Research could make batteries safer

A team from UCL has discovered what happens when lithium-ion batteries overheat and explode. Understanding how Li-ion batteries fail and potentially cause a dangerous chain reaction of events is important to improve their design to...

‘Chemical harpoons’ could tackle antiobiotic problem’

The global threat of widespread bacterial resistance to antibiotics is one of the greatest challenges facing science and medicine. Now, the discovery of bacterial “chemical harpoons” could pave the way for a new approach to...

Industry is on the up

Britain’s £50 billion chemical and pharmaceutical industry continues to show solid growth in 2015. In the latest survey of its members by the Chemical Industries Association, most companies predict they will increase sales in the...

Confidence high with research leading the way

Most companies in Britain’s £50 billion chemical and pharmaceutical industry say that they are committed to increased investment in research in the next twelve months. A survey by the Chemical Industries Association shows a confident...

Team will seek answers

SulNOx Fuel Fusions plc has signed a two year research contract to support a Post Doctoral Researcher within the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (CEB) at Cambridge University. The work will look at fuel...