Academic-industrial partnerships to receive millions in “functional materials” R&D programs.
Significant new photonics-related research projects are among 10 national R&D programs announced on December 19 by the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The £20 million (€25 million) investment is designed to improve the UK’s manufacturing capability, develop new functional materials, and accelerate the translation of the science of functional materials through to applications.
Photonics related projects include:
- Revolutionizing the manufacture and use of chalcogenide glasses;
- Exploiting the potential of flexible perovskite photovoltaics to reduce costs and improve performance of solar cell technology;
- Developing materials for new classes …