Advanced Materials

Through our research in materials chemistry and computer-aided materials design with industry partners, our work has applications in clean energy, sustainable living and consumer products. Our innovative work is helping governments and businesses across the world work towards reducing their carbon emissions.

The Power of 10X

Due to the rate at which we create, use and consume on a global basis, we need to innovate faster and in ways we never though possible to tackle the climate crisis. The University of Liverpool is at the heart of the race to counter climate change through the use of scientific insight, machine learning and lab automation. Andy Cooper and Anna Slater

THE connect podcast

Listen to Anna Slater and Andy Cooper discuss with Times Higher Education the ways in which they and other researchers at the University are able to collaborate closely with governments and businesses effectively and how they're able to progress at an unparalleled rate due to collaboration on campus. You can also read the related article. image of MIF building

Explore our Materials Innovation Factory

Our Materials Innovation Factory is the place to accelerate your research. Through the use of our industry leading facilities and expertise in materials chemistry, our researchers are able to lead in life-changing and world-saving research. image of equipment

Royal Society Professorship for Andy Cooper

Our own Professor Andy Cooper becomes one of three world-class scientists to receive a prestigious professorship to develop his cutting edge work with the mobile robotic chemist, a highly advanced machine that uses AI to work uninterrupted and interpret data for weeks at a time without supervision. Transforming sulfur into an alternative to plastics

Discover our advanced materials research

Discover more about our expertise in materials chemistry and computer-aided materials design, from saving thermal energy with a coat of paint to transforming sulfur into an alternative to plastics. Dr Anna Slater interview image

An Interview with Anna Slater

We asked Anna Slater about her ground breaking research, what it takes to become a researcher and how her team's work affects the world we live in. Chemical factory

Developing a green and low-cost acrylic manufacturing process

The energy-efficient Lucite Alpha process generates significant profit for its partners whilst reducing the environmental burden in the multi-billion pound acrylic manufacturing industry.