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Although mainly comprising academics from the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS), HW-IMRC also involves strong staff involvement from the Schools of Mathematics and Computer Science and Life Sciences. We are a multi-disciplinary organisation with active researchers based in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, Physics, Computer Science and Psychology. The HW-IMRC was formed in 2003 by the consolidation of a selection of existing EPSRC-funded manufacturing-related research grant projects to form the embryonic centre. For most of the research groups which formed this IMRC, the research conducted within the Centre represented only a sub-set of their overall research portfolio. This situation prevails today, and a common strategy is for research in more fundamental science areas to be undertaken in projects funded ‘outside the IMRC’, often providing the source of new ideas and technology which are subsequently fed into IMRC projects for joint industry work and commercial exploitation in keeping with our mission to maintain a strongly science-based approach to developing new technology for manufacturing.
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