Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology

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Companies

Companies

Bodle Technologies

Bodle Technologies

Phase change materials for smart glazing, displays

Phone: 01865 309694

Chiralabs

Chiralabs

Chiralabs LogoChiralabs 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
www.chiralabs.biz

Energenics

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
www.energenics.co.uk

Oxford Advanced Surfaces

Oxford Advanced Surfaces Ltd

OAS logoOxford 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
Website: www.oxfordsurfaces.com

Oxford Photovoltaics Ltd

Oxford Photovoltaics Ltd

Oxford Photovoltaics Ltd LogoDeveloping perovskite thin-film solar cells, printed directly onto glass to produce a transparent, coloured coating, delivering a significant percentage of the building’s electrical energy requirements. Spun out from Oxford University’s Physics Department in 2010 by Professor Henry Snaith, Oxford PV is moving towards the transfer of its proprietary technology into production.

Phone: 01865 309618
www.oxfordpv.com

PJH Partnership Ltd

PJH Partnership Ltd

A process development company specialising in the application of superheated and supercritical technology.

Tel 01865 309614
Website: www.criticalapplication.com

N-Tec

N-Tec

ntec
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
Website: www.metalgate.net

Research Groups

Research Groups

Advanced Materials Processing

Advanced Materials Processing

Contact: Professor Patrick Grant Professor Patrick Grant
FREng FIMMM
Vesuvius Chair of Materials
Website: (Prof. Grant)
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Telephone: +44 1865 283763

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.

Begbroke Cleanroom

Begbroke Cleanroom

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The Begbroke Cleanroom came into operation in 2002 and provides 150 m2 of cleanroom space, class 10,000, housing a suite of processing equipment.

Electron Microscopy Facility

Centre for Sustainable Water Engineering

Professor Nick HankinsContact: Professor Nick Hankins
Website (Personal)
Website (Group)
Telephone: +44 1865 273179

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

High Performance Alloys for Extreme Environments

Professor Roger ReedContact: Professor Roger Reed
Webpage (Personal)
Website (Group)
Telephone: +44 1865 273023

Professor Roger Reed’s group conducts research into nickel-based super alloys, metals processing and modelling under extreme conditions, strongly focussed towards practical industrial applications.

Impact Engineering Laboratory

Impact Engineering Laboratory

Professor Nik PetrinicContact: Professor Nik Petrinic
Website (Personal)
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Telephone: +44 1865 273172

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

Materials for Fusion and Fission Power

Contact: Dr David Armstrong Dr David Armstrong
Webpage (Personal)
Website (Group)
Telephone: +44 1865 273708

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

Nanomaterials by Design

Professor Nicole GrobertContact: Professor Nicole Grobert
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Website (Group)
Telephone: +44 1865 283720

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

Nanoparticles for Cancer Therapy

Dr Helen TownleyContact: Dr Helen Townley
Webpage: (Personal) 
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.

NanoSIMS Group

NanoSIMS Group

NanoSIMS Group ImageContact: Dr Katie Moore
Website (Personal) 
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Telephone: +44 1865 273766

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

Oxford Electron Image Analysis

Professor Angus KirklandContact: Professor Angus Kirkland
Website (Personal)
Website (Group)
Telephone: +44 1865 273662

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

Oxford Materials Electron Microscopy & Microanalysis Facility

Professor Peter NellistContact: Professor Peter Nellist
Webpage(Personal)
Website (Group)
Telephone: +44 1865 273656

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.

Polymers Group

Polymers Group

Professor Hazel AssenderContact: Professor Hazel Assender, Associate Professor, Department of Materials
Webpage (Personal)
Website (Group)
Telephone: +44 1865 283715

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

Processing and Manufacturing

Contact: Professor Keyna O’Reilly
Webpage: (Personal)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.