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8th International Conference on Material Science and Smart Materials – Call for abstracts for TFI Network+ symposium

11th – 13th July 2022Brunel University London and OnlineDeadline for abstracts: 15th May 2022 Transforming Foundation Industries Network+ is hosting a symposium on critical issues for sustainability in the Foundation Industries as part of the 8th International Conference on Materials Science and Smart Materials (MSSM). We are seeking abstracts for consideration as part of the […]

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Published: January 5th, 2022
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TFI Network+ Co-Director Professor Susan Bernal Lopez awarded 2021 Kavli Foundation Early Career Lectureship in Material Science

TFI Network+ Co-Director Professor Susan Bernal Lopez has been awarded the Kavli Foundation early career lectureship in material science by the Materials Research Society

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Published: December 6th, 2021
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TFI Network+ awards over £300,000 to research projects on circular economy and resource efficiency in Foundation Industries

UKRI-ISCF Transforming Foundation Industries Network+ awards over £300,000 to fund 6 innovative projects in the area of circular economy and resource efficiency for the Foundation Industries.

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Published: December 2nd, 2021
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Net-Zero carbon targets for the Foundation Industries threatened by the energy crisis

Foundation industries are coming to terms with what the current UK energy crisis means for the future of manufacturing and sustainability.

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Published: October 19th, 2021
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Transforming Foundation Industries Network+ awards funding to six research projects exploring energy efficient manufacturing

Following a competitive funding call, the UKRI-ISCF Transforming Foundation Industries Network+ has awarded over £270k in funding to six collaborative projects supporting energy efficiency manufacturing across the foundation industry sectors.

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Published: July 19th, 2021
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Professor Ian Reaney, TFI Network+ director, awarded IEEE UFFC Ferroelectrics Robert E. Newnham Achievement Award

The Ferroelectrics Robert E. Newnham Achievement Award recognizes investigators that contributed significantly to the understanding of the structure-property relationships in dielectric, piezoelectric and ferroic materials.

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Published: June 16th, 2021
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UKRI-ISCF Transforming Foundation Industries Network+ uncovers challenges and opportunities in adapting roadmaps for the Foundation Industries

A recent virtual workshop brought together the Foundation Industries to analyse over 50 pre-existing sector roadmaps, identifying the need to update and expand recommendations to address current challenges and opportunities as we move towards net-zero 2050.

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Published: June 10th, 2021
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TFI Network+ Small Project Funding Call Now Open: Energy Efficient Manufacturing

TFI Network+ invites proposals for short term projects in the area of Energy Efficient Manufacturing within the Foundation Industries. Proposals will be accepted in areas such as new low energy manufacturing processes, energy recovery systems and improved thermal management

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Published: April 29th, 2021
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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2021

TFI Network+ celebrated International Women’s Day 2021 by highlighting the work of inspiring women within the Network and foundation industries. Catch up in our campaign, read about our inspiring women and find networks within your sector.

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Published: March 12th, 2021
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New Network+ to help improve the sustainability of UK’s foundation industries

Read our original press release announcing the launch of the TFI Network+ and find out more about the Network.

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Published: March 5th, 2021
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