Materials Research News
Breakthrough means bright future for clean hydrogen power - 23 April 2015
Researchers at our University and Yale University have developed a new material for generating hydrogen from water, ready to use to use as a renewable and carbon neutral fuel.
Organic semiconductors will create cheaper, greener devices - 10 April 2015
Research into organic semiconductors could lead to more efficient LED TVs and flexible solar cells that are cheaper to make and take less energy to produce according to our researchers.
Funding secured to develop next generation membranes - 19 March 2015
Researchers from our University have been awarded a £1m Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) grant to research and develop the next generation of long lasting ‘immortal membranes’ that will be able to separate water from problematic particles such as pharmaceuticals or pollutants.
New Chair appointed to lead Bath water research - 04 March 2015
Dr Jan Hofman has been appointed to lead our new Water Innovation & Research Centre: WIRC@Bath.
Our research findings could help halt deforestation - 20 February 2015
Experiments from our research labs suggest that a little-known yeast has nearly identical qualities to palm oil without the environmentally harmful side effects.
First straw eco homes could cut heating bills by 90 per cent - 09 February 2015
Research from our Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering has resulted in the UK’s first affordable straw homes going on sale in Bristol this week.
Shedding light on why blue LEDs are so tricky to make - 08 January 2015
New research has uncovered the mystery of why blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are so difficult to make.
New funding to create manufacturing hub for nano-engineering - 19 December 2014
New EPSRC funding will help develop the UK as a hub for nano-engineered materials and devices.
Micro-capsules and bacteria to be used in self-healing concrete - 03 December 2014
Researchers from Bath aim to develop novel self-healing concrete that uses an inbuilt immune system to close its own wounds and prevent deterioration.
Researchers develop sustainable concrete using plastic waste as a partial replacement for sand - 12 November 2014
Academics from our University are collaborating with Indian researchers in a two-year project to create environmentally-friendly concrete that uses plastic waste as a partial replacement for sand.