Three cross cutting themes underpin our knowledge‑base and enable the research programme. The themes focus on developing novel in-situ observation, characterisation, modeling and control, to gain deeper understanding of the interaction between complex processes and materials.

  • In-situ Process and Performance Characterisation (X1)

    Our focus is on novel in-situ experimental cells for in-process measurements, allowing time-resolved synchrotron and neutron observation of structure, chemistry and phase evolution across the length scales from nano to mm during powder-based manufacturing. Read more…
  • Advanced Characterisation (X2)

    A full understanding of the nature of our starting materials, and the changes they experience at critical stages in processing, is key to developing a deeper understanding of the underpinning material-process interaction phenomena. Read more…
  • Modelling, Optimisation and Control (X3)

    The abundance of process data that can be captured from our processes via real-time process monitoring, historical data, or in-situ monitoring provides enormous systems based modelling opportunities. Read more…