Materials
Amount £590,000 (GBP)
Organisation Royal Academy of Engineering 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 09/2024
 
Description 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 05/2018 
End 05/2023
 
Description Nanoscale Advanced Materials Engineering
Amount £7,671,801 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V001914/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2021 
End 03/2026
 
Description Nanoscale Advanced Materials Engineering
Amount £7,671,801 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V001914/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2021 
End 06/2026
 
Description National Research Facility for Lab X-ray CT
Amount £10,097,652 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T02593X/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2020 
End 10/2025
 
Description New Developments in Quantitative 3D Chemical Imaging
Amount £844,822 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S019863/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2019 
End 06/2022
 
Description New Fuel Assemblies for Advanced Nuclear Technologies
Amount £683,454 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V043730/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2021 
End 09/2025
 
Description Next Generation Electrodes: Nextrode
Amount £12,364,112 (GBP)
Funding ID FIRG015 
Organisation The Faraday Institution 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2019 
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 08/2019 
End 09/2023
 
Description One Bin to Rule Them All
Amount £900,208 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/V01045X/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2020 
End 10/2023
 
Description Photonic Sensing and Dual-mode Bio-Imaging with Rare Earth Upconversion Nanoparticles
Amount £1,311,873 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T004711/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 09/2023
 
Description PlasticARMPit: Accelerating the Development of Flexible Integrated Smart Systems
Amount £1,339,681 (GBP)
Funding ID 103390 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2017 
End 06/2021
 
Description Platform for Nanoscale Advanced Materials Engineering (P-NAME)
Amount £702,172 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R025576/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 09/2020
 
Description Pnictogen-based semiconductors for harvesting ambient light to power autonomous electronics PNICTO-HARVEST
Amount € 1,500,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Research Council (ERC) 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 08/2022 
End 09/2027
 
Description Post-Consumer Resin - Understanding the quality performance linkage for packaging
Amount £142,564 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/V010549/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2020 
End 10/2023
 
Description Practice and theory in the design of martensitic steels
Amount £446,771 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V001809/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2020 
End 08/2023
 
Description Prosperity Partnership: Synergistic Utilisation of Informatics and Data Centric Integrity Engineering
Amount £5,130,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V038079/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2021 
End 04/2026
 
Description QuantIC - The UK Quantum Technology Hub in Quantum Imaging
Amount £21,586,672 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T00097X/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2019 
End 11/2024
 
Description Quantum Materials by Twistronics
Amount £1,289,896 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V007033/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2021 
End 01/2025
 
Description Quantum and Many Body Physics Enabled by Advanced Semiconductor Nanotechnology
Amount £6,146,505 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V026496/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2021 
End 09/2026
 
Description Quantum measurement of donors in near-surface ion implanted devices
Amount $300,197 (AUD)
Organisation University of Melbourne 
Sector Academic/University
Country Australia
Start 03/2020 
End 04/2024
 
Description Quantum spin Hall effect spintronics
Amount £861,847 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T034343/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2020 
End 03/2024
 
Description RAEng fellowship - Disordered Cathode Materials for Sustainable Batteries Beyond Li-ion
Amount £499,999 (GBP)
Organisation Royal Academy of Engineering 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2021 
End 10/2026
 
Description RE3 - Rethinking Resources and Recycling
Amount £801,551 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S025200/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 06/2020
 
Description RadIAEM: Analytical Electron Microscope with In Situ Capability for beta, gamma Active Materials
Amount £2,658,964 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V035738/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2021 
End 09/2023
 
Description RadIAEM:Analytical Electron Microscope with in situ capability for beta, gamma active materials
Amount £562,874 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V035886/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2021 
End 09/2023
 
Description 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 03/2020 
End 03/2021
 
Description Risk Assuring Future Structure Critical Systems: Combining 21st Century Science with Engineering Intuition
Amount £2,524,180 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/T02058X/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2020 
End 07/2024
 
Description SEE MORE MAKE MORE: Secondary Electron Energy Measurement Optimisation for Reliable Manufacturing of Key Materials
Amount £1,171,727 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V012126/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2021 
End 01/2025
 
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 Sim-Fuel and Alpha-Active Material Manufacturing and Characterisation Capability
Amount £5,500,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2020 
End 04/2022
 
Description Slow Strain Rate Project UTC
Amount £67,396 (GBP)
Funding ID PO 6000-00467094 
Organisation Rolls Royce Group Plc 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2021 
End 09/2022
 
Description 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 04/2017 
End 10/2018
 
Description Sustainable Mastercards / Circular Mastercards
Amount £330,000 (GBP)
Organisation Mastercard UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2021 
End 12/2023
 
Description Sustainable Materials Innovation Hub
Amount £4,954,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Manchester 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2020 
End 06/2023
 
Description Synthesis of enriched silicon for long-lived donor quantum states
Amount $513,395 (AUD)
Funding ID ARC DP220103467 
Organisation Australian Research Council 
Sector Public
Country Australia
Start 01/2022 
End 12/2024
 
Description 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 08/2019 
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 08/2019 
End 09/2023
 
Description Targeting Twist: Single-molecule insights into supercoiled DNA-topoisomerase interactions for drug discovery
Amount £137,508 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/R024871/2 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2019 
End 11/2020
 
Description Terahertz lights up the nanoscale: Exposing the ultrafast dynamics of Dirac systems using near-field spectroscopy
Amount £288,276 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S037438/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2019 
End 03/2022
 
Description Terahertz, Topology, Technology: Realising the potential of nanoscale Dirac materials using near-field terahertz spectroscopy
Amount £1,221,514 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/T022140/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2020 
End 07/2024
 
Description The 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 04/2018 
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 Transforming the Foundation Industries: a Network+ Towards Value by Innovation
Amount £2,002,050 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V026402/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2021 
End 12/2023
 
Description UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships
Amount £1,500,000 (GBP)
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
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 £500,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Faraday Institution 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2019 
End 03/2021
 
Description What lies beneath? Probing buried interfaces in working batteries
Amount £624,999 (GBP)
Funding ID FIRG011 
Organisation The Faraday Institution 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2020 
End 05/2023
 
Title 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
 
Title Dataset for S Maniyarasu et al. "Role of alkali cations in stabilizing mixed-cation perovskites to thermal stress and moisture conditions" 
Description Dataset for S Maniyarasu et al., "Role of alkali cations in stabilizing mixed-cation perovskites to thermal stress and moisture conditions" - photoelectron spectroscopy (PES) data, using near ambient pressure and hard x-ray PES, as well as additional characterisation work such as absorption spectrocopy and photoluminescence spectroscopy 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL https://figshare.manchester.ac.uk/articles/dataset/Dataset_for_S_Maniyarasu_et_al_Role_of_alkali_cat...
 
Title Dataset for S Maniyarasu et al. "Role of alkali cations in stabilizing mixed-cation perovskites to thermal stress and moisture conditions" 
Description Dataset for S Maniyarasu et al., "Role of alkali cations in stabilizing mixed-cation perovskites to thermal stress and moisture conditions" - photoelectron spectroscopy (PES) data, using near ambient pressure and hard x-ray PES, as well as additional characterisation work such as absorption spectrocopy and photoluminescence spectroscopy 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL https://figshare.manchester.ac.uk/articles/dataset/Dataset_for_S_Maniyarasu_et_al_Role_of_alkali_cat...
 
Title Dataset: Using HAXPES to quantify depth profiles through coatings using glow discharge optical emission spectroscopy (pulsed RF GD-OES) 
Description Chemical characterization at buried interfaces is a real challenge, as the physico-chemical processes operating at the interface govern the properties of many systems and devices. We have developed a methodology based on the combined use of pulsed RF GD-OES (pulsed Radio Frequency Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectrometry) and XPS (X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy) to facilitate the access to deeply buried locations (taking advantage of the high profiling rate of the GD-OES) and perform an accurate chemical diagnosis using XPS directly inside the GD crater. The reliability of the chemical information is, however, influenced by a perturbed layer present at the surface of the crater, hindering traditional XPS examination, due to a relatively short sampling depth. Sampling below the perturbed layer may, however, can be achieved using a higher energy excitation source with an increased sampling depth, and is enabled here by a new laboratory-based HAXPES (Hard X-ray PhotoElectron Spectroscopy) (Ga-Ka, 9.25 keV). Here we attach our dataset of these measurements (Format: Origin 8.5). 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL https://figshare.manchester.ac.uk/articles/dataset/Dataset_Using_HAXPES_to_quantify_depth_profiles_t...
 
Title Dataset: Using HAXPES to quantify depth profiles through coatings using glow discharge optical emission spectroscopy (pulsed RF GD-OES) 
Description Chemical characterization at buried interfaces is a real challenge, as the physico-chemical processes operating at the interface govern the properties of many systems and devices. We have developed a methodology based on the combined use of pulsed RF GD-OES (pulsed Radio Frequency Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectrometry) and XPS (X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy) to facilitate the access to deeply buried locations (taking advantage of the high profiling rate of the GD-OES) and perform an accurate chemical diagnosis using XPS directly inside the GD crater. The reliability of the chemical information is, however, influenced by a perturbed layer present at the surface of the crater, hindering traditional XPS examination, due to a relatively short sampling depth. Sampling below the perturbed layer may, however, can be achieved using a higher energy excitation source with an increased sampling depth, and is enabled here by a new laboratory-based HAXPES (Hard X-ray PhotoElectron Spectroscopy) (Ga-Ka, 9.25 keV). Here we attach our dataset of these measurements (Format: Origin 8.5). 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL https://figshare.manchester.ac.uk/articles/dataset/Dataset_Using_HAXPES_to_quantify_depth_profiles_t...
 
Title Palladium azo cages 
Description Spectroscopic raw data, crystal structures and other characterisation for study of "Self-assembly and Host-guest interactions of Pd3L2 metallo-cryptophanes with photo-isomerizable ligands" 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL https://archive.researchdata.leeds.ac.uk/870/
 
Title Pt/CoB/Pt Josephson p-junctions with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy 
Description This is the dataset for "Pt/CoB/Pt Josephson p-junctions with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy" containing raw electrical transport and magnetization data appearing in the main text 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL https://archive.researchdata.leeds.ac.uk/794/
 
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 ARPES Diamond 
Organisation Diamond Light Source
Department Beamline I05: ARPES
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Supply of experimental sample of twisted heterostructures
Collaborator Contribution ARPES measurements and data analysis
Impact No output yet, work in progress
Start Year 2021
 
Description Advanced Fuel Cycle Programme - Provision of academic access to Royce facilities at NNL 
Organisation Government of the UK
Department Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Through Advanced Fuel Cycle Programme (AFCP) backing, Royce Partner the UK National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) has taken academic access to the next level. In successfully trialling a new approach while overcoming COVID-19 challenges, NNL has secured opportunities for next-generation nuclear experts to tap into the UK's top infrastructure and complete meaningful clean energy research. Following the AFCP's first user access call last summer, the programme has selected six projects to begin work on the scheme. The call offers the winning academics access to grant-funded equipment at the UK National Nuclear Laboratory's (NNL) world-class facilities, with all costs met by NNL and its funding partners, including the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The equipment, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Royce and National Nuclear User Facility (NNUF), will enable academics to complete strategically important research aligned with AFCP.
Collaborator Contribution In successfully navigating and implementing this scheme - especially against the ongoing challenges of COVID-19 - NNL has pioneered a proactive, adaptive approach to user access that will inspire the lab's future collaborative efforts. As a national laboratory, NNL strives to deliver world-leading science that addresses global challenges, from climate change through to nuclear medicine. Collaborating with university partners - and providing opportunities for them to benefit from NNL's unique facilities and equipment - is essential to this aim. For the past five years, the NNL user access team has arranged academic access to the lab. However, NNL's leadership role within AFCP has marked a step change to make this call possible - becoming one of the team's most significant initiatives to date. This user access call was NNL's response to unique academic needs, including resource availability and timescales, that can make accessing facilities difficult. After examining best practice across industry, NNL arranged a fully funded call through AFCP that, prior to launching, could proactively address common academic obstacles.
Impact The call has presented an invaluable opportunity to keep the UK at the forefront of advanced fuel cycle research, skills and infrastructure. With BEIS and AFCP as central members of the call, the scheme supports key research areas to help decarbonise the UK economy as part of the UK Government's Clean Growth Strategy. Given the call's collaborative model, the stakeholders involved were also able to maximise benefits for all participants while uniquely addressing many of the common obstacles that academic users have previously faced. While NNL planned the call well before the impact of COVID-19 was understood, its timing introduced important safety considerations to the scheme. Although the pandemic did not affect details of the call process itself, NNL had to swiftly adapt to the situation and continue to set safety as its top priority. NNL has undertaken a robust risk assessment process with continuous review to ensure it performs all work safely and to the satisfaction of everyone involved. One option to maintain research momentum is remote access, where academics can send their samples and instructions to NNL for the lab to complete work on their behalf. This approach works well while necessary due to travel restrictions and limitations on the number of individuals working in labs. However, to maximise benefits to both academics and NNL, the team is committed to providing opportunities for physical access as part of the call once this can be done safely. NNL aspires to improve the process by exploring innovative ideas to improve the future remote user experience. The call has been immensely successful beyond its behind-the-scenes operations. NNL received a total of sixteen highly competitive applications from universities across the UK. The depth and breadth of submissions demonstrated the high calibre of commitment, enthusiasm and value across academic teams, which together paint an encouraging picture of the UK's advanced fuel cycle research landscape.
Start Year 2020
 
Description 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 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 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 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 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 EUROfusion enabling project HEADEMO - Hydrogen isotopes retention in high-entropy alloys 
Organisation University of Helsinki
Country Finland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Facility provisions
Collaborator Contribution Material samples and research expertise
Impact None so far
Start Year 2021
 
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 Henry Royce Institute - Element Materials Technology 
Organisation Element Materials Technology Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Element have agreed to fund 3 PhD programmes across Royce Partners (two in Manchester and one in Sheffield).
Collaborator Contribution Element have agreed to fund 3 PhD programmes across Royce Partners (two in Manchester and one in Sheffield).
Impact -
Start Year 2021
 
Description Hydrogen isotopes retention in diamond 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution use of equipment
Collaborator Contribution Research and PhD supervision, expertise in diamond
Impact None so far
Start Year 2021
 
Description Hydrogen isotopes retention in erbium 
Organisation Atomic Weapons Establishment
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Facility provision
Collaborator Contribution Material and research expertise
Impact None so far
Start Year 2021
 
Description Hydrogen uptake in reactor pressure vessel steels 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Facility provision
Collaborator Contribution DPhil student and material samples
Impact None yet
Start Year 2021
 
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 Institute for Manufacturing 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Institute for Manufacturing
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution roadmapping
Collaborator Contribution Roadmapping Materials for Photovoltaic Systems Materials for Low-Carbon Production of Hydrogen and Related Energy Carriers and Chemical Feedstocks Thermoelectric Energy Conversion Materials Caloric Energy Conversion Materials Materials for Low Loss Electronics
Impact Materials for Photovoltaic Systems Materials for Low-Carbon Production of Hydrogen and Related Energy Carriers and Chemical Feedstocks Thermoelectric Energy Conversion Materials Caloric Energy Conversion Materials Materials for Low Loss Electronics
Start Year 2019
 
Description Institute of Physics 
Organisation Institute of Physics (IOP)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution roadmapping
Collaborator Contribution roadmaps Materials for Photovoltaic Systems Materials for Low-Carbon Production of Hydrogen and Related Energy Carriers and Chemical Feedstocks Thermoelectric Energy Conversion Materials Caloric Energy Conversion Materials Materials for Low Loss Electronics
Impact Materials for Photovoltaic Systems Materials for Low-Carbon Production of Hydrogen and Related Energy Carriers and Chemical Feedstocks Thermoelectric Energy Conversion Materials Caloric Energy Conversion Materials Materials for Low Loss Electronics
Start Year 2019
 
Description Ionoptika (P-NAME) 
Organisation Ionoptika
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Development of enhanced tool for ion-doping and funding through RCUK and Institutional sources. Development of new alloy materials and sources for use in doping technologies.
Collaborator Contribution Commercialisation of enhanced tool for ion-doping and new ion sources.
Impact Commercial tool now developed (Q-One) by UK SME. New software for ion control developed. New ion sources developed. Interdisciplinary: metallurgy, physics, engineering
Start Year 2017
 
Description M&I Materials 
Organisation M&I Materials Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Technical advice, research programme development and networking
Collaborator Contribution Secondment of staff member
Impact New materials developed and knowledge transferred
Start Year 2020
 
Description Memorandum Of Understanding / Engineering, Safety & Risk Technology Ltd / University of Manchester (UOM) / Henry Royce Institute Bilateral 2019 
Organisation ESR Technology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution ESR Technology and the Henry Royce Institute are to work in collaboration for the advancement of tribology and advanced materials engineering
Collaborator Contribution Both ESR and The Royce have been proactive in supporting this partnership in terms of work packages. Meetings have taken place on a regular basis over the past year to explore further ways of working together in a synergistic manner to support UK business
Impact ESR attended the Advanced Nuclear Materials Workshop held by Royce on 27th February 2020 and fully contributed to the research proposal outputs. These outputs will be delivered to government and various funding councils.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Memorandum of Understanding: Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) / Knowledge Centre for Materials Chemistry (KCMC) / University of Manchester / Henry Royce Institute 
Organisation Centre for Process Innovation (CPI)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The MOU defines how the KCMC, CPI and the Henry Royce institute will work together in the areas of materials chemistry and advanced materials. Members of the Institute's Business Development Team and Knowledge Centre for Materials Chemistry will meet regularly which will help companies discover, develop, scale-up and bring new advanced materials to market.
Collaborator Contribution The KCMC and CPI have been proactive in supporting this partnership we have met on a regular basis over the last six months to explore ways of working together in a synergistic manner to support UK business.
Impact New agreement this should impact on all areas where materials chemistry and advanced materials research overlap.
Start Year 2020
 
Description 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 Participation in EUROfusion's JET2 work package 
Organisation EUROfusion
Country European Union (EU) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Scientific expertise, TDS facility
Collaborator Contribution Scientific expertise
Impact Improved understanding of impact of plasma on JET wall materials
Start Year 2014
 
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 Samsung 
Organisation Samsung
Country Korea, Republic of 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Invited to attend several RE3 workshops and meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Member of the Advisory Board. Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended several workshops in work package 1 and 2 of the RE3 Project,
Impact On-going partnership
Start Year 2019
 
Description TBG ARPES 
Organisation Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provided experimental samples, carried out discussions and manuscript writing.
Collaborator Contribution ARPES experiments, ARPES data analysis, theoretical modelling and manuscript writing.
Impact Publication in NanoLetters: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/acsnano.1c06439#
Start Year 2021
 
Description TBG ARPES 
Organisation University of Bath
Department Department of Physics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provided experimental samples, carried out discussions and manuscript writing.
Collaborator Contribution ARPES experiments, ARPES data analysis, theoretical modelling and manuscript writing.
Impact Publication in NanoLetters: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/acsnano.1c06439#
Start Year 2021
 
Description The Henry Royce Institute, CPI, the Knowledge Centre for Materials Chemistry (KCMC): Memorandum of Understanding 
Organisation Centre for Process Innovation (CPI)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Henry Royce Institute and CPI, the Knowledge Centre for Materials Chemistry (KCMC) have announced a collaboration that will enable the organisations to work together to help UK companies develop and commercialise products that use new advanced materials. This collaboration is underpinned by a memorandum of understanding and will increase opportunities for collaboration between UK businesses and academia through the application of materials chemistry. Innovative solutions to global challenges can be brought to market at a reduced risk by combining the complementary facilities, expertise and networks of each organisation.
Collaborator Contribution CPI works with partners to translate inventions into products and processes that enhance health and wellbeing, protect and improve our environment and increase productivity across industries. Through a breadth of technology platforms, CPI supports partners across many diverse markets, including pharmaceuticals, speciality chemicals, food and drink, electronics and transportation. Under the new MoU, Royce will work closely with CPI and KCMC and UK companies to help establish science-based collaborations. CPI will use its considerable expertise and facilities to help companies scale-up the production of new materials and products developed in collaboration with Royce academics. The work driven by this MoU will help deliver Royce's vision of 'advanced materials for a sustainable society'.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2020
 
Description The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and the Henry Royce Institute: Memorandum of Understanding 
Organisation National Physical Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and the Henry Royce Institute have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), stating a commitment to collaborate further and formalising strategic engagement. The signing of the MoU is an initial step towards the joint ambition to develop the concept of a National Advanced Materials Verification Centre to serve the UK advanced materials community and to provide confidence and accelerate the commercialisation of these game-changing materials. Initially the collaboration will focus on the key innovation challenge for advanced materials, namely building confidence in the repeatability and reproducibility of the characterisation of the materials, through NPL's measurement expertise and Royce's state of the art facilities. It will also support the development of postgraduate doctoral and broader training in the above areas.
Collaborator Contribution As the UK's National Metrology Institute, NPL recognises that innovation in advanced materials is crucial in helping to solve many of the grand challenges we see in our world today, from energy and transport to healthcare and the digital economy. Our experts bridge the gap between academic discovery and industrial implementation, developing the required measurement science that provides confidence in the performance and long-term reliability of materials in real world applications.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2020
 
Description Understanding plasma-facing materials degradation with high-resolution characterisation (DPhil project) 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Joint research, PhD student supervision. Material and equipment for the research
Collaborator Contribution Joint research, PhD student supervision
Impact None so far
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
 
Title GRAPHITE DECONTAMINATION 
Description The present invention relates to methods of decontaminating irradiated nuclear graphite. The method comprises immersing the irradiated nuclear graphite in a molten salt electrolyte, and subjecting the irradiated nuclear graphite to an electrochemical treatment. 
IP Reference WO2021250413 
Protection Patent granted
Year Protection Granted 2021
Licensed No
Impact -
 
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
 
Company Name ALETHEIA IMAGING SOLUTIONS LIMITED 
Description Aletheia Imaging Solutions designs and manufactures bespoke X-ray Computer Tomography (CT) spatial targets for defect metrology. 
Year Established 2021 
Impact -
Website http://www.aletheia-imaging.com/#/
 
Company Name ALETHEIA IMAGING SOLUTIONS LIMITED 
Description Aletheia Imaging Solutions designs and manufactures bespoke X-ray Computer Tomography (CT) spatial targets for defect metrology. 
Year Established 2021 
Impact -
Website http://www.aletheia-imaging.com/#/
 
Company Name ALETHEIA IMAGING SOLUTIONS LIMITED 
Description Aletheia Imaging Solutions designs and manufactures bespoke X-ray Computer Tomography (CT) spatial targets for defect metrology. 
Year Established 2021 
Impact -
Website http://www.aletheia-imaging.com/#/
 
Company Name SMARTIR LIMITED 
Description Commercially sensitive. 
Year Established 2020 
Impact Commercially sensitive.
 
Company Name NANOPLEXUS LIMITED 
Description Material development for energy storage applications. 
Year Established 2019 
Impact Eli and Britt Harari Award winner.
Website https://nanoplexus.co.uk/
 
Company Name QV BIOELECTRONICS LTD. 
Description QV Bioelectronics Ltd develops graphene-based novel electrotherapies for brain cancer. 
Year Established 2018 
Impact Winner the Eli and Britt Harari Award for Graphene Enterprise. Member of the Alderley Park Accelerator Program Joined the RebelBio Accelerator which secured them an investment of $130,000 BioCap 2019 Pitch Competition winner
Website https://www.qvbio.co.uk/
 
Company Name RECON2 LIMITED 
Description ReCon^2 was established to enable quantification of recycled content in plastic packaging, supporting both reporting on the plastic packaging tax and an associated trust mark certificate. 
Year Established 2022 
Impact Consortium of early adopters including major multinational brands, grocery stores, recyclers and packaging producers.
Website https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/13913183
 
Company Name RECON2 LIMITED 
Description ReCon^2 was established to enable quantification of recycled content in plastic packaging, supporting both reporting on the plastic packaging tax and an associated trust mark certificate. 
Year Established 2022 
Impact Consortium of early adopters including major multinational brands, grocery stores, recyclers and packaging producers.
Website https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/13913183
 
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 "Base-pair resolution analysis of the effect of supercoiling on DNA structure and flexibility" - Dr Alice Pyne (Keynote) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This meeting aims to cover the understanding of topology across several areas of condensed matter physics and molecular biology. Audience was able to broaden their understanding and share their ideas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://eutopia3.campus.ciencias.ulisboa.pt
 
Description "Tackling twist, single molecule insights into supercoiled DNA" - Dr Alice Pyne (Keynote) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Two days virtual conference "Frontiers in Bioimaging 2020" where the audience engages with a broad range of imaging approaches, and have an opportunity to further their understanding and to network with other researchers working in the same/similar areas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.rms.org.uk/rms-event-calendar/2020-events/frontiers-in-bioimaging-2020-home.html
 
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 3D Bioprinting for Healthcare Applications Training Course 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Training course jointly organised by the Henry Royce Institute and Regenhu focusing on 3D bioprinting for healthcare applications. Delegates were updated on the latest developments around 3D bioprinting for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications. Speakers from academic and industry outlined their experiences, including the challenges and opportunities associated with this research area. Training was also provided on computed aided design for 3D bioprinting and on 3D bioprinting of biological constructs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/3d-bioprinting-for-healthcare-applications-training-event-tickets-164...
 
Description 3D Bioprinting in Space 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A 2-day workshop organized by ESA, DLR and TU Dresden with the goal to discuss potentials of 3D bioprinting for space applications and to identify important preparatory research tasks to get bioprinting ready for takeoff.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://react.regasus.de/portal/react/registration/personal
 
Description 3rd Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy International Conference, Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact University of Lancaster - Complimentary activity for Health and Innovation Campus Development project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.lsfm2016.org/
 
Description 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 A talk or presentation or debate 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact I was invited by Eton College to give a talk as part of their Science seminar series. c. 50 students and three teachers (including head of science) attended this evening talk, where I discussed my research activities in bismuth-based photovoltaics. This stimulated a wide interested from the students on photovoltaic technology, and the potential for indoor light harvesting for the Internet of Things. Importantly, it stimulated interest, awareness and excitement around Materials Science, with several students stating that they are keen on getting to know more about this subject.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
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 Accelerating the Discovery, Manufacture and Translation of Biomedical Materials 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact News article published in June 2021 focused on biomedical materials research taking place at the Henry Royce Institute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.openaccessgovernment.org/accelerating-the-discovery-manufacture-and-translation-of-biome...
 
Description Advanced Acquisition and Analysis of Image-based Data Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Workshop (June 2021) focusing on the challenges related to the acquisition, reconstruction, visualisation and analysis of large 2D+time, 3D, 3D+time and 4D+image datasets.

The event was supported by The Alan Turing Institute, National Research Facility for lab-based X-ray Computed Tomography (NXCT), the Henry Royce Institute and the CCPi (University of Manchester).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/workshop-advanced-acquisition-and-analysis-of-image-based-data-ticket...
 
Description Advanced Biomedical Materials CDT Showcase (2021) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Showcase (June 2021) aimed at industry colleagues who would like to find out more about the Advanced Biomedical Materials Centre for Doctoral Training. It was also an opportunity for industry to collaborate with academics from the Henry Royce Institute and learn how to access state-of-the-art facilities to develop cutting-edge solutions for the UK's rapidly growing ageing population.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/events/advanced-biomedical-materials-cdt-showcase/
 
Description Advanced Characterisation of Energy Materials 
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 This event was co-hosted by FutureCat and Royce Partner the University of Sheffield. The event showcased advanced characterisation facilities and expertise, and sparked new collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/advanced-characterisation-of-energy-materials-21st-april-2021-tickets...
 
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 Materials in Medicine Launch Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The AMM network based at the University of Manchester (which has close links to the Royce Biomedical Materials theme) held its launch event on 16th January. Dr Johnny Blaker (Deputy Champion) presented the Biomedical Materials research landscape and Royce capability to representatives from research and academia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.royce.ac.uk/events/amm-launch
 
Description Advanced 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 Nuclear Materials Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact On 27th February 2020, Royce hosted an Advanced Nuclear Materials Workshop with over 100 representatives from across the Partners alongside BEIS, EPSRC, NDA and other UK universities. During the workshop UKAEA, NNL, Manchester and Oxford presented capabilities for nuclear materials research including NNUF facilities. In the afternoon, working groups looked to develop new project ideas to put forward to funders. www.royce.ac.uk/news/advanced-nuclear-materials-workshop-2
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description 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 At the Vanguard of Materials 4.0 - Materials World Article (2021) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Article published in Materials World Magazine (June 2021) focusing on the prospects of digitising materials discovery, characterisation and manufacture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
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 BBC Radio 4 Inside Science discussing battery research 
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 BBC Radio 4 Inside Science discussing battery research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000pqdk
 
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 Biomedical Materials Showcase: Biofabrication and 3D Printing for Biomedical Applications 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Showcase focusing on Royce facilities in biofabrication and 3D printing, as well as opportunities for access and collaboration. The event connected experts to share and advance knowledge, expertise and best practice in biofabrication and 3D printing applications for healthcare. The aim was to foster collaborations across the industrial, academic and clinical communities for future challenges in biomedical materials research, translation and regulation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/events/showcase-biofabrication-3d-printing/
 
Description 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 Bruker Nano Surfaces AFM Training Workshop (2022) 
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 Royce Partner the University of Cambridge and Bruker Nano Surfaces and Metrology organised a joint AFM Training workshop (March 2022). The workshop focused the latest developments on novel AFM techniques for studying micro and nano-mechanical, nano-electrical and nano-chemical properties of surfaces, and was valuable for engineers and scientists involved in material characterisation, examining nano, micro and macro mechanical testing, R&D, material development, failure analysis covering a diverse range of materials and coating.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/events/bruker-nano-surfaces-afm-training-workshop/
 
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 Challenges Facing Solid-State Batteries with Alkali Metal Anode-Voids and Dendrites - MRS Spring 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Challenges Facing Solid-State Batteries with Alkali Metal Anode-Voids and Dendrites Talk at MRS Spring 2021, 21st April
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
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 Controlling Degradation of Structural Materials: A Call for Leadership in Mapping the Optimal Route to Net Zero 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Blog post (September 2021) by the Henry Royce Institute focusing on the need for leadership in mapping the optimal route to Net Zero.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://blog.policy.manchester.ac.uk/posts/2021/09/controlling-degradation-of-structural-materials-a...
 
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 Development of UK Fusion Materials Road Map and launch at Nuclear Academics Meeting University of Cambridge 7-8 September 2021 
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 Major study with input from academia and industry of the steps needed to identify and develop materials suitable for various roles in a future fusion power station. See https://www.nuclearuniversities.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/UKAEA-Amanda-Quadling.pdf
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.nuclearuniversities.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/UKAEA-Amanda-Quadling.pdf
 
Description Dialogue between Science and Technology Facilities Council 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with Science and Technology Facilities Council (Philip Carvil) to discuss future opportunities with Royce.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://stfc.ukri.org/research/
 
Description Dialogue between UoM and Medical Discoveries Catapult 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with Sally Price, representative from Medical Discoveries Catapult to discuss future plans involving Royce.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Digital Volume Correlation Analysis Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Workshop (May 2021) focusing on digital volume correlation presented by both academic and industrial leaders, providing specific insights on use, reliability and further exploitation in different areas of materials science and engineering.

The event was supported by the National Research Facility in lab-based X-ray Computed Tomography (NXCT), the Henry Royce Institute, the CCPi (University of Manchester) and the Zeiss Global Centre (University of Portsmouth).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ccpi.ac.uk/node/900
 
Description 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 Discover Materials Open Week 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact More than 160 people from six different continents registered to participate in the Discover Materials Open Week, in August 2020. A series of Materials Science events aiming to inspire 16-18 year olds to study Materials Science and Engineering at university culminated in a day of live talks and discussions, and the launch of a video promoting Materials Science and Engineering. The open week was organised by Discover Materials, a partnership between UK Universities Materials Science and Engineering Departments and the Henry Royce Institute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/news/discover-materials-open-week-2020/
 
Description Discover Materials Outreach Event - British Science Week (March 2021) 
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 British Science Week is an annual ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths, featuring entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK.

Materials Science outreach group Discover Materials - which is a collaboration between a group of UK universities' Materials Science departments, the Henry Royce Institute, and other members of the Materials Science community - hosted live YouTube sessions, as well as creating additional video content and activity sheets for use in the classroom and at home, to engage school children of all ages in the excitement of materials science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/news/school-children-across-the-country-tune-in-to-discover-materials-during...
 
Description Discover Materials Outreach Event - Malvern Science in the Park (June 2021) 
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 Discover Materials organised a range of interactive activities involving smashing chocolate, tensile testing, expanding marshmallows, and discussed a range of materials on the 'Materials Show and Tell' table - which included the use of clip-on microscope lenses, bringing a completely different visual experience to the young people attending.

Discover Materials is a collaboration between a group of UK universities' Materials Science Departments, the Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials, and other members of the materials science community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.innovatemalvern.com/science-in-park
 
Description Discover Materials Outreach Event - New Scientist Live (2022) 
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 Discover Materials in partnership with the Henry Royce Institute exhibited at New Scientist Live in March 2022. More than 40 speakers and 30+ exhibitors came together to provide thought-provoking talks, ground breaking discoveries, interactive experiences and hands-on activities, workshops and performances. The Discover Materials stand focused on materials for optics and explored how ultraviolet, infrared and visible light interact with materials.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://live.newscientist.com/welcome
 
Description Discover Materials Outreach Video - Big Bang Digital (June 2021) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Discover Materials prepared a video for Big Bang Digital 2021 about the well-known pudding Baked Alaska to explain how thermal barrier coatings work in jet engines.

Discover Materials is a collaboration between a group of UK universities' Materials Science Departments, the Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials, and other members of the materials science community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.thebigbang.org.uk/big-bang-digital/programme/baked-alaska-henry-royce-institute-and-disc...
 
Description Discover Materials Outreach Workshops and Videos - Cheltenham Science Festival (June 2021) 
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 Discover Materials delivered two workshops for Key Stage 2 and 3 students, and prepared two videos for the Cheltenham Science Festival.

Discover Materials is a collaboration between a group of UK universities' Materials Science Departments, the Henry Royce Institute, and other members of the materials science community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/news/discover-materials-outreach/
 
Description Discover Materials Website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Discover Materials in partnership with the Henry Royce Institute built and launched a new website aimed at school students, teachers and families to help them understand materials, science and engineering and where is can be used in the classroom, at home and, more importantly, in the syllabus, by providing a blend of resources and signposting to high quality content already available online.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://discovermaterials.co.uk/
 
Description Discover Materials Winter Outreach Event (2021) 
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 Discover Materials held its annual Winter outreach event on 14th December 2021. The lively programme of virtual content was aimed to introduce Materials Science to 11-16 year old (Key Stage 3-4 Students), with some sessions accessible for KS2 and younger children with an interest in science and engineering.

The virtual event was presented by a host of researchers, experts and entertainers from around the UK, showcasing the variety of academic and career paths Materials Science can pave for young students.

Discover Materials is a collaboration between a group of UK universities' Materials Science Departments, the Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials, and other members of the materials science community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/news/discover-materials-this-winter-2021/
 
Description Discover Materials this Winter 
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 An on-line 'Discover Materials this Winter' event aimed at 15-18 years. This consisted of a programme of 7 live and recorded demonstrations, a quiz and a Q&A session. Both students (mainly Year 12-13) and teachers attended, some of who signed up to take the stream live into their classrooms. Positive feedback was received (e.g. one teacher watched the live microscopy session with their class, thought it was pitched correctly with a good range of content and intends to use the videos in their classes). The video material, which is posted on the Discover Materials YouTube channel, had received nearly 800 views by 5th January. 50% of students who took part reported that the event made them more likely to study materials science and engineering at university.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/news/discover-materials-winter-outreach-day/
 
Description Dr Alice Pyne "Seeing is believing - direct observation of changes in the helical structure of supercoiled DNA" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact scientific presentation aimed to share research outcome
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Dr Alice Pyne "Visualizing supercoiled DNA structure and interactions with base-pair resolution" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Scientific presentation aiming to share research outcomes
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Dr Kathy Christofidou "Lessons on structure alloy development strategies from experimentation with High Entropy Alloys" - SMEA Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This was a scientific talk on high entropy alloys where the Royce melting facilities available to melt these alloys were mentioned with aim to bring more people in using the facilities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.linkedin.com/events/6891033638557802496/
 
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 ECS PRIME 2020 - Superstructure Controls First Cycle Voltage Hysteresis in O-Redox Cathode Materials 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Online talk at ECS PRIME 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://ecs.confex.com/ecs/prime2020/meetingapp.cgi/Home/0
 
Description ECS PRIME 2020 - The Lithium Interface in Solid State Batteries 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Online talk about solid-state batteries at ECS PRIME 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description EPSRC Big Idea - Materials 4.0 
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 Community engagement and feedback for a proposed submission to EPSRC Big Ideas during the summer of 2020. Two workshops held, each with between 20 and 40 unique participants. Presentations on some challenges from industry, academia and catapults and discussion opportunity to prioritise the challenges and identify missing barriers. Feedback used in drafting Big Idea and subsection of participants reviewed document prior to submission in Nov 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description EPSRC CDT in Future Innovation in Non-Destructive Evaluation - Radiography Training Course 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Training Course (February 2022) focusing on understanding the use of radiography in industry. It also covered CT reconstruction and included a tour of the NXCT facilities at Manchester.

The event was supported by the National Research Facility for lab-based X-ray Computed Tomography (NXCT), Imperial College London, University of Bristol, University of Nottingham, University of Strathclyde and The University of Warwick.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.find-cdt.ac.uk/radiography/
 
Description 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 Energy and Light: Cambridge Cluster Tool Symposium (2021) 
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 Symposium (October 2021) to showcase recent results from the growth, characterisation, testing and packaging of novel devices, and explore potential new ideas and research directions for the Royce Cluster Tool.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/events/energy-and-light-cambridge-cluster-tool-symposium/
 
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 Faraday Tech Series: FIB-SEM Techniques for 3D-SEM and TEM-Prep 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This seminar series was a joint Faraday Institution and Henry Royce Institute training course.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/faraday-tech-fib-sem-techniques-for-3d-sem-and-tem-prep-tickets-14471...
 
Description Faraday Tech Series: Large Volume 3D-SEM, Broad Ion Beam and fs-Laser Techniques 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This seminar series was a joint Faraday Institution and Henry Royce Institute training course.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/faraday-tech-large-volume-3d-sem-broad-ion-beam-and-fs-laser-techniqu...
 
Description Faraday Tech Series: Reconstruction of 3D-SEM Data 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This seminar series was a joint Faraday Institution and Henry Royce Institute training course.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/faraday-tech-reconstruction-of-3d-sem-data-tickets-144719093705#
 
Description Focus on Battery Research: Studying Battery Cathode Materials using in-operando X-Ray Diffraction (Dr Nik Reeves-McLaren) 
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 This webinar was aimed for people working in the field of battery research or manufacturing or anyone interested in X-ray Diffraction of materials. The attendees were educated on the X-ray diffraction and scattering application of lithium-ion batteries, including: Electrochemical reactions and atomic phase changes, with discussion on the special considerations needed for this application.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://mcf.gatech.edu/2020/04/17/webinar-focus-on-battery-research-studying-battery-cathode-materia...
 
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 Graphene and Beyond: From Atoms to Applications Workshop (2021) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Workshop (May 2021) focusing on building a strong community in 2D crystal science and technology. The event was organised by the Centre for 2D and Layered Materials and the 2D Crystal Consortium at Penn State University, the Graphene Flagship, National Graphene Institute and Henry Royce Institute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.mri.psu.edu/mri/facilities-and-centers/2dlm/events/2021-graphene-and-beyond-workshop
 
Description 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 Healthy Insights: What are the Priority Research Areas for the UK Biomaterials Community? - Materials World Article (2021) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Article published in Materials World Magazine (April 2021) focusing on the priority research areas for the UK biomaterials community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Henry Royce Institute 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 Hub Building (Manchester) - Opening Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The CEO of UKRI opened the new Henry Royce Institute Hub Building at The University of Manchester (September 2021). The event also saw an important keynote video message from The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Secretary of State for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy.

The building hosts £45 million of new state-of-the-art equipment alongside existing facilities in Manchester for biomedical materials, metals processing, digital fabrication, and sustainable materials research, including the new Sustainable Materials Innovation Hub part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Alongside this is a variety of collaboration spaces for industry engagement, helping to accelerate the development and commercialisation of advanced materials.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/news/professor-dame-ottoline-leyser-opens-royce-hub-building/
 
Description Henry Royce Institute Hub Building - Visit from the Advanced Materials Team at the Department for Business, Industry and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Henry Royce Institute was delighted to welcome team members from the Department for Business, Industry and Industrial Strategy's (BEIS) Infrastructure and Materials Directorate to the Royce Hub Building (February 2022).

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

The meeting comes as BEIS seeks to look at ways advanced materials will underpin the UK's industrial base, with a Call for Evidence to gather insight and shape the UK's approach to advanced materials. Royce will co-ordinate consultation input from across its Research Area Steering Groups to ensure it captures the full breadth of opportunity the deployment of advanced materials can offer and what is required further move the dial on exciting developments underway.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/news/beis-advanced-materials-team-visit-royce-hub-building/
 
Description Henry Royce Institute Hub Building - Visit from the Minister for Investment at the Department for International Trade (DIT) and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 14th July 2021, the Henry Royce Institute and the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) were delighted to welcome Lord Grimstone of Boscobel Kt, Minister for Investment jointly at the Department for International Trade (DIT) and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

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

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

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

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

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

Feedback from students has been very positive. Over the three years we've run the programme, 90% of attendees have rated it overall as either "good" or "excellent". Over 80% of students said it has increased their interest in attending university, and 75% said it had increased their interest in studying materials science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018,2019
 
Description High Polymer Research Group Conference 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Professor Michael Shaver presented a talk on Monomer Design for Functional and Sustainable Degradable Polyesters at the High Polymer Research Group Conference where he highlighted the work of the RE3 Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description House of Lords Reception 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Professor Michael Shaver was invited to attend a reception at House of Lords on sustainability and plastics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 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 INREP talk on SSBs 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Online talk at the Israel National Research center for Electric Propulsion on the the topic of solid state batteries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description ITV's Tonight, "Electric Cars: Are we ready?" 
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 Contributed to ITV's Tonight programme on developments in batteries for electric cars.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Industrial Training Programme Promotion Video 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Royce at the University of Sheffield in collaboration with the Aerospace Engineering department and Rolls Royce created a video promoting the Industrial Training Programme. The ITP uses many of the Advanced Metal Processing equipment part of the Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dz9gwoXq5TA
 
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 Leading Edge Erosion Challenges in Offshore Wind Turbines (2021) 
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 A joint initiative from Royce and the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE), the workshop was aimed at materials technologists and associated roles in materials engineering and processing, to educate and explore solutions to the issue of leading edge erosion in offshore wind turbines.

The workshop played an important role in stimulating advances in engineered materials and concluded with a presentation on the opportunity to access Catapult facilities for fast-tracking high TRL solutions through rain erosion testing, together with access to Royce surface analysis capabilities to assess surface degradation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/events/erosion-in-offshore-wind-turbines/
 
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 Materials for the energy transition Policy workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A two hour workshop was held in collaboration with the energy futures lab at Imperial college London, to scope out policy suggestions to facilitate material science facilitation the energy transition. The workshop outputs are being written into a policy document which will be released in the summer of 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Mathematics and Computer Science for Materials Innovation (MACSMIN) Conference 
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 Conference supported by the Henry Royce Institute and the International Union of Crystallography Commission on Mathematical and Theoretical Crystallography.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
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 Meeting a group of high school children 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The aim was to to discuss careers in science and engineering with students rom under-represented backgrounds to promote mobility within STEM subjects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://in2scienceuk.org
 
Description Michael Shaver presentation at the Greater Manchester Green Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Prof Michael Shaver presented for the Henry Royce Institute on Sustainable Plastics at the Greater Manchester Green Summit on 25th March 2019.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The National Research Facility for lab-based X-ray Computed Tomography (NXCT) is a partnership between the Universities of Manchester, Southampton, Warwick, UCL and Diamond Light Source. The NXCT Hub in Manchester is hosted by the Henry Royce Institute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description National Research Facility for lab-based X-ray Computed Tomography (NXCT): Particle and Pore Analysis in X-ray CT Data 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Training course (December 2020) focusing on advanced analysis methods for characterising pores and particles within a matrix material. The National Research Facility for lab-based X-ray Computed Tomography (NXCT) is a partnership between the Universities of Manchester, Southampton, Warwick, UCL and Diamond Light Source. The NXCT Hub in Manchester is hosted by the Henry Royce Institute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description 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 Northern Powerhouse Conference 
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 Matt Reid, Strategic Director at the Materials Innovation Factory (MIF) in Liverpool, presented at the 2020 Northern Powerhouse Conference and wrote in the NewStatesman about how the North West is continuing a centuries' old tradition of knowledge-based innovation, referencing the contribution of Royce to this agenda.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.newstatesman.com/spotlight/devolution/2020/02/innovation-40-inside-first-knowledge-econo...
 
Description OECD/NEA Expert Group on Innovative Structural Materials - High entropy alloys for advanced nuclear applications Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The NEA Expert Group on Innovative Structural Materials (EGISM) organised a workshop together with the Spanish Center for Energy, Environmental and Technological Research (CIEMAT) on the development, potential uses, opportunities and limitations of high entropy alloys for nuclear applications. Held virtually on 19-21 October 2021, the event attracted 120 participants from 11 countries who exchanged the latest developments and innovations in the field of high entropy materials and complex concentrated alloys. The workshop opened with an overview on research and development initiatives in this field with perspectives from the People's Republic of China, the European Union and the United States. The discussions then addressed numerical design and computational approaches to develop high entropy alloys, as well as fabrication and manufacturing and microstructures and mechanical properties of high entropy alloys. Irradiation resistance of high entropy alloys and their compatibility with corrosive environments were also explored. Participants agreed on the importance of collaboration at the international level to support the acceleration of high entropy materials development for use in the nuclear industry. A broad consensus was also expressed on the need to accumulate both theoretical and experimental data on the behaviour of these materials in conditions that simulate nuclear reactor conditions. Considering the broad variety of systems included in this class of materials, efforts will be also needed to collect and systematise data in a consistent way as they are produced - especially considering the fact that research in this field heavily involves the use of machine learning techniques for both material design and material modelling purposes.

What do you consider was the most significant outcome/impact of this activity?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.oecd-nea.org/jcms/pl_61782/high-entropy-alloys-for-advanced-nuclear-applications
 
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 Operando Workshop, 21st September 2021 
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 This 1-day, in-person symposium focussed on the latest advances in the use of operando techniques to gain deeper understanding of the growth, processing, functionality and performance of novel energy and device materials. Organised by Prof Robert Weatherup, University of Oxford, Royce Research Area Lead for Electrochemical Systems, and Prof Stephan Hofmann, University of Cambridge.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/events/advanced-operando-studies-for-energy-materials/
 
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