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, 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. Giovanni Badini Confalonieri.

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.

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.
   
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. Giovanni Badini Confalonieri Dr Giovanni Badini Confalonieri
Giovanni received his PhD from the University of Sheffield in 2005, has undertaken postdoctoral duties in instituions across Europe, and has been a "Ramon y Cajal" fellow working at the Instituto of Material Science of Madrid. His research interests focused on the preparation and characterisation of nanostructured, magnetic and functional materials, collaborating with industrial and academic partners.


 

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)

Composites (more...)

Metals (more...)

Computational Materials Science / ICME (more...)

Resource Efficiency (more...)

  • 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)
  • G.EN.ESI—practical eco design methodologies (Active Project)
  • IOM3 Sustainable Development—UK Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining focus group (Industry Group)
  • KTP Built Environment & Construction Industries—selection of materials for the Built Environment and Construction sectors
  • Life+ CEM—developing novel metrics for the circular economy; methodology and tools (Active Project)
  • ResCom—towards closed-loop manufacturing systems (Active Project)

Risk Management (more...)

  • 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 Aerospce 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 (Active 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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