Materials Chemistry and Energy

This theme underpins the strong collaborations with other Schools at the UoB and reflects energy research being 1 of 6 cross-council strategic priority areas for RCUK. At the UoB it connects chemical activity in: (i) the £5.5M UoB CDT in Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and their Applications, funded by the EPSRC (2009-2018) on behalf of the Midlands Energy Consortium (ii) The Birmingham Centre for Nuclear Education and Research, launched in 2010 to provide the nuclear expertise and capacity to support the UK’s investment in the nuclear power sector and (iii) the Industrial Doctorate Centre in Formulation
Engineering (EngD)
run by the School of Chemical Engineering. Advanced Materials and Energy are two of the Eight Great Technologies for investment, as identified by Government (June 2013).