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CAM-IES Internal Call: Access to Royce Facilities

CAMIES internal funding call:

 

Facilities access support for the use of Henry Royce Institute equipment at the University of Cambridge

 

The EPSRC Centre of Advanced Materials for Integrated Energy Systems (CAM-IES) will provide funding to support access to shared equipment facilities by its member institutions. Up to £20 k of funding is available in total per year, hence awards are expected to be in the range of £1 k to £4 k.

 

CAM-IES invites investigators from the four member institutions (University of Cambridge, Queen Mary University of London, UCL, Newcastle University) to submit proposals for award of this flexible funding, to provide access to the newly-installed Henry Royce Institute facilities at the University of Cambridge.

  

The Cambridge Royce facilities focus on the theme of Materials for Energy-Efficient ICT, and comprise equipment suites dedicated to the study of advanced energy materials and related ICT technologies.

 

Proposals may be submitted at any time during the year until 30 April 2019, and proposals will be reviewed every two months.

 

Applicants may submit a proposal of no more than one page to Lata Sahonta sls55@cam.ac.uk. Please include details of:

 

•Project structure e.g. aims, objectives, deliverables
•Facilities access required, including estimated cost
•How the project demonstrates synergy between energy materials topics
•Impact of the project on current energy technologies
•Discussion with Royce technical staff about experimental design and risk assessments is required prior to submission.
•Applications must be signed by a Royce academic lead and/or an appropriate member of Royce technical staff. 

 

 

You can download the call guidelines as a pdf here: pdf.jpg

You can download the Cambridge Royce facilities brochure as a pdf here:  

 

You can download the application form as a MS Word file here:  

 

Facilities Access Proposal Guidelines

 

  • Academic investigators may be from any CAM-IES member institution (University of Cambridge, Queen Mary University of London, UCL, Newcastle University)
  • Equipment access costs and small consumables directly related to the project may be requested.  Reasonable travel and subsistence costs (for applicants not based at Cambridge University) can also be requested.   
  • Applicants need not have had prior collaboration with CAM-IES
  • Projects must be within the scope of the CAM-IES Work Package topics (or a related topic within the field of energy technologies)
  • Postdocs and students may use the equipment. If a postdoc is the lead applicant, they must apply with an academic co-investigator.
  • Applications for ongoing facilities access will be considered, although new projects and collaborations are encouraged
  • Projects that demonstrate cross-fertilisation between two or more CAM-IES Work Package topics are strongly encouraged 
  • Applications will be reviewed by a panel of CAM-IES co-investigators
  • Approved costs may be claimed back on presentation of receipts. Equipment charges will be paid directly to research facilities by CAM-IES. 
  • After completion of experiments, applicants are asked to provide a short paragraph of how the equipment was used, or a link to any relevant (open access)publications
  • All instrument usage that is funded by CAM-IES must be acknowledged in publications using the grant codes below

 

Cambridge Royce facilities and charges (April 2018 to February 2019)

 

Royce Equipment and Related Suites

Academic Lead contact

Technical Lead Contact

Availability for booking

Approx. hourly charge (£)

UHV sputter system 

Mark Blamire mb52@cam.ac.uk

Nadia Stelmashenko nas19@cam.ac.uk

Available

25

Dual-beam FIB

Jason Robinson jjr33@cam.ac.uk,

John Walmsley

 jcw80@cam.ac.uk

Available

40

MBE chamber 

David Ritchie dar11@cam.ac.uk

James Aldous

ja599@cam.ac.uk

1 Jan 2018

63

Thermal/e-beam evaporator 

David Ritchie dar11@cam.ac.uk

James Aldous

ja599@cam.ac.uk

1 Jan 2018

39

Wafer scale AFM

Rachel Oliver rao28@cam.ac.uk

Fabien Massabuau

fm350@cam.ac.uk

Available 

9

Ambient processing cluster tool suite

Henning Sirringhaus hs220@cam.ac.uk

Adam Brown

adb60@cam.ac.uk

1 Aug 2018

6

Environmental XPS/UPS

Stephan Hofmann

sh315@cam.ac.uk

Adam Brown

adb60@cam.ac.uk

1 Nov 2018

40

E-beam lithography

Andrea Ferrari

acf26@cam.ac.uk

Jon Griffiths

jpg35@cam.ac.uk

Available

100

UV lithography suite

Michael de Volder

mfld2@cam.ac.uk

Nicolo Chiodarelli

nc474@cam.ac.uk

Available

20

In situ TEM suite

Caterina Ducati cd251@cam.ac.uk

Giorgio Divitini

gd322@cam.ac.uk

Available

14

3D X-ray CT

Graham McShane gjm31@cam.ac.uk

Tony Dennis ad466@cam.ac.uk

Available

30

Electrochemical Quartz Crystal Microbalance

Clare Grey 

cpg27@cam.ac.uk

Adam Brown

adb60@cam.ac.uk

Available

5

Thermoelectric analyser

Henning Sirringhaus hs220@cam.ac.uk

Ekaterina Selezneva es755@cam.ac.uk

Available

3

HV/HF Test Equipment

Florin Udrea

fu10000@cam.ac.uk

Nishad Udugampola nku20@cam.ac.uk

Available

65

MPMS, PPMS suite

Jason Robinson

 jjr33@cam.ac.uk

Cheng Liu cl291@cam.ac.uk

Available 

20

Magnetic and thermal imaging System

Mete Atature ma424@cam.ac.uk

Helena Knowles

 hsk35@cam.ac.uk

Available

35

Wide bore magnet

John Durrell jhd25@cam.ac.uk

Tony Dennis

ad466@cam.ac.uk

Available

15