Sustainable materials for propulsion systems
How can we reduce the carbon footprint of components?
Sourcing and manufacturing components for propulsion systems often results in a significant carbon footprint. Our challenge is to reduce this footprint, as well as discover new materials that will improve system efficiency.
We are exploring greener materials for propulsion materials – and incorporating them with new chemical and engineering processes. These include multifunctional organic and inorganic structures, insulation, conduction and nanostructured materials, coolants, membranes and coatings.
Our aim is to develop initial prototypes and demonstrators to show how they can be used in sustainable, green alternatives to current transport propulsion systems.
Lee Johnson, Associate Professor of Chemistry
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