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Fighting disease with surface science

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 […]

Good vibrations for TRH

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 […]

New cleanroom for CS technologies

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 […]

A post-pandemic Home of Innovation

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 […]

A New Innovation Agenda for Wales

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 […]

Stacks of innovation 

Stacks of innovation 

Posted on 8 March 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

Another milestone has been reached on Cardiff Innovation Campus with the installation of the final aluminium flue stacks on the roof of the Central Utility Building (CUB).  Part of the Translational Research […]

Investing in post-pandemic recovery

Investing in post-pandemic recovery

Posted on 19 February 2021 by Heath Jeffries

Cardiff’s Innovation Campus will be a magnet for post-pandemic recovery. Social science researchers, entrepreneurs, business leaders, professional advisers, academics and students will eventually create, test and incubate new initiatives and […]

Illuminating breakthroughs    

Illuminating breakthroughs   

Posted on 11 February 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

The trials of 2020 spurred scientists worldwide to overcome challenges. Despite restricted operating restrictions, experts at Cardiff University’s Institute for Compound Semiconductors (ICS) ended the year by successfully demonstrating their ability to process multiple 6” compound semiconductor wafers on specification, and on time, to a customer. Here, ICS Director, Professor Peter Smowton, outlines the achievement.  “It’s a year that will […]

Catalysing Innovation

Catalysing Innovation

Posted on 25 January 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

Switching online for its eighth annual conference, Cardiff Catalysis Institute’s showpiece symposium continued to attract top speakers from academia and industry. Institute Director, Professor Duncan Wass, outlines the success of the recent event.  “It’s long been the highlight of the […]

Rising to the challenge of 2020

Posted on 16 December 2020 by Peter Rawlinson

https://youtu.be/3OZ_gb2qC3E Despite the stark trials of 2020, innovation at Cardiff maintained continuity. Partnerships thrived, talented people secured funding and future innovation places headed skywards towards completion.   HEFCW’s Research Wales Innovation Fund provided welcome additional resources to support our spin-out pipeline and enterprise ecosystem, aligned to a refreshed strategy, The […]