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Prof Michael Reece
BSc, PhD, PGCE, MIMMM

 
 
 

Research Funding

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Current Funded Research Projects

Facility for Materials Engineering

Funding source: E.P.S.R.C.
Start: 01-04-2015  /  End: 31-12-2020
Amount: £313840

MagMat is a unique capability in the UK for the synthesis and processing of materials in strong magnetic fields (SMF) known at MagMat.

ATHLETE Energy Entrepreneurs Fund

Funding source: BEIS Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Start: 14-05-2018  /  End: 31-12-2020
Amount: £128015

ATHLETE will develop and demonstrate innovative thermoelectric technologies for waste heat recovery that achieves increased energy efficiency through power generation.

Previous Funded Research Projects

MASSIVE Materials

Funding source: E.P.S.R.C.
Start: 31-03-2014  /  End: 30-09-2019

The MASSIVE project will develop scale-up manufacturing capability and know-how for the synthesis, processing and manufacture of un-commercialised thermoelectric, piezoelectric and related materials and devices, which contain volatile and air-sensitive elements and compounds, with engineered nano- and non-equilibrium phases and structures.

EPSRC - MASSIVE - flash-sps of functional ceramics

Funding source: EPSRC Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Start: 02-07-2018  /  End: 30-09-2019

The MASSIVE project will develop scale-up manufacturing capability and know-how for the synthesis, processing and manufacture of un-commercialised thermoelectric, piezoelectric and related materials and devices, which contain volatile and air-sensitive elements and compounds, with engineered nano- and non-equilibrium phases and structures.

DEFCOM

Funding source: E.P.S.R.C.
Start: 01-04-2016  /  End: 19-06-2019

Some of the most pressing global issues today are related to energy consumption, dissipation and waste. There is a great promise to address these issues by developing high-performance, cost-effective and eco-friendly materials for thermoelectric applications.

Deregellera Project - Industry Element

Funding source: Deregallera Ltd
Start: 01-07-2017  /  End: 30-06-2018

ECOCHAMPS

Funding source: Commission of the European Community
Start: 01-05-2015  /  End: 30-04-2018

The competitiveness of European road vehicle manufacturers and component suppliers is based on technological leadership, particularly on system optimisation and affordability. The challenge taken up by the ECOCHAMPS consortium of 26 partners, is to gain a leading position in hybrid powertrain technology. Extending the use of this technology will significantly reduce CO2 emissions from road transport and have a positive effect on air quality. The overall objective of the ECOCHAMPS project is to achieve efficient, compact, low weight, robust and cost effective hybrid powertrains for both passenger cars and commercial vehicles (buses, medium duty and heavy duty trucks) with increased functionality, improved performance, comfort, functional safety and emission levels below Euro 6 or VI. http://www.ecochamps.eu/

Material Systems for Extreme Environments

Funding source: E.P.S.R.C.
Start: 01-02-2013  /  End: 30-01-2018

This is a 5 year, £4.2M research programme funded by EPSRC. It started on the 1st February 2013 and is led by Prof Jon Binner at University of Birmingham with the other partners being Profs Bill Lee and Mike Finnis at Imperial College London and Prof Mike Reece at Queen Mary London.

Deregallera Project - MASSIVE Element (EPSRC)

Funding source: EPSRC Engineering and Physcial Sciences Research Council
Start: 01-07-2017  /  End: 30-09-2017

MAG-DRIVE

Funding source: Commission of the European Community
Start: 01-10-2013  /  End: 30-09-2016

Spark Plasma Sintering Nanostructured Thermoelectric Sulphides - NANOTESULPHIDE (Marie Curie IIF)

Funding source: Commission of the European Community
Start: 31-07-2014  /  End: 19-09-2016

New Thermoelectric Oxides for Energy Harvesting - TEOX

Funding source: Commission of the European Community
Start: 20-09-2014  /  End: 19-09-2016

Graphene Three-Dimensional Networks

Funding source: E.P.S.R.C.
Start: 01-02-2013  /  End: 06-09-2016

Prook of Concept 2014/15

Funding source: HEFCE
Start: 01-12-2015  /  End: 01-07-2016

Industry Fellowship

Funding source: The Royal Society
Start: 01-06-2011  /  End: 31-05-2015

Non-centrosymmeytric Compounds

Funding source: Meggitt SA (MSA)
Start: 01-05-2012  /  End: 30-04-2015

Other Research Projects

Ultra - High Temperature and -Hard Materials

Carbides, nitrides and borides ceramics are of interest for many applications because of their high melting temperatures, good mechanical properties, including high hardness, and low density. For example the material with the highest known melting temperature is the carbide Ta4HfC5 at 4215 °C. While boron dicarbonitride ...

Super High Curie Point Piezoelectric Ceramics

High-temperature piezoelectric sensing technology is of major importance to the chemical and material processing, automotive, aerospace, and power generating industries. Ferroelectrics are desirable for piezoelectric application below their Curie points. Ferroelectric polycrystalline ceramics have the advantages over...

Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS)

Ceramics are normally processed by the consolidation of powders by sintering at high temperatures. The time required for this process is usually measured in hours because of the slow rate of heating/cooling of the furnaces used. Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS), as it is commonly referred to, is a rapid sintering process, where the...

Nanoceramics

There is currently a great interest in size effects in materials. There are many properties that change dramatically when the grain size or component dimensions are below 100 nm. A wide range of nanoscale ceramic powders have been synthesised with dimensions in the nanometre range. However, during conventional sintering the...

Lead-free piezoelectrics

Lead oxide based ferroelectrics, represented by lead zirconate titanate (PZT), are the most widely used materials for piezoelectric actuators, sensors and transducers due to their excellent piezoelectric properties when their compositions are close to morphotropic phase boundary (MPB). PZT contains more than 60 wt% lead, which...

Dynamics of Ferroelectric Switching

Ferroelectric materials are used in ceramic, thin film and single crystal form for actuator, sensor and memory applications. Their properties are intrinsically dependent on polarisation switching by the movement of ferroelectric domain walls. Despite the importance of ferroelectric switching, there is no complete theory to...

Carbon Nanotube - Ceramic Composites

Using Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) is is possible to process new composites, with new windows of properties, that were previously not possible to fabricate using conventional processing routes, non-equilibrium composites. When two non-equilibrium phases are processed by conventional sintering they react to form the equilibrium...