Case Studies

STFC strives to  maximise the impact of our science and technology for the benefit of the UK and its people.
 
This is a vitally important at any time, but especially so now, given the challenges the UK faces to  maintain  the economy and the important role that science must play in this task.  
 

We continue to improve our approach to impact reporting

Killing microbes, not the taste
03 February 2017
Killing microbes, not the taste

Every year microorganisms spoil millions of tonnes of food. Some food-borne microorganisms cause an annual toll of half a million food poisoning cases in the UK. A new plasma device produced with STFC follow on funding helps remove this threat to our food supply.

More accurate rail updates with big data analytics
26 January 2017
More accurate rail updates with big data analytics

The STFC Hartree® Centre has been investigating new ways to improve the accuracy of live running times and delay updates using big data analytics in a project supported by the Rail Delivery Group.

Security is the key to a stronger Internet of Things
26 January 2017
Security is the key to a stronger Internet of Things

With expertise from the Hartree® Centre, Welsh start-up WaveReach reduced time to market for its new Lighthouse communications product and ensured its ability to safeguard data security.

Unilever utilises Hartree to drive packaging innovation
11 October 2016
Unilever utilises Hartree to drive packaging innovation

To maximise the time and cost benefits of design simulation, Unilever has identified the Hartree® Centre as an ideal supplier of on-demand High Performance Computing (HPC) capabilities

UK company wins contract for the ESRF's upgrade: the Extremely Brilliant Source project
08 September 2016
Extremely Brilliant Source project

AMF Engineering has won a contract from ESRF worth €860K; supplying key components for the Extremely Brilliant Source (EBS) project. This contract will supply one of the most important parts for ESRF’s new 844m circumference storage ring; the mechanical parts of the longitudinal magnets for the ESRF upgrade’s EBS project.

STFC scientists find the gravity of the situation
28 July 2016
STFC scientists find the gravity of the situation

Scientists have developed the most sensitive Micro Electromechanical gravity Sensor (MEMS) ever.

Lasers keep greenhouse gases on the radar
28 July 2016
Lasers keep greenhouse gases on the radar

Whether its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from power stations, methane (CH4) leaks from natural gas wells or carbon credits, greenhouse gases (GHGs) keep hitting the headlines.

From Space science to space age medicine
28 July 2016
From Space science to space age medicine

Technology used for studying other planets is being repurposed to improve emergency care on earth.

Drip-free design meets need for speed
13 April 2016
Drip-free design meets need for speed

Using supercomputer Blue Wonder, the Hartree Centre has helped Unilever slash many months and tens of thousands of pounds from the design process, whilst delivering the best consumer experience for new laundry liquid products.

Using HPC to deal with matters of the heart
23 March 2016
Using HPC to deal with matters of the heart

A collaborative research project is using the STFC Hartree Centre’s supercomputers to develop new methods of blood pump simulation, which could assist in the improvement of devices that prolong lives of people with heart disease.

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