The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Functional Materials Group
"In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise staff from FMG were submitted to the Materials and Metallurgy panel and received a rating of 3.05, placing them second equal among UK universities".
The research in the functional materials group (FMG) is concerned with synthesis and characterisation of functional materials, as exemplified by materials with useful optical, catalytic, or electronic properties, and with an emerging theme in biomaterials. The benefit of computer modelling and theory to augment experimental work is also exploited.
The FMG group is part of the SEPNET Atomic and Condensed Matter theme.
The research in the functional materials group (FMG) is further described under three main themes:
Amorphous and Nanostructured Solids – the synthesis, characterisation, and modelling of crystals, nanocrystals, sol-gels and glasses.
Soft Functional Materials – the synthesis, characterisation and application of organic and macromolecular materials.
Theory and Modelling of Materials - first principles modelling of rare earth materials, carbon nanotubes, and oxides, classical modelling of ionic solids, modeling of disordered structure and strong-correlations theory.
Alternatively you can browse by the research topics covered by the members of the department.