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

Using intense computing to investigate wind farm effects on coast
07 April 2015
Using intense computing to investigate wind farm effects on coast

Intense computing at the STFC Hartree Centre has enabled the University of Liverpool to gain environmental insights of real value to both the offshore wind energy industry and local communities.

Improving aircraft design simulations with HPC
07 April 2015
Improving aircraft design simulations with HPC

The Hartree Centre provided the high performance computing (HPC) capability needed to enable Dr Neil Ashton of the University of Manchester to develop more complex, more accurate computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models for aircraft designers.

Advancing disease mapping techniques with GSK
07 April 2015
Advancing disease mapping techniques with GSK

Healthcare company GSK is using the Hartree® Centre's intense computing expertise to identify connections between different genes and diseases, with a view to developing more effective treatments.

Understanding advanced material performance
07 April 2015
Understanding advanced material performance

The Hartree Centre’s world-class capabilities shed new light on the performance potential of an advanced polymer developed and manufactured by Victrex for high-temperature, high-pressure and other extreme environments.

Enhancing packaging R&D methods with clay-polymer modelling
07 April 2015
Enhancing packaging R&D methods with clay-polymer modelling

The Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Hartree Centre has demonstrated the value of polymer modelling to Sun Chemical, the world’s largest supplier of printing inks, pigments and coatings.

Accelerating the development of graphene
07 April 2015
Accelerating the development of graphene

The Institute for Materials Research at The University of Leeds has been investigating connecting graphene to metal contacts in electronic circuits using the simulation capabilities of the STFC Hartree Centre.

Breaking down barriers for independent software providers
07 April 2015
Breaking down barriers for independent software providers

The Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Hartree Centre is committed to breaking down the technical barriers that can prevent SMEs in the software industry from reaching their full potential.

Building next-generation simulation tools
07 April 2015
Building next-generation simulation tools

The UK’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is developing a new framework, alongside international partners, for accurate materials simulation using the supercomputing power of STFC’s Hartree Centre.

Identifying wave erosion threats to coastal property development
07 April 2015
Identifying wave erosion threats to coastal property development

Working on behalf of a client in the economically vital coastal reclamation and development sector, HR Wallingford have harnessed the unique high performance computing (HPC) capabilities at the Hartree Centre to generate super-fast insights into potential erosion threats to a proposed coastal residential and recreational development in the Middle East.

Solving technical challenges to build fuel cells of the future
07 April 2015
Solving technical challenges to build fuel cells of the future

The Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Hartree Centre has provided local SME ACAL Energy with the supercomputing capability they required to gain a better insight into their fuel cell technology, enabling them to solve a technical performance problem.

Science and Technology Facilities Council Switchboard: 01793 442000