Phase change materials for smart glazing, displays
Phone: 01865 309694
Chiralabs provides specialist consultancy, research and analytical services for investigating molecular products in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and chemical industries. Chiralabs has been at BSP since 2006 and has customers across the site.
Phone: 01865 854810
Energenics Europe Ltd
Manufactures and markets Envirox ™, a fuel-borne combustion nanocatalyst for diesel fuel. Envirox™ saves fuel, reduces emissions and cleans engines and is used by commercial transport operators, global fuel additive and fuel supply companies worldwide.
Phone: 01865 233010
Oxford Advanced Surfaces Ltd
Oxford Advanced Surfaces designs, develops and manufactures surface modification technology to address the bonding challenges of advanced materials in the automotive, aerospace, electronics and renewable energy markets. Founded by Professor Mark Moloney and Dr Jon-Paul Griffiths the company spun-out from Oxford University Chemistry Department in 2006.
Phone: 01865 854 807
N-Tec is a science-based organisation specialising in non-ferrous foundry and cast house metallurgy. We provide quantitative information and insight into industrial casting materials and processes
• Specialists in Non-Ferrous Metallurgy and Casting
• State of the art R&D facilities
• Commercial Research and Development
• Troubleshooting and Consultancy
• Molten Metal Quality Measurements
• Technical Benchmarking and Auditing
• Material Characterization - castability, inclusions, gas, properties,
• MetalHealth® Centre Partnerships
Direct Telephone: +44 (0)1608 737511
Mobile Telephone: +44 (0)7831 138352
Advanced Materials Processing
Headed by Professor Patrick Grant. Research takes place at the interface between advanced materials and manufacturing, working closely with industry and other universities; Begbroke Science Park provides large-scale laboratories - critical for manufacturing research at a meaningful scale - and the 350sqm Advanced Processing Laboratory is the hub for the group's research.
The Begbroke Cleanroom came into operation in 2002 and provides 150 m2 of cleanroom space, class 10,000, housing a suite of processing equipment.
Centre for Sustainable Water Engineering
Led by Professor Nicholas Hankins, the Sustainable Water Engineering Group at Begbroke conducts fundamental and applied research into technologies for potable water production, desalination and waste-water treatment.
High Performance Alloys for Extreme Environments
Impact Engineering Laboratory
Professor Nik Petrinic’s research group looks at the way materials behave when subjected to extreme impacts such as collision or explosion; using their findings to develop improved engineering systems widely adopted by the automotive and aerospace industries.
Materials for Fusion and Fission Power
Dr David Armstrong, Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow develops mechanical testing techniques at the nano and micro scale to study a range of important materials for both fission and fusion power. Working with industrial and academic partners across Europe his work relates micro scale mechanical properties and deformation mechanisms to macro scale behaviour.
Nanomaterials by Design
Professor Nicole Grobert's Research Group focuses on the synthesis, processing, and characterisation of novel carbon and non-carbon based nanomaterials, including nanoparticles, nanotubes, nanorods, graphene and other 2D nanomaterials.
Nanoparticles for Cancer Therapy
Contact: Dr Helen Townley
Telephone: +44 1865 283792
This interdisciplinary group, involving the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and nanoscientists from the Department of Engineering Science, led by Dr Helen Townley, focuses on the use of nanoparticles in cancer therapy, imaging or drug delivery.
Dr Katie Moore is using the NanoSIMS to investigate the localisation of important trace and macro-elements in plants at the sub-cellular scale, in collaboration with other universities. Using NanoSIMS and complementary techniques the group explores elemental distributions in plants, and a wide range of other materials including zirconium alloys, nickel alloys and steels.
Oxford Electron Image Analysis
Professor Angus Kirkland’s research group has interests in ultrahigh resolution electron microscopy, aberration correction and exit wave restoration and is also actively involved in the development of a new direct electron detector, developing methods for diffractive imaging and phase retrieval.
Oxford Materials Electron Microscopy & Microanalysis Facility
Professor Peter Nellist‘s group works in the field of high resolution scanning transmission electron microscopy, developing new techniques and applying them to a range of materials characterisation problems.
Research focuses on a range of polymer and polymer composite materials. Particular areas of interest include polymer surfaces and interfaces, nanocomposites, thin film deposition onto polymers including vacuum roll-to-roll deposition, thin film flexible electronics and photovoltaic materials.
Processing and Manufacturing
Contact: Professor Keyna O’Reilly
Telephone: +44 1865 273743
Professor Keyna O’Reilly investigates solidification processing of advanced materials from laboratory scale simulations through to pilot scale processing plant, with particular interests in grain refinement, melt conditioning and intermetallic phase selection.