Imperial College London

EPSRC Programme Grant on Hexagonal Materials


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ISP receives substantial funding through an EPSRC Programme Grant on Hexagonal Alloys

Professor Fionn Dunne, from the Department of Materials, will lead a project that aims to improve the understanding, performance and application of hexagonal material systems used by the aero, energy and defence sectors.  The £5 million project includes Professor Dunne and his colleagues at Imperial’s Institute of Shock Physics – Drs Dan Eakins and William Proud - and Department of Mechanical Engineering, along with researchers from the Universities of Oxford and Manchester.  Industrial partners include Rolls-Royce, and engineering companies AMEC  and Westinghouse. 

The grant award is part of a £47 million investment by the EPSRC for leading research projects to address some of the major engineering challenges facing the world. The award wins were announced by the UK’s Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts, at the first Global Grand Challenges Summit (GGCS) in London on 12th March.


Dr William G Proud

Dr William G Proud
Department of Physics

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