The Low-Dimensional Chemistry consortium brings together leaders in the fields of nanoscience, nanofabrication, bionanotechnology, photosynthesis, polymer chemistry, surface chemistry and analysis, biophysics, scanning probe microscopy and polymer physics.
The University of Sheffield
The project is led from the University of Sheffield, and involves members of the Departments of Chemistry (bringing expertise in nanofabrication, nanometre scale analysis, polymer chemistry, surface chemistry and analysis), Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (photosynthesis, biophysics, scanning probe microscopy) and Physics and Astronomy (scanning probe microscopy, polymer physics, nanomechanics).
The project is allied to Project Sunshine, a University-wide initiative that aims to harness the power of the sun to tackle the biggest challenge facing the world today: meeting the increasing food and energy needs of the world’s population in the context of an uncertain climate and global environment change.
Project management for the project is provided by the Polymer Centre, the largest grouping of polymer scientists in a single institution in the UK, and the University's Science Gateway, which unitesacademic experts from our Faculty of Science with colleagues from the public and private sectors to help develop new products, processes and services.
The University of Leeds
The Molecular and Nanoscale Physics Group in the School of Physics and Astronomy has a wealth of expertise in membrane biophysics and related areas including lipid membranes and microtubules; self-assembly at surfaces; and nanowires and nanoparticles.