Our Strategy



Royce at the University of Sheffield identifies challenges and accelerates innovation in advanced metals processing to support the sustainable growth and development of UK metal industries. 


  • To deliver a step-change in the discovery and creation of innovative advanced material systems.
  • To develop contemporary materials processing strategies to ensure component construction is precise and efficient.
  • To reform alloy compositions with the ambition of improving performance, manufacturability, and reducing cost.
  • To maximise design properties and minimise waste in production.
  • To increase the recyclability of materials, and minimise the whole-life-cycle carbon footprint.
  • To utilise agile and lean manufacturing through near net shape demonstrator components tailored to unique customer requirements.


Royce at the University of Sheffield supports world-leading academics and engineers in materials research, accelerating metals discovery, processing, characterisation, upscaling, and manufacturing to deliver a digitally integrated, sustainable, and resource-efficient future for UK manufacturers:

  • Enabling national materials research foresighting, collaboration, and strategy.
  • Providing access to the latest facilities and capability.
  • Catalysing industrial collaboration and exploitation of materials research.
  • Fostering materials science skills development, innovation training, and outreach.

A photo of Oday Hussein in the basic characterisation laboratory at the Royce Discovery Centre

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