Collaborative projects

Collaborative Projects Team

Granta has extensive experience in industry and government funded collaborative projects in a wide range of subject areas including Additive Manufacturing, Biomedical, Composites, Advanced Metallurgy, Computational Materials Science, Resource Efficiency, Risk Management, and Coatings and Substitution. This work is coordinated by Dr James Goddin, Dr Donna Dykeman and Dr Luca Petrucelli.

Granta is always interested in new opportunities to collaborate – please contact us if you would like to partner with us on a project.

Granta can also support collaborations through the MI:Collaborate package, which provides you with the software you need to manage and share materials data within multi-partner collaborative projects.

Dr James Goddin Dr James Goddin
James Goddin is the Collaborative Programme Manager at Granta, maintaining a strategic view on Granta involvement in all collaborative R&D projects. He is a registered chartered engineer and previously spent ten years at the Building Research Establishment where he consulted on materials durability issues and led a range of innovative R&D projects.
Dr Donna Dykeman Dr Donna Dykeman
Donna is an experienced researcher with 14 years in the field of polymer composites manufacturing, characterization, and durability. She was a Research Associate at the University of Waterloo, gained a PhD in Materials Engineering from the University of British Columbia, and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick. She coordinates Granta's involvement in projects and groups in areas including composites, manufacturing, built environment and eco design.
Dr Luca Petruccelli Dr Luca Petruccelli
Luca received his PhD in Industrial Design from the Polytechnic of Turin in 2013 having previously completed a Masters in Environmental Engineering. Luca has over 6 years of Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) experience both within consultancy environments as well within the development of web-based systems for LCA and Environmental Impact Assessment. He previously worked within the Eco-data team at Granta Design where he had a particular focus on the management of reference data to support Granta tools for product level reporting of environmental impacts, restricted substances legislation, critical and conflict minerals, price volatility and the circular economy.


Projects and collaborations

Additive Manufacturing (more...)

  • AMAZE—Additive manufacturing for metallic components (Active Project) READ THE FULL CASE STUDY
  • Manudirect—manufactuing of nano-materials (Completed Project)
  • NanoMicro—developing a new nano-micro manufacturing platform (Completed Project)
  • Step-Up—polymer-based rapid manufacturing (Completed Project)

Biomedical (more...)

  • FLEXPOL—developing antimicrobial flexible polymers for use in hospital environments (Active Project)

Composites (more...)

Metals (more...)

Computational Materials Science / ICME (more...)

Resource Efficiency (more...)

  • KTP Built Environment & Construction Industries—selection of materials for the Built Environment and Construction sectors (Active Project)
  • ResCom—towards closed-loop manufacturing systems (Active Project)
  • ADS Design for Environment—standardizing environmental metrics for the Aero industry (Industry Group)
  • ASTM E60—sustainability standardisation (Industry Group)
  • CE100—a leading collaboration on the circular economy (Industry Group)
  • IOM3 Sustainable Development—UK Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining focus group (Industry Group)
  • G.EN.ESI—practical eco design methodologies (Completed Project)
  • Life+ CEM—developing novel metrics for the circular economy; methodology and tools (Completed Project)

Risk Management (more...)

  • PLEIADES—enabling integrated eco design of aerospace products (Active Project)
  • ADS HazMat—standardizing the response to hazardous materials for the Aero industry (Industry Group)
  • ERECON—European Rare Earth Competency Network (Industry Group)
  • European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials—planning for EU materials research (Industry Group)
  • IAEG—International Aerospace Environmental Group (Industry Group)
  • Samulet—Aero-engine industry response to 2020 emissions targets (Completed Project)

Coatings and Substitutions (more...)

  • AMSCA—UK Aero project on Chromium replacement processing research (Active Project)
  • HITEA—UK Aero substitution project for Hexavalent Chromium (Completed Project) READ THE FULL CASE STUDY
  • Supersonic—Generation of nano-structued coatings (Completed Project)

Other (more...)

Supporting projects with the MI:Collaborate software

Granta MI:Collaborate™ is a cost-effective, easily accessible package for managing and pooling materials and process data within multi-partner collaborative R&D projects. It can help you to get greater value from your project data and to demonstrate value retention for funding agencies.

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