Smart and Innovative Materials (SIMs) are engineered materials that can sense a stimulus from an environment and react to it in a useful, reliable, reproducible and usually reversible manner.
Some of the current research areas include the development of phase change materials (PCMs) that are capable of storing and releasing energy at single/multiple phase transitional temperatures for both short and long term energy storage applications in the building sector.
Smart and Innovative Materials
These materials can also be utilised in other industrial and energy consuming sectors. In general research in SIMs supports minimisation of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions levels to the benefit of the society as a whole.
Sustainable and Energy Storage Materials
Innovative Insulation Materials
Desiccant and Porous Materials
Smart Multiphase Change Materials (MCMs)
Smart MCM Electronic Heat sink
Smart microencapsulated PCM tablet
Smart MCM window blinds
Smart MEPCM drywall for buildings