15 Mar 2022
Project to Digitise Reusable Packaging
The project code-named TRACE (Technology-enabled Reusable Assets for a Circular Economy) will use PragmatIC's ultra-low-cost NFC technology to give reusable containers unique digital identities so that the packages can be efficiently and effectively returned and reused.
2 Mar 2022
Storing Summer Heat to use in Winter
New technology that could store heat for days or even months, helping the shift towards net zero, is the focus of a new project involving the Active Building Centre Research Programme. Thermal energy storage means excess energy generated at times when renewables are in abundance can be stored and released to make up future shortfalls.
16 Nov 2021
University of Sheffield, ITM Power Announce Green Hydrogen Gigafactory
The University of Sheffield and ITM Power have launched a pioneering collaboration to advance the hydrogen sector, including an agreement for a new ITM Gigafactory and a joint plan to launch a National Hydrogen Research, Innovation and Skills Centre.
18 Jan 2021
Machine Learning Making Light Work of AM Aerospace Alloys
Machine learning technology will be used to make the additive manufacturing process of metallic alloys for aerospace cheaper and faster, encouraging production of lightweight, energy-efficient aircraft to support net zero targets for aviation.
28 Dec 2020
Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Solar Cells on Threshold of 30% Efficiency
An HZB team has published a report in the journal Science on the development of its current world record of 29.15% efficiency for a tandem solar cell made of perovskite and silicon. The tandem cell provided stable performance for 300 hours - even without encapsulation. To accomplish this, the group headed by Prof. Steve Albrecht investigated physical processes at the interfaces to improve the transport of the charge carriers.
28 Nov 2020
EpiPix is a spin-out from University of Sheffield in the UK on January 31, 2020. The company develops and commercialize micro-LED technology for AR/VR devices, 3D sensing and LiFi.
17 Aug 2020
AI Could Speed up and Improve Alzheimer's Diagnosis
Artificial intelligence could help to diagnose Alzheimer's faster and improve patient prognosis, a new study has revealed.
22 Jul 2020
Photo-Rechargable Zinc-Ion Devices Merge Solar Cell and Battery Tech
Scientists have made a battery that can be directly charged in sunlight without needing an external solar panel. Clever design of the battery electrodes facilitates photo-rechargeable zinc-ion batteries that could find applications as cheap devices for off-grid solar farms.
18 Feb 2020
3D Printed Parts That Kill Bacteria
Researchers have, for the first time, manufactured 3D printed parts that show resistance to common bacteria. This could stop the spread of infections such as MRSA in hospitals and care homes, saving the lives of vulnerable patients.
4 Jun 2019
II-VI Incorporated manufacture photonic products.
6 May 2019
Groovy new solar technology aims to be the future of renewable energy
An innovative new solar-cell design which has the capability to drive down costs of solar cell manufacture, has been created by scientists at the University of Sheffield and energy technology company Power Roll.
12 Feb 2019
New hub launched to increase electrification in UK manufacturing
A new Hub, led by the University of Sheffield, is combining expertise in electrical machines and manufacturing for the first time, aiming to put the UK at the forefront of an electrification revolution.
25 Jan 2019
Novel approach to 3D printing engineering components
A team of researchers has been taking a novel approach to the development of engineering components produced using additive manufacturing.