EPSRC awards Huddersfield University £1.5m to expand materials research
20 Feb 2018
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has awarded the University of Huddersfield £1.5 million to develop a materials science institute.
The funding is part of a £184 million investment offered to institutions based on their research grant income, and is designed to support doctoral training in areas of engineering and physical sciences that are relevant to the EPSRC.
The University of Huddersfield’s grant will be used to train a number of materials science and engineering experts who will have access to state-of-the-art technology and resources.
According to the university, the latest equipment available to researchers includes two metal 3D printers, a high resolution XTC scanner, engineering and biological confocal microscopes, and HPC and data visualisation instrumentation.
Recruitment for the new wave of academics has already commenced, with successful applicants scheduled to begin their doctoral projects in October.
The university’s director of research and enterprise, Liz Towns-Andrews, described the funding as “a testament to the excellence of our research and doctoral supervision in some of the most important, relevant and exciting areas of science and technology”.
She said: “Universities, such as Huddersfield, have a key role in the Government’s Industrial Strategy. Doctoral Training Partnerships help to ensure that we will play it to the full.”