We are a partner in the EPSRC-funded Programme on Dynamic Switchable Metastable Materials at the University of Bath. The M4 Metastable programme (Make-Measure-Model-Manipulate) targets the development of molecular materials, that can be switched into a metastable state by the application of an external stimulus, developing distinct physical properties by so doing. In this way we aim to manipulate these physical properties in a low-energy and fully reversible manner.
The properties we are targetting include colour, refractive index, conductivity and other electronic properties, porosity and many others.
The M4 project at Bath involves a team of seven academics and a total of around 20 researchers.
Group Leader Chick Wilson features in a University Impact Video
Anneke Klapwijk presneted some of our recent work at the CMAC Annual Open Day
Chick has recently presented our work in hydrogen bonding, crystal engineering, functional materials design, self-assembly and crystallisation at a Conference celebrating 50 years of the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC).
He has also recently delivered a Sicnce Cafe in Bath on "Mysterious cases osf Misbehaving Moleciles", and a public talk on "Disaster Prevention in the Molecular World" at the Pint of Science festival.
Dr Karen Robertson recently presented her development work on the KRAIC crystalliser at the BACG Annual meeting.
Anneke Klapwijk and L:auren Agew won their respective "best year presentation" prizes at the CMAC Summer School held in Crieff, Perthshire
Lucy Saunders gave a talk at the BCA Young Crystallographers' Meeting in York, on her functional molecular materials developments
We will be populating this new Group Web-site over the next few weeks. Check back to see what we are up to!