Mid-term Review Outcome

We are pleased to announce that we have passed the mid-term assessment for the NEWAM project with flying colours and that the project will continue until the current end date of June 2023. The project was assessed by external reviewers, an expert panel assembled by EPSRC, and our own Strategic Advisory Group. NEWAM overall was rated as strong. All bodies agreed that the quality of the research is excellent with a many high-quality joint publications, we are providing good added value and utilising the flexibility of the programme grant well. Reviewers particularly liked the integrated intermediate challenge approach that we have adopted. Detailed plans have been put together for the remainder of the project when great strides forward are expected in many areas. These include:

- Investigation of the science and capabilities of the now proven, multi-energy source concept

-New material concepts

-In-process quality assurance

Due to issues with the pandemic the project will also be seeking a 6-12 month extension period.