One of this year's i-Teams projects (from Michaelmas 2014) has been awarded a winner's prize in the annual CUE £1k competition. The "MOfs i-Teams" project team consisting of the inventors, Dr. David Fairen-Jimenez and T. Tian, along with three of the original i-Teams students, Andrew Marsden, Thomas … [Read more...] about Congratulations to our £1k winners!
Two i-Teams ideas and a past i-Teams inventor are among the winners of this year's Cambridge University Entrepreneurs £100 Challenge, successfully describing their ideas in only 100 words. The Michaelmas Term MOFs team has managed to win two separate prizes for two separate market applications of … [Read more...] about i-Teams winners at the CUE £100 for 100 words competition!
Contact: Dr. Peter Fretwell & Dr. Beatrix Schlarb-Ridley, British Antarctic Survey Mentor: Bob Pettigrew Press coverage: National Geographic Satellite imaging is in a time of rapid change, with a satellite capable of recording details down to 50cm coming online only four years ago, and … [Read more...] about Using satellite imagery to count whales and other animals
Contact: Dr. David Fairen-Jimenez, Dept. of Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology Mentor: Michael Katz There is a wide body of research looking at the synthesis and properties of metal-organic framework materials (MOFs) such as ZIF-8, which are generally easy to synthesize, very stable, and … [Read more...] about From sensors to gas purification – investigating the best markets for porous metal-organic framework materials
Contact: Prof. Jeremy Baumberg, NanoPhotonics Centre, Dept. of Physics Mentor: Dr. Julian White Nanostructured materials can give a brilliantly coloured appearance without any need for dyes or pigments. These 'structural colour' materials are inspired by the iridescence of butterfly wings and … [Read more...] about Market opportunities for colour-changing coatings