EPSRC National Facility and Service for Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) Spectroscopy
The EPSRC National Facility and Service for EPR Spectroscopy is now located in the Photon Science Institute. This prestigious contract has been won by the School of Chemistry, together with partners at the Universities of Oxford and St Andrew's. For details about accessing the Facility, go to the Facility website.
Breadth of research
Our research strategy complements the diverse research activity of our members, whilst exploring key emerging areas in photon science. See our research brochure to find out more.
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PSI member Cinzia Casiraghi has been working along with fellow researchers from the University of Manchester and the National University of Singapore to show how have shown how building multi-layered heterostructures in a three-dimensional stack can produce an exciting physical phenomenon exploring new electronic devices.
The breakthrough, published in Science, could lead to electric energy that runs entire buildings generated by sunlight absorbed by its exposed walls; the energy can be used at will to change the transparency and reflectivity of fixtures and windows depending on environmental conditions, such as temperature and brightness.
We are delighted that two strong supporters of the PSI have been elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society. Prof Bob Young FRS is a world-leader in studies of polymers and composites, particularly in the use of Raman spectroscopy to study deformation mechanics at the molecular level. Bob was also the acting Director of the PSI when the institute was first founded. Prof Paul O'Brien FRS is a world-leader in inorganic materials chemistry, particularly in the synthesis of quantum dots and precursors for CVD applications. His recent work involves a strong interaction with the PSI, particularly with Dave Binks and Wendy Flavell to study the photophysics of semi-conductor quantum dots.
Many congratulations to POB and Bob! Two outstanding new Fellows of the world's oldest scientific academy.
The Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB) and Photon Science Institute (PSI) have secured a Marie Curie training network grant worth €3.4 million to train the future generation of investigators. The four year grant entitled “MAGnetic Innovation in Catalysis”, known as the MAGIC Innovative Doctoral Programme, will see the MIB and PSI host 12 early stage researchers who will be appointed to three-year PhD training programmes. The University of Manchester will partner with six Universities (Tokyo, Freiburg, Lund, Joseph Fourier in France, Edinburgh and Copenhagen) and five companies (AZ, Bruker, TGK, Conformetrix, and SarOMICS). Each early stage researcher will be closely linked to the international and industrial partners who will be actively involved in their research projects.
The PSI has a new Research Fellow. Learn more here.
Two EPSRC Industrial Case (iCase) sponsorships from National Grid have been obtained by Med Benyezzar, Patricia, Scully, Krikor Ozanyan, and Krishna Persaud. Click on the title link to read more.
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