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Programme funding

EUR 79 million
To support high quality research in materials science and technology;
To underpin the exploitation of materials for the benefit of the UK;
To contribute to the materials postgraduate needs of industry and academia


The Materials Programme's remit includes nearly all structural and functional materials; from ceramic and inorganic materials, metals, composites and polymers, to electronic and photonic materials. The materials programme also covers the full spectrum of materials research from the theory and creation of new materials, through to the development and awareness of both new and existing materials, to their processing and use.


Magnetics 6%
Superconductivity 7%
Ceramics 12%
Polymers 17%
Metals 18%
Electronics 19%
Photonics 21%


IMRCs have been set up at the following universities:
- Bath IMRC - design, manufacture and management of processes, machines and systems;
- Cambridge - Engineering Design Centre;
- Cambridge Institute of Manufacturing;
- Cranfield Manufacturing Research Centre
- Liverpool e-Business Research Centre
- Liverpool Manufacturing Science and Engineering Research Centre;
- Loughborough Innovative Manufacturing and Construction Research Centre;
- Nottingham Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre (NMRC);
- Reading Innovative Construction Research Centre;
- Salford Centre for Research and Innovation;
- University College London Bioprocessing Centre;
- Warwick Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre;


Multifunctional Materials
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