Tech news tagged ‘physical sciences research council’

Diamonds are a laser engineer’s best friend

Diamond-based lasers are being prepared for medical use, as well as pollution-monitoring and aeronautical engineering. Research at the University of Strathclyde was funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

The university reports that its high-performance “tunable” diamond Raman lasers produce light beams with more…

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University of Glasgow wins funds to improve efficiency of electronic, optical components

The University of Glasgow has been received a £3m share of £85m new government funding for equipment to support pioneering research to improve the efficiency of electronic and optical components.

This research, states the university, includes developing advanced processes on multiple commercial micro- and nano-fabrication tools manufactured in the…

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Grants awarded for robotics and sustainable energy

David Willets, minister for universities and science, has announced the award of £18.3m from Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funds.

Imperial College London is one of 20 universities across the UK to receive funds for research that has been identified by the government as future drivers of…

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EPSRC funds launch of power electronics research centre

Funding of £18 million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has helped launch a Centre for Power Electronics. It will focus on the science and engineering behind low carbon technologies such as electric vehicles and renewable energy generation and distribution.

Ten universities who initially benefit from research…

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EPSRC grant for harvesting thermal energy using nanodiamond

A renewable energy project has received funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Pursuing new approaches to harvesting thermal energy using nanodiamond, it has been awarded a grant of £951,947.

The project in question is ‘Beta-enhanced thermionic energy converters and nuclear batteries employing nanostructured diamond…

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University of Manchester Graphene Institute gets £23m European funding

“The University of Manchester has received confirmation of £23m of funding from the European Regional Development Fund towards the £61m National Graphene Institute.

“This is the largest sum of funding awarded this year by the North West European programme, managed by the Department for Communities and Local Government, and allows…

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