Technical focus areas

Advanced materials science covers a huge spectrum of activity. Currently the following areas form the focus of our research.


Coatings in the oil and gas industries are crucial in addressing a number of challenges.

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Separation research will give us better methods for designing membranes for specific energy industry applications.

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Structural materials and metallurgy

Structures need to withstand extreme environments, typically over many decades.

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Surface interactions

Surface interactions explores the potential of novel functional materials in a range of oil industry applications.

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Underpinning tools

Imaging techniques developed at ICAM allow us to more rapidly image processes.

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