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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.

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.

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.

Hartree Centre - Case studies
27 February 2015
Hartree Centre - Case studies
Technology for research saves lives
27 January 2015
Technology for research saves lives

Technology developed to advance STFC-funded research in particle physics and has underpinned the development of MRI scanners; a £111m industry that saves lives and improves.

Foundations for laser eye surgery
02 December 2014
Foundations for laser eye surgery

Knowledge from STFC’s Central Laser Facility (CLF) was used to develop laser techniques for eye surgery; an industry which generates £400 million per year for the UK.

Using neutrons to investigate stress in aircraft components
21 November 2014
Using neutrons to investigate stress in aircraft components

STFC’s Harwell Imaging Partnership (HIP) has aided Rolls-Royce in evaluating the benefits of fillet rolling on stress in aircraft engine components, by enabling access to STFC’s ISIS neutron and muon facility, as well as to new data analysis software created by STFC’s Scientific Computing Department.

Rapiscan tests new travel security technologies with VELA
10 November 2014
Rapiscan tests new travel security technologies with VELA

Rapiscan Systems have teamed up with University College London (UCL) to use STFC’s VELA (Versatile Electron Linear Accelerator) for innovative testing to develop new technologies for future products.

Spin-out senses global low carbon markets
13 October 2014
Spin-out senses global low carbon markets

SMEs like Oxsensis are supporting the UK’s £128 billion domestic low carbon sector, driving job creation and export growth

Enabling industrial access to high-value technology markets
26 September 2014
Enabling industrial access to high-value technology markets

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) extensively engages with the engineering industry, enabling UK companies to realise new manufacturing opportunities in high-value markets, such as SRF accelerator technology.

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