Institute for Materials Research and Innovation (IMRI)

Welcome to the Institute for Materials Research and Innovation

Welcome to the Institute for Materials Research and Innovation

IMRI is a multi-disciplinary centre designed to cultivate research and innovation activities in collaboration with industry and other academic institutions.

The Institute leads the UK and is internationally known for its strong applied materials science and engineering applications through the development of novel smart and multifunctional composite materials (fibres, fabrics, films, foams and particles) at nano/micro levels, as well as associated processing technologies that strive to contribute to futuristic solutions and new horizons within the global marketplace.

Biomedical Smart Mat Clean room 4

Fire Materials Fire Lab 9

Fire Materials

Research areas:

  • Development of fire retardant strategies

  • Development of novel fire safe materials, including fibre-reinforced composites, and processing technologies

  • Development of new test methods for heat/fire induced mechanical property evaluation of composites

  • Predictive modelling of thermal decomposition / burning behaviour of polymers/composites

  • Mechanical property retention on exposure to heat/fire

Contact Information

Prof. Baljinder Kandola
Tel: +44 1204 903517
E-mail: B.Kandola@bolton.ac.uk

 

 

Biomedical and Smart Materials 

Research areas:

  • Biosensors based on FBAR & SAW platforms

  • SAW based microfluidics & Lab-on-chip devices

  • Advanced triboelectric nanogenerator for renewable energy and self-powered wireless sensing

  • Passive & active wireless sensors and microsystems

  • Flexible, transparent & biodegradable electronics

  • BioMEMS, healthcare & medical devices

Contact Information

Prof. Jack Luo
Tel: +44 1204 903523
E-mail: J.Luo@bolton.ac.uk

 

 

Biomedical Smart Mat Clean room 4
Engg Mater3

Engineering Materials and Simulations

Research areas: 

  • Reduced thermal distortion in components

  • Embedded tandem micro-sensing and actuating systems

  • Predictive modelling of sealing systems and adaptive structures

  • Dental healthcare and medical composites

  • Personal protective wearable systems

  • Impact and crash absorption structures

  • Embedded smart antiballistic systems

Contact Information

Prof. Peter Myler
Tel: +44 1204 903661
E-mail: P.Myler@bolton.ac.uk

 

 

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