TEMPRI partner
Member, co-founder
Organisation type
University
Location
Cambridge, UK

University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge has around 18000 students and 6000 research and teaching staff. It is a major centre for research in science and engineering and is noted for its strength in stimulating and supporting new technology in collaboration with existing industry or in start-up ventures.

The Energy@Cambridge strategic research initiative brings together the activities of over 250 academics working in energy related research. With a funding portfolio of over £100 million, the interdisciplinary initiative exploits core competences in science, technology, economics and social sciences to tackle grand technical and intellectual challenges in energy. Applications of particular relevance to TEMPRI include superconductivity, in which Cambridge has a long history, fuel cells, supercapacitors and hydrogen technologies.

Inkjet printing has a long history in Cambridge, and is a strength of both the university and its region. Within the university, relevant research is conducted in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Institute for Manufacturing. Many leading inkjet manufacturers, ink developers and equipment integrators are also located in the region.

TEMPRI partner
Member, co-founder
Research topics
Fuel cells, superconductivity, supercapacitors, inkjet printing
Projects
EFECTS, EUROTAPES, JETCELL, LCEUA
Contact
Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, Pembroke Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QZ, UK
ASCG contacts

ASCG, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy

The Applied Superconductivity and Cryoscience Group, led by Prof. Bartek A. Glowacki, first explored inkjet printing as a means for the deposition of high temperature superconductors. While this remains an interest, the group's research activities have broadened to consider a wide range of energy applications including solid oxide fuel cells, supercapacitors and liquid hydrogen systems.

The application of inkjet technology to materials deposition is itself an interest, and ASCG has taken a leading role in developing equipment and implementing it internationally in academic and industrial environments.

ASCG is a co-founding member of TEMPRI. It is also currently a partner in EUROTAPES, an FP7 project developing high temperature superconducting tapes using methods including inkjet printing; JETCELL, a UK-India collaboration with NFTDC, Hyderabad on solid oxide fuel cells; and a former participant in EFECTS, an FP7 project applying inkjet printng and environmentally friendly synthesis methods to electroceramics.

Key personnel

Dr Simon C. Hopkins

  • Inkjet printing technology development
  • High temperature superconducting coatings and structures

Dr Vassilka Tsaneva

  • Supercapacitors

Dr Rumen I. Tomov

  • Solid oxide fuel cells by inkjet printing
  • Direct carbon fuel cells
Research topics
Fuel cells, supercapacitors, electrochemistrty
Projects
JETCELL, LCEUA
Contact
Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, Pembroke Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QZ, UK

Materials Chemistry Group, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy

The Materials Chemistry Group has interests in sensor and membrane technologies and energy applications including solid oxide fuel cells, supercapacitors and batteries. The group is applying inkjet printing methods in collaboration with ASCG, and coordinates Cambridge's involvement in JETCELL, a UK-India collaboration with NFTDC, Hyderabad on solid oxide fuel cells.

Key personnel

Dr R. Vasant Kumar

  • Fuel cells
  • Batteries
  • Electrochemical sensors

Prof. Derek J. Fray

  • Electrochemical processes
Research topics
Inkjet printing technology
Contact
Institute for Manufacturing, 17 Charles Babbage Road, Cambridge, CB3 0FS, UK

Inkjet Research Centre, Institute for Manufacturing

The Inkjet Research Centre (IRC) was established in March 2005, strongly supported by a group of UK companies, to carry out research into the generic science which underlies this important technology. The Centre is part of the Institute for Manufacturing in the Engineering Department of the University of Cambridge. The IRC houses experts in ink-jet technology, fluid mechanics, visualisation, analysis and computation to study jet and drop creation, drop flight and drop/surface interaction.

Key personnel

  • Prof. Ian Hutchings