Wolfson Centre for Materials Processing
The Wolfson Centre for Materials Processing is a Specialist Research Institute that focuses on materials science. Established in 1987 by Professor Mike Bevis with the help of a generous grant from the Wolfson Foundation, the centre has grown to become a distinguished international centre of excellence for materials technology, attracting over £7.5 million in funding under the current Director, Professor Jack Silver, since his arrival in 2006.
Current areas of research include nanomaterials, nanophosphors and nanostructured carbon, biofuels, polymer extrusion and biodegradable food packaging.
The Wolfson Centre has a wide range of techniques available, including scanning electron microscopy, raman spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis, differential scanning calorimetry and nanoindentation.
Around 50 academic and support staff, together with postgraduate students, associates and fellows attached to our research programmes work in the centre.