In 2022, Callum Stark at the University of Strathclyde was our overall winner, with other runners up below. All entries were of an incredibly high standard and you can find out more about each of them in the videos below
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Overall winner
University of Strathclyde: Engineering leading edge tubercles to reduce sub-aqua noise pollution
Runner up


The University of Manchester:
Microbially influenced corrosion
Runner up


University of Birmingham:
Developing trust between human operators and AI systems
Runner up


University of Southampton:
Active acoustic metamaterials for high performance noise control
Runner up


Cranfield University:
Grain structure control of titanium alloys during Wire and Arc Additive Manufacturing
As you can see, these are researchers at the cutting edge of their fields. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funds these PhDs, so we are enormously grateful to work with them. It’s all part of turning the UK’s science and technology superpower into applications that can help our armed forces and drive prosperity. 
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