is Headof the Materials and Facilities Commissions in the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. Since joining SERC in 1979, he has held a variety ofposts connected with science policy and administration. Previously he worked at the National Physical Luboratory, primarily on temperature standards research. He graduated from Sussex University in 1970 with a BSc. in physics and was awarded an M.Sc. in solid state physics by London University in 1974.
Materials research support in the UK—The role of the EPSRC
Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
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Volume 6, Issue 10, pages 715–718, October 1994
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Ward, S. D. (1994), Materials research support in the UK—The role of the EPSRC. Adv. Mater., 6: 715–718. doi: 10.1002/adma.19940061002
- Issue published online: 15 SEP 2004
- Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council has recently taken responsibility in Britain for coordinating the Government funding of materials science (among other fields). The new organization is presented, and its role and objectives, the current program, the mode of proposal assessment, the support of Interdisciplinary Research Centres (IRCs) and national laboratories, and the priorities for future programs are discussed.