Lab profiles
Lab profiles
Lab profiles
Lab profiles
Lab profiles
Lab profiles
Lab profiles
Lab profiles
Lab profiles
Lab profiles
Lab profiles
Lab profiles
Lab profiles
Lab profiles
Lab profiles
Lab profiles
Lab profiles

To celebrate the achievements of leading labs in materials science, this new section of Materials Today features profiles of groups helping shape the future of materials science.

Profiles by region:


Camille Petit, Imperial College London

Junwang Tang, University College London

Fang Xie, Imperial College London

Rachel Oliver, University of Cambridge

Phillip Withers, University of Manchester

Alexander Bismarck, PaCE, Imperial College London, London.

Eleanor Schofield, The Mary Rose Trust, Portsmouth, UK.

Julian Allwood, University of Cambridge, UK.

Angus I. Kirkland, Electron Image Analysis Group, Oxford, UK.

John Kilner, Electroceramic Materials, Imperial College London.

Prof Kostas Kostarelos, University of Manchester, UK.

Ben Britton, Experimental Micromechanics Group

Kate Black, University of Liverpool

Paula E. Colavita, Trinity College Dublin


Igor Linkov, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center

Yugang Sun, Temple University

Prof Shelley D. Minteer, University of Utah

Zhifeng Ren, University of Houston

David L. McDowell, Georgia Institute of Technology

Gleb Yushin, Georgia Institute of Technology

Linda Gaines, Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois.

Professor Brian Maple, University of California, San Diego.

Samir Mitragotri, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), California.

Nancy Sottos, University of Illinois

Kristin Persson, LBNL/UC Berkeley

Ricardo H. R. Castro, University of California-Davis

Liwei Lin, University of California at Berkeley

Olivia A. Graeve, University of California, San Diego

Michelle L. Oyen, East Carolina University

Richard Kaner, UCLA

Zhong Lin Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta.

The W.M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation.

Yury Gogotsi, Drexel University


Yanlin Song, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Zhixiang Wei, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China

Yong Yang, City University of Hong Kong

Wallace C. H. Choy, The University of Hong Kong

Hui-Ming Cheng, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Xian-Zheng Zhang, Wuhan University

Chun-Sing Lee, City University of Hong Kong

Chengtie Wu, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, CAS

Ke Lu, Institute of Metal Research, CAS, Shenyang, China.

Stephen Z. D. Cheng, AISMST

Min Qiu, Zhejiang University


Julie Cairney, ACMM, University of Sydney

Thomas Nann, University of Newcastle, Australia

David Simpson, University of Melbourne

Yusuke Yamauchi, AIBN/University of Queensland

Aibing Yu, SIMPAS, Monash University


Marc Monthioux, CEMES, France.

Alberto Bianco, Institut de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, CNRS.


Abhay Pandit, Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), National University of Ireland.

Jonathan Coleman, Chemical Physics of Low-Dimensional Nanostructures, Dublin, Ireland.


Soo Young Kim, Korea University


Rudy Konings, Joint Research Centre EC


Energy Materials Group, Linköping University.


Section for Solar Energy, DTU

New Zealand:

Dr Natalie Plank, Victoria University of Wellington


Elvin Karana, Materials Experience Lab

South Africa:

Bert Klumperman, Stellenbosch University


Jackie Y. Ying, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), Singapore.

Czech Republic:

Martin Pumera, UTC Prague


Richard Hoogenboom, Ghent University

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