Materials and Processes Research Themes

All Research Themes at the Institute for Materials and Processes

  • The technologies comprising the full Carbon Capture and Storage chain have the potential to significantly reduce global emissions of carbon dioxide and help tackle climate change as Europe and the rest of the world moves towards a low-carbon future

    Example of CO2 capture and storage shown in illustration
  • Digital Manufacturing refers to a convergence of complementary computing technologies that, in combination, have the potential to create an industrial revolution whose impact is comparable with introduction of steam power or the adoption of mass production. The fundamental technologies underpinning digital manufacturing are sensing, automation, control, additive manufacturing, simulation and modelling whose combined use is facilitated by AI, data-mining, image recognition, network communications and geometric modelling.

    A graph showing data mining of CAD databases, red and blue dots in a circle on a white background
  • Our research combines fundamental physical understanding with advanced numerical methods to design better products and processes. Key to this research are techniques for modelling at each appropriate scale, and for scale-bridging so that the properties of systems at different scales can be linked, optimised and controlled.

    Amine adsorption in silica
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