The EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub is a £10.3 million investment to expand UK research in the production of polymer matrix composites.
The EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub is a £10.3 million investment to expand UK research in the production of polymer matrix composites.

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub has announced the funding of two new feasibility studies, following a call for proposals issued in October 2017.

Each award of £50,000 will fund a six-month research project in composites manufacturing. Proposals were invited from UK academia for projects that addressed research in recycling and waste-reduction, and microwave processing.

The call received 16 proposals from 12 academic institutions across the UK and the titles of the studies chosen for funding are:

  • Microwave (MW) heating through embedded slotted coaxial cables for composites manufacturing (M-Cable), Dr Mihalis Kazilas, Brunel University
  • Acceleration of monomer transfer molding using microwaves, Professor Derek Irvine, University of Nottingham.

The EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub was launched in January 2017 and is a £10.3 million investment to expand UK research in the production of polymer matrix composites.

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