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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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