Content related solely to TRH

Maximising Excellence in Catalysis

Posted on 24 January 2022 by Peter Rawlinson

The science of catalysis underpins almost everything we do, from fertilising crops to washing our dishes. Researchers at Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI) excel in discovering and developing new catalysts – materials that speed up a chemical reaction. A partnership with the Max Planck Society is spearheading the quest for clean water, safer industrial processes and
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A New Era for Electron Microscopy in Cardiff

Posted on 21 December 2021 by Heath Jeffries

A microscope with the ability to image the smallest of objects will arrive at Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI) later this month. Cardiff’s first Aberration Corrected Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope (AC-STEM) will allow researchers across the University’s new translational Research Hub (TRH) to build on their world-renowned reputation for novel catalyst development. Thomas E. Davies, from
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2021 – Connecting, Collaborating, Creating

Posted on 20 December 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

Cardiff University’s work to turn research into real-world remedies for society’s pressing problems continued apace in 2021. New teams were assembled, buildings delivered, deals done, awards won. Here, we look back at the people and partnerships that drove the University’s creative agenda. In a few short weeks, a new collective will coalesce in sbarc |
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Delivering for Welsh research and innovation

Posted on 13 December 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

Cardiff University is a critical driver of the economy of Wales. Our excellent research stimulates collaboration with business, promotes economic growth and job creation, improves wellbeing and health outcomes, and engages and supports communities.  Professor Kim Graham, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research, Innovation and Enterprise sets out Cardiff’s strategy to drive greater regional innovation and impact, facilitating the ambitions of our people and those of our external partners.  “COVID-19 highlighted the critical importance of sustained investment in research and
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CSconnected – driving jobs, creating prosperity

Posted on 1 December 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

The role of the world’s first Compound Semiconductor cluster in driving jobs growth, exports and economic prosperity has been centre stage at the CBI’s Annual Conference. Professor Max Munday, Cardiff Business School, joined Chris Meadows, Director of CSconnected, and Steve Whitby, MicroLink, to outline the strength of the industry cluster in South Wales.  The three
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Fighting disease with surface science

Posted on 18 October 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

Surface science is the study of how layers of atoms interact at the surface of materials. Experts from Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI) have recently been awarded funding that will enable them to apply their surface science expertise to molecular mechanisms that underpin important degenerative diseases – from osteoarthritis and glaucoma to psoriasis. Professor Philip Davies, from CCI, explains more.    “Surface Science is crucial in almost every aspect of technology. Every interaction
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Good vibrations for TRH

Posted on 23 August 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

‘In scientific terms, it’s difficult to overstate the importance of the surface,’ Professor Philip Davies writes.   ‘The semiconductor industry, for example, could not exist without exquisite knowledge, and control, of the surface. The chemicals industry, one of the other pillars of modern society, depends on the surface properties of nanometre-sized particles that make up the
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New cleanroom for CS technologies

Posted on 9 August 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

Scientists who will work in Cardiff University’s state-of-the-art Compound Semiconductor (CS) cleanroom have visited their future home.   Researchers from the ERDF-funded Institute for Compound Semiconductors (ICS) were given a tour of the facility, which will offer an 8-inch wafer fabrication line to cope with growing demand for CS devices.  The Cleanroom is being delivered by Ardmac – the leading provider of high-tech cleanrooms – and forms a key part
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A post-pandemic Home of Innovation

Posted on 4 May 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

The doors swing open this autumn on the biggest innovation facility of its kind in Wales. Cardiff Innovation Campus (CIC) has reshaped a disused railway yard into a Home of Innovation, where thinkers will meet collaborators and funders to spark answers to society’s challenges. Cardiff University President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Colin Riordan, explains how CIC can help strengthen social and economic wellbeing in Wales after Covid-19.   ‘Sbarc |
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A New Innovation Agenda for Wales

Posted on 10 March 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

This has been a busy time for UK innovation policy with the latest announcement confirming plans for the creation of the Advanced Research and Invention Agency (ARIA). The new £800 million scientific research agency draws its inspiration from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). It is designed to be unbureaucratic, to “embrace failure” and
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