To achieve our climate and environmental goals, we need to reduce our environmental and climate footprints from the materials we use in our daily lives and in industry.
One of the aims of the CoE is to develop next-generation eco-friendly materials. We believe that these materials will also facilitate better technology for energy systems of the future and to combat greenhouse emissions. Today’s materials and the way they are extracted and processed have contributed to the vast array of environmental problems we currently face; to a great extent, this is because the materials and associated methods are not sustainable.
Functional materials as the key component in developing green energy technologies of the future, enabling us to achieve circular solutions to the challenges we face in the 21st century. We need to understand, create and control complex materials systems right down to the atomic level so we can develop sustainable, innovative technologies.
The CoE focuses on research areas: conversion, storage and distribution of clean energy; circular materials replacing rare, energy-demanding, and hazardous materials; mitigation, cleaning and protection of the atmosphere, soil, and water and discovery of materials for novel sustainable technologies.