Category: News

Discover healthcare technologies at Sheffield

The University of Sheffield’s Medical Device and Healthcare Technologies Open Day on Thursday 30 June 2011 is for companies with an interest in developing technologies for medical or healthcare applications. This free afternoon event will help you find out more about health related technology development at the University and how it can help your business. […]

Posted on Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 in Event, News, Polymer seminars.


Nano4Energy 2011 is the Nanotechnology KTN’s highly successful annual showcase of new developments in nano-enabled energy. This year’s meeting will be held at Leeds University on 28 June. Nano4Energy 2011, sponsored by Nanofactory, aims to raise awareness of materials challenges in renewable energy, explore technology developments in nano-enabled energy, and stimulate networking between technology providers, […]

Posted on Friday, May 27th, 2011 in Event, News, Polymer conferences.

Rainbows without pigments offer new defence against fraud

Scientists from the University of Sheffield have developed pigment-free, intensely coloured polymer materials, which could provide new, anti-counterfeit devices on passports or banknotes due to their difficulty to copy. The polymers do not use pigments but instead exhibit intense colour due to their structure, similar to the way nature creates colour for beetle shells and […]

Posted on Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 in News, Publications.

SCI Bioplastics, Processing and Properties 2011

The Society of Chemical Industry in association with the Polymer Centre presents Bioplastics, Processing and Properties 2011 at the Hilton Hotel, Sheffield, UK, on 6 October 2011. Here delegates will discover the latest in biorenewable polymer materials and find out how to adopt them in their products and processes. The conference will provide a forum […]

Posted on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 in Event, News, Polymer conferences.

New method for self-assembling molecules

Researchers at the University of Sheffield have discovered a new way of making small molecules self-assemble into complex nanopatterns, which will push the limits of what is possible in “bottom-up” methods of nanopatterning for advanced functional materials through molecular self-assembly. The research, which was led by Dr Xiangbing Zeng and Professor Goran Ungar from the […]

Posted on Friday, March 11th, 2011 in News, Publications.