Red Lotus logo and banner by Georgios Karamanis

An interdisciplinary consortium of academic, industry and government stakeholders involved in surface engineering and its applications, including heat transfer, sustainability and energy harvesting.

Mission of the Red Lotus Project

The Red Lotus Project is an informal interdisciplinary consortium of academic, industry and governmental stakeholders involving in surface engineering and its implications for heat transfer, sustainability and energy harvesting applications, among others.

"Red" denotes "heat" and "lotus" refers to the lotus leaf effect which is a metaphor for tuning the surface properties of a material to attain certain desirable physico-chemical or performance objectives.

The project participants organise regular video-conference events, lectures, minisymposia at international conferences, workshops, summer schools and lecture series, and collaborative "sand-pit" events to foster interaction in this highly interdisciplinary area.

The Red Lotus Project Inaugural Workshop was held at Chicheley Hall in 2016, and was sponsored by the Royal Society.