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Riccardo Manno from Bristol Composites Institute wins EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account funding

Riccardo Manno EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account grant

Riccardo Manno

12 August 2021

Riccardo Manno, a final year PhD student from the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science (ACCIS CDT), has been awarded a £40,000 Impact Acceleration Account grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

The 7-month project, which will start on 1 September 2021, is titled 'MicroTool – Micro-modelling tool for Ceramic Matrix Composites'. The project will aim to provide Rolls-Royce with a micro-modelling software, which will aid the design of Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs).

Riccardo said: "I was really surprised when I learned that I had won this Impact Acceleration grant, mainly because I presented it as the Principal Investigator while I am about to complete my PhD. Although it is a small grant, it made me feel proud of the work we have developed during the last four years at the Bristol Composite Institute.

I am happy to have the support from Dr Giuliano AllegriDr Adam Thompson, and Rolls-Royce, who have helped me throughout and believed in this project."

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Further information

The CoSEM CDT (established in 2019) has evolved from the highly successful and established ACCIS CDT (2014-2022) to address exciting doctoral training opportunities for multidisciplinary composite materials engineering and manufacture. 

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