The Advanced Materials Research Group (AMRG) specialises in innovative research focussed on providing solutions and expertise in fields spanning:
- Energy Materials
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Functionality and Structure of Materials
- Photonics and Processing
We have expertise in many processing methodologies such as Microwave Process Engineering, Hydrothermal Synthesis, Solution Plasma Spraying, Reactive Sputtering and Laser/Electron beam surface modification.
Research within the AMRG is leading to technologies in: healthcare, addressing issues linked to the ageing population; solving problems in interfaces in wide range of applications from de-icing coatings to thermal barriers; utilising nano-materials such as in novel composites or in body armour; energy translation and storage from solid oxide fuel cells to hydrogen storage.
The group is building a dynamic, interactive community in novel materials manufacture, processing and detailed micro and nano characterisation enhancing research excellence and impact. The groups expertise covers all classes of materials and scale up production of many of the synthesis processes working with industry. The group also prioritises in developing and training highly qualified researchers; conducting internationally leading research in materials science and engineering and interacting with a range of stakeholders to ensure knowledge transfer.