Diffusion-Ordered Spectroscopy

    Impact: Economic, Technological


    Pioneering research in the UoA has driven significant advances in diffusion-ordered nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (DOSY), resulting in pulse sequence and analysis software that has been commercialised under licence by Agilent, and distributed as open-source software across 68 countries. DOSY has given a manufacturer of NMR equipment a competitive advantage that has contributed to several $10m’s of instrument sales since 2009. These advances have changed practice and capacity in industry, through the introduction of new products and processes: one of the world’s largest chemical companies is using the technique in about 30 % of all formulation projects. DOSY is having significant economic impact: one food industry company reporting sales growth of £35m in the REF period as a direct result of the use of DOSY.
    Impact date2014
    Category of impactEconomic, Technological
    Impact levelAdoption