The Structured Materials Group is headed by Dr Geoff Moggridge. With a diverse range of projects within the group, the overarching link between them is the production or utilisation of microstructures for particular application. Examples of current work include producing an efficient method of controlling zebra mussel populations, which cause environmental problems as well as causing problems for industry, and utilising block copolymer phase structures in making nanoporous material.
The Structured Materials Group falls under the Department's Measurement and Microstructure Engineering research themes. It is also one of the groups forming the Materials Cluster, which also includes the Polymer Fluids and Pastes groups. These groups all share similar interests and work closely together, convening every fortnight to discuss topics of common interest.