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UCL Business Award Winners

23 May 2012

Prof. Neal Skipper

Professor Neal Skipper and Dr Chris Howard, members of the Condensed Matter and Materials Physics group (CMMP), have won the UCL Business Award ‘One to Watch’ 2012.

"Based in the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) our One to Watch winners have worked closely with UCL Business over the past few years to help commercialise their novel process to separate and purify carbon nanotubes. Their process could help unlock the huge commercial potential of carbon nanotubes by providing a means to separate semiconducting tubes from metallic.

Building upon fundamental research funded by the EPSRC, the team were successful in securing follow-on-funding which bought the technology to a readiness level that interested a commercial partner. The partner was Linde Group, a world-leading gases and engineering company. Linde funded further process development in the LCN to investigate scale-up potential and eventually entered into an exclusive licence agreement with UCLB to commercialise the technology"

For more information, please see UCL Enterprise Awards Page