Architecture, Energy and Environment Research Group
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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 Innovative Materials.

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.

Research themes

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Sustainable and Energy Storage Materials

 
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Innovative Insulation Materials

 
 
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Desiccant and Porous Materials

 
 
 

Research images

Smart Multiphase Change Materials (MCMs)
Smart Multiphase change materials (MCMs)
 
Smart MCM Electronic Heat sink
Drawing of a Smart MCM Electronic Heat Sink
Smart MCM Electronic Heat Sink
Smart MCM Electronic Heat Sink2
 
Smart MCM Electronic Heat Sink and heat signature
Smart MCM Electronic Heat Sink and heat signature2
 

 

 
Smart microencapsulated PCM tablet

Smart PCM tablet

Smart microencapsulated PCM tablet

 
Smart MCM window blinds
Smart MCM window blinds
 
Smart MEPCM drywall for buildings
Smart MEPCM drywall for buildings
 

Architecture, Energy and Environment Research Group

Faculty of Engineering
The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD


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