Challenges to sustainable development. We tackle challenges to sustainable development goals, related to climate action, energy harvesting and storage, resilient infrastructure, and precision agriculture.
Collaborative research. We work with top research groups and industry partners across Swansea, UK, and worldwide, e.g., USA, Chile, Nigeria, Belgium, Italy, and Spain.
Societal considerations. Social inquiry, inclusion, and equity is essential to progress, and therefore to the sustainable development goals. We work for a social-driven innovation and socially-directed science and technology .
Design for reuse as well as performance. We bridge quantum chemistry and chemical engineering to develop nature-inspired biobased materials for a circular economy. We apply density functional theory (DFT), molecular dynamics (MD) simulations, coarse grain (CG) modeling and machine learning (ML) algorithms, to design for reuse as well as performance, integrating biomass waste, biomaterials and nanomaterials. Some examples of materials considered include lignin, nanocellulose, chitin, silk, biocrude oils, carbon quantum dots, and graphene.