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Research gallery launched

last modified Apr 04, 2016 04:53 PM

Knowledge Transfer Facilitator, Dr Graham Dransfield, has been putting together a series of flyers highlighting some interesting aspects of our research.

The flyers cover:

Adsorption and Advanced materials - describes the study of the adsorption processes in porous materials and the design of novel nanoporous materials such as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for drug delivery and gas storage and separation.

Agamatrix - Professor Lisa Hall’s team at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology have helped revolutionise the way diabetics monitor their blood glucose.

Biobullets - By developing BioBullets – an elegant and environmentally sensitive way of controlling one of the world’s most invasive freshwater pests – University of Cambridge zoologist Dr David Aldridge and chemical engineer Dr Geoff Moggridge believe they can help utility companies save millions of pounds.

Biochemical and Environmental Engineering Group: recycling difficult materials. Our patented technique for recycling high-performance consumer packaging has found commercial success, and we are now looking for new collaborations to apply it to other waste materials, such as car tyres and oils

Biochemical and Environmental Engineering Group: bioproducts. We are developing techniques that will make it cheaper and faster to produce biological therapeutic products, such as those required for cancer treatments, stem cell therapy and Chinese medicine

Catalysis and magnetic resonance group - Heterogeneous catalysis is a technology of major importance in global industry, but it can be ineffective and is poorly understood. We use new methods to examine it more closely than ever before.

Colloidal Dispersions Group - Colloids are small particles dispersed in a liquid, such as milk. We use our knowledge of their properties to engineer new particles, and make bespoke structures by assembling the particles. Potential applications include washing liquids, paint, solar panels and vaccines.

Fluids and Environment Group - Our advances in predicting the behaviour of the plumes of greenhouse gases CO2 and methane has the potential to limit their environmental damage.

Laser Analytics Group - We design optical microscopes, sensors and analytical methods to study neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and other biomedical processes, in higher resolution than previously thought possible.

They may now all be seen together in the Research Gallery.