A Strategy Director has been appointed for the Materials Innovation Factory to further enhance its research, teaching and commercial outcomes.
Dr Matt Reed will be seconded to the role from Unilever from 1 June 2019 and will be based at the facility.
Funded via the UK Research Partnerships and Investment Fund, the Materials Innovation Factory is part of a £72M collaboration between the University and Unilever.
The facility has been open for nearly two years and is unique in Europe, accommodating 300 researchers from academic and industrial groups who work collaboratively to develop new science across a range of business sectors.
Housing £20M of the most advanced scientific equipment, the Materials Innovation Factory also offers a range of commercial services to academic and commercial customers. Read more