Exhibitor Interview: University of Warwick

What advanced materials do you specialise in?
We offer access to state-of-the-art equipment and world-leading expertise to support industry clients with research and development challenges. We provide a wide-range of cutting-edge techniques for materials characterisation and analysis, including specialist facilities for X-Ray Diffraction, Photoemission Spectroscopy, Electron Microscopy, Polymer Characterisation and more.
We can help clients understand and solve problems with the performance of their materials, providing information on their effectiveness and revealing any defects. We equip manufacturers with the knowledge they need to develop and improve their products and technologies and drive innovation.

Please explain the benefits of your speciality.
Analytical testing plays a key role in materials engineering. For example, surface analysis techniques can reveal important information about a wide range of characteristics associated with the performance of materials, from adhesion, corrosion, friction and porosity to electrical, thermal, mechanical and optical properties. Our X-ray Diffraction Facility can provide non-destructive analysis of crystalline materials like powders, semiconductors and metals, revealing information such as crystal structure, stress, strain and composition.
Our facilities are easy for external users to access via Warwick Scientific Services, the first point of contact for all enquiries. We will connect you to an expert to discuss your requirements in more detail and help find a solution to your challenge. We offer a confidential and cost-effective service and provide rapid results. As a client you will have access to our online portal for quick turnaround of contracting.

Are there any exciting developments that is happening within the industry or your company that you can share with us?
We have recently been awarded EPSRC funding to house the first Electron Diffractometer in the UK, as part of the National Electron Diffraction Facility in conjunction with the University of Southampton. Electron Diffraction is bringing a step change to crystallographic structure determination through the ability to study crystals a whole magnitude smaller than current X-ray instrumentation (nanocrystals in the range of <1µm). The instrument is managed by a dedicated Research Technical Professional to bring high throughput capability to both industry and academia. It opens up new opportunities for structure determination in fields such as zeolites, pharmaceuticals, supramolecular chemistry, Metal-Organic Frameworks, condensed matter physics and many others.

What will you be showcasing at your stand at The Advanced Materials Show?
We will be at The Advanced Materials Show to showcase the breadth of equipment and analytical testing capabilities that we can offer. Our experts will be on hand to tell you more about our facilities and discuss how we can help with your materials engineering or manufacturing challenges.

What are you most looking forward to at The Advanced Materials Show?
We are looking forward to meeting visitors to the show and making new connections. By linking industry with our expert analysts and state-of-the-art infrastructure we can boost innovation, drive advantage and provide solutions to real-world problems.