News Stories from the ATI

Here are the latest stories from the Advanced Technology Institute and our Research Centres.


Carbon nanotube research could enable lighter, faster electric motors

Researchers in the ATI have developed a revolutionary technique for creating large sheets of carbon nanotubes which could completely change the way electric motors are designed. 

Discover more about the research, carried out by a doctoral student at the Centre for Micro- and Nanomaterials and Technologies (MiNMaT) in collaboration with ATI researchers, on the main Feature page.


ATI scientists design improved solar cells using light trapping nanotechnology

Scientists at the Advanced Technology Institute have developed a software model for advanced quantum effects called plasmonics, which allow more efficient solar cells to be developed.


Surrey hosts Quantum Technologies Winter School

The ‘Quantum Technologies Winter School’, organised by the University of Surrey and held at the Old Thorns Manor Hotel in Hampshire from 25–27 January 2015, saw 29 postgraduate researchers from prestigious UK universities learn about experimental and theoretical topics in quantum technologies. 

Discover more about the three-day workshop on the main Feature page.


Surrey wins Leverhulme Trust funding for X-ray project

Surrey’s Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) has secured research backing from the Leverhulme Trust to develop novel X-ray detectors for medicine, security and personal safety industries. 

Read more about the funding and planned research on the main Feature page.


Special issue of Journal of Nanomaterials to be co-edited by Prof. Ravi Silva

A special issue on “Nanomaterial Mediated Electron Emission” is now accepting papers. Prof Ravi Silva, Director of the Advanced Technology Institute is Guest Editor.


Spotlight on Surrey’s close engagement with Asia

A documentary by The Business Channel TV highlights the University’s strategy of building partnerships in Asia.

Read more about the video and our own Professor Ravi Silva's interview on the main Feature page.

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