Hexmat Heterogeneous Mechanics in Hexagonal Alloys across Length and Time Scales. A five-year collaborative EPSRC programme grant which aims:

“to make the UK the world leaders in the understanding and performance of hexagonal alloy systems used by the aero, energy and defence sectors”

through scientific, technological, industrial, and public engagement.





The HexMat Programme Grant brings together a consortium of three UK universities, Imperial College London (lead), University of Oxford and University of Manchester, with industrial partners from the aerospace, energy and defence sectors, aiming to make the UK a world leader in hexagonal alloy systems.


“Resolved shear stress ahead of slip bands intersecting a grain boundary in titanium – by Guo et al. (2015) in Acta Materialia http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2015.05.041