Funded research projects 

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The School of Metallurgy and Materials at the University of Birmingham has a proven track record of securing funding and delivering high quality research projects for Industrial Partners and UK/EU funding bodies including EPSRC and European Commission. At any one time we will have over 100 active research grants. A selection of these can be found below, along with links to project websites (where available).

 Project TitleProject Funder(s) LeadProject Website

Smart by Design and Intelligent by Architecture for turbine blade fan and structural components systems

European Commission 

Prof. Hanshan Dong

SMARTFAN

Next Generation Ceramic Composites for Combustion Harsh Environments and Space

European Commission

Prof. Jon Binner

C3HARME

Modified Cost Effective Fibre Based Structures with Improved Multi-Functionality and Performance

European Commission

Prof. Hanshan Dong

MODCOMP

NEOdymium-Iron-Boron base materials, fabrication techniques and recycling solutions to HIghly REduce the consumption of Rare Earths in Permanent Magnets for Wind Energy Application

European Commission

Prof. Allan Walton

NEOHIRE

Novel ALL-IN-ONE machines, robots and systems for affordable, worldwide and lifetime Distributed 3D hybrid manufacturing and repair operations

European Commission

Prof. Moataz Attallah

4D-HYBRID


Robotic Manipulation for Nuclear Sort and Segregation

European Commission

Prof. Rustam Stolkin

ROMANS

Development Of Ceramics 3D printing & Additive manufacturing

European Commission

Dr. Artemis Stamboulis

DOC-3D CERAM

 National Centre for Nuclear Robotics

EPSRC

Prof. Rustam Stolkin

NCNR

Critical Elements and Materials Network (CrEAM)

EPSRC 

Prof. Allan Walton

In Development 

Recycling of Lithium Ion Batteries (ReLib) 

Faraday Fast-Start / EPSRC

Dr. Paul Anderson

ReLib

As well as attracting significant levels of research funding from the European Commission, UK Research Councils and Funding bodies, we also collaborate extensively with Industrial Partners such as Rolls Royce, Honda, BAE Systems and EDF.