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Materials for environmentally-friendly transport and power generation

Objective

Marie Curie Fellows will develop into internationally leading young researchers by actively performing research on this topic. The London Materials Processing Research Centre (LMPC) has established an international recognition in modelling, processing and characterisation of structural materials used in transport and power applications. The LMPC aims to develop novel materials processing routes and characterisation methods for transport and power generation applications. Investigations range from processing through mechanical testing to characterisation on a range of novel metallic and ceramic materials. Fellows will be trained in this synthesis of computation with experiment, contributing to the further coupling of length-scales and techniques to develop a range of new materials and processes.

The focus of the programme is to develop a series of LMPC projects, including:
(i) new nickel super alloy and inter metallic design and manufacturing approaches for gas turbines,
(ii) improved lightweight aluminium alloys for structural applications,
(iii) novel low cost or super-elastic titanium alloys for automotive and aerospace structures,
(iv) new oxide ceramic based composites for ultrahigh temperature applications and
(v) substrate stainless steel alloy development for fuel cells.

The Fellows' training will leverage on the investment of 11m made in updating Modelling, Processing and Characterisation facilities of the LMPC. Additionally, Fellows will agree a formal Career Development Plan with their supervisor and other collaborators. This will include skills development, both on an ad hoc basis and through formal "Research Training Modules". These modules are composed of packages of courses that develop the research, personal and technical skills of the researcher. The proposed program also addresses the employment, transport and environment themes of FP6 and more broadly the goal of integrating the ERA.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/ceramics

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-MOBILITY-2
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Funding Scheme

EST - Marie Curie actions-Early-stage Training

Coordinator

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
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