Ian Kinloch


Personal profile

Research interests

My research takes nanomaterials from their production through to their processing into well-defined archtectures and finally to applications, with a focus on composites and the energy transistion.


I hold the Morgan Advanced Materials/Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair in Carbon Materials in the Department of Materials. Together with Dr. Bissett, Dr. Vallès and Prof. Young, I lead the Advanced Nanostructures Group which spans the Henry Royce Institute and the National Graphene Institute.  I have held previously EPSRC Challenging Engineering  and EPSRC/RAEng Research Fellowships.  I moved to Manchester in 2006, having previously worked as a PDRA and studied for my PhD in Materials Science at the University of Cambridge and getting my BSc(Hons) in Physics at the University of Durham.

I am Head of Research for the School of Natural Sciences.

My group

I am in the following research groups within the Department of Materials:

  • Nano and Functional
  • Polymer and Composites

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Advanced materials
  • Energy
  • Photon Science Institute
  • National Graphene Institute


  • Nanomaterials
  • Composites
  • Energy Storage
  • Graphene


Dive into the research topics where Ian Kinloch is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 1 Similar Profiles

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or