Prof. Peter M. Budd

Department of Chemistry

The University of Manchester

Manchester M13 9PL, UK

Email: Peter.Budd@manchester.ac.uk

 

Tel: ++161 275 4711

 

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MEMBRANES

 

 

Welcome to the fascinating world of molecules and macromolecules.

 

We carry out fundamental research on polymers and their interactions with small molecules.

 

We develop materials for a variety of applications, including membranes for molecular separations.

 

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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.

 

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Learn about SynHiSel

 

 

We are collaborating with researchers at Bath University, Edinburgh University, Newcastle University, Imperial College London and Queen Mary University of London in the development of high selectivity membranes, with support from the EPSRC SynHiSel Programme Grant.

 

 

We are involved with research on graphene and other 2D materials.

 

 

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Watch a video about Graphene: Membranes and their practical applications

 

Watch a video about Graphene’s potential to provide drinking water

 

 

Learn about OMIC

 

Learn about KCMC

 

 

We are based in the Organic Materials Innovation Centre (OMIC) in the Chemistry Building at the University of Manchester.

 

OMIC is linked to the Knowledge Centre for Materials Chemistry (KCMC).

 

 

For an introduction to polymer science from an American perspective, visit the Macrogalleria.

 

 

Learn about POLYMERS

 

 

RECRUITMENT

 

When postdoctoral positions are available, they are advertised on the University website and at https://www.jobs.ac.uk/.

 

I am not recruiting new PhD students.

 

 

NETWORK YOUNG MEMBRAINS

 

Network Young Membrains meetings provide the opportunity for early career researchers and industrialists to meet and present their work.

 

You can download the NYM2020 programme and abstracts here.

 

 

Updated 15 February 2024

 

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