Our Facilities

Flexible space

The 11,600m2 Materials Innovation Factory is a unique and flexible space.

Long term Research Hotel residencies are available for up to seven people, offering the ability to co-locate your research teams on site with our specialists.

Unparalleled technology

The MIF Open Access Area houses one of the highest-concentration of materials science automation robotics in the world.

Our expertise in automated materials discovery has enabled us to develop a bespoke robotic platform – the Formulation Engine.

Capable of handling multiple workflows simultaneously, the modular Formulation Engine allows a range of automated techniques to be flexibly incorporated into a research work stream.

Video: Dr Mike Egan describes the Formulation Engine concept

It can be booked by a range of potential users.

Crucially, the Open Access Area is underpinned by a dedicated technical support team.

Our simple to use scientific data management system (ParaDIME) securely stores the data in a searchable environment; a key requirement for 21st century materials chemistry discovery.

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