It is our deep understanding of how to manipulate the intricacies of nanomaterials and our passion to innovate next-generation technology, that makes it possible for AMD to create bespoke, sustainable solutions for our collaboration partners.
Nanotechnology Delivering Sustainable, Commercial Advantage.
Advanced Material Development (AMD) creates ultra-lightweight, cost-effective and sustainable multifunctional materials, advanced sensors and electronic devices for enhanced capability and performance.
We do this by manipulating nanoscale materials which can control the inherent electrical, optical, mechanical and thermal properties of the host material to form bespoke technologies that provide shielding, protection and sensing for multi-domain applications.
Radar Absorbing Materials - We have developed a broadband radio frequency (RF) absorption capability using ultra-thin and lightweight single-layer and laminated nanomaterial coatings.
Next-Generation EMI Shielding Technology - Our EMI shielding technology provides an ultra-thin coating that is lightweight, more versatile and more sustainable than comparative technologies.
High-Conductivity Nanocarbon Inks for Flexible Electronics - Our conductive carbon ink technology is positioned to compete with incumbent metallic inks, for applications where lightness, coating thickness and cost are key.
CBRN Sensors - We aim to provide highly selective and sensitive chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) sensing platforms that are based on nanomaterial and photonic-crystal technology.
Embedded Structural Health Monitoring - Our multifunctional materials enable resistive sensors for structural health monitoring that have a unique combination of extremely high sensitivity and a large dynamic range.
Time Temperature Indicators - We are developing next-generation critical TTI’s utilising our photonic-crystal technology platform. Supply chains for medical, food and other market sectors which require management of temperature in varying environments for both safety and to reduce wastage, will benefit from the increased tuneability and adaptability of this new approach.
Tissue Scaffolds - We are developing synthetic scaffolds for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine that can effectively imitate the cells’ extra-cellular matrix. Doing so can improve cell proliferation and ensure the artificially produced tissue has the same characteristics as it would do in vivo.
Combatting Laser Threats - We are developing stable, thin, flexible films and coatings that counter laser-directed energy weapons. This technology can be integrated simply into personal equipment, such as visors and goggles or provide electro-optic protection for cameras and sensors.
Military Grade Stealth, Protection and Sensing Technologies - In an evolving threat environment where the protection of equipment, personnel and data is increasingly important, nanotechnology presents the opportunity to stay one step ahead of adversaries. Our solutions are being proven under funding from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD), the US Department of Defense (DOD) and in the commercial sector, as we continue to exploit routes within defence.