Sustainable materials for propulsion systems

How can we reduce the carbon footprint of components?

The challenge

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. 

Our response

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. 

Programme lead 

Lee Johnson, Associate Professor of Chemistry 

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