The University of Manchester is world-renowned for scholarship and research and one of the world’s leading Universities for advanced materials and advanced manufacturing processes research that sits at the forefront of new discoveries in science and engineering. The University exhibits a higher education brand synonymous with the finest international standards of academic excellence matching the world’s leading universities in attracting the highest caliber of researchers, innovators and scholars. Research is at the heart of The University of Manchester and the scale, diversity and quality of its research activity is unrivalled in the UK. The excellent results of the last Research Assessment Exercise confirmed The University of Manchester as a genuine research powerhouse and one of the UK’s premier research institutions. The University of Manchester is the largest single-site university in the UK, with the biggest student community. Twenty-five Nobel Prize winners have worked or studied at the University. Currently, the University of Manchester is ranked 33rd in the Shanghai Jiao Tong World Ranking. The Henry Royce Institute provides a single front door to the UK materials research and innovation community. Our research tackles some of the most pressing challenges facing today’s society, from providing energy for future cities to decarbonisation and new recyclable materials. Our materials facilities and research expertise are available to academia and industry alike. Operating with its Hub at The University of Manchester, the Henry Royce Institute is a partnership of nine leading institutions – the universities of Cambridge, Imperial College London, Liverpool, Leeds, Oxford, Sheffield, the National Nuclear Laboratory, and UKAEA. The Royce coordinates over 900 academics and over £300 million of facilities, providing a joined-up framework that can deliver beyond the current capabilities of individual partners or research teams.