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The materials we use and their application have a major impact on everything from construction, to healthcare and transport.

Researchers at University of Bath are exploring how the use of smarter and more sustainable materials can make a major contribution to our manufacturing processes and energy usage.

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  • Scientists make plastic from Christmas trees

    Scientists from our Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) have developed a renewable plastic from a chemical called pinene found in pine needles.

  • University partners on two new EPSRC Research Hubs

    The University of Bath is involved in two new research hubs funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to improve the UK’s manufacturing processes.

  • New behaviour observed in superconductors

    A University of Bath physicist has collaborated in a study which observed behaviour in a superconductor which had never been seen before.

  • Spying on chemistry in real-time

    Scientists from our Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies will soon be able to watch chemical reactions happen in real-time, with a new chemical analysis facility that will be the first of its kind in the world.

  • EU Project helps boost “Organic” electronics

    We are leading a €5 million pan-European collaborative research project to help develop new organic semiconductor materials and additives that can be printed onto flexible film to create devices that are low cost, flexible, wearable and lightweight, which could be used in the future in light-up clothing, medical sensors and electronic wallpaper.

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