Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy

Innovation @ DMSM

Innovation...more than having good ideas

The Department has a distinguished history of taking innovation through to realisation. For over half a century it has showed the world the way forward in the areas of corrosion, biomedical materials, physical metallurgy, GaN materials, composite materials and computer simulation of materials. Current spin out companies based on research started in thit Department include:

 

1989 – CMD Ltd (now part of Accelerys)   Windle

2001 – Metalysis   Fray

2004 – Camfridge   Sandeman and Fray

2004 – Q-flo   Windle

2005 – Orthomimetics (now part of Tignenix) Bonfield, Best and Cameron

2006 – FerroEnergy   Mathur and Mischenko

2007 – Inotec AMD   Fray

2008 – Green PB   Kumar

2010 – CamGan (now part of Plessey)   Humphreys

 

 

Many technologies have been licensed including:

1995 – Rail steel – British Steel Bhadeshia

2001 – Metal foam precursors – Cymat/QinetiQ Clyne

2003 – Hydrogen Sensor – EMC Ltd Fray

2004 – ElicarbTM Carbon nanotubes – Thomas Swan Co. Windle

2007 – Ultra light Stainless steel sheet – Fibrecore Clyne

2009 – Super Bainite Armour – MOD/Tata Steel Bhadeshia

2011 – Filled CNTS – Morganite Fray