EPSRC Towards Engineering Grand Challenges
The Directed Assembly Network is sponsored by the EPSRC to determine how the field of Directed Assembly can develop strategically over the next 50 years. The science itself is boundary-crossing, reaching beyond traditional discipline-based limits, both in the fundamentals it draws upon and in its wide-ranging impact.
Developing a deeper understanding of assembly processes is vital for creation of new materials of great importance, from pharmaceuticals and food-products to catalysts and super-conductors. We are working closely with industrial end-users of our research to ensure our game-changing science is put to use in meeting the challenges UK industry faces.
Our interests also include biological and bio-mimetic systems and have synergies with the work of the Synthetic Components Network, applications in the development of medical devices and great impact in the field of human health, hence we also look to take part in collaborative activities with scientists sponsored by BBSRC and MRC.