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SHU appoints business innovation researchers

posted 12 Jun 2013, 02:23 by RiDO Rotherham
The Materials and Engineering Research Institute (MERI) at Sheffield Hallam University has appointed two new researchers to work with local companies on collaboration projects that aim to deliver growth in the region.

Dr Vincenzo Starinieri brings experience in buildings and materials conservation, archaeology, heritage materials characterisation through analytical laboratory techniques, and the development and evaluation of low carbon mortars and renewable construction materials.

Dr Masoumeh Faraji is responsible for welding and joinery techniques research and consultancy. Her interest areas include solidification and casting of metallic alloys, materials processing, new manufacturing technologies, synchrotron-based microscopy to study the metallic transformations and kinetics in-situ, mechanical evaluation, and microstructural characterisation of materials. 

The two new members of university staff have been recruited through the Innovations Futures 2 project, which delivers innovation support and R&D services to SME clients in the region. 

To discuss how your business could work with the university on an innovation project, contact Sheffield Hallam University on 0114 225 5000 or email 

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