The Royce: Capitalising on the investment

Lead Research Organisation: University of Manchester
Department Name: Materials

Abstract

The Royce works across the range of technology readiness levels (TRLs 1-5). With its hub at The University of Manchester, the Institute has spokes at six partner universities of Sheffield, Leeds, Liverpool, Cambridge, Oxford and Imperial College London, as well as at the UK Atomic Energy Authority and National Nuclear Laboratory. This project aims to capitalise on the original Royce investment through a distributed team of business and research development managers. This resource will drive participation and impact by facilitating a range of activities including community engagement, facilities access and industry training. This project will provide Partners with the resources to establish community-driven networks to ensure that the Royce is aware of, responds to, and serves the needs of these communities.
As leaders in their respective core areas, Partners are well placed to exploit their Royce facilities for world-class research through standard research grant and industrial funding mechanisms. The Royce was however established to change the research landscape by fostering new levels of collaboration so as to spread the benefits of the Royce far beyond the recipients of the capital investment. To do this a coordinated approach is required to move away from the ownership of specific kit by individual academics to the concept of integrated 'research supply chains'. These will link together the necessary modelling, fabrication, testing, analysis, and demonstration facilities needed to deliver prototype materials, devices and systems. This integrated 'research supply chain' approach is well suited to challenge-led investments aimed at delivering targeted research outcomes in the UK. For this approach to work in practice, dedicated staff are required who are able to bring together the relevant communities to identify opportunities that should be prioritised and the mechanisms required to link together these facilities. At a more problem-focused level, the intention is to establish a clear 'front door' to Royce to enable industrial partners, ranging from Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) to large corporations, to engage with the Institute through direct engagement on a project-by-project basis to solve specific problems.
It is also the Royce's ambition to help develop a new generation of highly skilled researchers in advanced materials. To complement our existing plans for PhD/CDT training, here we focus on supporting industry with uptake of new materials, technologies, methods and analysis/modelling techniques. Working with professional bodies and other partners, we plan to set up a series of training activities, workshops, sandpits, awareness meetings and lectures to ensure that UK industry can assess, try out and become proficient in emerging techniques and methods.

Planned Impact

The Royce provides an opportunity to make a step change in the way materials science research is done in the UK, however the capital investment is not sufficient in itself. For the benefits of the facilities to be felt beyond the Partners, and if we are to create a more joined-up materials community, we require staffing resource who can make the total greater than the sum of the parts. This team will complement the scientific leadership from the academic champions in engaging with, and receiving input from, the wider community.

Organisations

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

 
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. 
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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 capabilities across the UK with its hub in Manchester. 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.
Our funding through 2022/23 has allowed Royce to extend its remit to include further activities related to
• national foresighting in advanced materials - delivered through a set of published technical roadmaps
• technology translation - delivered through both skills training and support to short, sprint projects in collaboration with industry tackling challenges identified through our roadmapping activities
• outreach and training activities delivered online and in person alongside a clear outreach brand in ' Discover Materials'
Exploitation Route -
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Chemicals,Electronics,Energy,Environment,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.
First Year Of Impact 2019
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Chemicals,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Electronics,Energy,Environment,Healthcare,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology
Impact Types Economic

 
Description Invited to give evidence at the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee in its inquiry into plastic waste
Geographic Reach National 
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Description Royce/IOP "Materials for the Energy Transition" 2020 Roadmapping
Geographic Reach National 
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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/
 
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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 08/2020 
End 07/2023
 
Description Molecular mapping of SARS-CoV2 and the host response with multiomics mass spectrometry to stratify disease outcomes
Amount £1,736,024 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/V011456/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2020 
End 03/2023
 
Description Multi-User Facility for SAXS/WAXS Studies on Nanoscale Structures in Controlled Environments.
Amount £1,183,496 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R042683/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2018 
End 05/2023
 
Description 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 07/2021 
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 06/2019 
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 09/2021 
End 09/2025
 
Description New perspectives in photocatalysis and near-surface chemistry: catalysis meets plasmonics
Amount £7,902,074 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/W017075/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2022 
End 05/2028
 
Description Next Generation Electrodes: Nextrode
Amount £12,364,112 (GBP)
Funding ID FIRG015 
Organisation The Faraday Institution 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 09/2023
 
Description Next Generation Li-ion cathode materials (CATMAT)
Amount £11,133,937 (GBP)
Funding ID FIRG016 
Organisation The Faraday Institution 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 09/2023
 
Description Novel Tendon Repair - Gap Analysis in preparation for a first in man trial
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2021 
End 02/2022
 
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 Optimisation of CHO for Biotherapeutic Manufacture
Amount £3,608,961 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V038095/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2021 
End 09/2026
 
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 04/2020 
End 09/2023
 
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 09/2022 
End 09/2027
 
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 09/2022 
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 08/2020 
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 05/2021 
End 04/2026
 
Description Provision of a Research team to Support in Graphite Structural Integrity - additional support
Amount £1,908,363 (GBP)
Organisation Office of Nuclear Regulation 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2023 
End 01/2025
 
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 £1,289,897 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V007033/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2021 
End 01/2025
 
Description Quantum 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 09/2021 
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 04/2020 
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 09/2020 
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 08/2021 
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 09/2021 
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 09/2021 
End 09/2023
 
Description ReTendon: development of a novel tendon repair device that accelerates healing and reduces re-rupture of tendons
Amount £671,890 (GBP)
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2022 
End 10/2023
 
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 04/2020 
End 03/2021
 
Description Responsive Manufacturing of High Value Thin to Thick Films.
Amount £2,025,997 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V051261/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2021 
End 08/2024
 
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 08/2020 
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 05/2020 
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 09/2021 
End 09/2022
 
Description Sustainable Mastercards / Circular Mastercards
Amount £330,000 (GBP)
Organisation Mastercard UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2021 
End 12/2023
 
Description Sustainable Materials Innovation Hub
Amount £4,954,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Manchester 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2020 
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 09/2019 
End 03/2023
 
Description TRibology as an ENabling Technology (TRENT)
Amount £1,538,131 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S030476/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 09/2023
 
Description 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 08/2019 
End 11/2020
 
Description Terahertz frequency devices and systems for ultrahigh capacity wireless communications
Amount £7,097,283 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/W028921/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2023 
End 12/2027
 
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 09/2019 
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 08/2020 
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 05/2018 
End 05/2020
 
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 Unravelling the invisible complexities of the genome
Amount £1,508,571 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/W00738X/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2022 
End 07/2026
 
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 07/2019 
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 06/2020 
End 05/2023
 
Description cLEO Project
Amount £50,707 (GBP)
Organisation Smith and Nephew 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2022 
End 08/2022
 
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 Data supporting: 'Nanoindentation Response of 3D Printed PEGDA Hydrogels in a Hydrated Environment' 
Description Raw and processed data sets from nanoidentation response of 3D printed hydrogels. 1. Raw data of nanoindentation response. 2. Representative load-displacement curves for each type of hydrogel. 3. Representative data for creep for different types of hydrogels. 4. Representative data for NMR spectras of different types of hydrogels. 5. Representative data for glass transition of different types of hydrogels. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2023 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL https://cord.cranfield.ac.uk/articles/dataset/Nanoindentation_Response_of_3D_Printed_PEGDA_Hydrogels...
 
Title Data supporting: 'Nanoindentation Response of 3D Printed PEGDA Hydrogels in a Hydrated Environment' 
Description Raw and processed data sets from nanoidentation response of 3D printed hydrogels. 1. Raw data of nanoindentation response. 2. Representative load-displacement curves for each type of hydrogel. 3. Representative data for creep for different types of hydrogels. 4. Representative data for NMR spectras of different types of hydrogels. 5. Representative data for glass transition of different types of hydrogels. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2023 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL https://cord.cranfield.ac.uk/articles/dataset/Nanoindentation_Response_of_3D_Printed_PEGDA_Hydrogels...
 
Title NMC_highres.7z 
Description Three phase Li-ion cathode mesostructural dataset, as generated by the Super-Resolution technique developed by the tldr group (Case 4 in the referenced paper). The NMC cathode dataset is 18803 voxels, for a 94 µm edge length cubic volume at 50 nm resolution. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Unknown 
URL https://figshare.com/articles/dataset/NMC_highres_7z/19435778/1
 
Title Nanoindentation Response of 3D Printed PEGDA Hydrogels in a Hydrated Environment 
Description Raw and processed data sets from nanoidentation response of 3D printed hydrogels. 1. Raw data of nanoindentation response. 2. Representative load-displacement curves for each type of hydrogel. 3. Representative data for creep for different types of hydrogels. 4. Representative data for NMR spectras of different types of hydrogels. 5. Representative data for glass transition of different types of hydrogels. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2023 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL https://cord.cranfield.ac.uk/articles/dataset/Nanoindentation_Response_of_3D_Printed_PEGDA_Hydrogels...
 
Title Research data supporting "Collective Mid-Infrared Vibrations in Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering" 
Description This data set contains the experimental and simulation data for the manuscript. This includes SERS spectra and data, XPS data, and simulations. All files are given in .txt. Please see the read me file for further information how the repository is organized. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2022 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Not yet available 
URL https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/340442
 
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 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 Digital printing antimicrobial/antibiofilm materials onto moisture sensitive advanced woundcare substrates 
Organisation 5D Health Protection Group Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Developed an inkjet delivery mechanism to apply antimicrobial compounds to wound dressings.
Collaborator Contribution Tested the anti-microbial efficacy of the printed medical devices
Impact In progress
Start Year 2022
 
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 Joint collaborative research project with IAEA on small scale testing standardisation for nuclear materials 
Organisation International Atomic Energy Agency
Country Austria 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Joint collaborative testing of specified materials over a multi year project, working towards standardising testing methods, sampling sizes and sample preparation methods for small amounts of nuclear materials for future reactor designs.
Collaborator Contribution Testing of known materials to set parameters - contribution of dataset.
Impact Will be an IAEA TECDOC, still in preparation as still active.
Start Year 2022
 
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 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 Nuclear Decommissioning Authority - Call for Provision of academic access to Royce facilities at NNL (2022 - Still Active) 
Organisation National Nuclear Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Research project proposals published via NDA on nuclear garphite, advanced fuels and legacy glass & ceramic waste characterisation.
Collaborator Contribution Research proposals published via NDA strategy team
Impact NA - too early in process as of March 2023
Start Year 2022
 
Description Nuclear Decommissioning Authority - Call for Provision of academic access to Royce facilities at NNL (2022 - Still Active) 
Organisation Nuclear Decommissioning Authority NDA
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Research project proposals published via NDA on nuclear garphite, advanced fuels and legacy glass & ceramic waste characterisation.
Collaborator Contribution Research proposals published via NDA strategy team
Impact NA - too early in process as of March 2023
Start Year 2022
 
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 Unilever PLC 
Organisation Unilever
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Unilever have a team of ~ 100 researchers who are based in the newly formed Materials Innovation Factory and have access to the research infrastructure, including the expertise of the academic leads and technical support staff.
Collaborator Contribution Unilever PLC have, and continue to, invest in the Material Innovation Factory. The have provided equipment and expertise and are actively collaborating with the University of Liverpool.
Impact Research and development of commercial products.
Start Year 2017
 
Description WRAP 
Organisation Waste and Resources Action Programme
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Invited to attend several WP1 & 2 workshops and meetings. Invited to Chair RE3 Advisory Board and have oversight of RE3 projects
Collaborator Contribution Chairs RE3 Advisory Board, whose goal it is to ensure the overarching project is progressing in the right direction. Both the overall project team and individual sub-projects report to the Advisory Board
Impact On-going Partnership
Start Year 2019
 
Title GRAPHITE DECONTAMINATION 
Description The present invention relates to methods of decontaminating irradiated nuclear graphite. The method comprises immersing the irradiated nuclear graphite in a molten salt electrolyte, and subjecting the irradiated nuclear graphite to an electrochemical treatment. 
IP Reference WO2021250413 
Protection Patent granted
Year Protection Granted 2021
Licensed No
Impact -
 
Company Name ALETHEIA IMAGING SOLUTIONS LIMITED 
Description Aletheia Imaging Solutions designs and manufactures bespoke X-ray Computer Tomography (CT) spatial targets for defect metrology. 
Year Established 2021 
Impact -
Website http://www.aletheia-imaging.com/#/
 
Company Name 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
 
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 13th Annual International Student Conference in Metallic Materials 2022 
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 Our aim is to provide postgraduate students and young professional researchers with a valuable opportunity to present their work in a supportive environment. We also encourage them to establish links with other students, academics, and professionals at the conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
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 2021 Impulse Entrepreneurship Programme 
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 in Cambridge sponsored three participants whose projects involved: viral testing services - evaluating the efficacy of various test materials for their anti-viral properties; 'smart insoles' to provide the user with real-time information on their walking and running style; and securing the electronics supply chain.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description 2022 Impulse Entrepreneurship Programme 
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 Cambridge Royce has sponsored five places on the Impulse 2022 programme. The same is expected to be continued in 2023. Any University of Cambridge researcher (including PhD students and postdoctoral researchers) working in materials science was offered the opportunity to apply. Candidates were required to have a business idea that has potential for commercialisation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.maxwell.cam.ac.uk/programmes/impulse
 
Description 2022 Maxwell Showcase 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact An overview of the materials science research being undertaken across West Cambridge, much of which involves the use of Royce facilities at Cambridge. This event attracted a wide range of attendees including postgraduate students giving short talks on their research; local SMEs involved in academic-industry research at Cambridge; the Academic Director of R&D at NSG Pilkington speaking on work on decarbonising glass.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.maxwell.cam.ac.uk/programmes/annual-research-showcase-2022
 
Description 2022 UK Chapter of the World Materials Forum 
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 World Materials Forum is an initiative founded in 2015 in France in order to decouple economic growth and materials consumption, while creating value for industry. The aims include using materials smarter, using them less and for longer, and developing breakthrough technologies and new business models. The event comprised three focused small-group discussion sessions between senior decision-makers, involving company CEOs, academics and entrepreneurs. 2020's three topics were: decarbonising bulk materials (with focus on steel and glass); stationary batteries for storage performance; and energy efficient electronics. The event held in Cambridge included an academic and business delegation from France, along with the CEO's of CRU, Polysolar, Nyobolt; deputies for the CEO's of Tata and E.ON; CTO's of NSG Pilkington, the Materials Processing Institute, and Paragraf; as well as other UK based researchers and companies. Royce@Cambridge helped facilitate this event, with Royce researchers taking part in the discussion sessions and the attendees given tours of the Royce facilities in West Cambridge along with an introduction to the research work being completed on Royce equipment and the wider aims of the UK Royce Institute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://sway.office.com/D1jW1Ado6CmNRRAw
 
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 2ND UK ADVANCED MATERIALS WORKSHOP 2023 
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 aims of these workshops are to discuss and share knowledge with organisations having an interest in the safe commercialisation of Advanced Materials.Our February 2023 workshop will focus on safety by design, and we look to industry to share their experience on the manufacturing of new advanced materials as well as looking at successful case studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
 
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 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 AI/Direct evolution focus meeting 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Anthony Green Presented at the AI/Direct evolution focus meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
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 Electronic and Photonic Materials Conference Royce/SPIE 7 - 8 September 2022. 
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 Advanced Electronic and Photonic Materials Conference Royce/SPIE 7 - 8 September 2022. Will Parnell - The mathematics of (Meta)materials
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
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 conference 2022 
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 Free-to-attend exhibition and world-class conference dedicated to high-performance materials technology
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
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 Materials: Towards a more sustainable society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Engaging with 100 members of a science and engineering society talking about materials and net zero.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
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 Anthony Green - presenting New Biocatalytic Routes to Global Health Drugs at Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, US 2023 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Anthony Green - presenting New Biocatalytic Routes to Global Health Drugs at Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, US 2023
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
 
Description Article in Materials World 
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 highlighting collaborations and specific work between Royce partners in the UK in nuclear materials, and the nuclear Royce facilities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
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 BT 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 one-day in-person workshop involving a team of 17 research staff from BT and several PIs from across the West Cambridge departments exploring possible new research avenues in materials for telecommunications. Two follow-up meetings have been arranged which will include researchers from the wider Royce network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
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 Be Curious 2022 
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 Stall with scientific demos at a festival showing research at the University of Leeds to the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.leeds.ac.uk/becurious
 
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 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 Centre Opening University of Leeds 2022 
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 A new centre for research into the analysis and development of advanced materials has launched at the University of Leeds. The Bragg Centre brings together engineers, physical scientists, and materials science researchers from across the University, further removing boundaries between disciplines and opening up new ways of working. The Centre aims to discover, create, characterise, and exploit materials engineered at the atomic and molecular level. Its interdisciplinary research combines the fundamental understanding, design, modelling and fabrication of materials to lead to new devices, systems and applications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/news/university-of-leeds-open-new-bragg-centre-for-materials-research/
 
Description Bragg Centre PhD colloquim 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This was a research workshop for PhD students with a focus on future careers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
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 Brian Hickey - Pure Spin Currents and impurities in Metals 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Advanced Electronic and Photonic Materials Conference - SPIE/Royce 7 - 8 September 2022
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://spie.org/conferences-and-exhibitions/advanced-electronic-and-photonic-materials?SSO=1
 
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 Bruker Nano Surfaces: Nanowizard V Workshop 2022 
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 In partnership with Bruker Nano Surfaces and Metrology, the workshop will be an opportunity to learn about the NanoWizard V BioAFM and the research taking place at The University of Sheffield using AFM technology. Practical demonstrations will be available on the day.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
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 Cambridge Biomaterials event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A small event to showcase biomaterials and chemical engineering projects across West Cambridge. Royce@Cambridge facilitated part of the activities and exhibited a poster at the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Ceramic Innovation Network Conference 2022 
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 2022 Ceramic Innovation Network (CIN) event will bring together academics and industrialists from all subsectors of the ceramic industry seeking to explore the challenges of bridging the gap from the lab to product and developing the next generation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/events/ceramic-innovation-network-conference-2022/
 
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 Cleanroom Training Course (16th-20th January 2023) 
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 Cambridge co-organised the three-day in-person training event held in Leeds in January 2023. The training course will be replicated at other Royce partners. Cambridge is expected to host the event in 2025. Hosted at the University of Leeds' state-of-the-art nanotechnology cleanroom, in collaboration with Swansea University and the University of Cambridge, this technically focussed course will explore basic practices and techniques for cleanroom use. Through a combination of taught lectures, discussion sessions, and practical training participants will gain fundamental skills for working in 'clean-fab' cleanrooms. The content will develop theoretical and practical knowledge in processes such as lithography, deposition, and etching; by the end of the week attendees will have made a Field Effect Transistor. This course is suitable for any new user of cleanrooms. This includes those currently undertaking a PhD or postdoctoral research, working in academia or within the semiconductor industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/events/royce-training-micro-and-nano-fabrication/
 
Description Close-NIT Network+ Launch Event 2022 
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 EPSRC/MRC-funded Close-NIT Network+ aims to connect experts from academia, industry and medicine to address the key challenges facing closed-loop neural interfaces (CNITs).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Cluster Tool Open day 
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 Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A small event to raise awareness of the Cambridge Cluster Tool. 8 attendees from the local Cambridge area. This led to several projects being proposed that were funded by Royce@Cambridge
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Colchester Sixth Form 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact As part of an introduction to university courses for lower sixth students, Andrew Dobrzanski promoted materials science courses and Discover Materials. Flyers and resources were provided by Royce (Tom Hancocks) with much interest from students on a subject they'd not previously heard about. Reach 30+ students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Collaboration workshop with BP 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Workshop to discuss research with Mike Shaver on Sustainable materials, Interested in "One Bin to Rule Them All" project (a sub-project of the Rethinking Resources and Recycling programme)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Conference talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave a talk at the Microscopy and Microanalysis (M&M) 2022 international conference discussing the NanoSIMS results acquired as part of this project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.microscopy.org/MandM/2022/
 
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 DESIGN, SYNTHESIS AND APPLICATION OF NEXT-GENERATION ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTORS meeting 2022 
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 meeting aims to develop interactions between scientists with backgrounds from chemistry, physics, biology and engineering, with interests in all aspects of optoelectronic materials research from synthetic, theoretical, spectroscopy, optics, to real-world devices.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description DISCOVER MATERIALS AT CHELTENHAM SCIENCE FESTIVAL 2022 
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 members and ambassadors ran an activity-packed Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) workshop for three groups of 11-14 year olds and their teachers to mark the opening of Cheltenham Science Festival 2022.

The visiting groups of students at the STEM festival learned all about what makes MSE so exciting before getting stuck in to a range of hands-on activities to apply lessons in interesting and engaging ways. The students were finally presented with a challenge to report back on what they had learned in order to crack a code to unlock a secret stash of chocolate bars hidden within a treasure chest
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description DNA Origami - Research in Schools 
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 A project to engage A-level students with cutting edge materials research, via a DNA nanotechnology research project. The research project is done in student's school laboratories. Feedback from the project has been extremely positive, with some students changing their degree programme to materials science projects. We were also awarded an award at the IRIS Awards, for ''Outstanding Partner' for work on the DNA Origami project. The DNA Origami project was also part of two other awards, including Best Research Project, for Tapton School, where students took DNA construction to a higher level, creating a Tesla valve which lets fluid to flow in one direction, with no moving parts
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://researchinschools.org/projects/dna-origami/
 
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 Digital film of the capabilities and equipment in the Sustainable Materials Innovation Hub 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An film of the capabilities and equipment in the Sustainable Materials Innovation Hub for the purpose of showcasing the work of the SMI Hub to a general audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7UfGgyWnhs
 
Description Dimensional X-ray Computed Tomography Conference 2022 
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 conference will present and disseminate the latest developments in XCT for dimensional measurement and its industrial impact across a variety of applications. Academics, industrialists and engineers from a wide range of disciplines, will have the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas, results and showcase their latest research at this international forum, featuring a series of keynote addresses from experts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/events/dxct-conference-2022/
 
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 Directed Evolution workshop 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact workshop exploring how to accelerate biocatalyst discovery/deliver and engineer biocatalysts up to an order of magnitude faster than the current time frame. Plans made for further related activity and collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Discover Materials Ambassador Conference 2022 
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 Meet fellow Discover Materials Ambassadors and members of the Working group and we will be discussing effective ways in engaging schools and the public and launching our Discover Materials Engagement Grant.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
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 A Pyne - Tackling topology using TopoStats 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Scientific talk highlighting research conducted
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
URL https://jila.colorado.edu/smb/
 
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 "TopoStats - a new pipeline for automating AFM analysis" (Henry Royce Data Management workshop) 
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 Data management workshop for networking and dissiminate research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/events/workshop-data-management-for-materials-researchers/
 
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 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 K Christofidou - CWP/IOM3/Royce "Materials for Net Zero 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Interview discussing the role of our research in achiving a circular economy and net zero
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://materialchange.iom3.org/series_partners/henry-royce-institute/
 
Description Dr K Christofidou - First UK based High Entropy Materials Workshop 
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 Workshop and discussion on high entropy materials
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Dr K Christofidou - Interview with BBC Radio Sheffield Drivetime for Royce Discovery Centre Opening 
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 Short interview about Royce Discovery Building opening and implications of our research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Dr K Christofidou - KTN MRE2022 Twitter Video 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Short interview with KTN team while at Materials Research Exchange event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://twitter.com/KTN_Materials/status/1577321073531621376?s=20&t=H5aYo6G_2ycI4hyrndCWPQ
 
Description Dr K Christofidou - Lessons on structural alloy development strategies from experimentation with HEAs 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Scientific talk highlighting research conducted
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
 
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 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 Dr Simon Graham and Dr Oliver Levano Blanch presented at the 10th anniversary of FAST/SPS expert group in May 2022 in Germany. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Oliver Levano Blanch shared results on the influence of current induced thermal profiles in titanium during FAST/SPS processing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://dgm.de/en/article?tx_news_pi1=5826&cHash=37cace8e46367807d607c19688b47996
 
Description Drop-in session/surgery for prospective users of NNL Royce/user access equipment 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Drop in virtual session with eth TPLs and owners of the user access equipment to facilitate further user access and ensure external users understand requirements when planning on equipment usage at NNL.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
 
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 ELECTRON MICROSCOPY DAY: PRESENTED BY THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BLUE SCIENTIFIC event2022 
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 Attend this live, in-person event to hear from leading academic and industrial users of our Electron Microscopes and learn how they use these instruments across a wide variety of applications to get the best results.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description EMAG 2022 - Electron Microscopy and Analysis Group (EMAG) 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 EMAG 2022 was a biennial meeting of the EMAG group of the IOP held Imperial College London focusing on multidimensional electron microscopy research. The conference included academic talks from students and established researchers as well as a table-top trade exhibition for industry. A2D sponsored the early career section of the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://iop.eventsair.com/emag2022
 
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 EPSRC ENGINEERING NET ZERO WEEK 2022 
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 event will is an opportunity to:

bring researchers, industry leaders and policy makers together to reflect on and raise awareness of the EPSRC investments made in this space
continue the conversations that took place at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26)
highlight how our activities link to the sustainable development goals
show our response to the outcomes of COP26 and how EPSRC-supported research and innovation can substantially contribute to net zero solutions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Early Career Researchers Forum on Horizon Europe 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A workshop with Minister George Freeman, MP, to discuss the path forward for the UK's investment in blue-skies research. This was primarily to discuss what the alternative to Horizon Europe would be if the UK does not become an Associate Country. The ideas contributed from us were on what makes the UK research environment world class, and how this could best be supported and strengthened in the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
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 Enabling Next Generation Additive Manufacturing Seminar 2022 
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 programme will focus on overcoming the challenges of spatially controlled co-deposition of dissimilar materials in 3D and we will establish new understanding and methods of both modelling and controlling co-deposition. 10/11/2022
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
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 Energy and Light: Cluster Tool Symposium (3rd Annual) 
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 third annual symposium for the Royce Ambient Pressure Cluster Tool. This one-day in-person event at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge showcased recent results from the growth, characterisation, testing and packaging of novel devices. The symposium also explored potential new ideas and research directions for the Cluster Tool. There were 53 attendees from both academia and industry with at least one new company aiming to start work on the tool in 2023 and others expressing support for the facility.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.maxwell.cam.ac.uk/programmes/henry-royce-institute/cluster-tool-symposium-october-2022
 
Description European Mechanics of Materials Conference Oxford 2022 
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 conference aims to gather researchers who share a common interest in the field of mechanics of materials, yet working in a variety of application domains: material science, mechanical and civil engineering, but also biomechanics, geophysics etc. Contributions which provide a better understanding of complex phenomena associated with the mechanical response of materials at all scales, from atomistic to structural sizes, will be welcome. The scope of the conference will cover experimental, and analytical and computational modelling approaches, and contributions combining several approaches from different disciplines will be particularly encouraged.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/events/european-mechanics-of-materials-conference/
 
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 FIRST UK WORKSHOP ON HIGH-ENTROPY MATERIALS 2022 
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 workshop will identify and establish a UK community on high-entropy materials, highlighting areas of challenge and opportunity, and will create a forum for sharing ideas, and enabling greater networking and formation of new partnerships.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
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 Featured in a digital series in collaboration with The Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3) partnered with CWP to produce a digital series exploring expertise and advances throughout the materials cycle to address the climate crisis, achieve net zero targets and accelerate the circular economy. The Sustainable Materials Innovation Hub's Prof Shaver and Dr Chloe Loveless, Senior Experimental Office, demonstrated the research and development techniques used to support companies in the innovative design, reuse and recycling of plastics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://twitter.com/iom3/status/1583028751637499905
 
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 Future developments in metallurgical science and their implications for the metallurgical in the UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Large national conference and Expo
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description GAMMA Manufacturing Innovation Network Event 2022 
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 GAMMA (Greater Manchester Graphene, Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Alliance) would like to invite you to join a newly launched, inclusive, non-competitive network of peers that will provide you with commercialisation and innovation support tailored to your industry - without the need to spend lots of time out of the business
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/events/gamma-manufacturing-innovation-network-event/
 
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 GRIPS (Global Research and Innovation in Plastics Sustainability) 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 Global Research and Innovation in Plastics Sustainability (GRIPS) 2021 is a conference, exhibition and showcase. The three-day event, which is expected to bring together over 1,000 delegates from across all industries, will also feature 50 innovation and research-driven exhibitors on a virtual show floor. Confirmed exhibitors include the British Plastics Federation, Potter Clarkson LLP, Centre for Enzyme Innovation at the University of Portsmouth, Petit Pli, and Interface Polymers. Attendees will be able to learn about some of the world's best initiatives and developments, striving to make plastics less likely to reach landfills, end up incinerated, or become fugitive in the environment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021,2022
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/events/grips/
 
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 HOTLAB 2022 58th Annual Meeting 
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 This meeting is intended for technicians, operators, engineers, researchers, suppliers and managers working at and for nuclear hot cell R&D facilities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
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 stands at Materials Research Exchange (MRE) 2022 exhibition in London, October 2022. 
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 2022
 
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 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 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 Entropy Materials workshop (Henry Royce Institute) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The Royce Institute Hub Building hosted the First UK Workshop on High-Entropy Materials on Friday 9th September 2022. The workshop aimed to (i) identify and establish a UK community on high-entropy materials, (ii) create an inclusive forum for sharing ideas, (iii) enable greater networking and formation of new partnerships, especially between industry and academia, and (iv) highlight areas of challenge and opportunity in the field. The day comprised a mixture of short 10-minute talks from academics and industry, complemented by 2-minute 'elevator pitches' from early-career researchers (PDRAs and PhDs). Those submitting abstracts for 10-minute talks were asked to focus on one of three areas: (i) challenges, (ii) opportunities, or (iii) new ideas and methods of interest to the whole community.

In total, over 40 people attended in-person, with a further 40 participating via Zoom (the hybrid format was very successful). x14 different UK universities were represented, alongside participants from x5 companies and representatives from STFC and a Catapult. There were also a few international participants online (although the principal focus was the UK community).

Presentations covered a range of topics, including: high-throughput manufacture and screening of alloys, opportunities associated with functional high-entropy nanomaterials, and the challenges presented by sustainability considerations. Discussions were both lively and fruitful (regularly having to be cut short owing to time), and highlighted a number of opportunities for concerted action, including: better standardisation of data reported for new high-entropy materials (to allow for better comparisons), and the need for improved thermodynamic data. Further focussed discussions are already being planned between academics and industry, in anticipation of applying for UKRI funding.

Prizes for the best elevator pitches were sponsored by two industry partners - Qinetiq and Metalysis Ltd. The workshop was organised by Ed Pickering (Manchester, AMP RAL), Kathy Christofidou (Sheffield, AMP TPL) and Nick Jones (Cambridge), with assistance from the Royce Hub team.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
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 High Voltage Lab Open Day 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The HV Lab Open Day is the first in a series of events focused on accelerating industry and academic collaboration to address the electrification challenge with a multidisciplinary approach by matching science and engineering with social science, economics, politics and arts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
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 INNOVATIVE HEALTHCARE SHOWCASE 2023 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dr. Ania Jolly giving a talk at event regarding Partnership Models & Engagement Opportunities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2023
 
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 INTEGRATED INTELLIGENT BEARING SYSTEMS (I2BS) FOR UHPE, WITH PROFESSOR LING WANG Webinar May 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 In this free seminar, Prof. Wang will present

The concept of the smart bearing systems
The strategy and results from the subscale bearing tests
The intelligence for bearing fault detection developed in this project using both advanced signal processing and machine learning methods
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/events/integrated-intelligent-bearing-systems-i2bs-for-uhpe-with-professor-l...
 
Description IOM3 Magic of Materials summer school Outreach activity 2022 
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 were involved in the programme of activities delivered by IOM3 as part of a residential summer school for children learning about materials science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description IOM3 Materials Challenge: Resourcing Net Zero Launch digital Series 2022 
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 London, UK (20 October 2022) - The Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3) has partnered with CWP to produce a digital series exploring expertise and advances throughout the materials cycle to address the climate crisis, achieve net zero targets and accelerate the circular economy. The Henry Royce Institute is a key contributor to the series, with case study highlights including the research underway at the Royce Sustainable Materials Innovation Hub and Royce at the University of Sheffield.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description IOP Particle Accelerators and Beams (PAGB) Annual Conference 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 The IOP Particle Accelerators and Beams Group (PABG) invite you to the
Particle Accelerators and Beams Annual Conference. This new two-day
conference replaces the PABG one-day annual meeting, to become the
UK's premier national event in the field of particle accelerators.
Bringing together the entire community, this in-person event will
comprise two days of vibrant physics discussion, knowledge sharing,
and networking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/events/pabg-annual-conference-2022/
 
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 Imperial Lates: Tiny Science 
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 Imperial Lates is a themed outreach evening open to the general public where Imperial College London researchers can present and discuss their research. The theme of the November Lates was Tiny Science. Members of the NAME programme grant discussed the use of ion implantation in maser research through the use of a large scale "ion smash" game which demonstrated the principles and applications of the P-NAME ion implantation tool.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.imperial.ac.uk/events/152709/imperial-lates-tiny-science/
 
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 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 Introduction to Advanced Materials Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship Online 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact At this event you will hear why and how Royce is looking to support wider commercialisation of advanced materials research, including:

Presentations from a range of entrepreneurship and commercialisation programme providers - both academic and private sector
First-hand experiences of such programmes from former researchers and founders
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/events/introduction-to-advanced-materials-commercialisation-and-entrepreneur...
 
Description Invited Speaker at World Plastics Summit 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Prof Shaver was invited to speak at the World Plastics Summit 2022, which assembled international research leaders in plastics recycling and redesign
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Invited Speaker at the RSC Molecular Spectroscopy Group Online Seminar Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Prof Shaver gave a talk at this online seminar which forms part of the RSC Molecular Spectroscopy Group monthly online seminar series. This event's theme was 'Sustainability'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.rsc.org/events/detail/47191/rsc-molecular-spectroscopy-group-online-seminar-series-janua...
 
Description Invited Speaker in multiple slots at the Global Research and Innovation in Plastics Sustainability (GRIPS) Conference 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Global Research and Innovation in Plastics Sustainability 2022 conference took place online and offered thought leadership and educational talks across a plethora of industry sectors that use plastics and polymers in the mainstream of their business. Prof Shaver was a panel speaker on Day 1: "Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Conference Designing Sustainable Plastic Packaging" and Day 2: "UKCPN Spotlight - Innovations that have the potential for disruptive impact on plastics sustainability"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
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/