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The Department has a distinguished history of taking innovation through to realisation. For over half a century it has showed the world the way forward in the areas of corrosion, biomedical materials, physical metallurgy, GaN materials, composite materials and computer simulation of materials.

Current spin out companies based on research started in the Department include:

2015 - Paragraf Ltd - Humphreys

2015 - Cambridge Nano Sensors Ltd - Kumar

2012 - CAMSES Ltd - Kumar and Ducati

2010 - CamGan (now part of Plessey) - Humphreys

2008 - Green PB - Kumar

2007 - Inotec AMD - Fray

2006 - FerroEnergy  Mathur and Mischenko

2005 - Orthomimetics (now part of Tignenix) - Bonfield, Best and Cameron

2004 - Q-flo - Windle

2004 - Camfridge - Sandeman and Fray

2001 - Metalysis - Fray

1989 - CMD Ltd (now part of Accelerys) - Windle

 

Many technologies have been licensed including:

2016 - Low Drift Thermocouples - Rae and Scervini

2016 - Lead acid Battery recycling - Kumar

2011 - Filled CNTS – Morganite - Fray

2009 - Super Bainite Armour – MOD/Tata Steel, Bhadeshia

2007 - Ultra light Stainless steel sheet – Fibrecore,Clyne

2004 - ElicarbTM Carbon nanotubes – Thomas Swan Co., Windle

2003 - Hydrogen Sensor – EMC Ltd, Fray

2001 - Metal foam precursors – Cymat/QinetiQ,Clyne

1995 - Rail steel – British Steel, Bhadeshia