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Prof Ian Kinloch

Professor of Materials Science

My research focuses on polymeric and carbon (graphene and nanotubes  and related nanomaterials. The research takes the science from the controlled growth of the nanomaterials through to their processing and applications. My research on applications is on polymer-nanocarbon composites, electrodes and the bio-nano interface.

Division: 
Research
Sustainability enthusiast?: 
No
Interdisciplinary themes: 
Energy

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Research

Electrochemical Energy Storage

Amongst the myriad applications foreseen for graphene, exploitation in electrochemical energy storage with supercapacitors or batteries ranks as one of the most prominent. Contributes to de-carbonising the energy supply - storage for renewable energy.

http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/K016954/1

Research

Graphene-Based Membranes

A range of membranes will be developed for application in the areas of: Cost-effective and energy-efficient processes for separation of liquid; Selective barriers e.g. food packaging, maintaining food quality; membranes to detect agricultural pests

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/news/display/?id=9795

Group

Organic Materials Innovation Centre

The Organic Materials Innovation Centre (OMIC) was one of five University Innovation Centres established by the UK government in late 2002. It received initial funding of £4.3m over five years from the Department of Trade and Industry.

OMIC helps companies innovate and grow through access to leading edge science in organic materials. These materials include bulk, specialty and engineering polymers, oligomers, surfactants, lubricating oils and active ingredients for use in applications as diverse as coatings, electronics, biomaterials, packaging, home and personal care.

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Business engagement

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Biomaterials

Our group covers the development of new materials from their chemical synthesis to their medical use.

Keywords: 
Biomaterial

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National Graphene Institute

Find out about the construction of the National Grahene Institute here.

Keywords: 
Graphene