The Functional Nanomaterials group have collaborated with many industrial and academic groups across the world.

Who we have collaborated with


  • NPL
  • European Thermodynamics
  • Meggitt
  • Xaar
  • Knowles
  • Excelitas
  • Casella Measurement
  • Sintef


  • Queen Mary University of London
  • Manchester University
  • Cranfield University
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Tours
  • Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne
  • Jozef Stefan Institute
  • Institute of Science and Technology of Ceramics
  • Institute of Science of Materials of Madrid
  • Italian Institute of Technology
  • North Carolina State University
  • Nanyang Polytechnic
  • Dalian University of Technology

Collaborating with us

The Functional Nanomaterials group is actively seeking to develop new collaborations with industry and other researchers. We are able to do this through flexible routes suitable to a range of situations including:

  • Informal academic collaborations and sample exchange
  • Bespoke industrial consultancy
  • Industrial collaborations via Innovate UK, EU grants, etc
  • Academic collaboration via EPSRC, RCUK, EU grants, etc
  • Sponsorship of undergraduate and MSc projects

MASSIVE Functional Materials project

A programme of industrially-oriented outreach and engagement activities forms a key part of the MASSIVE Functional Materials project, involving knowledge transfer through dissemination and networking between researchers, manufacturers and end users across a range of sectors.

Support is available through MASSIVE for two types of collaborative project in the area of manufacturing scale-up of sustainable thermoelectric, pyroelectric and piezoelectric materials and devices:

  • Feasibility Projects - short-term, speculative projects conducted in collaboration with companies and other universities, exploring novel manufacturing concepts and developing preliminary data to evaluate the potential for future funding applications
  • Industrial Development Projects - mid/long-term, strategic projects aimed at accelerating technology transfer to develop specific manufacturing techniques in an industrial manufacturing environment.