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Materials Chemistry Group

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The Materials Chemistry Group runs a variety of events during the year covering a wide range of topics and interests related to all areas of materials chemistry.


Purpose

The aims and objectives of the Materials Chemistry Technical Interest Group are to:

  • Promote materials chemistry, physics and engineering to the wider world
  • Create an interface between academia and industry
  • Identify new emerging technologies
  • Create new uses for established materials
  • Establish networks between materials technologies and ensure the transfer of information from academia to industry and other institutions
  • Encourage people to choose materials chemistry as a career

Areas of Interest:

  • Biomaterials
  • Catalytic materials
  • Ceramics
  • Composites
  • Construction materials
  • Display materials
  • Electrical and electronic materials
  • Electrooptic and photonic materials
  • Functional organic materials
  • Hybrid materials
  • Materials for water and waste treatment
  • Nanomaterials
  • Polymers
  • Porous solids
  • Renewable materials (materials derived from a living tree, plant, animal or ecosystem which have the ability to regenerate themselves)
  • Sustainable materials (materials which are highly abundant (iron, hydrogen, silicon, titanium, aluminium, etc.), non-toxic, and which can be safely sequestered back in the crust)

Specialisations

  • Adhesion
  • Adsorption/separation
  • Catalysis
  • Corrosion
  • Electrochemistry
  • Materials degradation and reliability
  • Modelling
  • Physicochemical aspects of materials fabrication and processing
  • Properties and applications of materials
  • Solid state chemistry
  • Surface engineering/modification
  • Surface and interface science
  • Synthesis and structural characterisation of materials
  • Thin films and coatings

Associations

The Materials Chemistry Group has close links with the Institute of Physics and the Polymer Physics Group.

Volunteering

If you are looking for a way to become more involved with SCI, you might want to consider becoming one of our active volunteers.

SCI volunteers work at the heart of SCI. As a volunteer, you will create and strengthen your skills, interact with people from different backgrounds, gather new and experiences and build your confidence and credibility. Contact membership@soci.org for more information.

Relevant SCI Journals

The following journal is relevant to members of the Materials Chemistry Group:

SCI Members are entitled to receive Chemistry and Industry (C&I) magazine direct to their door.C&I magazine includes articles on a host of interesting articles. More.

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