About

Our Vision

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.

About KCMC

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.

Organisation

The Knowledge Centre for Materials Chemistry is a partnership between universities and STFC hosted by the Centre for Process Innovation. Bringing together leading-edge academic research facilities, knowledge and expertise in materials chemistry at the universities of Bolton, Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester, Southampton and the molecular modelling capabilities of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (SFTC) Hartree.

KCMC Management Team

KCMC Governing Board

Professor Ronan McGrath,  (University of Liverpool) and KCMC Governing Board Chair

Professor Martin Schröder (University of Manchester)

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)

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KCMC is hosted at the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI)

Would your business benefit from innovative changes to the way you do things, such as:

  • New manufacturing processes, or the improvement of existing ones, or
  • New products for existing markets and/or
  • New markets for existing products and/or
  • New products for new markets?

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