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

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.

Developing a skills network to make the most of HPC
23 March 2016
Developing a skills network to make the most of HPC

The international E-CAM project is enabling industry to reap the benefits of modelling and simulation through access to training, applications and expertise in high performance computing (HPC).

Pharmaceutical Product Design Goes Digital
23 March 2016
Pharmaceutical Product Design Goes Digital

Working with major names in the industry, the Hartree Centre is a partner in the powerful ADDoPT collaboration that aims to secure the UK’s place at the forefront of new pharmaceutical development.

On-demand supercomputing for innovative technology R&D
18 February 2016
On-demand supercomputing for innovative technology R&D

Menatech Limited is an engineering consultancy that supports the development of emerging innovative technologies, such as tidal and hydro turbine development or high capacity filtration systems.

Inspiring new visualisation technology development
20 January 2016
Inspiring new visualisation technology development

Visualisation and Virtual Reality (VR) company, Virtalis, has expanded its product range with a specialist software developed for and demonstrated at the STFC Hartree Centre. Visualisations make complex information, such as a molecular structure, or the design of a car, easier to illustrate.

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