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EPSRC funding boost to aid discovery of new advanced materials

A new £6.65 million grant for research aimed at accelerating the discovery and application of new advanced materials for the energy sector was announced today by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The grant, awarded to a team led by Professor Matthew Rosseinsky of the University of Liverpool, will support a programme, Integration of Computation and...
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Ever want to know how to access UK Facilities for Advanced Characterization of Materials but don’t know who to ask?

“Understanding How Materials Work” event brought together businesses and research organizations to present the UK National Facilities for Advanced Characterization of Materials. KTN and EPSRC brought together the EPSRC-funded UK national facilities for advanced materials characterization and analyses for a day of exhibitions, presentations and discussion. The event, held at Hilton...
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Manchester to host £64m BP research centre

BP is to establish a £64 million international research centre, known as the BP International Centre for Advanced Materials, or BP-ICAM at The University of Manchester. This centre will lead research aimed at advancing the fundamental understanding and use of materials across a variety of oil and gas industrial applications.   The BP-ICAM will be modelled on a...
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New bacteria resistant materials discovered

Using state-of-the-art technology scientists at The University of Nottingham have discovered a new class of polymers that are resistant to bacterial attachment. These new materials could lead to a significant reduction in hospital infections and medical device failures.   Medical device associated infections can lead to systemic infections or device failure,...
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International Conference on Metamaterials and Dissemination Workshop 2012

Nanostructured materials exhibit significantly different properties from their bulk equivalents. This opens the door for materials either for replacement of existing materials (e.g. magnetic material not relying on rare earth elements), or for materials with properties thus far inaccessible, and remarkable new devices.  Metamaterials created by controlling nanostructure can posses...
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Cocoon clue to lightweight armour & cars

A new examination of silkworm cocoons suggests how they could inspire lightweight armour and environmentally-friendly car panels.   Scientists from Oxford University’s Department of Zoology studied 25 types of cocoons for clues to how the structures manage to be very tough but also light and able to ‘breathe’.   Fujia Chen, David Porter, and...
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The world’s first nano-enhanced carbon fibre downhill bike rim

The world’s first molecular nanotechnology company, Zyvex Technologies, and ENVE Composites announced an exclusive partnership to provide a bicycle rim specifically for downhill mountain biking that uses the latest advanced materials comprised of nano-enhanced carbon fiber. This new bicycle rim gives a significant competitive advantage to the downhill cycling market as proven...
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New family of composite structures

Material scientists at ETH-Zürich are working on composite materials that mimic the structure of seashells. Such complex structures are produced using tiny magnetic particles which guide the composites' stiffer elements into place. This technique enables new technologies from durable coatings to stronger and lighter materials.   Composite materials are widespread in...
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Zyvex Technologies launches nano-engineered rubber technology

In its continued focus to utilise carbon nanomaterials to revolutionise advanced materials, Zyvex Technologies announced, at Nanotech 2012 in Tokyo, the introduction of its advanced rubber technology, Zyvex Molecularly Engineered Rubber or ZyMER®.   ZyMER is a distinct nano-engineered rubber technology using chemistry that allows carbon nanotubes to be inserted...
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3M and Chesapeake Energy Corporation partner to create new CNG Tank Technology

3M and Chesapeake Energy Corporation have announced an agreement to collaborate in designing, manufacturing and marketing a broad portfolio of compressed natural gas (CNG) tanks for use in all sectors of the United States transportation market. Currently the fuel tank on a CNG vehicle is its most expensive single component. The new CNG tanks developed through the 3M and Chesapeake...
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Researchers develop ‘bullet proof’ graphene

UOW researchers have used graphene to develop a new composite material which can produce the toughest fibres to date- even tougher than spider silk and Kevlar!   Graphene, the latest discovery in the nano world of carbon, has proven to be an amazing building block for advanced materials. The new graphene composite can be wet-spun into fibres with potential applications in...
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Vacancy at Technology Strategy Board: Lead Technologist - Advanced Materials

The Technology Strategy Board currently have a vacancy for a Lead Technologist, responsible for developing and implementing, with partners, the Technology Strategy for UK wealth creation, in the area of Advanced Materials and nanoscale technologies .   Closing date is 29th February 2012.   Click here for more information.
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First manufacturing plant for NanoCrystalline Cellulose starts operations

Recyclable and renewable, NanoCrystalline Cellulose (NCC) is an advanced material derived from wood fibre that improves strength, durability and toughness. This high-value nanomaterial is capable of transforming the performance of existing products and creating new, unique and improved products for numerous industrial sectors.   Members of the board, management and employees...
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British Airways to extend trial of innovative paint coating

British Airways is to extend a trial of an innovative paint coating designed to improve fuel efficiency in a move that could save the airline millions of pounds in fuel costs.   The tripleO coating bonds with the surface materials – such as paintwork, bare metal, leading edges and even rivets – to which it is being applied. It creates a perfectly smooth finish,...
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Materials Roadmap Enabling Low Carbon Energy Technologies adopted by the European Commission

The Materials Roadmap has been elaborated by nearly hundred leading European scientists and industrial researchers. It is designed to support coherent and strategic decisions on materials research in industry and academia, both at European level and in EU member states. It is in line with FP7 and Horizon 2020 and with the priorities of the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan). ...
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Amyloids, associated with Alzheimer’s and other diseases, could be inspiration for tough synthetic polymers

When most people hear the word amyloid, they immediately think of Alzheimer's disease. And indeed, it was in the brains of Alzheimer's patients that these dense protein masses were first identified. But it turns out that besides playing a role in a number of diseases, amyloids also play an important structural role in many organisms from bacteria to mammals, and might point the way...
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£3 million investment for world-class research laboratory

A new hub for multidisciplinary research has been created at Strathclyde following the launch of the state-of-the-art Advanced Materials Research Laboratory (AMRL).   The launch of the laboratory within the Faculty of Engineering follows a £3 million investment into specialist equipment that will vastly increase the research capabilities of the University.   ...
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When size matters: University of Leicester developing energy efficient materials

New research at the University of Leicester is using nanotechnology to create energy efficient materials. With the increasing worldwide demand for energy there is a pressure to use the finite energy resources wisely whilst reducing one of the major areas of energy consumption, transportation, which accounts for more than 20% of the world’s total primary energy and produces much of the...
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Director of Flinders University’s Centre for NanoScale Science and Technology on UK mission

Professor David Lewis, Director of Flinders University’s Centre for NanoScale Science and Technology, has been chosen to take part in Austrade’s Visiting Researcher Program to Europe in 2011.   One of only eight Australian researchers from the clean energy and biotechnology sector to receive this support, Professor Lewis will visit four UK universities in May to...
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Engineers devise a new way to inspect advanced materials used to build airplanes

In recent years, many airplane manufacturers have started building their planes from advanced composite materials, which consist of high-strength fibers, such as carbon or glass, embedded in a plastic or metal matrix. Such materials are stronger and more lightweight than aluminum, but they are also more difficult to inspect for damage, because their surfaces usually don't reveal...
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Over 200 small and micro companies to receive innovation and growth support

The Technology Strategy Board is to provide grants for over 240 feasibility studies to help stimulate innovation and growth in a range of technology and application areas – and over 200 of the awards will go to small and micro companies.   The funding for the studies – totalling over £5 million – follows assessment of over 1500 applications to...
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