University of Leeds (LEEDS)

 United Kingdom

The University of Leeds brings substantial research leadership and management experience to MARINA, in the key areas of materials and risk management. It has over 32,000 students and 3,000 researchers and is a world leader in nanotechnology, particle and materials science and engineering research.

Several Leeds institutes will contribute to MARINA: The Institute of Particle Science and Engineering (iPSE) addresses the engineering science of particulate processes and products. Research focuses on the engineering science of advanced particulate systems applied to a range of sectors. Current activities are organised into: Particulate Measurement Systems; Particulate Systems Modelling and Manufacture of Advanced Particulates. iPSE also hosts the Engineering Research and Innovation Service (ERIS). The NanoCharacterisation group of the Institute for Materials Research (iMR) is based around the Leeds Electron Microscopy and Spectroscopy (LEMAS) centre (www.materials.leeds.ac.uk/lemas) which houses extensive SEM, TEM and FIB instrumentation and has specialist techniques for studying a range of biological matrixes. The Energy and Resources Research Institute (ERRi) has a strong international profile in the area of environmental impacts of the energy and manufacturing industries. It is also home to the interdisciplinary Centre for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) - research is focussed on modelling multi-phase reacting flows in complex geometries with many applications in the atmospheric science, energy and manufacturing areas. The Pathogen Control Engineering research institute (PaCE) in the School of Civil Engineering focuses on major research areas of: CFD for airborne transmission of disease; water treatment process and energy from waste. The PaCE and ERRi teams will study airborne dispersion of nanoparticles in MARINA. The Institute of Engineering Thermofluids, Surfaces and Interfaces (iETSI) within the School of Mechanical Engineering, has internationally-leading groups in the areas of combustion, thin films, tribology and corrosion. In MARINA the group will study explosive properties of nanoparticles. The Centre for Molecular Nanoscience (CMNS) is a multidisciplinary research centre of international status located in the Department of Chemistry which has active research programmes in supported bilayer membranes, self assembling peptides and discotic liquid crystals. For MARINA, the CMNS team will use the supported bilayer membrane systems in order to diagnose processes of toxicity following the interaction of the model biomembranes with nanoparticles and develop consequent structure-activity relationships.

Contact:
Terry Wilkins
Houldsworth Building
Clarendon Road
LS2 9JT Leeds
United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 113 343 2570 web: nmi.leeds.ac.uk

Terry Wilkins
Terry Wilkins (ERIS)
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Alison Tomlin (ERRi)
Alison Tomlin (ERRi)

Andrew Nelson (CMNS)
Andrew Nelson (CMNS)

Andrew Sleigh (PaCE)
Andrew Sleigh (PaCE)

Gary Sharpe (iETSI)
Gary Sharpe (iETSI)

Malcom Lawes (iETSI)
Malcom Lawes (iETSI)

Rik Brydson (iMR)
Rik Brydson (iMR)

Simon Wilkins (ERIS)
Simon Wilkins (ERIS)

Xue Wang (iPSE)
Xue Wang (iPSE)

Yulong Ding (iPSE)
Yulong Ding (iPSE)