Multifunctional Materials & Composites (MMC) Lab


Research in the MMC Lab in the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford is focused on the nanoengineering of hybrid materials, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), bespoke thin films and composites, with emphasis on tuneable nanomaterials. We design, develop and engineer next-generation materials targeting a wide range of functional and structural applications, underpinning current and future challenges in energy, environmental sustainability and healthcare.

Our approach involves the application of cutting-edge experimental techniques, such as nanoindentation, atomic force microscopy and nanospectroscopy, in conjunction with theoretical modelling via finite-element and quantum mechanical calculations to gain insights into the physical and chemical properties of complex material systems. We perform cross-disciplinary research using the unique facilities at Diamond Light Source, Research Complex and the ISIS Neutron Source.