In collaboration with EPSRC, Rolls-Royce plc and the Universities of Swansea, Cambridge & Birmingham
The Strategic Partnership provides a UK focus for metallurgical research in gas turbines across the aerospace, marine and energy sectors. The science and technology underpinning these themes targets both the development of novel disruptive structural metallic systems and the efficient exploitation of existing materials.The vision is to create an integrated partnership of three eminent universities with a world-leading gas turbine industry to inspire a generation of innovative, metallurgical engineers skilled in cutting edge technologies and networked to best exploit their collective skills. The tools of these new engineers will be nano-scale characterisation, materials modelling, computational simulations and the use of large-scale internationally leading facilities. Central to this scheme is the communication of the challenge inherent to this cutting edge science, thereby inspiring the next generation of engineers.