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Structronics Research Centre Value Proposition

Complex structures with integrated electronics

A World class interdisciplinary team backed by a £3.5M investment from the EPSRC to pioneer new “Structronic” devices. Included are advanced “smart” materials and structures with integrated sensors and electronics. Applications include equipment health monitoring, integrated systems optimised for weight, cost and assembly and fully functional devices such as actuators that are made using purely additive manufacture.

Technological advantages
Low cost printed electromechanical parts
Intelligent integrated structures optimised for multiple design parameters
Reduced or no assembly required

Technology Roadmap
We have considerable experience in pioneering electronic devices, additive manufacture and in particular autonomous vehicles.

Collaboration opportunity
The centre is seeking to partner with industry in order to construct a long term strategy for exploitation and technology transfer in this area. We are seeking to identify a partner who has a strong interest in sponsoring this vision and helping to steer the technology towards a successful outcome.
Collaborations include sponsoring PhD students or technology transfer partnerships

If you would like to know more, please contact Professor Jim Scanlan

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