Revolutionary research - including at Cranfield University - into 'self-healing' materials

A consortium of seven institutions, including Cranfield University, has received a grant of £2.7m to undertake ground-breaking research into manufacturing new materials which have the ability to self-heal or regenerate.

The Manufacturing Immortality Project is a three-year project, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), that will investigate the development of new materials made up of biological and non-biological parts which are capable of self-healing.

Initially the project will focus on creating materials for use in inaccessible places such as deep-sea cables or radioactive sites, but in the future the research could lead to consumer goods such as mobile phones with self-healing screens.

The EPSRC-funded consortium is made up of experts from the University of Bristol, Sheffield Hallam University, University of Manchester, Cranfield University, University of Aberdeen, Lancaster University and Northumbria University.

For more, read the article on the Bristol University website HERE.

Date: 
12 Jan 2018

A consortium of seven institutions, including Cranfield University, has received a grant of £2.7m to undertake ground-breaking research into manufacturing new materials which have the ability to self-heal or regenerate.

The Manufacturing Immortality Project is a three-year project, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), that will investigate the development of new materials made up of biological and non-biological parts which are capable of self-healing.

Initially the project will focus on creating materials for use in inaccessible places such as deep-sea cables or radioactive sites, but in the future the research could lead to consumer goods such as mobile phones with self-healing screens.

The EPSRC-funded consortium is made up of experts from the University of Bristol, Sheffield Hallam University, University of Manchester, Cranfield University, University of Aberdeen, Lancaster University and Northumbria University.

For more, read the article on the Bristol University website HERE.

 
 

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