Ian Kinloch


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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 electrochemical energy storage.  


I hold the Morgan Advanced Materials/Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair in Carbon Materials. Together with Dr. Bissett, Dr. Vallès and Prof. Young, I lead the Advanced Nanostructures Group within the School of Materials and the National Graphene Institute.  I have held an EPSRC Challenging Engineering Fellowship and EPSRC/RAEng Research Fellowship.  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 Deputy Workpackage Leader of the Composites Theme in the Graphene Flagship.

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


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