Case Studies from 2009
A set of case studies which highlight some of the research funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in 2009.
The chocolate powered race car with a green future
Energy: The world’s first fully sustainable racing car, developed with EPSRC support, is paving the way for ‘green motorsport’ and showcasing cutting-edge materials technologies.
Sandcastles hold key to low-carbon building
Engineering: The secret of a successful sandcastle could aid the revival of an ancient eco-friendly building technique, according to research led by Durham University and supported by EPSRC.
Sensor technology to improve infant healthcare
Manufacturing the future: A sensor device, originally designed by an EPSRC-supported student to monitor the health of workers in metal foundries, could help protect and save the most fragile lives on earth.
The software helping computers understand us
ICT: An EPSRC-funded PhD student at the University of Cambridge laid the foundations for what has become the UK’s biggest pure software company and a world leader in allowing computers to harness the full richness of human information.
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