Materials and Interfaces for the Future
Research spans the broad areas of surface chemistry and catalysis, solid-state computational chemistry and property modelling, and materials chemistry.
Fields of particular importance include study of materials for sustainable energy applications and thermoelectric inorganic materials for recovering energy from waste heat. Members of the Materials Group are expert in the synthesis and structural analysis of inorganic networks that show either negative thermal expansion effects or contain molecular-sized channels suitable for drug storage and delivery. State-of-the-art X-ray diffraction instruments for structure determination under non-ambient conditions are available in the Chemical Analysis Facility and play a key role in establishing structure-property relationships.
Research group members
- Dr L. Bartok-Partay
- Dr R.A. Bennett
- Dr A.M. Chippindale (Head of Section)
- Dr R. Grau-Crespo
- Dr P. Harris
- Professor G. Held
- Professor A.V. Powell
- Dr P. Vaqueiro