Centre for new materials opens in Liverpool

The University of Liverpool has unveiled a £9.6m centre to create new materials to be used in medicine, consumer products and energy storage.

The centre, part of the Department of Chemistry, is funded by investment from the university, the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) and Merseyside European Objective One funding.

Dr George Baxter, NWDA director of science and innovation, said: "This high-tech manufacturing facility combined with the academic expertise of the University of Liverpool will help England's North West to pioneer the development and discovery of new materials.

"Working with businesses on the practical application of different materials will help bring new products to the market more quickly, enabling companies in the region to grow and prosper."

Professor Andy Cooper, director of the centre, said: "This is groundbreaking science and will enhance Merseyside's reputation as a centre of scientific research.

"It will create fantastic opportunities for local businesses, as well as career opportunities for graduates."

Image: The University of Liverpool

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