To drive product innovation in the chemistry-using industries by the application of materials chemistry, delivered through collaborative R&D from a world-class centre of excellence.
The Knowledge Centre for Materials Chemistry was officially launched in March 2009 by the Rt Hon John Denham, Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills.
With initial investment of £15 million from the Northwest Development Agency and academic partner organisations, our aim is to drive industrial growth for the UK chemistry-using industries through the coordination, development and exploitation of leading-edge materials chemistry research.
The KCMC operates as a discrete business unit within the Knowledge Transfer Network, with services delivered through a central team of knowledge-transfer experts and dedicated resources at our academic partner organisations embracing:
• >40 senior academics
• >250 scientists dedicated to materials chemistry research
• over £20 million investment in facilities
Management Team and Project Partners
The Knowledge Centre for Materials Chemistry is a centre of expertise hosted by Centre for Process Innovation and brings together leading-edge academic research facilities, knowledge and expertise in applied materials chemistry at the universities of Bolton, Liverpool, Manchester, Southampton and the molecular modelling capabilities of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (SFTC) at Daresbury.
KCMC Management Team
- Dr John Conti-Ramsden
- Dr Mike Holmes
- Dr Steve McBride
- Ron Swart
- Maureen Laughton
- Professor Matthew J Rosseinsky (University of Liverpool)
- Professor Mike Turner (University of Manchester)
- Professor Baljinder Kandola (University of Bolton)
- Professor Duncan Wass (University of Bristol)
- Professor Andrew Hector (University of Southampton)
- Dr Darren Bradshaw (University of Southampton)
- Adrian Toland (STFC)
KCMC Governing Board
Professor Ronan McGrath, (University of Liverpool) and KCMC Governing Board Chair
Alison Kennedy (STFC, Hartree)
John Grasmeder (Victrex plc)
Professor Gill Reed (University of Southampton)
Professor Patrick McGhee (University of Bolton)
Professor Nick Norman (University of Bristol)
Su Varma (NSG)
Graham Hiller (CPI)
Kirk Siderman-Wolter (CPI)