Our research in Macromolecular and Interfacial Engineering is focused on taking novel materials and transforming them into solutions in advanced health and materials. We work specifically with polymers, complex fluids and soft matter and nanocomposite materials.

Our leading experts also work on measuring the interface of molecules to improve the stability of face creams, pharmaceuticals and paints. Although we work on the smallest molecules, our research has a significant impact in tackling the world’s most pressing challenges.

Our researchers are studying polymers and colloids in truly unique ways – aiming to develop novel methods to achieve high levels of control over desired properties. This includes techniques of controlled and living radical polymerisation, click chemistry and self-assembly methods to innovate new materials.

Working closely with our extensive network of partners in academia and industry, our researchers are translating their research in polymers and colloids into real-world applications in electronics, energy, medicine, commercial products and food. We combine experimental work with computational modelling - bringing a distinctive quantitative aspect to our research.

Our research is focused on investigating the formation of new hybrid nanomaterials to mirror the properties of graphene, the strongest highly conductive materials available. Our leading experts are committed to translating their findings to improve technologies such as solar cells and flexible displays.

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