skip to primary navigationskip to content

New initiative in Molecular Engineering

last modified Nov 24, 2015 03:40 PM

A new interdisciplinary initiative in Molecular Engineering has been launched to address key scientific problems in energy and environmental sustainability.

Dr Jacqueline Cole will lead this initiative via an alliance between this department, the Cavendish Laboratory (Physics) and a strategic partnership with the UK neutron source (the ISIS Facility) at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.

Molecular Engineering is an emerging field which connects molecular science to nanotechnology via an underpinning of product design and engineering concepts. It expressly notions product design at the molecular scale, embracing rational molecular design concepts to tailor a material to meet a specific need in device technology.

Initial projects include developing solar-powered 'smart windows' for energy sustainable buildings in future cities, advanced materials for next-generation optical data storage and ultra-fast telecommunications, light-activated molecular machines for nano-sensors, molecular containment of energy fuels and environmental waste.

A "design-to-device" approach will use a wide variety of experimental, computational and data science techniques to realise this goal. This includes X–ray and neutron diffraction and spectroscopy, electrochemistry, density-functional theory and large-scale data-mining.


Related content
PersonJacqueline Cole
Filed under:

Share this

RSS Feed Latest news

New MPhil programme in Biotechnology

Sep 22, 2017

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new addition to our portfolio of postgraduate degrees

Black smokers and lost city vents

Sep 13, 2017

A new paper from Silvana Cardoso

View all news

Upcoming events

Sensors PhD Showcase 2017

Oct 19, 2017

Murray Edwards College

Sensors Day 2017

Oct 20, 2017

Robinson College

Diversity @ CEB Launch Event

Oct 24, 2017


CEB Career Panel 2017

Oct 31, 2017

LT1 and Lobby

Upcoming events