Monthly Archives: April 2012

Polymer Centre research highlight – April 2012

University of Sheffield materials scientists, Dr Xiang-bing Zeng and Prof Goran Ungar, have reported the results of research to design a group of liquid crystal materials which could potentially be exploited as new electrolytes in batteries, selectively permeable membranes (or nanofiltration) and in drug delivery. Bicontinuous cubic phases are a group of nanostructured liquid-crystalline phases having three-dimensionally […]

Posted on Thursday, April 19th, 2012 in News, Publications.

International Conference on Metamaterials and Dissemination Workshop 2012

Nanostructured materials exhibit significantly different properties from their bulk equivalents. This opens the door for materials either for replacement of existing materials (e.g. magnetic material not relying on rare earth elements), or for materials with properties thus far inaccessible, and remarkable new devices.  Metamaterials created by controlling nanostructure can posses negative dielectric permittivity, negative magnetic permeability, or even negative refractive […]

Posted on Thursday, April 19th, 2012 in Event, Polymer conferences, Polymer seminars.

TSB Relaunch Grants for R&D as Smart Awards

Smart (previously known as Grant for Research and Development) is a Technology Strategy Board scheme offering funding to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to engage in R&D projects in the strategically important areas of science, engineering and technology, from which successful new products, processes and services could emerge. The Smart scheme will support R&D projects […]

Posted on Thursday, April 19th, 2012 in Funding calls.

RAPRA – Global Polymer Innovation Expo. Pre-event briefing-Tuesday 24th April 2012

On the 26th-29th August 2012 RAPRA are holding an inaugural international conference and trade event in the US – Global Polymer Innovation Expo.  A pre-event briefing is being held on Tuesday 24th April 2012, 10:30 – 14:30,  at RAPRA’s offices in Telford. The agenda for the day is: Welcome and introduction by Mr Steve Shaw, Operations […]

Posted on Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 in Event, News, Polymer conferences, Polymer seminars.

Partnership to provide cutting edge research to retailers and brand owners

Retailers and brand owners will benefit from a new University partnership researching the challenges of companies dependent on product packaging and presentation. The University of Sheffield’s Polymer Centre and the Faraday Centre for Retail Excellence (Faraday) based at Leeds Metropolitan University have announced a partnership bringing cutting edge materials science research to the retail and […]

Posted on Monday, April 16th, 2012 in News.