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Magnetic funding for Wales

Posted on 14 Aug 2019 and read 943 times
Magnetic funding for WalesWelsh Counsel General and Brexit minister Jeremy Miles has announced European Union funding of more than £1 million to advance research into magnetic and electromagnetic materials in Wales.

This investment will support Cardiff University’s Magnetic Materials and Applications (MAGMA) project, enabling it to expand its R&D programmes in areas including electric vehicles, advanced materials and energy innovation.

Magnetic alloys are a vital component of electronic motors, generators and sensors.

The university will upgrade its laboratories and develop up-to-the-minute studies into the use of magnetic materials for future low-carbon energy and transport systems.

Global recognition is expected to yield a further £3.6 million of research income over the next four years.

This will lead to the development of a European centre of excellence in Cardiff, focusing on the development of magnetic materials for use in industry.

Rudolf Allemann, head of the College of Physical Sciences and Engineering (www.cardiff.ac.uk), said: “MAGMA’s research programme plays a crucial role in driving next-generation technologies for a greener and cleaner planet.

“The necessary shift from fossil fuels towards a more sustainable electrically dominated society with substantial reductions in emissions can’t happen without the continued development of key materials.”