University of Glasgow

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The University of Glasgow was founded in 1451 and has since had many notable scholars including Kelvin, Watt, Rankine, Stirling, Black and Kerr. The James Watt Nanofabrication Centre is a pseudo-industrial cleanroom run by 19 technicians undertaking nanofabrication research and small scale production. The centre has sub-5 nm electron beam lithography capability and holds many world records for fabricating small and high-performance devices. Over 250 companies in 28 countries have used the centre in the last 5 years for the delivery of micro/nanofabrication processes to device demonstrators. Further details at:
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16 Oct 2020

Self-Driving Laboratories: A Reality Waiting to Happen

Imagine a situation where, given a request, a lab automatically chooses what experiments to do, robotically carries this out, tracks the reaction with integrated sensors, acquires and analyzes the results, and then decides what experiment to do next. This seems like science-fiction, but certain truths may be closer than you think.
8 Oct 2020

AI and autonomy for chemistry and materials science (Part 2)

IDTechEx attended 2 leading conferences on the impact of AI and autonomy for chemistry and materials science, from both R&D to production.
8 Oct 2020

AI and autonomy for chemistry and materials science (Part 1)

IDTechEx attended 2 leading conferences on the impact of AI and autonomy for chemistry and materials science, from both R&D to production.
11 Aug 2020

Supercapacitor Markets, Technology Roadmap, Opportunities 2021-2041

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop
27 May 2020

Materials Informatics 2020-2030

IDTechEx Report: Dr Richard Collins
19 May 2020


DeepMatter Group offer software and hardware solutions to enhance the digitization of chemistry. IDTechEx spoke with Dr Mark Warne (CEO).
10 May 2019

Vagus nerve stimulation trial, phenomenal stroke treatment results

The trial focuses on a technique called vagus nerve stimulation, which involves the implantation of a device — similar to a pacemaker — placed under the skin in the chest cavity, with the combination of rehabilitation therapy sessions over the course of six weeks.
25 Feb 2019

Solar powered super capacitors for flexible wearables

A breakthrough in energy storage technology could bring a new generation of flexible electronic devices to life, including solar-powered prosthetics for amputees.
19 Sep 2018

Improvement in liquid batteries, electric car refuelling in minutes

One of the biggest drawbacks of electric vehicles - that they require hours and hours to charge - could be obliterated by a new type of liquid battery that is roughly ten times more energy-dense than existing models.
21 Aug 2018

Printed electronics breakthrough

A new form of electronics manufacturing which embeds silicon nanowires into flexible surfaces could lead to radical new forms of bendable electronics, scientists say.
15 Aug 2018

Liquid battery could lead to flexible energy storage

A new type of energy storage system could revolutionise energy storage and drop the charging time of electric cars from hours to seconds.
19 Jul 2018

Solar supercapacitor for wearables

A new form of solar-powered supercapacitor could help make future wearable technologies lighter and more energy-efficient, scientists say.‌
5 Jul 2018

Synthetic 'brainy skin' with sense of touch gets £1.5m funding

A robotic hand covered in 'brainy skin' that mimics the human sense of touch is being developed by scientists. University of Glasgow's Professor Ravinder Dahiya has plans to develop ultra-flexible, synthetic Brainy Skin that 'thinks for itself'. The super-flexible, hypersensitive skin may one day be used to make more responsive prosthetics for amputees, or to build robots with a sense of touch.
27 Jun 2018

Tracking cancer-cell development with "drinkable" electronic sensors

Thanks to an unorthodox approach being proposed by researchers, patients may soon be able to track their illness simply by drinking a solution containing millions of tiny electronic sensors disguised as bacteria.
2 Apr 2018

Robots in rural settings

In a new human-robot interaction study, a team took a water hauling robot to a village in Rural India. Water transport is a real problem in India, as over half of the population doesn't have tap water at home.
16 Mar 2018

Silicon breakthrough for high-performance bendable electronics

A new method of creating bendable silicon chips could help pave the way for a new generation of high-performance flexible electronic devices.
26 Feb 2018

Wearable sensor for chronic conditions

A new type of flexible, wearable sensor could help people with chronic conditions like diabetes avoid the discomfort of regular pin-prick blood tests by monitoring the chemical composition of their sweat instead.
22 Feb 2018

Worlds largest national drone delivery network saves lives

Tanzania announced that it is launching the world's largest drone delivery service to provide emergency on-demand access to critical and life-saving medicines.
27 Mar 2017

Solar-powered skin opens new possibilities for prosthetics

A new way of harnessing the sun's rays to power 'synthetic skin' could help to create advanced prosthetic limbs capable of returning the sense of touch to amputees.
23 Dec 2016

3D-printed synthetic bone to be developed for landmine blast survivors

Synthetically grown 'off the shelf' bone should soon be a reality for landmine blast survivors thanks to a new £2.8 million regenerative medicine project.