Leverhulme Research Centre for Functional Materials Design

Partner Type

Global Acceleration Network


The Leverhulme Research Centre will drive a design revolution for functional materials at the atomic scale by fusing chemical knowledge with state-of-the-art computer science in a world leading interdisciplinary team.

The global importance of this vision exceeds computer-aided design for large-scale engineering structures, which has transformed modern society. The Centre will help to bridge the current design gap by fusing leading-edge synthesis concepts from the physical sciences with ideas from the forefront of computer science, alongside experts in robotics, engineering, management and social science.

This discipline mix will transform the ability to design and synthesize new materials, which has far reaching implications for society. Instead of targeting specific materials or their applications, the goal is to change the way that we approach the design problem. This needs new tools, long-term thinking, and the right working environment.


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