Our platform research themes focus on two key scientific and technological areas which are essential to delivering our vision – ‘Powders by Design’ and ‘Process by Design’. Together with our cross cutting research themes, they provide the enablers to our Grand Challenge themes.

  • Powders by Design (P1)

    Powders are currently not well enough understood to easily enable consistent manufacture via powder processing routes. Granular media are complex non-equilibrium systems; their collective behaviours and interactions with external forces and stimuli are highly non-linear. Read more…
  • Process by Design (P2)

    Powder processes are currently considered a black box and suffer from low manufacturing throughput. A lack of clear process control also results in a high incidence of component rejection due to manufacturing defects. Read more…