EPSRC Core Equipment Bid

Lead Research Organisation: Newcastle University
Department Name: Sch of Natural Sciences & Env Sciences


Newcastle University has considerable strength and depth in research within the scope of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council portfolio.

Our researchers are world-leadiing in many areas of energy research, synthetic organic chemistry for drug discovery, environmental and water engineering for environmental protection and climate risk mitigation. Working with medical scientists and clinicians we also have key strengths in Biomedical Engineering, Medical Imaging, Synthetic Biology and Data Science for Health applications.

Much of this research activity is underpinned by world-leading state of the art analytical facilities. These support researchers working on novel catalysts, new materials for applications in energy generation and storage, developing the next generation of engineering technologies for environmental protection and driving the latest developments in medical physics and drug design and delivery.

This project will provide equipment that will be housed in managed multi-user facilities that underpin these innovative research activities.

Planned Impact

There will be a range of impacts arising from the procurement of core equipment through this bid.

1. Support of world class laboratories
2. Extending the user base of the equipment by co-location in a shared facility.
3. Intensification of research in several areas of research within the EPSRC remit.
4. Generation of higher quality data feeding into higher quality outputs.
5. Facilitation of cross disciplinary research especially between the Faculties and of Science Agriculture and Engineering and Medical Sciences.
6. Enhanced capacity for quantitative investigation of problems in engineered biological systems that have hitherto been problematic
7. Increased sample throughput freeing up time for data analysis and paper/proposal preparation.
8. New opportunities for industry engagement.


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