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INSTITUTE FOR MATERIALS DISCOVERY

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The IMD specialises in developing novel, advanced materials and low-cost non-vacuum processing methods. Materials include ceramics, polymers, organics and inorganics, in the form of nanostructured coating (superthin, thin and thick), nanopowder, nanotubes and nanowires, and nanocomposite coatings. Explore our research themes below for more information.

Research Partners

The IMD works with partners who are interested in our low cost, high performance, smart, multifunctional and lightweight materials, and we are always looking to grow our network.

Our research partners, both in UCL and externally, have expertise in designing and synthesising materials with well controlled purity, size and composition at molecular level.

These materials are then utilised for electrochemical energy conversion, energy storage, clean energy, self-lubricating low friction coatings, superhard coatings, optical, electrical, magnetic, telecommunication, information storage, tissue engineering, drug and gene delivery, biomedical devices and diagnostics.


Contact Us

Address:
UCL, Institute for Materials Discovery | 107 Roberts Building | Malet Place | London | WC1E 7JE

Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7679 1335

Email:
enquiries.materialsdiscovery@ucl.ac.uk