Manufacturing Green Nanoparticles for Efficient Cell Manufacture

Lead Research Organisation: University of Oxford
Department Name: Materials

Abstract

Material-cell interface, which strongly depends on surface and materials properties, can augment cell growth and is extremely useful in enabling exquisite control of cellular manufacturing. We will address challenges related to the total efficiency of the cell production process starting with nature-inspired manufacture of bespoke green nanomaterials (GN), characterizing these nanoparticles, and evaluating how these materials affect the subsequent cell manufacture. As part of this call, we seek limited proof-of-concept funding 2 years.

In order to manufacture green nanomaterials for efficient cell manufacture, there are following challenges:
- Can we scale up green nanomaterial manufacture so as to be competitive?
- How can we control flow to control manufacturing?
- Can we showcase the application of green silicas for cell manufacture?
- What nanoscale properties make green silicas superior?
We will address these challenges from a unique perspective by collaborating across non-traditional disciplines involving nanomaterials chemistry, fluid dynamics, cell manufacturing and nanotechnology, and combining expertise from two EPSRC Centres for Innovative Manufacturing and two EPSRC Manufacturing Fellows.

We have shown that GN, which provide an environmentally friendly approach, are scalable and have promising biomedical applications, while establishing the importance of mixing in nanomaterials scale-up operations. We have also identified strategies to efficient and automated cell manufacturing and developed nano-probes to extensively investigate surfaces and interfaces at the nanoscale. In this project, we aim to build on this success and go significantly beyond to address a number of key challenges to deliver large scale manufacturing of green nanomaterials suitable for cellular manufacture.

Publications

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B.F. Porter, (2016) Additive Nanomanufacturing

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Benjamin Francis Porter (2017) Janus Interface Nanoparticle Assembly in Nature Nanotechnology

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Benjamin Francis Porter (2017) Nanoparticle assembly enabled by EHD-printed monolayers in Nature Microsystems and Nanoengineering

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Benjamin Francis Porter (2017) Nanoparticle assembly enabled by EHD-printed monolayers in Nature Microsystems and Nanoengineering

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Benjamin Francis Porter (2017) Hydrophobic-hydrophilic interactions drive rapid nanoparticle assembly in ArXiv E-Prints 

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Benjamin Porter (2016) Additive Nanomanufacturing

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Gerardo Rodriguez Hernandez (2017) Mixed-mode electro-optical operation of Ge2Sb2Te5 nanoscale crossbar devices in Advanced Electronic Materials

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Gerardo Rodriguez Hernandez (2017) Mixed-mode electro-optical operation of Ge2Sb2Te5 nanoscale crossbar devices in Advanced Electronic Materials

 
Description We have developed methods to measure charge differences in nanoparticles using KFM. However, we have found that our results are not easily reconciled with other methods of measuring charge in dispersed bulk liquid emulsions. We have since extended to technique to measure surfaces on 2D monolayers, and have some really unique results with them published in papers collaboratively with groups that create 2D materials. Thus although a departure from the original research, this is a significant advancement of state-of-the-art towards developing KPM techniques to measure charges on nano dots eventually.
Exploitation Route Too early to say
Sectors Chemicals,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Electronics,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology

URL http://nanoeng.materials.ox.ac.uk/Advanced_Nanoscale_Engineering_at_Oxford/Home.html
 
Description Utilise the developed methods to measure charge differences in nanoparticles.
First Year Of Impact 2016
Sector Chemicals,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Electronics,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology
Impact Types Economic

 
Description ICT31: Fun-Comp
Amount £3,996,951 (GBP)
Funding ID 780848 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 03/2018 
End 02/2022
 
Description Invited Renewal - EPSRC Manufacturing Fellowship
Amount £1,116,378 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R001677/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 01/2022
 
Title High current conductive AFM 
Description Our set-up on an Asylum MFP 3D atomic force microscope allows us to induce up to 1 mA of current through a conductive AFM tip. This allows us to probe the nanoscale electrical properties of functional materials at current densities commonly used in real world devices, helping accelerate real-world usability of such materials in devices that have dimensions of devices, eliminating the need for lithographic patterning in order to screen novel materials. We have successfully used this to characterize phase change materials, and more recently are adapting this for 2D materials. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact A spin out company Bodle. Several papers and patents resulting from the development of this technique. 
 
Description Invited Manufacturing Fellowship Extension 
Organisation IBM
Department IBM Research Zurich
Country Switzerland 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution industrial collaboration
Collaborator Contribution industrial advice
Impact N/A
Start Year 2018
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation BASF
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation Bodle Technologies Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation Centre for Process Innovation (CPI)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation CreaPhys GmbH
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation Eckersley O'Callaghan
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation Fraunhofer Society
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation Heliatek GmbH
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation IBM
Department IBM Research Zurich
Country Switzerland 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation Kurt J Lesker Company
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation Msolv Ltd
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation Oxford Instruments
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation Oxford Instruments Asylum Research
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation Oxford Photovoltaics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation Oxford Photovoltaics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation Plasma App Ltd
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation Pragmatic Printing Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation SONY
Country Japan 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation Sharp Laboratories of Europe Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology
Country Switzerland 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation University of Münster
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Description WAFT Industrial Partners 
Organisation University of Pennsylvania
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The WAFT Research Team works in four research strands contributing to experimental research in metrology for process control and waste reduction, developing the flexible and functional components integration, focusing on modelling and reliability and scale-up via Roll-to-Roll process development.
Collaborator Contribution The WAFT IAB's purpose is to strengthen the WAFT research project by advising, assisting, supporting and advocating on the formulation of goals, objectives, priorities and plans for this exploratory programme and research. The WAFT IAB has no legislative, administrative or programmatic authority and is advisory only. Members are volunteers who share expert knowledge of the research or product development tasks and competency requirements for specific research outputs. The role of the Industry Advisory Board is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between the board members, the academic staff and the students in the WAFT Project. The WAFT IAB members bring a wide range of backgrounds and real-world experience to the table; these can be applied to situations faced by the team. The IAB members can also act as mentors to students in specific areas. In addition to their expertise and advice, IAB members can provide a wealth of other resources such as networking contacts, sponsorship, employment/volunteer experiences, access to facilities or equipment to name a few.
Impact Industrial Advisory Board Meeting with Science Meeting was held in October 2015 with 33 delegates. The WAFT Scientific Meeting was held in October 2016 with 55 delegates from the academic and industrial partners. The number of industrial partner companies increased from 8 to 17 over a year, and 15 industrial partner representatives attended the WAFT Industrial Advisory Board Meeting on 21 October 2016. The number of industrial partner increased to 20 in 2017. The WAFT Annual Meeting showcased 10 academic talks and 3 presentations from Industrial Partners: BASF, Oxford Instruments (Asylum Research), Fraunhofer FEPP and closed with a poster session.
Start Year 2015
 
Title H Bhaskaran 1509992.2 
Description Patent Application Status: File, Type: Priority. Application Date: 9 June 2015. 
IP Reference 1509992.2 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2015
Licensed No
Impact No impact yet.
 
Title H Bhaskaran 1512914.1 
Description Patent Application Status: File, Type: Priority. Application Date: 22 July 2015. 
IP Reference 1512914.1 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2015
Licensed No
Impact No impact yet.
 
Title H Bhaskaran 1516579.8 
Description Patent Application Status: File, Type: Priority. Application Date: 18 Sept 2015 
IP Reference 1516579.8 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2015
Licensed No
Impact No impact yet.
 
Title H Bhaskaran 1518371.8 
Description Patent Application Status: File, Type: Priority. Application Date: 16 Oct 2015. 
IP Reference 1518371.8 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2015
Licensed No
Impact No impact yet.
 
Company Name Bodle Technologies Limited 
Description Bodle develops and commercialises a new class of active smart glazing products and displays. 
Year Established 2015 
Impact Bodle's core technology is about the creation and manipulation of colour that is reflected off a surface by changing the refractive index of ultra-thin functional layers. The technology is completely revolutionary, as it can achieve all of the following: • Extremely high resolution, with pixel sizes of sub-100 nm already demonstrated (compared to several micrometers for the best current technology). • Capable of very deep colour hues matching and even exceeding the range of colours possible by the latest technologies in displays • Can be clearly viewed in bright lighting conditions • Eye fatigue minimal as displays similar to paper • Very low power similar to electrochromic displays • Extremely high speed switching capable of video rendition in reflective mode, and even holographic displays possible as switching speeds are much lower than microseconds.
Website http://www.bodletechnologies.com