A wide range of research projects have been supported by our centre over the years. Brief descriptions of projects can be found below. All Current Projects Previous Projects The power of soft connections: next-generation neural interfaces Sun and water, a perfect pair Squeezing electricity out of new materials Preventing human insulin sticking together From waste to hydrogen Compressing Hard Drives Nanotechnology right under our noses Porous nanomaterials: Fuel storage of the future Opening a Window to Sunlight The Nanotoxicity of Bone Shining new light on old rocks Stacking a market stall with fruit with hands 10,000 times the size! Building a nanoworld in a pale blue dot Flipping spins to boost the efficiency of LEDs Singlet Fission Luminescent Solar Concentrators Is your sample running a fever? Fruit breaking nature’s rules Frontier observations using superconductors Materials chemistry meets stretchable electronics Generating electrical currents from light in graphene Counting photons from atoms and stars Nano swiss rolls in batteries Seeing the forest for the trees Low power memory devices Solar cells through the Looking Glass of electrons Mechanical properties of DNA hydrogels Upgrading Biology: Building Better than Nature Shining Light on Neurodegeneration Better Batteries Warning, may contain nuts! Fishing for biomolecules A computer on a needle point Trapping liquids in a sponge Shaping nanoscale pores with DNA origami Wasted Energy into Electricity Recycling Carbon Dioxide Jelly solar cells Algae Need Vitamins Too Better night vision using the darkest material on Earth Cages for the Future – A caravan for molecules is on its way The next great detective story: using nanosensors for early cancer detection Optical Metamaterials made by Self-Assembly Invisibly Bright Emitters to Make Solar Cells Great Again Spare body parts for active (or not-so-active) people Controlling nature’s patterns Seeing is believing Warning signals for disease from a DNA lightbulb Cheaper Energy from the Sun The Fanciest Colander You’ll Never See Lipids: The Missing Key to the Parkinson’s Puzzle? Treating cancer using surfaces, light and gold Targeting the cure for Tuberculosis: Solid-state nanopore sensing Studying membrane transport electrical ‘colour’ Biasing a nanoparticle Seeing dancing molecules on a surface Shaking things up A perpetual supercomputer A new spin on electronics Pipeline from the Sun Kicking the Lithium habit Arrangements of metal atoms in nanoparticle catalysts Making batteries ring What if you could see magnetism? Investigating synthetic analogues of haem Tiny Barrels Unlock the Materials of Tomorrow Dementia drug screening in hollow-core fibres Solar Panels from Bacteria Nanorobots – not who you think they are Lighting up a greener future Finding Small Things with Tiny Holes Life from scratch Laser texturing for ‘self-cleaning’ Photoswitches with ultra-fast response times Nano-Mechanical Quantum Computers Watching what happens inside working batteries Understanding our brain’s language Shining a light on the fading mind Shake it up every once in a while… Watching molecules grow helps find origin of Alzheimer’s Structured Metal Atom Networks Mimicking living systems with DNA Smart surfaces for heating and cooling buildings using only sunlight Understanding the next generation of batteries The coolest infrared sensor in the Universe Quantum cryptography with blue-LED technology Return to Nature Shrunk Electronics Smaller and smaller: let’s get weird Rubbing materials to power small devices Zero dimensions – a quantum revolution is under way Fighting cancer with pink diamonds Tangled spaghetti-like molecules lead to new electronics The (Di)electric light orchestra Spider webs inspire smart, tough materials The future is bright for generating new light Trapping light to open up our universe Light at the end of the tunnel Green chemical synthesis using vitamins and light Shining light on green hydrogen Can bacteria save the world Bacteria: Enemy or Hero? Colour from Nothing Capturing light with an antenna based on DNA Between Light and Matter Catching sunbeams Construction on the nanoscale with DNA stars The studies of battery degradation under the microscope Radically different organic energy materials Nanomaterial engineering in ‘designer’ ionic solvents Tiny Cages that deliver medicines Flexible Electronics Navigating hyper-dimentional voltage space Functional Nanoelectronics and Quantum Materials Bionic leaf to power your car Microfluidic bioelectronic interfaces at the cellular level Solar Power on a Roll Materials building themselves in water Making better displays by merging two wonder materials A lab in the palm of your hand Lighter than Feathers but Stronger than Steel Nano-structuring of battery electrode Controlling the uncontrollable 3D printing going nano Batteries to power a sustainable future Quantum computers with industry-standard silicon technology Making superconductors more super Routes of Captured Light A touch screen for cells: establishing a new method to communicate with biology Karate on electrons to give a bigger zap from light Using light to make chemistry more environmentally friendly Capturing the Energy of Individual Electrons Making sense of a sea of atoms Materials for motion Superconcentration of light and other tricks Making quantum fly – with microwaves Solar Energy: Two for Blue Power for Space Missions Safety alert – beware of battery explosions Fuels from Air Miniaturisation of barcoding A new way for brain cancer treatment Brain navigation: connecting the eyes to the brain What can escape from a glass tube sealed with a sheet of atoms?