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.

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.

New processes emerging for more economical oil extraction
07 April 2015
New processes emerging for more economical oil extraction

Researchers at Lancaster University are using the supercomputing capability of the Hartree Centre to accurately simulate the flow of complex fluids to improve oil extraction techniques.

Developing next generation climate and weather forecasting models
07 April 2015
Developing next generation climate and weather forecasting models

The Met Office is taking advantage of the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Hartree Centre’s expertise in high performance computing to help develop their next generation weather forecasting and climate prediction model.

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.

Smaller, affordable particle accelerators for healthcare and security
07 April 2015
Smaller, affordable particle accelerators for healthcare and security

Tech-X Corporation has accessed the high performance computing HPC) facilities at the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Hartree Centre to accurately simulate particle beams of a novel next generation accelerator prototype.

Accelerating product design and development at Jaguar Land Rover
07 April 2015
Accelerating product design and development at Jaguar Land Rover

Cutting-edge capabilities from the Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC), underpinned by the Hartree Centre's high performance computing facilities, helped Jaguar Land Rover optimise its vehicle design and development process.

Supporting new product design at Bentley
07 April 2015
Supporting new product design at Bentley

Advanced simulation and visualisation facilities at the Hartree Centre, accessed through the Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC), have enabled Bentley to design virtual next-generation models of its iconic luxury cars, reducing the need for expensive, time-consuming physical prototyping.

Accelerating the product discovery process at Unilever
07 April 2015
Accelerating the product discovery process at Unilever

The Hartree Centre’s high performance computing (HPC) capabilities and 3D visualisation suite have enabled consumer goods multinational Unilever to boost its speed and efficiency in developing new home and personal care products.

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