Measuring Molecular Assembly Workshop

CMAC post-doctoral researchers: Dr Karen Robertson (University of Bath) and Dr Anna Jawor-Baczynska (University of Strathclyde), and Prof Chick Wilson from University of Bath presented their research at the Measuring Molecular Assembly workshop organised by the National Physical Laboratory and the EPSRC Directed Assembly Grand Challenge Network. The workshop promoted discussions on how to observe, measure and control processes which are facilitated by molecular assembly, such as crystal nucleation. Participants shared experience on what kind of observations and measurements should be made to better understand the initial assembly of molecules (nucleation process) as well as how to control the molecular assembly on surfaces and interfaces in order to prevent or promote the assembly (e.g. eliminate fouling problem). The question how to monitor the processes in real-time, how and what combined techniques (multiple measurements) can be applied to better understand and control processes that are run in continuous operation mode has been raised by Prof Wilson. The follow up meeting on process-ability will be held in P&G (Egham) in October.


Call for Feasibility Studies
Closing date for expression of interests: 1st October 2020

Closing date for applications: 16th October 2020

The EPSRC Future Manufacturing CMAC Research Hub is offering funding to support four Feasibility Studies at TRLs 1 – 4.

The funding is available for novel short-term research studies of advanced manufacturing technologies to complement the current Hub research programme of advanced pharmaceutical manufacturing.

This call seeks to support studies primarily aligned with innovative approaches to digital design and application of advanced measurements.

The call is open to all UK academics eligible to receive EPSRC funding and is the primary mechanism for new academic collaborators to engage with the Hub. Awards are limited to a maximum of £60k at 80% FEC and for a project duration of 6-12 months. This call seeks to stimulate applications from existing groups where there is opportunity to leverage significant existing activity that would lead to an ongoing collaboration following feasibility studies. To facilitate active collaboration a Hub Champion will be assigned to work with each funded proposal..... more

Business Case Insights for Continuous Manufacturing
CMAC and PwC are delighted to share ‘The Business Case Insights for Continuous Manufacturing’. This joint document, with input from industrial partners, seeks to review key considerations for building a successful business case for the industrial adoption of innovative Continuous Manufacturing (CM) technologies..... more