The Materials Innovation Factory will be a new research facility located in a new building currently under construction, which will provide an unparalleled suite of open access, state-of-the-art equipment and internationally-leading academic expertise. The multi-million pound centre, established in collaboration with Unilever and due to open in 2015, will develop a new generation of functional materials for science and industry and accelerate research and development processes.
The Centre for Materials Discovery The Centre for Materials Discovery (CMD) have established a core capability in High Throughput (HT) techniques and instrumentation to enable the discovery of innovative materials for high value applications. Working with collaborators from the University of Liverpool, other institutions and commercial organisations, the CMD delivers accelerated synthesis, formulation and characterisation programs across a variety of application areas and industries.
Surface Science Research Centre The Surface Science Research Centre (SSRC) was first established as a UK Interdisciplinary Research Centre (IRC) in 1989. The current research themes of the SSRC cut across the disciplines of chemistry, physics, biology and materials science, and combine the efforts of both experimentalists and theoreticians. The overarching ambition of this work is to achieve nanoscale control, design and assembly of function.
Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy The University of Liverpool has launched The Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy to undertake research into renewable energy sources. As supplies of current fossil-based fuels diminish, the development of new energy sources is one of the defining challenges of the 21st Century. This Institute brings together energy-related research activities from across the University to focus on developing clean and sustainable energy technologies including energy dissipation and friction, wind and marine energy, fusion technology, photovoltaics, carbon capture and storage, sustainable feedstocks, batteries, fuel cells, hydrogen generation and storage, solar harvesting, energy transport.