Professor Peter M. Budd

School of Chemistry, The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK.

Telephone: ++161 275 4711

Email: Peter.Budd@manchester.ac.uk

     

 

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Welcome to the fascinating world of molecules and macromolecules.

We carry out fundamental research on polymers and their interactions with small molecules. We seek to apply our knowledge for the benefit of society and are developing novel materials for a variety of applications.

POLYMERS THAT BEHAVE AS MOLECULAR SIEVES

Polymers of intrinsic microporosity (PIMs) were invented in Manchester. They behave like molecular sieves because they have rigid, contorted macromolecular backbones.

MEMBRANES THAT SELECTIVELY TRANSPORT MOLECULES

A membrane may be used to separate mixtures of gases or liquids into their components. To be useful, a membrane material needs to be both highly selective (i.e., one type of molecule must pass through more easily than others) and highly permeable (i.e., it must let a lot through). We are developing membranes for applications such as carbon dioxide capture and biofuel recovery.

GRAPHENE: THE 2D WONDER MATERIAL

In collaboration with researchers across the Faculty of Science and Engineering, we are developing the science and technology of graphene-based membranes and barrier materials. Watch a video about graphene-based membranes.

RECRUITMENT

When postdoctoral positions and funded PhD studenships are available, they are advertised on the University website.

 

Updated 10 August 2018

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Graphene membrane video

Graphene's potential to provide drinking water

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