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MAPP is delighted to announce the successful applications in its second round of feasibility funding.
The second competitive funding call announced last September closed in November and once again attracted a large amount of interest from around the UK.
Project Manager, Karen Wood, said: "As in our previous call in 2018, we received a good number of high-quality applications. We used a three-stage review process which incorporates the expertise of our external scientific advisory board and it was a close-fought competition.
"MAPP's previous feasibility award winners have all been able to use their funding to leverage more resources in their project areas, and all of them have been able to use new contacts established through the MAPP partners. We hope to see many of our previous winners (as well as this years’) at our next conference in Oxford in June."
The successful applications (alphabetically) are:
- Dr Michael Bradley, University of Greenwich - Powder layer surface quality monitoring including a novel method in development
- Dr Simon Hogg, University of Loughborough - Enhanced Understanding of Field Assisted Sintering Mechanisms Through Novel Insitu Characterisation.
- Dr James Murray, University of Nottingham - Toward perfect powders: four easy pieces
- Dr Kit Windows-Yule, University of Birmingham - CoExSiST: Coupled Experimental-Simulational Study Technique
Projects have been award a maximum of £50,000 (80% FEC) and will run for a maximum of six months.
Work experience project to study the effects of reducing the amount of material in an item whilst retaining its strength and usability.
MAPP Director Prof. Iain Todd and MAPP Executive team member Prof. Eduardo Saiz are quoted in the article