From the interactions between molecules to the organisation of large structures, the Materials theme aims to predict and optimise technological processes or product applications.
Materials science is a highly interdisciplinary field of chemical engineering, covering the design, discovery and application of new materials.
This involves the evaluation and manipulation of useful properties in different substances in order to expand new materials that feature unique characteristics used for the development and fabrication of revolutionary new products.
Examples range from battery materials to drug delivery, each made useful through a unique blend of specific properties.
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A Film about Films: Membranes Research at BP-ICAM
Researchers at BPICAM are taking on the challenge of creating more efficient membranes
Researchers at the BP International Centre for Advanced Materials (BP-ICAM) are taking on the challenge of creating more efficient membranes with the potential for new applications.
Do the silica shake
A new non-Newtonian fluid: goo that goes from liquid to solid when shaken
Researchers have discovered a new non-Newtonian fluid, a new non-Newtonian fluid: goo that goes from liquid to solid when shaken (read the paper in Colloids and Surfaces A).